Nebula Award News

Early Bird rate extended!

We have extended the Early Bird registration for the 2020 Nebula Conference to January 7! Early Bird rate – $200.00 ($325 with banquet ticket). See you there — May 28-31, 2020 at the Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

Register Now!

Last Chance for Early Bird Rate.

You have just 1 more day to register for the Nebula Conference at the early bird amount ($200/$325 with banquet).

Be there when Lois McMaster Bujold take the stage as Grand Master! Last year we sold out so don’t miss your chance!

Register Now!

Nebula Conference 2020 – Call for Programming

The Programming Committee is looking for panels, workshops, and presentations geared toward working professional science-fiction and fantasy authors. Let us know what you want to hear and learn about at the 2020 Nebula Conference.

If you have a proposal for a presentation or panel in which you would like to participate, use this form.

If you have a request for a topic you would like to see to covered, but do not wish to present or partake in, yourself, use this form.

Thanks!

 

Lois McMaster Bujold Named SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Lois McMaster Bujold has been named the 36th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy; her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestselling Vorkosigan Saga. Her work has been translated into over twenty languages and has won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards.

SFWA PRESIDENT, MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL:

Bujold 2005 credit to Carol Collins
Credit to Carol Collins

Lois McMaster Bujold has had an undeniable influence on the field of science- fiction and fantasy. From the the Vorkosigan Saga, to the Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series, she finds new ways to explore the genre, mixing and matching everything from regency to science fiction. With dozens of books in multiple languages, while continuing to write, she is one of the most prolific authors working today. Importantly, she also serves as a role model for many writers, including me. In A Civil Campaign, she wrote, “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.” There is no doubt about Lois McMaster Bujold’s honor and becoming SFWA’s newest Grand Master only underlines her sterling reputation.”

The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award will be presented along with the Nebula Awards® during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will run from May 28th-31st and features seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business meeting, and receptions. During that weekend, a mass autograph session will also take place at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills and is open to the public.

The Nebula Awards®, presented annually, recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The first Nebula Awards® were presented in 1966.

The Nebula Awards® include four fiction awards, a game writing award, the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. SFWA also administers the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, the Kevin O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

For more information, please email pr@sfwa.org.

2020 Nebula Conference Early Bird tickets on sale

The 2020 SFWA Nebula Conference will be held at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills on May 28th-31st, 2020. The Early Bird registration rate is $200.00 ($325 to include a banquet ticket) until the end of the year. After that, the rate will increase.

REGISTER

The reservation link for our room block at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills is not yet live. The Nebula Conference room rate for 2020 will be $159.00 + taxes for a Standard King/Double.

Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills
21850 Oxnard St
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 887-4800

For questions about the Nebula Conference or for assistance with event registration or hotel reservations, please contact the SFWA Events Team at events@sfwa.org.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2019 now available!

The latest edition of the anthology of the very best science fiction and fantasy as selected by the members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is now available. The book can be purchased at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com.

The Nebula Awards® Showcase anthologies, which have been published every year since 1966, contain the editor-selected nominees and winners of the previous year’s prestigious Nebula Awards. This year’s anthology includes stories from Nebula winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Martha Wells, and Kelly Robson as well as finalists Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Richard Bowes, K.M. Szpara, Jonathan Brazee, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline M. Yoachim, Fran Wilde, Matthew Kressel, and Jamie Walls. A complete list of winners and nominees can be found here.

Editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and more; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year and a Publishers Weekly top ten; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).

Ten days until Nebula Showcase 2019 release

The latest edition of the anthology of the very best science fiction and fantasy as selected by the members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) will be released in 10 days on October 1, 2019. It is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

The Nebula Awards® Showcase anthology contains the winners and editor-selected nominees from the preceding year’s 2018 SFWA Nebula Awards®. The anthology has been published every year since 1966. This year’s anthology includes stories from Nebula winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Martha Wells, and Kelly Robson as well as finalists Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Richard Bowes, K.M. Szpara, Jonathan Brazee, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline M. Yoachim, Fran Wilde, Matthew Kressel, and Jamie Walls.

Editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and more; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year and a Publishers Weekly top ten; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).

2020 Nebula Conference announced

Mark your calendar — the next Nebula Conference will be held May 28-31, 2020 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA. Membership will go on sale later this year. We hope to see you there!