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Nebula Award Weekend Programming

Friday Panels/Seminars


Writing for Other Mediums

Writer’s Workshops: From Alpha to Clarion

Writing About Other Cultures, Real or Imagined

Researching Your Book

The Business of Writing

Seminar – No Cross Programming

Cops and Spies: Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence in SF – Griffin Barber & Chuck Gannon


Meet the Playboy Advisor! – Robin Bailey interviews Frank M. Robinson

Saturday Panels/Seminars

Awards Ceremony Preparation for Presenters, Nominees and Honorees

Nominees, presenters and escorts- Ballroom will be open between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Please stop by to review the layout and talk to awards staff about the logistics for award presentation.


What Can White Writers Do to Increase Diversity?

Book Editors

Short Fiction Editors

Remembering Our Friends: Frederick Pohl, Jack Vance, Michael Shea, A. C. Crispin, Richard Matheson, Mark E. Rodgers, and others

Writing for Young Adults

Keeping the Science in Science Fiction

Estate Planning: Universities vs. the Private Sector, or what to do with all that paper!?

Combating Writer’s Block

The Future of Electronic Publishing: Will Amazon Destroy Print?

Gender in SF

Mid-list Writers Symposium – Pat Murphy & Debbie Notkin

Forensic Discussion

Special Session – No Cross Programming

11:00 a.m. SFWA General Meeting

Sunday Panels/Seminars

5 Science Experiments in 15 minutes – Ellen Klages & Pat Murphy

Politics in Science Fiction

Writer’s Lounge

Please feel free to use any unscheduled programming room as a place where you can meet as a group to critique each other or work together.  At all times, feel free to use these rooms as a space to step out of the event and focus on some writing or editing.  Please note that the Marriott guest WiFi may not function in these spaces.

Special Events


SF in SF with Samuel R. Delany and Daryl Gregory, hosted by Terry Bisson

6:00 p.m. Doors Open

7:00 p.m. Event Begins

3rd Floor, Blossom Hill room


4:30 p.m. Reception – San Jose Ballroom Salons IV-VI

8:00 p.m. Open Autograph Session – San Jose Ballroom Salons I-III

10:00 p.m. Writers with Drinks – San Jose Ballroom Salons IV-VI


11:00 a.m. SFWA Member General Meeting – 3rd Floor, Blossom Hill room

6:00 p.m. – Reception outside San Jose Ballroom before Banquet

6:30 p.m. – Doors open

7:00 p.m. – Dinner served

8:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony Begins – Open to All Weekend Members