News from Norwescon October 2022

This entry was published on October 3, 2022 and may be out of date.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!

Artist Guest of Honor Announcement

Norwescon is excited to announce our Artist Guest of Honor for NWC 45!

Artist Guest of Honor Eric Wilkerson

Portrait photo of Erik Wilkerson, a black man, bald with neatly trimmed goatee, wearing a blue t-shirt.We are pleased to announce Eric Wilkerson as artist guest of honor. Eric is a Chesley Award-winning illustrator and concept artist whose client list includes Wizards of the Coast, Weta Workshop, Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, Scholastic, and Disney Publishing, to name a few. He has created art for film, television, advertising, publishing, comics, and video games. A graduate of The School of Visual Arts, he teaches illustration and concept art at CG Spectrum. Eric’s artistic focus is on painting people of color having out-of-this-world adventures.

Norwescon 45 Registration Now Open for Members, Dealers, Art Show, and Club Tables

Member registration is open now for Norwescon 45. The current registration fee of $85 is good through December 31. There will be no membership cap this year!

Registration is also now open for art show, Dealers’ Room, and Club Tables. The art show goal is to not just feature the most well-known and successful of artists, but to supply a venue for up-and-coming artists to hone their craft and to receive exposure to build a successful career. The Dealers’ Room and club tables similarly support both established and new members of our community.

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Updates to Norwescon Safety Procedures

Norwescon is working on new policies and procedures to make our Safety and Code of Conduct processes more transparent to the membership. Details of the whole process are available on our website and will be discussed at ConCom meetings.

Key changes already in draft include posting safety updates to Twitter during the convention, clearer policies around which Code of Conduct violations will cause removal from the convention, and posting public visible updates on reports of Code of Conduct incidents, including brief summaries of reports and the status of the investigation. If you have ideas that could help make our convention a safer place, please send them to or bring them up at the next ConCom meeting.

Teen or Young Adult Needed

The Member Services department is looking for a teen or young adult to run the new Teen Lounge, an open area in Concourse One. We want someone who speaks the language of teens to have a say in developing content and policies, atmosphere and climate. Contact if you’re interested!

Read a Horror Novel With Norwescon in October

The cover image for The Cabin at the End of the WorldNorwescon’s Bibliophiles, the official book club of Norwescon, is meeting online to discuss The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay on Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. This book will soon be a film by M. Night Shyamalan! Find us on Facebook!

Donate Books to the Little Free Library!

A small dragon on top of an open book.
Art by Caitlyn McKinzie

The Little Free Library is looking for book donations! Bring your unwanted books to the convention, or contact us at for pickup in the general Seattle area, by special arrangement from Olympia to Bellingham. Every book helps!

Cosplay with the Seattle Thunderbirds as they play Spokane on October 22! Get your tickets for 20 by using the passcode "cosplay" at the Thunderbirds ticketing website.

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