The 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference

The 2019 Nebula Conference is currently SOLD OUT.

We will not be offering any day passes. Due to added security measures, accessibility and the safety/comfort of our registered guests,  we will be enforcing badges to all conference spaces.

There may be a few more tickets released before the event begins. You can reach the SFWA Events Team at events@sfwa.org to be notified when additional tickets are released.

Our current rates for the conference are:

Full Conference & Banquet Ticket: $475.00 (+ $22.44 fee.)
Conference ONLY (No banquet): $395.00 (+ $20.04 fee.)

Mass Autographing:  The Mass Autographing will be taking place on Saturday, May 18th, at 1:30PM – 3:30. Due to preparation for our banquet and awards, we will not be allowing anyone to enter the grand ballroom after 3:15PM.

Please note: Because of the sold-out nature of our event, we anticipate our conference hotel to be very crowded in both event and public spaces. If you need a breath of fresh air, or you’re looking to meet up with local friends or those who were unable to buy a ticket to the conference and are hoping for additional options to hotel bars and restaurants, there are some really excellent places within walking distance from the hotel.

Across from the hotel: 

P.F. Chang’s

In The Village: 

  • AFTERS Ice Cream
  • CAVA
  • EMC Seafood and Raw Bar
  • Eureka! Gourmet Burgers
  • Go Greek Yogurt
  • Il Fornaio
  • Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
  • Joey Kitchen
  • Larsen’s Steakhouse
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
  • Panera Bread
  • Protini Bar
  • Sloan’s
  • Steakology Modern Chophouse
  • Sushi Katsu-Ya
  • Susie Cakes
  • Sweetfin Poké
  • Tender Greens
  • Veggie Grill
  • Wokcano
  • XOC Tequila Grill

In the Topanga Mall: 

  • 350 Degree Pho
  • Bistro Ka Japanese Cuisine
  • Blaze Pizza
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Charley’s Grilled Subs
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chipotle
  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese Cuisine
  • and much more.

 


About

SFWA members and other individuals who are interested in the field of science fiction and fantasy are welcome to attend SFWA’s Nebula Conference. Attendees may participate in workshops, programming and special events throughout the weekend.

You do not need to be a member of SFWA to attend. We encourage anyone with a connection to the field to join us.

Focusing on three tracks relevant to professionals in the genre, attendees will be able to choose from career management, professional development, and expert knowledge panels and workshops. The program is complete, and the schedule can be viewed at 2019 schedule. (Please note some items and panelists may change.)

You will be able to meet with major industry vendors and sponsors throughout the weekend. In 2018, companies like ARCHIVOS, Choice of Games, Draft2Digital, LMBPN Publishing, Tor, and Tor.com publishing were in attendance. We hope to have even more participation this year, so please watch this space for updates!

Our ‘Office Hours’ sessions in our expert knowledge room provides an opportunity to sit down with industry professionals on a wide range of relevant topics.

The conference will also feature the prestigious Nebula Awards® and banquet along with receptions honoring SFWA’s newest Grand Master and the Nebula Award nominees.

Like free books? Every full conference registration gets a full bookbag with lots of excellent swag!

This conference is fully accessible and we will strive to make this event comfortable, safe, and engaging for all attendees.

Our policies on harassment and accessibility are located here:

Nebula Conference Accessibility

Accessibility Checklist

Understanding the Accessibility Checklist

Harassment Policy

If you have special requests for accessibility accommodation, for both on-site and off-site events. (e.g. transportation, mobility, vision, hearing, etc.), any information provided in the registration will be kept in the strictest of confidences.

HOTEL

Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills
21850 Oxnard St
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: (818) 887-4800

149.00 USD  per night plus tax. In room internet included.

Click here to book your room [Currently SOLD OUT. See below for additional options for lodging in the area]

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can reach the SFWA Events Team at events@sfwa.org.

The following nearby hotels listed below may be have availability. Please note that the SFWA Nebula Conference does not have a negotiated room rate at any of these hotels, and this list is provided as a courtesy for those who were not able to register at the host hotel.

Hilton Woodland Hills (0..9 miles away)

6360 Canoga Avenue, Woodland Hills, California, 91367-2501, USA

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1

+1-818-595-1000

Knights Inn Woodland Hills (1.3 miles away)

21706 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

redlion.com

(818) 456-4188

Courtyard Los Angeles Woodland Hills (1.3 miles away)

21101 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, California 91364 USA

https://www.marriott.com/reservation/rateListMenu.mi?defaultTab=standard

+1 818-999-2200

Best Western Woodland Hills Inn (1.4 miles away)

21830 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

bestwestern.com

(818) 340-1000

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodland Hills (1.7 miles away)

22617 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

ihg.com

(818) 222-2299

Canoga Hotel (2.2 miles away)

7126 De Soto Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303

canogahotel.com

(818) 346-9499

Comfort Inn Near Warner Center (2.4 miles)

20157 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

woodlandhillsinn.com

(818) 347-8080

Extended Stay America – Los Angeles – Woodland Hills (2.5 miles away)

20205 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

extendedstayamerica.com

(818) 710-1170

Woodland Hills Calabasas Guesthouses (2.5 miles away)

22942 Crespi St, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

celebrityrentals.us

(818) 225-5347

Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn (2.9 miles away)

20122 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, CA 91306

winnetkahotel.com

(818) 883-1200

REGISTRATION

Q: Who attends the SFWA Nebula Conference?

A: Authors, editors, agents, publishers, and other professionals come to the conference to attend programming, network, conduct business, relax, and to see friends.

Q: Do I have to be a member of SFWA to attend?

A: No. The conference is open to all who buy an attending membership.

Q: What is the dress code for the conference?

A: Most of the weekend is casual, wear whatever you’d like. There are receptions each evening, for which many dress up, business casual, cocktail dresses (but they don’t all dress up). The banquet and awards ceremony will see everything from business casual to formal.

HOSPITALITY SUITE

Q: Is there a SFWA Suite?

A: There will be a hospitality suite, and it is open to all attendees of the conference.

Q: What are the hours of the hospitality suite?

A: At this point, we’re still in negotiation with our crack hospitality team, but you’ll be able to have a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and it will be open following the receptions and banquet.

BANQUET

Q: Will I be able to eat if I’m a vegetarian?

A: Yes, we selected a Vegan option during our tasting session at the hotel in addition to a beef and chicken option.

Q: If I have dietary restriction, can I be accommodated at the banquet.

A: Yes, we even have a space for you to note your dietary restrictions on the registration form.

Q: Can I attend the Awards Ceremony if I don’t attend the Banquet?

A: Yes, after the banquet, we’ll open up the doors to all members. There will be seating set up for attendees who did not join us for the banquet.

Q: If I can’t attend, where can I watch the Awards ceremony?

A: SFWA plans on streaming the Awards ceremony live via Facebook Live and Youtube Live.

PROGRAMMING

The programming process is complete. You may access the schedule at 2019 schedule. (Please note some items and panelists may change.)

MASS AUTOGRAPHING

There will be a free mass autograph session for attending authors. Details here.

OTHER

Q: How can I help support the SFWA Nebula Conference?

A: You can help publicize the conference by discussing it on social media. If you are attending, volunteer to help. It’s a great way to meet people and make connections, especially if you are new to the field. If you live far away from Los Angeles and are unable to attend, you might consider hosting a local Nebulas Event where you watch the streamed ceremony and have your own party with local SFWA members and other interested members of the SFF community.