Upcoming events

  • 27 Jul 2014 2:00 PM • McConomy Auditorium, Jared L. Cohen University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • 14 Aug 2014 • Indiana Convention Center; Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 14 Aug 2014 • ExCel, London Dockland, England

Upcoming events

    • 27 Jul 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • McConomy Auditorium, Jared L. Cohen University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Carnegie Mellon University will debut a new series of lectures by authors of young adult literature in conjunction with Parsec, Pittsburgh's premier science fiction and fantasy organization, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The lectures are free and open to the public.

    Bruce Coville and Tamora Pierce will be discussing the cultural phenomenon of young adult science fiction and fantasy.

    Coville has published over 100 books, which have appeared in more than a dozen countries around the world. Among his most popular titles are his "Unicorn Chronicles" series, "My Teacher Is an Alien" series, and the "Magic Shop" series. More than 16 million copies of his books have been sold.

    Pierce has been publishing magical fantasies since the mid-1980s and is known for her powerful female heroes in secondary worlds. Her works empower teens, especially girls. Her series include "Song of the Lioness," "The Immortals," "Protector of the Small," "Trickster," "Beka Cooper," "The Circle Opens," and "Circle of Magic."

    Pittsburgh fantasy author Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener) will host a writing workshop, "THE RIGHT (WO)MAN FOR THE JOB: crafting a hero to fit your fantastic world," from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the lecture series. Registration is required for the workshop only, along with a $10 suggested donation.

    Parsec is a local, 501c3, non-profit, literary organization celebrating its 30th anniversary. SFWA is the international organization of professional speculative fiction writers. This is the first of three lectures planned each year (in the spring, summer and fall). The lecture series is supported by CMU's new ProSEED/Crosswalk grant program.

    WHEN/WHERE: 5 p.m., Sunday, July 27 in the Jared L. Cohon University Center's McConomy Auditorium. A meet-and-greet and book signing in Rangos 1 will follow at 6 p.m. Parking is free in CMU's East Campus Garage.

    More info: parsec-sff.org/lecture-series

    • 14 Aug 2014
    • 17 Aug 2014
    • Indiana Convention Center; Indianapolis, Indiana
    Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. Gen Con Indy is the largest annual consumer fantasy, electronic, sci-fi, adventure, and hobby game convention in North America. Each year gaming enthusiasts converge to share their love for all things gaming, from tournaments to guest appearances, exhibit hall booths to electronic games, workshops, seminars, anime, art shows, auctions, and countless other activities.
    • 14 Aug 2014
    • 18 Aug 2014
    • ExCel, London Dockland, England
    The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) and the first to be held in London since 1965. It will also be the 75th anniversary of the very first Worldcon held in New York in 1939 - something we will be celebrating within our programme and events.

    Loncon 3 will be a celebration of science fiction in all its forms. We expect well over 7,000 fans to join us at London's ExCeL centre, along with hundreds of writers, editors, artists, and other professionals from across the genre.

    Website: loncon3.org
    • 29 Aug 2014
    • 01 Sep 2014
    • Hyatt Regency, Hilton Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, and Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Downtown Atlanta
    Dragon Con is the largest, multimedia, popular arts convention in the South—focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film.
    • 09 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Wilde Rover Irish Restaurant and Pub, 111 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033

    SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series

    The greater Pacific Northwest is home to Ursula K. Le Guin, Kay Kenyon, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Brent Weeks, Ted Chiang and Ramona Quimby. Although Ramona isn't known for her Science Fiction and Fantasy escapades, the rest are, and will be celebrated as part of 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 authors.

    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, September 9 and will feature Eileen Gunn, Patrick Swenson, and Darragh Metzger. 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.

     

    About SFWA

    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.

    • 10 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97211

    SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series

    The greater Pacific Northwest is home to Ursula K. Le Guin, Kay Kenyon, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Brent Weeks, Ted Chiang and Ramona Quimby. Although Ramona isn't known for her Science Fiction and Fantasy escapades, the rest are, and will be celebrated as part of 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 authors.

    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 Wednesday, September 10 and will feature Eileen Gunn, Patrick Swenson, and Wendy Wagner. Set in the pub-like atmosphere of the McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, OR, events begin at 7:00 pm, and end by 8:30 pm.

     

    About SFWA

    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.

