2017 Philip K. Dick Award Winner Announced

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).

Speeding Through Registration – Tips for Arrival

We’re just four weeks out from Norwescon 40! In case you’re new to us, or if you could use a refresher, here are some tips on how to get through registration and get your badge once you arrive at the hotel.

In brief:

  • Badges are not sent out ahead of time, you pick them up at the registration desk.
  • You will need your printed and signed AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) form, which will be emailed to you about two weeks before the convention.
  • If you do not bring your AUP, you can print it out at registration.
  • If you have not pre-registered, you can do so at the convention.

Read on for more detailed information!

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You’re Invited to a Party!

NWC40 Stuffing Party

The Norwescon Stuffing Party will be held Sunday, April 9 at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel at 1 p.m. (If you are bringing materials to put into the bags, please show up at noon). The room will be on the daily meeting boards at the hotel entrances. Stuffing should be over by 4:00 PM at the latest.

Please join us for fun and games as we take pieces of paper, paperback books, buttons and coupons and marry them together to form the packets that everybody receives at Registration. The more people we have, the faster it will go. Be the first in your neighborhood to see what sort of goodies everyone will receive. Cop a button or two advertising the next big movie. We might even have the latest programming grids on the wall for your perusal.

Working at the stuffing party counts towards hours worked at the con. Norwescon volunteers receive perks like early seating at the Masquerade and are entered into drawings for many items donated by Norwescon dealers. The drawings take place early Sunday afternoon of the con.

Please note: People attending the Stuffing Party will have to pay for their own parking. Parking should be $8.

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