NOTE: Norwescon 43 will be taking place from April 1-4, 2021. Our original dates were April 9-12, 2020. While our 2020 dates were canceled, as our Guests of Honor agreed to join us on our 2021 dates, we have retained the Norwescon 43 designation. Accordingly, the title of this post has been changed from “Norwescon 43 is Canceled” (which was correct as far as we knew at the time) to “Norwescon 43 (was Postponed)”. The rest of this post remains as originally published.
For the health and safety of our community, due to the ongoing concerns about the coronavirus situation, and in accordance with the recent proclamations by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and the King County Public Health Department, we have decided to cancel this year’s convention. We appreciate your patience as this has not been an easy decision to make.
We have spent much of the past two weeks monitoring the news, tracking announcements, keeping up with recommendations from local and governmental health organizations, and monitoring your questions, comments, and concerns on social media and those sent by email. While we had hoped to continue as planned, it has become clear that this would not be best for our community.
We know that you were all looking forward to this year’s convention just as much as we were, and we hope you all will be able to join us again next year. We also hope that you will continue to keep an eye on our website and social media outlets, as we will be working on highlighting the many professionals, authors, artists, and vendors who were looking forward to introducing you to their projects, books, creations, and wares.
Memberships for this year’s convention will be automatically rolled over to next year’s convention. If you have concerns or questions regarding this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time if you had a reservation in the Norwescon room block your room will be canceled and your deposit will be returned by the hotel. As there are a number of reservations to process, this may take a few days, but all cancellations and refunds will be processed by the hotel as quickly as possible. We appreciate their assistance with this.
We deeply and sincerely thank you all for the enthusiasm and support you have for Norwescon and look forward to your rejoining us in 2021. In the meantime, we hope you all stay safe, healthy, and keep washing those hands.
The Norwescon 43 Executive Team
Update: Please see this FAQ page for answers to questions about the cancellation. We will be updating the FAQ as more information is available.