Bobak Ferdowsi Named SFWA Nebula Awards Toastmaster
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Bobak Ferdowsi has been named the toastmaster for the 54th annual Nebula Awards on May 18th, 2019 in Woodland Hills, CA.
Ferdowsi has served as a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, working on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission and the Cassini–Huygens mission to Saturn. Following the Curiosity landing, Ferdowsi achieved fame for the mohawk he was seen wearing at JPL during media coverage of the successful landing. He is currently working on the NISAR joint Earth observation mission and the Europa Clipper mission scheduled for launch to the Jovian moon Europa in 2023.
The Nebula Awards will be presented during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will run from May 16th-19th and feature seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business meeting, and receptions. On May 18th, a mass autograph session will 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, membership in which is open to professional science fiction and fantasy authors. The first Nebula Awards were presented in 1966.
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