2018 Locus Awards Weekend

Locus Awards, June 22-24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington
Attending memberships are $55 (until May 1) and include the awards banquet and all Locus events except the Writers Workshop, plus a free six-month digital subscription* to Locus.
Connie Willis
MC Connie Willis

The weekend includes readings, a kickoff party hosted by Clarion West for instructor Daniel Abraham (the first of their six summer parties honoring 2018 instructors), panels with leading authors, an autograph session, the lunch banquet, and a Hawaiian shirt plus trivia contest judged by the fabulous Connie Willis, who will MC the ceremony and present the Locus Awards, a Locus celebration of our 50th anniversary, and more!

*Memberships include a six-month digital subscription to the magazine, from our February 2018 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll & Survey) to August 2018 (with the Locus Awards photo coverage and writeup) and everything in between. (Member subscription is non-transferable and does not affect or extend existing subscriptions.)

Sally Harding, Karen Lord
Sally Harding, Karen Lord

Supporting memberships are $27 and include the six-month February to August subscription. Supporting memberships purchased before the price change on May 1 can upgrade at any time (until the event is sold out) to full membership for $28; purchased after May 1, upgrade price is $38.

Locus Awards events will be held at the Best Western Executive Inn at 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, with excellent access to the light rail and trolley systems and directly across the street from the Seattle Center, home to the Museum of Pop Culture, which houses the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Special room rates for the Locus Awards are $199. These rates will be applicable from Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24. Please make hotel reservations by May 21, 2018 in order to secure the special room rate. For hotel reservations, call the direct number at 1 (206) 448-9444 and mention the “Science Fiction Awards 2018”. If you need to book additional days, please e-mail Locus or call us at (510) 339-9196 and we will try to arrange it for you.

Neil Gaiman, Maria Dahvana Headley, Tim Minchin
Neil Gaiman, Maria Dahvana Headley, Tim Minchin

If you need to book additional days, please e-mail Locus or call us at (510) 339-9196 and we will try to arrange it for you.

June 22-24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington
Attending Membership: $55


Locus Writers Workshop

Usman Malik, Nicole Idar
Usman Malik, Nicole Idar

The Locus Writers Workshop will be taking place the same weekend. Join award-winning authors Connie Willis and Yoon Ha Lee for a two-day intensive writing workshop bookending the Locus Awards weekend! Additional fees apply and workshop registration is limited. Click here for more info and ticketing: http://locusmag.com/locus-writers-workshop-2018/


Locus Awards Schedule

Friday, June 22

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Readings with Connie Willis and Yoon Ha Lee.

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Party hosted by Clarion West for Awards Weekend tickets holders as well as supporters, alumni, and friends of Clarion West, in honor of first week instructor Daniel Abraham.

Saturday, June 23

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: First fabulous panel with pro writers TBA

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Second fabulous panel with pro writers TBA

Ted Chiang, Mary Robinette Kowal
Ted Chiang, Mary Robinette Kowal

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Donut Salon: Meet and Chat with TBA, over donuts.

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Autographing session with books available for purchase thanks to University Book Store. Signers TBA.

12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Locus Awards Lunch Banquet and Ceremony at the Best Western Executive Inn with M.C. Connie Willis, who will present the awards and judge a Hawaiian shirt plus trivia contest.

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Locus Party, time to celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

Schedule is subject to change without notice. Don’t forget to wear your most outlandish Hawaiian or SFnal shirt to the Locus Awards!

Locus Supports Inclusivity!

Thinking of attending? Please do. We encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to attend. We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, size, nationality, religion, culture, education level, and self-identification.

Locus associate editor Arley Sorg will serve as our PoC/LGBTQQIA Ombudsman. He will be on-site for questions, concerns, conversations, and more. Feel free to reach out to him in advance at locus@locusmag.com subject: Arley Ombudsman. There are also plans for a PoC safe space.

Sponsored Memberships:

Locus has three sponsored memberships for PoC who may not otherwise be able to attend the Locus Awards. Memberships *do not include* admission to the Writers Workshop, but do include admission to all other weekend events: readings, a kickoff party, panels, an autograph session, the banquet, and the awards. Hotel and transport are not included. Nisi Shawl will select recipients.

Application for these sponsored memberships can be found here and will be accepted through March 31st or until 50 applications have been received. Application is confidential: details of applications will remain exclusively with Locus and Nisi Shawl. Applications are open to anyone who is a person of color/non-white person. By applying, you agree that your application statements are accurate and that you are a person of color/non-white person.

(These memberships are separate from those available at the Con or Bust website.)


CONFIRMED GUEST LIST as of April 4, 2018

Alan Bond
Kathy Bond
Doug Booze
Pat Booze
Jennifer Bradbury
Gene Breshears
Tonya Clark
Julie Coryell
Ryan Courtney
Russell Ervin
Matthew Fyffe
Tara Gillet-Liloia
Don Glover
Liza Groen Trombi
David Haugen
Terri Haugen
Leigh Hennig
Richard Hennig

Kathryn Hoppe
Dana Jacobsen
Marniy Jones
Mary K. Kare
Seelye Martin
Beth Meacham
Francesca Myman
Linda Simpson
Arley Sorg
Amy Sundberg
Patrick Swenson
Dan Trefethen
Katherine Wagner
Eric Weber
Jennifer Willis
Mark Wood
Beck Wren
Michael Yust


LOCUS AWARDS EVENTS SPONSORS

Norwescon
Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s Premier Fantasy and Science Fiction Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States, next held March 29-April 1, 2018 at SeaTac WA. More details about Norwescon can be found at www.norwescon.org.