Norwescon 43 was held April 1-4, 2021 as an online event; the theme was “The Longest Night”. Guests of honor, held over from 2020, were Jacqueline Carey (writer), Sana Takeda (artist), and Susan Langley (science). Tor was the spotlight publisher, represented by Claire Eddy. There were 1,469 registrations and over 1,000 attendees. The weekend included over 250 hours of programming with hundreds of panels, 40 readings, 69 gaming slots, ten films, and special events including opening ceremonies, the Masquerade, an art show, a guest of honor tea, a burlesque show, a dance party, the presentation of the Philip K. Dick Award, and more.
Originally scheduled for April 9-12, 2020 in SeaTac WA, Norwescon 43 was delayed due to the pandemic. Dates and details for Norwescon 44 in 2022 have not yet been released. For more: <www.norwescon.org>.
This report and more like it in the May 2021 issue of Locus.
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