Past events

17 Jul 2014 DetCon1 (2014 NASFiC)
15 May 2014 SFWA's 49th Annual Nebula Awards
15 May 2014 Nebula Award Weekend
02 May 2014 Galaxicon/Outlantacon 2014
30 Apr 2014 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
29 Apr 2014 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle (Kirkland)
24 Apr 2014 Copyright in the Digital Age
11 Apr 2014 JordanCon
15 Jan 2014 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
14 Jan 2014 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle (Kirkland)
16 Oct 2013 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
15 Oct 2013 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle (Kirkland)
07 Oct 2013 SFWA New York Reception
03 Oct 2013 IndieCade
30 Aug 2013 Dragon Con
29 Aug 2013 LoneStarCon 3 (Worldcon)
15 Aug 2013 Gen Con
14 Aug 2013 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
13 Aug 2013 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle (Kirkland)
09 Aug 2013 When Words Collide
09 Aug 2013 Nine Worlds Geekfest
25 Jul 2013 Cascade Writers Workshop
12 May 2013 Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy
24 Apr 2013 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
23 Apr 2013 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle (Kirkland)
19 Apr 2013 LIVE from the NYPL: William Gibson
24 Feb 2013 Deep Cuts Signing and Readings
30 Jan 2013 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
29 Jan 2013 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle (Kirkland)
03 Nov 2012 Down the Rabbit Hole: a science fiction/fantasy workshop
16 Oct 2012 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle (Kirkland)
15 Oct 2012 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
06 Oct 2012 IndieCade
01 Oct 2012 SFWA Reception for Industry Professionals
26 Jul 2012 Cascade Writers Workshop
19 Jul 2012 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle (Kirkland)
16 Jul 2012 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
17 May 2012 SFWA's 47th Annual Nebula Awards
17 Apr 2012 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle
16 Apr 2012 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
01 Feb 2012 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Seattle
31 Jan 2012 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
27 Oct 2011 World Fantasy Convention 2011
15 Oct 2011 Writing on the Waves II Workshop Cruise
03 Oct 2011 SFWA Annual Industry Reception
20 Sep 2011 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
02 Sep 2011 Dragon*Con
20 Aug 2011 SFWA Business Meeting
17 Aug 2011 Renovation
10 Aug 2011 The Chiaroscuro Reading Series at the Augusta House Presents: The Unholy Three
05 Aug 2011 Science Fiction Critique Workshop @ UNF Writers Conference
04 Aug 2011 GenCon Writers Symposium
21 Jul 2011 Cascade Writers Workshop
01 Jul 2011 Westercon 64
23 Jun 2011 Origins Game Fair Writing Panels
11 Jun 2011 The Chiaroscuro Reading Series Presents: Spring Fling!
07 Jun 2011 The ChiSeries presents: The Toronto Launch of Susie Moloney's THE THIRTEEN
07 Jun 2011 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
19 May 2011 SFWA's 2011 Nebula Awards Weekend
19 May 2011 Evaluation Forms 2011 NAW
29 Apr 2011 Pikes Peak Writers Conference
29 Apr 2011 Deadline for Hotel Registrations for Nebula Awards Weekend
19 Apr 2011 SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
12 Apr 2011 Chiaroscuro Reading and Workshop Series
01 Apr 2011 Multi-Author Book Signing
30 Mar 2011 Deadline for Active SFWA Members to Vote for Nebula Awards
06 Mar 2011 Cory Doctorow Comes to Town (We're not sure who is leaving...)
25 Feb 2011 ConDor Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
15 Feb 2011 Deadline for Nominations for 2010 Nebula Awards
08 Feb 2011 Bakka to the Future
05 Feb 2011 Blackveil Book Launch & Masquerade
11 Jan 2011 Chiaroscuro Reading and Workshop Series
06 Jan 2011 Chiaroscuro Reading and Workshop Series: January Reading Series
