The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.
Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next event in the Seattle area (Kirkland, WA) will be held on Tuesday, May 5th feature Cat Rambo, Janine Southard and Fonda Lee. Set in the festive atmosphere of the Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant in Kirkland, WA, events begin at 7:00 pm, and end by 8:30 pm.
Founded in 1965 by the late Damon Knight, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world. Since its inception, SFWA® has grown in numbers and influence until it is now widely recognized as one of the most effective non-profit writers' organizations in existence, boasting a membership of approximately 1,800 science fiction and fantasy writers as well as artists, editors and allied professionals. Each year the organization presents the prestigious Nebula Awards® for the year’s best literary and dramatic works of speculative fiction.
Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Thursday, May 7th and will feature Cat Rambo, Janine Southard and Fonda Lee.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend will be held in Chicago, Illinois June 4 through 7, 2015. The cost to attend is $70. The price will increase as we get closer to the event.
Palmer House Hilton
Address: 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Registration for the weekend includes:
Nebula Awards Banquet ticket and tours may be selected during registration (Additional charges apply)
Full payments are due upon finalizing your registration.
Both SFWA members and other individuals who are interested in the field of science fiction and fantasy are welcome to attend SFWA’s Nebula Awards Weekend. Attendees may participate in workshops, programming and special events. Registration & Banquet reservations will be available after February 15, 2015.
Please let us know if you have special requests for accessibility accommodation, for both on-site and off-site events. (e.g. transportation, mobility, vision, hearing, etc.). Information provided here will be kept in the strictest of confidences.
To request interviews, speakers or for questions concerning SFWA or the award’s history, please contact publicist Jaym Gates. For other inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.