Thursday, June 4
8:00am - 5:00pm
While some attendees spend the day touring the Argonne/Fermi Labs, soaking up knowledge in the Self-Publishing Workshop, or enjoying an afternoon of writer-focused programming, I’ll be involved in the SFWA Board Meeting. Although the Board is in electronic session constantly, this is one of two face-to-face meetings held each year.
Welcome Reception: Wherein attendees are welcomed, Larry Niven, SFWA’s newest Grand Master is honored, and Ad Astra: the 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook is launched.
Friday, June 5
Another full day of programming focused on SFWA history and information for writers. There are several I hope to be in the audience for. And then this:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
What SFWA Can Do For You: Various programs SFWA has for authors and how you can get the most out of your membership. Panelists: Kate Baker, Lee Martindale, Sarah Pinsker, Bud Sparhawk
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mass Autographing: One of my favorite events on any Nebula Weekend schedule. A opportunity to see and visit with folks I might not otherwise get a chance to the rest of the weekend, meet some fans, and – ohyeah – sell copies of The Ladies of Trade Town and Bard’s Road. Looking forward to this.
Saturday, June 6
10:00am - Noon
SFWA Business Meeting: All SFWA members encouraged to attend.
Disability and Narrative: The write-up: “Disabled characters are often omitted from science fiction and fantasy. Many of those that do appear are characterized through the use of stereotypes and tropes Panelists will discuss existing representations of disability, both positive and negative, and talk about ways to accurately research and engage with disabled characters.” Panelists: Walt Boyes, Russell Davis, Annalee Flower Horne, Matthew Johnson, Lynne Thomas, Lee Martindale
Beginning at 6:00pm
Awards Reception, The Banquet, and the Awards Ceremony: “And the Nebula goes to....”
Sunday, June 7
Another full day of good programming, and – since I’m not scheduled – I have the chance to sit in the audience and soak up info. Or I may play hooky and head for the Field Museum.
It’s going to be a quite a weekend.