TICKETING IS CLOSED for the LOCUS AWARDS WEEKEND
June 27-29, 2014 in Seattle, Washington
Connie Willis and Neil Gaiman [photo by Leslie Howle]
Memberships are $50, and include all Locus events except the Writers Workshop -- including readings, panels with leading authors, an autograph session, the lunch banquet, and the annual Hawai'ian shirt contest judged by the fabulous Connie Willis, who will MC the ceremony and present the Locus Awards, with news about more associated events to follow!
Locus Award attending and supporting memberships also include a set six-month digital subscription to Locus magazine, from our February 2014 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll & Survey) to August 2014 (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.)
Gardner Dozois and Nancy Kress [photo by Leslie Howle]
Supporting memberships are $27 and include the six-month set 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 $13; purchased after May 1, the upgrade will be $23.
Locus Awards events will be held at the Best Western Executive Inn at 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, directly across the street from the Seattle Center, home to the SF Museum and the Experience Music Project, with excellent access to the light rail and trolley systems. Special room rates for the Locus Awards are $134 per night for one or two people, with $15.00 charged per additional adult. These rates will be available from Wednesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 29. For hotel reservations, call Mary Fischer at (206) 674-6620 and mention the "Science Fiction Awards 2014", or you may call the general number at 1(800) 351-9444. Please make hotel reservations by May 15, 2014 in order to secure the special room rate. 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.
Locus Writers Workshop
In addition, the Locus Writers Workshop will be taking place the same weekend with instructors Connie Willis and Christopher Barzak. The workshop is entitled "I Grew it from a Bean":
Storytelling from Inspiration to Implementation. Click here for a full description of the workshop. Additional fees apply and workshop registration is limited.
Connie Willis & Paul Park teach 2013's workshop class
Locus Awards Schedule
Friday, June 27
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Readings by Connie Willis, Christopher Barzak, with a possible special guest.
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Party hosted by Clarion West, for Clarion supporters, Awards Weekend tickets holders, past CW instructors, alumni, volunteers, and students, in honor of first-week instructor James Patrick Kelly.
Saturday, June 28
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: "Prediction-Schmediction: Why Science Fiction Never Gets It Wrong"
panel with Eileen Gunn (m), Nancy Kress, Karen Lord, Jack Skillingstead, Connie Willis.
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: "Adventures in Transrealism: Mixing It Up with Speculative Fiction Based on Personal Narrative" panel with Christopher Barzak, Terry Bisson, James Patrick Kelly, Nisi Shawl, Gary K. Wolfe (m).
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Autographing session with books available for purchase thanks to University Book Store. Signers include Emily Croy Barker, Christopher Barzak, Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, Jason V Brock, Karen Joy Fowler, Eileen Gunn, Randy Henderson, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Karen Lord, William F. Nolan, Nisi Shawl, Jack Skillingstead, Bruce Taylor, Connie Willis, and Gary K. Wolfe, with more 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 the annual Hawai'ian Shirt Contest. The 2014 Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductees will be announced during the ceremony.
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Locus Party, with a celebration of Lucius Shepard.
Schedule is subject to change without notice. Don't forget to wear your most outlandish Hawai'ian shirt to the Locus Awards!
Hawai'ian shirt contest
Panel with Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary K. Wolfe, Walter Jon Williams, and Connie Willis
Nicola Griffith, Kelley Eskridge, Gary K. Wolfe, Neal Stephenson
CONFIRMED GUEST LIST as of June 24, 2014
Karen G. Anderson
Emily Croy Barker
Jason V Brock
Paul M. Carpentier
Suzy McKee Charnas
T Elizabeth Edwards
Karen Joy Fowler
David D. Levine
Scott James Magner
William F. Nolan
Sandra Monica Martins Reis Pinto
Cate R Siguenza
Liza Groen Trombi
Gary K. Wolfe
LOCUS AWARDS EVENTS SPONSORS
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 April 2-5, 2015 at SeaTac WA. More details about Norwescon can be found at www.norwescon.org.
Arisia is New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention, next held January 16-19, 2015 in Boston, MA. More details about Arisia can be found at www.arisia.org.
Thanks to Leslie Howle for her additional assistance and sponsorship of the Locus Awards events.