The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 54th Annual Nebula Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA in 2019.
When: Thursday, May 16th, 2019—Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Where: Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA
$295.00 +$15.95 fee (Full Conference + Banquet Ticket)
$210.00 + $11.65 fee (Conference ONLY. No Banquet.)
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. We are very early in the programming process but if you’d like to know what past conferences were like, you may access the 2018 schedule.
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 got 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:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
We are very early in the programming process but if you’d like to know what past conferences were like, you may access the 2018 schedule.
We are looking for panels and solo presentations geared toward working professional science-fiction and fantasy authors. If you would like to submit a topic for consideration for the 2019 programming, please fill out this form. This does not guarantee that your panel/workshop/idea will be used.
If you have a request for a topic you would like to see to covered, but do not wish to present yourself, please fill out this form.
There will be a (free) mass autograph session for attending authors. We’re still working on the details for that one. We’ll update this space with a date and time.
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.