08 Dec 2010 A Very Special ChiZine Holiday Special Special
03 Dec 2010 Pontypool with Very Special Guests
22 Nov 2010 SFWA's Annual New York Reception
30 Oct 2010 SFWA Business Meeting
23 Oct 2010 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium
18 Sep 2010 Milford SF Writers' Workshop (UK)
17 Sep 2010 Authors After Dark Romance Unlimited
03 Sep 2010 Dragon*Con
14 Aug 2010 Faerie Escape: Atlanta
11 Jul 2010 Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers
11 Jun 2010 WyrdCon One
05 Jun 2010 The White Road Book Launch
04 Jun 2010 Hypericon
27 May 2010 Nat'l Space Society's International Space Development Con
23 May 2010 Writing on the Waves Workshop Cruise
15 May 2010 New York City-Based Large-Screen Simulcast Of 2010 Nebula Award Ceremony
14 May 2010 SFWA's 2010 Nebula Awards Weekend
30 Apr 2010 Outlantacon
08 Apr 2010 David D. Levine's Mission to Mars
28 Mar 2010 Beat the Block: One-Day Fiction Workshop
26 Mar 2010 Comicpalooza
06 Mar 2010 2010: A Space Oddity
12 Feb 2010 Signing, ConDFW IX
30 Jan 2010 The Spirit Lens, Reading, Signing, Conversation
22 Jan 2010 Portland’s Third Angle Music and Ursula K. LeGuin "Ride the Red Mare"
22 Jan 2010 The Google Book Settlement: What's in it for writers?
22 Jan 2010 Chattacon
20 Jan 2010 Google Book Settlement Workshop
16 Jan 2010 Lynn Flewelling Reading
15 Jan 2010 Con: DeCONpression 7
13 Jan 2010 The Spirit Lens, Reading, Signing, Conversation
12 Jan 2010 The Spirit Lens, Reading, Signing, Conversation
28 Nov 2009 SFWA Western Regional Business Meeting
27 Nov 2009 Con: Darkover Grand Council XXXII
27 Nov 2009 Con: OryCon 31
23 Nov 2009 SFWA's Annual New York Reception
21 Nov 2009 SFWA Eastern Regional Business Meeting
14 Nov 2009 Reading: Writers with Drinks
14 Nov 2009 Signing: Laura E. Reeve, CO Springs
13 Nov 2009 Con: Windycon
07 Nov 2009 Signing: Romancing the Holidays Charity Book Signing
31 Oct 2009 SFWA Business Meeting
29 Oct 2009 Signing: Lucienne Diver at Kepler's
29 Oct 2009 Con: World Fantasy 2009
23 Oct 2009 Con: MileHiCon 41
17 Oct 2009 Signing: Laura Anne Gilman and Lynn Flewelling @ Mysterious Galaxy
16 Oct 2009 Con: Capclave 09
10 Oct 2009 Signing at Poughkeepsie B&N
10 Oct 2009 Con: History and Fiction: Dueling Narratives
21 Sep 2009 Signing: Authors Express Festival
19 Sep 2009 Signing: Maria Lima
19 Sep 2009 Signing: Maria Lima
18 Sep 2009 Con: Fencon
10 Sep 2009 Signing, New New Media
04 Sep 2009 Con: Dragon*Con
04 Sep 2009 Con: First North American Discworld Convention
03 Sep 2009 Workshop: DragonCon 2009 Writer’s Workshop
30 Aug 2009 Reading, Broad Universe's Mary Shelley Birthday Party
30 Aug 2009 Reading, Broad Universe's Mary Shelley Birthday Party
29 Aug 2009 Reading, Broad Universe's Mary Shelley Birthday Party
29 Aug 2009 Reading, Broad Universe's Mary Shelley Birthday Party
19 Aug 2009 Booksigning at Space & Missile Defense Conference
18 Aug 2009 Booksigning at Space & Missile Defense Conference
15 Aug 2009 Book Release: The Song and the Sorceress launch party
13 Aug 2009 Con: GenCon and Writer's Symposium
06 Aug 2009 Con: Worldcon
01 Aug 2009 Signing: Six Authors, No Waiting
26 Jul 2009 Book launch: John Barnes' Tales of the Madman Underground
23 Jul 2009 Con: San Diego Comic-con
21 Jul 2009 Signing: David J Williams at Mysterious Galaxy
21 Jul 2009 Kim Stanley Robinson at Mysterious Galaxy
20 Jul 2009 Fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing
17 Jul 2009 John Joseph Adams at The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
15 Jul 2009 Reading: A Clarion West Special Event at KGB
10 Jul 2009 Con: Shore Leave 31
09 Jul 2009 Con: Readercon
07 Jul 2009 NY Review of SF Reading
05 Jul 2009 Reading: Juliette Wade, Fiestacon Appearance
03 Jul 2009 Signing: Brent Weeks
24 Apr 2009 Nebula Award Weekend
11 Apr 2009 SFWA Regional Business Meeting
25 Mar 2009 NYRoSF Reading Series
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