We have an entirely new concert night, expanding into Thursday. It's experimental and I hope people turn out to support it! We have several performers at Norwescon for the first time ever, such as Electric Children, Leannan Sidhe, Fighter X, Starlight, and The Heather Dale Band, who we really want to thank for coming in all the way from Ontario on their own dime. PRAISE THEM! XD
This year's experimental panel is Cascadia's Got Talent!, which we thought about calling Cascadia's Got a Gong Show!, and to be honest the intent a lot more like the latter than the former. BRING YOUR WEIRD TALENTS! SHOW THEM TO US!
Also, I'm hoping people will treat this as an open mic, since I haven't managed to wedge in a two-by-tens panel. If you have a new song to try out or you just want some audience time, this is also your panel. Please join in! Don't worry, we won't gong people who aren't asking for it.
Oh, and does anybody have a biiiiig gong we can borrow? 'Cause I want one. XD
Assuming the unconfirmed item on Sunday happens, we've expanded to 25 hours of music programming, not counting overnight open filk. (Without it, it's still an expansion, at 24.) Daily programming begins at 11am, in general; there's a lunch break at 1pm; your dinner break is at 6pm. There's a bit of a time off on Saturday for everyone wanting to go to the art show, dealer room, things like that. We tried to keep everything physically closer together this time, and mostly succeeded, tho' not completely.
I'm getting excited. Are you getting excited?
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