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.
The Executive Team for Norwescon 43 has been chosen!
Congratulations to our newly-elected officials for Norwescon 43!
Purchase a Nowescon raffle ticket for just $5 before the Masquerade on Saturday for a chance to win a Kindle with Don’t Panic carrying case, two towels, and an Amazon gift card so you can purchase Douglas Adams’s Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!
Norwescon’s Executive Team, and the convention as a whole, is committed to making our convention, monthly ConCom planning meetings, and all convention-associated activities safe for all who attend.
Did you volunteer at Norwescon 41? Are you curious about volunteering at Norwescon 42? Then please join us on July 14th for our annual Norwescon Volunteer Picnic!
The Locus Awards are a science fiction and fantasy literary award determined by polls of readers of Locus magazine since 1971. Norwescon is proud to be a sponsor of the Locus Awards Weekend.
A memorial for Cheryl Ferguson will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 3–5 p.m. at the Kenmore Community Club Hall, 7304 NE 175th St, Kenmore WA 98028. This event will be a potluck, and all friends of Cheryl are invited to attend and celebrate her life.
The winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2017 in the U.S.A. is BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn. Special citation was given to AFTER THE FLARE by Deji Bryce Olukotun (The Unnamed Press).
Though Wayne Barlowe has had to cancel and sends his regrets, we are happy to welcome our new Artist Guest of Honor, Galen Dara!
Would you like to write a story for the Write Out of This World contest? MoPOP is excited to partner with The Fairwood Writers group and Norwescon to kick off the call for submissions for its 2018 Write Out of This World contest by offering a special event to help students.
Norwescon is pleased to announce our Executive Team for Norwescon 41.
Want to connect with the Norwescon community more than once a year? Do you like nature? Join us for a camping trip — a few days by the beach, with all your nerdy friends, and nothing to do but catch up on your summer reading and cook food over an open fire! Sounds great, right?
As just tabulated and announced at the post-con meeting post-meeting social, here are the results of the Norwescon 41 elections: Loree Parker (chair), Tonya Clark (vice-chair), Jackie Nordquist and Katrina Marier (GOH Committee), and the bylaw change was approved.
The Locus Awards are a science fiction and fantasy literary award polled by the readers of Locus magazine since 1971. Norwescon is proud to be a sponsor for the Locus Awards Weekend.
The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2017 award year are Robert Onopa, Deborah J. Ross, James Stoddard, Amy Thomson, and Rick Wilber.
Registration for Norwescon 41 is now open! Just $55 for a full four-day membership to next year’s convention — get yours before the price goes up this fall!
Norwescon 41 will be held March 29–April 1, 2018; our Writer Guest of Honor will be Ken Liu, our Artist Guest of Honor will be Wayne Barlowe, our Science Guest of Honor will be Mathew Wedel, and our Spotlight Publisher will be Green Ronin Publishing.
It was announced on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Norwescon 40, in SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2016 in the U.S.A. is: THE MERCY JOURNALS by Claudia Casper (Arsenal Pulp Press). Special citation was given to: UNPRONOUNCEABLE by Susan diRende (Aqueduct Press).
This year’s Hugo Award nominations were announced today, and several of the nominees are past or current Norwescon attendees, either as Guests of Honor or as attending professionals (and sometimes both!).