Norwescon 39: Remembering the Future

The Pacific Northwest’s Premier Science-Fiction and Fantasy Convention


It’s a con! Well…okay, sure. But what does that mean?

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention and one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy 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 anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.

Norwescon is held every Easter weekend. Norwescon 39 will be March 24–27, 2016. Our theme this year is “Remembering the Future”. We hope you can join us!

Our confirmed Guests of Honor for Norwescon 39 are Tanya Huff (Author), Janny Wurts (Artist), William K. Hartmann (Science), and DAW (Spotlight Publisher). More information can be found on our Guests of Honor page.

Norwescon has had the honor of hosting the Philip K. Dick Awards since 1984. The Philip K. Dick Award and Special Citation is presented annually for distinguished science fiction books published for the first time in the United States as a paperback original. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, and the ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society and held annually at Norwescon. For more information, please see our Philip K. Dick Awards page.

Norwescon features over 500 hours of panel programming presented by more than 200 panelists, covering such diverse subjects as science fiction, fantasy, science, costuming, art, writing, genre television, and movies, as well as a myriad of other topics of interest to fans. Our programming also includes the Fairwood Writers’ Workshop, the Single Pattern Contest, the Let’s Make a Movie! workshop which wraps up at the Fandance Film Festival, the nwcMUSIC lineup of concerts and music workshops, and programming especially for the younger fans. For more information, including how you can volunteer to be a panelist or presenter, please see our Programming page.

The Norwescon Masquerade is the highlight of Saturday night at Norwescon. It is open to all convention members of all costuming skill levels. Cosplay, original creations, humor, action, pathos, and more! For more information, including Masquerade entrance rules, please see our Masquerade page.

Each year, Norwescon offers four full days of almost non-stop gaming in our Scheduled and Open gaming areas, covering RPGs, card games, LARPs, board games, and much, much more! For more information on our plans for this year’s gaming options, please see our Gaming page.

Norwescon offers a number of chances to meet and interact with local artists in Art in Action; shopping for books, collectibles, memorabilia, clothing, and more from a wide range of vendors in the Dealers’ Room; the Art Show, featuring artwork from local and world-famous artists, with both originals and prints available for sale; and the many lobby tables from local organizations. For more information please see our Exhibitors pages.

Norwescon 39 once again makes its home at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport conveniently located in SeaTac, Washington. Hotel reservations are already open, so if you’d like to stay on-site with us, please see our Hotel page for reservation details and directions!
Our Policies and Guidelines page includes links to our Membership Guide, our full Policies and Procedures guide, and our Harassment Policy, Accessibility Guidelines, Weapons Policy, and Photography Guidelines.
We’ve rounded up and posted answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about Norwescon. Have a question? See if we answer it there, and if not, feel free to get in touch!

Norwescon 39: Remembering the Future
March 24–27, SeaTac, WA