1974 Nebula Awards

Presented at:

East: Warwick Hotel, New York, New York on April 26, 1975

West: ?

The official New York Nebula banquet followed a day of panel discussions which drew about 100 people.  An additional 100 showed up for the dinner, which opened with Spider Robinson performing a 20 minute musical set before Fred Pohl introduced keynote speaker Damon Knight, who spoke about the history of SFWA and its accomplishments.  In addition to the four fiction and the film awards, the first Grand Master Award was presented by Tom Scortia to Robert Heinlein, who was the only winner in attendance.  The other Nebula winners, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, Gordon Eklund, and Gregory Benford, were among the 54 people attending the West Coast Nebula banquet, where the keynote speaker was Robert W. Bussard.  The winners names at the West Coast banquet were written on balloons which had to be blown up to reveal the winners after they were taken out of the envelopes.