A Norwescon membership gives you access to all member areas of the convention. You will also be eligible to receive all associated convention publications before, during, and after the convention.
Norwescon 43 will be April 9–12, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport in SeaTac, Washington.
Pre-registration for Norwescon 43 (2020) is now open!
The cost for a full-weekend (four day) adult membership is $80. This price will be in effect through March 2020. Pre-Registration will close shortly before the convention weekend, and at-door registration at the con will be higher, so register today for the best rate!
Children (0–12, under 13 at the time of the convention) are free. Youth (13–17, under 18 at the time of the convention) memberships are $50. Parents/guardians must register first, then link accounts when entering the child or youth membership. The same email address may be used for multiple people; we encourage parents/guardians to use their email address when entering child or youth memberships.
Minors (under 18 at the time of the convention) must have a signed permission slip (119KB .pdf) on file with the convention.
Daily memberships, if we haven’t sold out, will be sold on the specific day of attendance only. If you are planning on attending two convention days a 4-day membership is your most cost-effective option.
Memberships are non-refundable.
Rules and Guidelines
The official membership guide for Norwescon 43 will be available in the spring of 2020; in the meantime, the Norwescon 42 guide is available to download (155KB .pdf). Our Harassment and Weapons policies and Accessibility and Photography guidelines are available on our Policies and Guidelines page.
It is one of the age old questions about convention attendance: Do I pre-register, or buy my membership at the door? Below are a few factors to consider for next year.
- Pre-registration allows you to lock in a discounted membership price.
If you’re concerned about how expensive fandom conventions are becoming, then getting your membership at a discounted price is probably pretty important. The general rule of thumb is this: the earlier you buy, the cheaper it is. How much cheaper? Sometimes it can be as much as $20. Sometimes it’s as little as $5. Keep an eye on Norwescon’s website and sign up for our eNewsletter mailing list so that you’ll be alerted when memberships become available and when pre-registration deadlines are looming on the horizon.
- Pre-registration allows you to (usually) skip the really long “day of” lines.
Aside from saving money, one of the big bonuses to pre-registering for a convention is that you don’t have to wait in line to purchase your membership the morning you arrive. Depending on the time of day and date that you arrive, the lines can be absolutely massive. Pre-registration is almost necessary if you don’t want to waste your precious time in line.
- Pre-registering guarantees you admittance.
For years with an attendance cap, pre-registering can be the only way to guarantee yourself entry to the convention. There simply may not be any memberships left come Saturday morning. It would really suck to travel to a con and get to the front doors only to find out that the con is full. If you’re concerned about this, you should check the information on their website.
So, eliminate some unnecessary stress from your life. Register for Norwescon 43 today!
Transfers and Rollovers
Though our memberships are non-refundable, if something unexpected happens, don’t worry! Did you purchase your Norwescon membership only to find out that a conflict came up and you won’t be able to attend? Well, we’ll miss you, but you can either transfer your membership to someone else, or simply roll your membership over to use next year. Just download the appropriate form, fill it out, and send it in to the address listed at the top of the form.
Have we forgotten anything? Send any inquiries you might have to Registration through our contact page.