Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention, and one of the largest entirely volunteer-operated regional conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as comics, costuming, art, gaming, science, technology, and much, much more.
Norwescon features over 500 hours of panel programming, showcases more than 200 panelists specializing in more than 20 different tracks, hosts the Philip K. Dick Awards for distinguished science fiction literature, features a 6,250 square-foot Dealers Room, writing classes, the Norwescon Writers’ Workshop, youth programming, a masquerade costume contest, an art show, dances, live music, and such a wide variety of things to see and do and hear that we can’t possibly list them all!
To promote science fiction, fantasy, horror, related fictional genres, and science through the written word, art, and educational programs, such as the holding of a yearly convention where the public is provided with the opportunity to hear noted writers, scientists, and educators speak on various aspects of the fields of science fiction, fantasy and science and to participate in discussions, displays, and lectures involving these fields.
Norwescon believes that its mission is to provide to the public the opportunity to be educated on the latest trends in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and science, as science fiction in many cases becomes the science of the future. As one of the many consequences of doing this, Norwescon will uplift marginalized voices in our community and work to advance a more equitable, just society.