2019 Locus Awards Weekend

No memberships will be sold at the door.

Locus Awards, June 28-30, 2019 in Seattle, Washington
Attending memberships are $75 and include the awards banquet and all Locus events except the Writers Workshop, plus a free six-month digital subscription* to Locus.

The weekend includes readings, a kickoff party hosted by Clarion West for instructor Elizabeth Hand (the first of their six summer parties honoring 2019 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, and more!

*Memberships include a six-month digital subscription to the magazine, from our February 2019 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll & Survey) to August 2019 (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.)

Supporting memberships are $30 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 $35; purchased after May 1, upgrade price is $45.


Locus Awards events will be held at the Executive Inn by the Space Needle (formerly 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 $214, for one or two people, with $15.00 charged per additional adult.

These rates will be applicable from Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30. Please make hotel reservations by May 27, 2019 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 2019”. 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.

Connie Willis, James Patrick Kelly signing; Sally Harding, Karen Lord; Neil Gaiman, Maria Dahvana Headley, Tim Minchin

Locus Writers Workshop

The Locus Writers Workshop will be taking place the same weekend with more details TBA.

Join award-winning authors Connie Willis and Amal El-Mohtar 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 (we’re almost sold out, so act soon!): http://locusmag.com/locus-writers-workshop-2019/

Locus Awards Schedule

Friday, June 28

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Readings with Connie Willis and Amal El-Mohtar.

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

Donut Salon with Nancy Kress, Daryl Gregory, Jack Skillingstead; Christopher Barzak, Terry Bisson, Karen Joy Fowler (photo by Leslie Howle); Nisi Shawl, Beth Cato
Saturday, June 29

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Science fiction panel “Playing in the Historical Sandbox” with Amal El-Mohtar, Daryl Gregory (m), Robert McCammon, Molly Tanzer, and Connie Willis.

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: YA & Urban Fantasy panel “The Mechanics of Magic” with Tina Connolly, Mary Robinette Kowal (m), C.L. Polk, Jasmine Silvera, and Tiffany Trent.

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Donut Salon “Other People’s Words: The Role of Editors and Anthologists” with Jason Heller, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Nisi Shawl, Gary K. Wolfe (m), and Lisa Yaszek.

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Autographing session with books available for purchase thanks to University Book Store. Signers include Greg Bear, TJ Berry, Curtis C. Chen, Tina Connolly, Elton Elliott, Amal El-Mohtar, Daryl Gregory, Eileen Gunn, Jason Heller, Mary Robinette Kowal, Robert McCammon, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Raven Oak, C.L. Polk, Adam Rakunas, Nisi Shawl, Jasmine Silvera, Molly Tanzer, Bruce Taylor, Tiffany Trent, Connie Willis, and more TBA.

Tom Whitmore, Kirtana Whistler; Ted Chiang, Mary Robinette Kowal; Dominica Phetteplace, Erin Cashier aka Cassie Alexander; Astrid Anderson Bear & Greg Bear

12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Locus Awards Lunch Banquet and Ceremony at the Executive Inn by the Space Needle (formerly 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! Conversation, appetizers, and a cash bar.

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

Hawaiian shirt trivia contest participants; Hand-painted tentacle galaxy shirts by Gayathri Kamath, Clarissa C.S. Ryan, and Clint Ryan

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:

Are you a PoC thinking about attending the Locus Awards weekend? We encourage inclusivity!

Locus has several sponsored memberships for PoC who may not otherwise attend the Locus Awards. Memberships include admission to many weekend events: readings, a kickoff party, panels, an autograph session, the banquet, and the awards. Memberships do not include admission to the Writers Workshop (which is ticketed separately). 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 May 31, 2019. 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 June 18, 2019

Beverly Aarons
Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad
K.G. Anderson
Denny Atkin
Kat Baird
Obadiah Baird
Celeste Rita Baker
Phoebe Barton
Astrid Anderson Bear
Greg Bear
Whitney Beltrán
TJ Berry
John Berry
Edith Hope Bishop
Kevin Black
Derrick Boden
Alan Bond
Kathy Bond
Doug Booze
Pat Booze
Keyan Bowes
Gene Breshears
Suzanne Cantrell
Lilly Cantwell
Paul M Carpentier
Erik Carson
Tim Chawaga
Curtis C. Chen
Amanda Cherry
Tina Connolly
Brenda Jean Cooper
Julie E. Coryell
Alex Crawley
Doug Davis
Laurie Davis
Linda Deneroff
Amal El-Mohtar
Elton Elliott
M. “Huw” Evans
Grace Fong
Andrew Fuller
Matt Fyffe
Nelly Geraldine Garcia-Rosas
Don Glover
Vicki Glover
David M Gordon
Neile Graham
Roberta Gregory
Daryl Gregory
Sarah Gulde
Eileen Gunn
Minal Hajratwala
Keith Hammer
Dale Hanes
David Haugen
Terri Haugen
Jason Heller
Miriah Hetherington
Millie Ho
Kathryn Hoppe
Leslie Howle
Greg Hullender
Kanane Jones
Gayathri Kamath
Isha Karki
Mary Robinette Kowal
Nancy Kress
M. L. Krishnan
Rosco Lance
Jon Lasser
Laura Lasser
Corry L. Lee
Monte Lin
Darian Lindle
Jim Litchfield
Brent Longstaff
Laura Lucas
Jennifer Mahr
Seelye Martin

Robert McCammon
Tod McCoy
Julie McGalliard
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Tegan Moore
SunnyJim Morgan
Gardner Mounce
Francesca Myman
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
David Naimon
Thor Nolen
Raven Oak
David Olsen
Benjamin Parzybok
Brooks Peck
Catie Peterson
Craig Philip Peterson
C.L. Polk
Cherie Priest
Adam Rakunas
Christina Rall (Boekeloo)
Shiv Ramdas
Jenn Reese
Andrew Penn Romine
Sienna Saint-Cyr
Elan Samuel
Gregory Sardo
Ryan Schapals
Erik Secker
Andrew Seelye
Jill Seidenstein
Mitchell Shanklin
Nisi Shawl
Jess Silbaugh-Cowdin
Jeremy Sim
Julia Simon
Lin Simpson
Jack Skillingstead
Chloe Smith
Rashida J. Smith
Arley Sorg
Kelli Staci
Jae Steinbacher
Edward V. Stiner
Misha Stone
Josh Storey
Amy Sundberg
Molly Tanzer
Bruce Taylor
Kristina Ten
Cathy Tenzo
Catherine Thomas
James Thomas
Kate Thomas
Dan Trefethen
Tiffany Trent
Eugenia Triantafyllou
Liza Groen Trombi
Dawn Vogel
KT Wagner
Pierce Watters
Marlo Weaver
Mindi Welton-Mitchell
Gordon B. White
Judith White
Paul White
Tom Whitmore
Ysa Wilce
Duane Wilkins
Connie Willis
Gary K. Wolfe
Eric Wong
Mark Wood
Hal Work
Lisa Yaszek
Caroline M. Yoachim
Michael Yust
Julie Zetterberg


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