Sponsorship Opportunities


The 2018 SFWA Nebula Conference was an excellent weekend of professional development, career management, and peer interaction. Join us again in 2019 to celebrate the best in science fiction and fantasy genres with a sponsorship!

If you’d like to be alerted when details for 2019 sponsorships are released, please email sponsors@sfwa.org to be placed on our contact list. In the meantime, you can review last year’s opportunities below to get an idea of what options are typically available.

2018 Nebula Conference Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsorship of Grand Master, Nominees, or Pre-Awards Banquet Receptions:
(3 Available) 

The SFWA Nebula Conference features three main receptions. Each evening, we take turns honoring our newest Grand Master, we salute our nominated works and authors, and on the third night, we celebrate all in the genre with our pre-awards banquet reception.

$4500.00 each (DEADLINE TO BOOK 4/20/2018)

  • Two Complimentary Conference Registrations  
  • An Opportunity to Bring Up to Ten (10) Additional, Non-Registered Guests to Sponsored Reception 
  • One Reserved Table at the Nebula Awards Ceremony 
    • Round Table of Eight
    • Preferred Seating Next to the Stage
    • Included (2) Two Bottles of House Wine
  • One B&W Full-page Advertisement in the Conference Program Book. 
    • Need All logo and Advertisements by April 1st, 2018
  • Sponsorship Signage at the Reception 
    • Need All Logo and Advertisements by April 1st, 2018
  • Recognition at the Conference as a Sponsor 
    • Need All Logo and Advertisements by April 1st, 2018
  • Recognition in the SFWA Singularity Newsletter
    • Need All Logo and Advertisements by April 1st, 2018

Hospitality Suite –  Open Party Evenings (Thurs (Sold), Friday (SOLD), Sat) 
Having a book launch, or wish to elevate your business for all conference attendees? The SFWA Hospitality Suite is known as the “place to be” after programming ends. An opportunity to mix and mingle with conference professionals, this is your opportunity to shine. This sponsorship level is for the evenings from 9PM – 1AM.
$2000 each
  • Includes one (1) Conference Registration
  • Open Party in the Hospitality Suite
  • Advertising the Event in the Program Book with your Logo/Book Cover
  • 9 PM – 1:00 AM  Thursday, Friday, or Saturday Evenings
    • Cake with Cover Art (Deadline for Art — April 15th, 2018)
    • Beer and Wine
    • Advertising Around the Suite

Lunch (Sold Out)
From 11:30AM to 1:30PM, this sponsorship level allows you to host an open lunch in the SFWA Hospitality Suite. Use your imagination for the space. A book launch, a presentation* to a captive audience, or an opportunity to get the word out about your publishing industry company.
  • Includes one (1) Conference Registration
  • Advertising the Event in the Program Book with your Logo/Book Cover
  • Lunch in SFWA Suite Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    • Deli Sandwiches and Salads
    • Assorted Beverages
    • Advertising Around the Suite

* Presentation must be approved in advance of closing sponsorship opportunity.

Breakfast (1 Available – Friday Morning)

Start  each day off on the right foot, by sponsoring an open breakfast in the SFWA Hospitality Suite.
  • Includes one (1) Conference Registration
  • Advertising the Event in the Program Book with your Logo/Book Cover
  • Breakfast in SFWA Suite  Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    • Continental Breakfast
    • Assorted Juices, Coffee, Tea
    • Advertising Around the Suite

Other Sponsorships and Opportunities:

Awards Streaming — $5000 (Exclusive Sponsorship)
The Nebula Awards Ceremony is watched by hundreds of people each year, plus the recording will be added to our official Youtube channel. This is an excellent ongoing opportunity to get your name and logo seen both before the ceremony begins and at the end.

Billboard Banners (SOLD OUT) 
$100 per cover 
Want to promote a book, project, or display art? This year, we will feature Nebula Conference 2017 branded banners placed in high-traffic areas around the conference. No banner will have more than six images.
Publishers may purchase a full banner for $700.00 that will feature their logo and highlighted title(s).
Promotional Handouts and Postcards (1o6 Available Slots)
$100.00 each item
  • Marketing materials distributed to all attendees in our 2018 Nebula Conference Book Bag

Nebula Table Groupings
  • Already purchased your banquet ticket? Want to sit with a bunch of your peers/friends? We have an option for you to celebrate the best of science fiction and fantasy with a full table. For $250.00 you will get:
    • Group of eight can sit together
    • Preferred seating near the stage
    • Two Bottle of House Wine

Wifi Sponsorship (SOLD)

  • Includes one (1) Conference Registration
  • Recognition of sponsorship in Conference Program
  • Sign at Registration

Nebula Book Bag Advertising (SOLD)
Our Nebula Conference book bag goes to each registered attendee and is stuffed with free promotional items. This is an exclusive opportunity to put your logo on the front of the bag which will be used throughout the conference and long after.
$5000 minimum depending on bag choice
  • Includes one (1) Conference Registration
  • Exclusive Conference Bag Sponsorship
  • Bags will be distributed to all registered attendees
  • Priority placement of new release or other promotional items in all bags

Water Bottles (Exclusive Sponsorship) – (SOLD)
We know it’s hard to stay hydrated during a long conference. As people reach for a sip or refill, your company logo will be front and center not only at this Nebula Conference, but wherever our attendees go after our event is over.

Sponsor-a-Nominee Fund
In the past two years, we have made a fund available for Nebula nominees who need financial assistance to attend the SFWA Nebula Conference. Thanks to generosity by our members and attendees, we have been able to cover the expenses for the Nebula Awards banquet, conference membership, and/or hotel when needed.
$240.00 Each Nominee
  • This will give a nominee in need a conference banquet ticket and SFWA Nebula Conference Membership.
  • Tell us how many nominees you would like to sponsor for $240.00 each
  • Sponsor can remain anonymous, or have the option to be recognized in Conference Program Book
  • Any unused sponsorships in this category will be set aside in a fund for future nominees