It’s been more than two years since my last in-person convention, but I’m headed back out there next month. Norwescon’s concom has been consistently transparent about their safety policies, including drawing a hard line at requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated and masked while indoors in con spaces (overriding any local mandates, or lack thereof). I’ve passed on other opportunities to attend events recently, but I feel good about this one.
The schedule below is a draft, and I’ll update this post if anything changes. You can always follow me on Twitter @curtiscchen for more updates than you probably want, SORRY NOT SORRY.
Representation vs. Cultural Appropriation: Where’s the Line?
10:00am – 11:00am @ Olympic 3
Curtis C. Chen (M), Shweta Adhyam, Lydia K. Valentine, Richard Stephens
The Evolution of Representation in Star Trek
11:00am – 12:00pm @ Cascade 9 & 10 (streaming room: content will be upstreamed to our virtual audience in Airmeet!)
Brooks Peck (M), Kris ‘Pepper’ Hambrick, Curtis C. Chen, Christopher Corbitt
NWW Critique Session with Curtis C. Chen
3:00pm – 5:30pm @ Cascade 13
Curtis C. Chen (M)
Autograph Session 1
10:00am – 11:00am @ Evergreen 1&2
Cat Rambo, Jack Skillingstead, Berlynn Wohl, Laura Anne Gilman, Dale Ivan Smith, Curtis C. Chen, Evan J. Peterson, Julie McGalliard, GregRobin Smith, Gabe (G.S.) Denning, Brianna Tibbetts, Amanda Hamon, Heather S. Ransom, Sara A Mueller, Bruce Taylor, Rob Carlos, Patrick Swenson, Lydia K. Valentine, Connor Alexander
Reading: Curtis C. Chen
2:00pm – 2:30pm @ Cascade 3
Curtis C. Chen (M)
First Page Idol
4:00pm – 5:00pm @ Cascade 11
Curtis C. Chen (M), J. Komp, Brianna Tibbetts, Evan J. Peterson
Laugh It Up-Writing Humor into Speculative Fiction
5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Olympic 3
K.G. Anderson (M), Curtis C. Chen, Randy Henderson, Mike Jack Stoumbos
Norwescon 44: The Stars of Home, April 14-17, 2022
Writer Guest of Honor – Cat Rambo
Artist Guest of Honor – Rob Carlos
Spotlight Publisher – Fairwood Press/Patrick Swenson
Special Guest – Connor Alexander/Coyote & Crow
Special Guest – Lydia K. Valentine
Click to learn about our GOHs!