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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Also Reading Tonight

posted by on March 20 at 10:32 AM

In addition to the eleven readings going on today, there’s Norwescon, in SeaTac. I wrote about Norwescon for this week’s Constant Reader. There are seven readings taking place at Norwescon today, including comics legend Donna Barr and the intriguingly named David Boop. There are also dozens of seminars taking place all day on various topics including writer’s workshops, a screening of the great old movie Pete’s Dragon, and others, including some titled “Goth on a Budget!” and “Growing Artistically Through Crisis” and “Genre Busting” and “We Have Met the Borg and They Will be Us” and “FanFic Faves.”

Norwescon will go on all day tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9 am to 2 am. I will be liveblogging from Norwescon all day tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, including the prestigious Philip K. Dick Awards and several science-fiction-themed dances and afterparties. It should be the most interesting thing going on in SeaTac all weekend.

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Highly recommend Donna Barr, she's always been great on panels and is a fascinating person as well.

Plus, she does great comix.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 20, 2008 10:37 AM

I will never go back to NorWesCon. I went once. A convention that is supposed to be about science fiction was about everything else: goths, fetishism, polyamory, cosplay, etc. Worst, more people were getting trashed and laid publicly than were doing anything book related.

Posted by King Rat | March 20, 2008 10:58 AM

Norwescon blows shit in fuck in tubes of shit. Fuck.

I'll be at Heim's reading tonight--thinking about sucking his dick.

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 20, 2008 11:17 AM

Here's what I know of NorWesCon: a former roommate was notorious for showing up there in his goth-pirate-industrial finest, and, at age 27, nailing every girl under the age of 20 he could find. Sometimes 3 or 4 a night, and usually under the influence of E. This does not endear NorWesCon to me.

However, every year I look at the schedule and see something that I really, really would like to go to (Joss Whedon singalong), and something that makes me cringe (Filk open circle, bardic open circle).

Posted by Jessica | March 20, 2008 12:06 PM

The only time I ever went to Norwescon I won a coffee mug in a lottery, and I saw a zaftig coworker of mine in a low-cut fantasyland costume. It was a very good day.

Posted by --MC | March 20, 2008 12:33 PM

@2 - you forgot gaming. They have that too.

But it's one of the weaker cons in this region, IMHO as a former SMOF and SMOG.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 20, 2008 12:36 PM

Whether or not you enjoy standing around watching fat people run around in costumes (honestly what did you expect from a sci-fi convention? hollywood elite?) I'll be hosting two awesome games in the public gaming areas.
Kobalds Ate My Baby!- A beer and pretzels RPG
Order of the Stick: The Board Game

Come say hi.

Posted by Enigma | March 20, 2008 6:58 PM

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