One of my favourite events at nwcMUSIC is Cascadia’s Got Talent!, our talent-show parody with silly prizes. Scott Thomas, a found-objects artist I met in graduate school, makes the trophy for us each year; I think he’s outdone himself for 2014:


Also, the robots dance.

There is one thing I really need to say about this show that I don’t think I’ve said before. Specifically: yes, it’s tongue-in-cheek; yes, it’s for comedy; yes, the prizes are goofy. But if you come up and take it all seriously, the judges will treat you that way too.

I mean, sure, they’re funny people and will be entertaining about it. But a good two thirds of the entrants each year are serious – sometimes seriously funny, but, you know, intentionally. People have come away surprised and impressed. It happens.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is: if you’re thinking of entering, please do; if you take it seriously, we will; if you don’t, we won’t either, and everybody will have a good time. That is, after all, the whole point.

Signups will be at information during Norwescon, or you can register right before the show starts.

Oh, and if anybody specifically wants to get gonged offstage? Well, we do have a gong, and we do like to use it. Contact me. 😀