Meetup to Discuss the Works of Jacqueline Carey
Little Free Library Booth in the Arena
Meet up with fellow fans to discuss the rich worlds of Norwescon’s writer guest of honor Jacqueline Carey. Find us at the Little Free Library booth in the arena!
Sarah Donner in Concert
Grand Ballroom Stage
Sarah Donner is an alt pop singer/songwriter who has embraced her inner cat lady. Her songs teeter between playful, nerdcore, and ballads, tied together with bright melodies and driving, energetic instrumentals. Sarah is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. After stretching her legs with musical theatre, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her classical roots, and started rocking out (with fantastic breath support). Sarah’s music has been featured on Conan O’Brien’s blog, NPR, Buzzfeed, i09, Showtime, and CBS. She collaborates with The Oatmeal to bring the internet gems like “The Motherf**cking Pterodactyl Song” and “Tesla vs. Edison.” When not touring, Sarah Donner fosters kittens, teaches privately, and paints portraits. sarahdonner.com
, Twitter @sarahdonner
, Instagram @sarahdonnerparty
, Facebook @sarahdonner
J. Grace McKelvy (M), Sarah Donner
Are We Alone in the Universe?
Mt. Baker Stage
For all we know, the universe is teeming with intelligent life, but in decades of careful listening and observation of the universe, not one sign of an extrasolar civilization has ever been detected. So where are they? Is it possible humans are the only intelligence in the cosmos?
Dr. Dana Andrews (M), Shweta Adhyam, Lilith Dawn, Peter N. Glaskowsky
Hidden (or Overlooked) Heroes/Heroines of Science
In science, credit tends to go to the person whose name is on the first paper published. This leaves a lot of important and interesting people out of the history books. Join us and celebrate some of their stories.
Charlotte Lewis Brown (M), Coral Moore, Colette Breshears
Hear tips from artists and writers on self-marketing and promotion. Learn from the creators who have gone before you—where to post, how to present yourself, and how much work will go into your showcase for the five people who show up. Perhaps we will share horror stories of shows gone wrong.
Mikko Azul (M), Dan Butler, Eric L Vargas, Eliza Gauger
Networking Without Losing Ourselves
Networking is important in creative industries. But does it have to be so hard? How do we push through imposter syndrome in order to forge connections in our community? How do we project a professional persona without losing ourselves in the process?
Jennifer Brozek (M), Jason Brick, Jasmine Silvera, Tod McCoy
Norwescon Drag Academy Workshop, Part I
The Drag Royalty of Norwescon brings to you an all-ages and all-genders drag workshop—The Norwescon Drag Academy. This two-part workshop will bring you the history of drag performance and its cultural impact along with information you need to get you started down the Fabulous Way, culminating with a participation-optional runway show Saturday evening to virtually strut your stuff. Your tour guides and mentors for these workshops are the Disney Drag Princess herself, Allen Ryde, and Seattle’s Dandiest Dandy, Mercury Divine!
Allen Ryde, Mercury Divine
Sexual Orientations for All
Mt. Rainier Stage
The more society grows and flexes its muscles, the more sexual orientations we end up with. For many, the more the merrier! But, as shows like Big Mouth begin to address some of the more nuanced aspects of sexual orientation, we see that the more we have, the murkier explanations can get. This may end up alienating the very people these labels were created for. Join our panelists as they respectfully share their thoughts on this topic.
Stella Harris (M), Sar Surmick, Xander Odell, Julie McGalliard
There Must Be Fifty Ways to Kill a Lover
The art and science of assassination is an ancient one, and no young person’s education is complete without a thorough grounding in eliminating rivals, inconvenient witnesses, or vengeful ex-lovers. This panel looks at the nefarious practices of the dagger in the night, and why nailing the details in your writing can mean life or death for your story.
Leigh Harlen (M), Elsa Sjunneson, Kurt Cagle
Virtual Movie Watch Party: Code 8
Join Norwescon members for an evening of science fiction and fantasy movies. We will use a Chrome browser plugin called Scener
to sync the movie and allow members to chat with one another. Due to licensing issues, you must have a subscription to today’s streaming service (Netflix) and have logged into it before clicking on the link below. Movie description: A super-powered construction worker falls in with a group of criminals to raise the funds to help his ill mother. Rating: Not Rated – Mild sex, moderate violence, severe profanity. Runtime: 1h 38m. Join the watch party here!
Shawn Marier (M)
Art Show Reception
Come to the convention Arena between 8–10 p.m. and make your way through the art show virtual booths to meet-and-greet this year’s artists. Grab a seat at a booth table to chat with artists and fellow fans, or click through the artist’s webstore to purchase some amazing art!