Another successful convention weekend has gone by, and Norwescon 42 is done! Many thanks to all of you who attended, to the many volunteers who showed up to help out, to our concom staff who devote so much of their year to putting all of this together, to the many panelists, artists, vendors, and clubs who participated, and of course, to our excellent Guests of Honor: Mary Robinette Kowal, Tran Nguyen, Dan Koboldt, Nancy Pearl, Neil Clarke, and Subterranean Press!
We’ll be keeping an eye on social media and the rest of the web for your Norwescon 42 posts, pictures, and memories: please be sure to tag them with #nwc42 so we can find them! Our official photos are being prepared, but with literally thousands of shots taken by our photography team over the course of the weekend, we have a lot of work to do to get them sorted, processed, and ready to post, so we do ask for your patience.
But now that we’ve wrapped up 42, what about 43? If you haven’t heard already via social media or the official announcement: We are happy to announce that our our Science Guest of Honor will be Susan Langley.
Susan Langley has been the Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist for more than 25 years, but a diver for more than 40. In addition to her duties with the State, she teaches Introduction to Underwater Archaeology as well as the Anthropology of Piracy for St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She has worked in Thailand with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization’s Center for Archaeology and Fine Art to provide training and oversight in underwater archaeology, has dived from Chuuk Lagoon and Bikini Atoll to iceberg-choked waters off Labrador, and worked on rubber-coated subs, aircraft carriers of ice, and a possible privateer at 4000 feet. She lectures globally, frequently through expedition cruises and tours, on a variety of eclectic topics in addition to piracy and maritime archaeology, including beekeeping both through archaeological evidence and contemporary practices; she has been the beekeeper for the Governor of Maryland’s residence for over a decade. Her interest in historic textile production led to her being certified a Master Spinner and having her home overrun by fiber and spinning wheels. Recently, she has been trying her hand at blacksmithing and woodturning as well.
Look for more announcements later this year!
Norwescon 43 will be held April 9–12, 2020. Pre-registration is now open (just $70 for the full four-day weekend membership)! We will once again be at the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport, and we will post room reservation info soon as well.
See you next year!