Wanted: Your memories!

This entry was published on December 10, 2015 and may be out of date. For the most current information on this year's Norwescon, please see our most recent blog posts. Thank you!

While most of our attention is focused on this year’s Norwescon 39, we are also starting to look forward to next year’s Norwescon 40 — and we’d like your help with one of our ideas, especially if you’ve been attending Norwescon for a long time.

Our plan is to make weekly “Throwback Thursday” posts to our website and social media outlets during the 39 weeks leading up to NWC40, with each week focusing on one earlier year of Norwescon. We’ll start with Norwescon 1 (back in 1978), and work our way forward week by week.

But to do this, we need content — and that’s where you come in! We’d like you to send us your memories of Norwescons past. When you think back on your time at Norwescon, what stands out? Were there particularly interesting guests of honor you got to meet or spend time with? Did you meet the love of your life at con? Did you get caught up in the great Klingon Squirrel Hunt? Did your costume win the masquerade? Did a panel get you interested in something you’d never considered before? Or does any other experience come to mind that you’d like to share?

We’d also love to see any photos you might have tucked away in old albums. Our photo archives of recent years are pretty good, but get sparser and sparser as we move back towards the beginning. So dig them up, scan them in, and send them to us! Please!

If you need a little help jogging your memory, we do list all past Norwescon years on the history page of our website, so feel free to use that to figure out just when, say, Anne McCaffrey was our guest of honor!

Please send your memories of Norwescons past to us at either socialmedia@norwescon.org or chair@norwescon.org, and help us put together an oral history of Norwescon.

(The fine print, such as it is: We may not be able to use every submission, and submissions may be edited as necessary. All submissions will be credited unless we are asked to withhold the author’s information.)

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