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Nebula Award Weekend Programming

Locations: Willow Glen I, II, and III are on the second floor; Blossom is on the third floor of the Marriott.

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SFinSF     Writers with Drinks

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Friday May 16 Panels/Seminars

10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Willow Glen I
Comics, Films and Games: Writing For Other Media
Gregory N. Bossert (m), Samuel R. Delany, Daryl Gregory, Erin Hoffman, Helen Stringer

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (noon) Willow Glen III
Fact vs. Fiction – Researching Your Book
Andy Duncan (m), Nalo Hopkinson, Ellen Klages, Diana Paxson, Veronica Schanoes

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Willow Glen I
New Directions in Fantasy
Matthew Kressel (m), Gregory N. Bossert, Daryl Gregory, Helen Pilinovsky, Helene Wecker

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Blossom Hill Third Floor
Cops and Spies: Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence in SF
Griffin Barber and Charles E. Gannon

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Willow Glen I
Writing Workshops: From Alpha to Clarion
Eileen Gunn (m), Susan Ee, Naomi Kritzer, Henry Lien, Rachel Swirsky

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Willow Glen III
The Business of the Book Trade
Jacob Weisman (m), Michael Armstrong, Barry Goldblatt, Laurie McLean, Francesca Myman

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Willow Glen I
Writing About Other Cultures, Real or Imagined
Amy Thomson (m), Chaz Brenchley, Diana Paxson, Tad Williams, Juliette Wade

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blossom Hill Third Floor
5 Science Experiments in 15 minutes
Ellen Klages

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Saturday May 17 Panels/Seminars

9:00 a.m. – 10-:00 a.m. Willow Glen I
What Can All Writers do to Increase Diversity?
Sunil Patel (m), Nalo Hopkinson, Emily Jiang, Anne Leonard, Sofia Samatar

9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m Willow Glen III
Estate Planning: Universities vs. the Private Sector; or What to Do with All that Paper!
Lynne Thomas and Pam van Hylckama Vlieg

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Willow Glen I
Book Editors
Jennifer Brehl (m), Deborah Beale, David G. Hartwell, Beth Meacham, Jim Minz

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Blossom Hill
Meet the Playboy Advisor!
Robin Wayne Bailey and Frank M. Robinson

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Blossom Hill
SFWA General Meeting
All members of SFWA are encouraged to attend; the SFWA Board will report to the membership on its activities.

Presenters, Nominees and Honorees: Awards Ceremony Preparation Opportunities
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.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Willow Glen I
“I’d buy that for 5 cents a word”: Short Fiction Editors
Scott Edelman (m), John Joseph Adams, Ellen Datlow, Trevor Quachri, Sheila Williams

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Blossom Hill
Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Charlie Jane Anders (m), Nicola Griffith, Joe Haldeman, Nalo Hopkinson, Ellen Klages

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Willow Glen I
Remembering Our Friends: Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance and others
Connie Willis (m), , Terry Bisson, Steven Gould, Richard A. Lupoff, Charles Platt

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Willow Glen III
Writing While Blocked
Eileen Gunn and Cat Rambo

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blossom Hill
Mid-Career Writers Symposium
(Recommended for authors who have been publishing for 5+ years)
Pat Murphy and Debbie Notkin

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Willow Glen I
Writing for Young Adults
Cynthia Felice (m), Erin Hoffman, Bennett Madison, Carrie Sessarego, Ysabeau Wilce

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Willow Glen III
How Might Science Change Science Fiction?
Linda Nagata (m), Michael Blumlein, Howard Hendrix , Daniel Marcus, Laura Mixon

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blossom Hill
From Soup to Nuts: Bookview Cafe’s Cooperative Publishing Model
Madeleine Robins (m), Deborah J. Ross, Dave Smeds , Dave Trowbridge

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Willow Glen I
Keeping the Science in Science Fiction
Stanley Schmidt (m), Dr. Gregory Benford, Nancy Kress, Larry Niven, Rudy Rucker

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Willow Glen III
Don’t Forget To Pay Your Taxes: Tips for Kickstarters and Self-Publishing
Cliff Winnig (m), John D. Berry, John Klima, Josh Wilson

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Blossom Hill
Front Line Forensics: Tales of a Real CSI
Criminologist Cordelia Willis

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Sunday May 18 Panels/Seminars

10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Willow Glen I
Project Hieroglyph: Optimistic Visions of the Future
Lee Konstantinou (m), Gregory Benford, Eileen Gunn

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (noon) Willow Glen I
Politics in Science Fiction
Terry Bisson (m), Eileen Gunn, Howard Hendrix

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.