The 2023 SFWA Nebula Conference

This will be a hybrid conference, combining some of the innovative techniques we developed while pivoting to online conferences over the past few years with the lessons of past Nebula Conferences that were also hybrid, in Woodland Hills, CA (2019) and Pittsburgh, PA (2017 & 2018). 

Our main goals for each year’s Nebula Conference are to provide excellent professional development, foster community among SFF aspiring and industry professionals, and of course, celebrate our Nebula Award finalists and honorees throughout the weekend, but most especially at the Nebula Award ceremony. That includes recognizing the inspiring work of our newest Grand Master, Robin McKinley.

Winners will be announced at the 58th Annual Nebula Awards ceremony, which will take place in Anaheim, CA, and online on Sunday, May 14. Please note: That is a date change for the Nebula Awards ceremony! We had previously announced that it would take place on Saturday, May 13, but production changes have made the switch to Sunday necessary. We’re excited to close the Nebula Conference with our annual celebration of the Nebula Award winners and honorees at the ceremony this year!

Are you getting excited about the 2023 Nebula Conference, too?

Registrations may be purchased at this link. Registration for the online portion of the conference is $150.00 and includes access to broadcasts of many of the weekend’s panels and the subsequent archive, mentorship opportunities, the Nebula Awards ceremony, a conference Discord, and entry to our ongoing Nebula conference events beginning May 1, 2023.

In-person conference registration is now $449.00, which includes access to the online conference. Our first large batch of early bird tickets sold out very quickly. Due to limited space and seating, we anticipate the conference and banquet to sell out completely, so we are encouraging people to buy their tickets early. Participants may attend panels and the awards ceremony in-person, take part in mentorships, receptions, and visit the SFWA hospitality suite.

We hope to see you in Anaheim or online next May.

Online at

In-Person at 

The Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

1855 S Harbor Blvd

Anaheim, CA, USA 92802-3509

Reserve a room at 

Deadline for reservations has passed,

Some additional information from the Sheraton Park Hotel:

Early departure fee: Should guests of the event depart the hotel earlier than booked, the guest shall be subject to an Early Departure Charge equal to one night’s room rate, plus applicable fees, taxes and assessments.  Group shall be responsible for disclosing to guests this early departure fee.

Sleeping room reservations:  All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  If a guest does not cancel a reservation within forty-eight (48) hours before the guest’s check-in date, then Hotel may charge the credit card one night’s room fee plus any applicable taxes.

Individual guests will pay their own sleeping room rates (including any tax) and incidental charges (e.g. room service, gift shop charges and in-room entertainment fees). At the time of check-in, each guest will be required to present a major credit card whose brand is accepted by Hotel, on which Hotel may place a hold in accordance with Hotel’s standard procedure or process a prepayment in the amount of the guest’s estimated charges, if prepayment has not already been made.

The SFWA Events Team