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Locus Awards 2017 Ad

June 23-25, 2017 in Seattle, Washington
Connie Willis M.C. Connie Willis

Attending memberships are $50 until May 1, when rates increase. Memberships include all Locus events except the Writers Workshop – including readings, a kickoff party hosted by Clarion West for instructor Daryl Gregory (the first of their six summer parties honoring 2017 instructors), 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 Awards attending and supporting memberships also include a set six-month digital subscription to Locus magazine, from our February 2017 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll & Survey) to August 2017 (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.)

Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead Nancy Kress & Jack Skillingstead

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 $23; purchased after May 1, upgrade price is TBA.

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

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 $169 per night for one or two people, with $15.00 charged per additional adult. These rates will be applicable from Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25. Please make hotel reservations by May 23, 2017 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 2017". 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 Connie Willis and James Patrick Kelly signing books
Sally Harding, Karen Lord Sally Harding, Karen Lord
Ted Chiang, Mary Robinette Kowal Ted Chiang, Mary Robinette Kowal
Usman Malik, Nicole Idar Usman Malik, Nicole Idar
Locus Writers Workshop

The Locus Writers Workshop will be taking place the same weekend, taught by Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn. Click here to sign up for the workshop. Additional fees apply and workshop registration is limited.

Connie Willis and Daryl Gregory Connie Willis and Stephen Graham Jones teach 2016's workshop class


Locus Awards Schedule

Friday, June 23

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Readings

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 Daryl Gregory.

Saturday, June 24

10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: A variety of panels featuring authors, reviewers, and critics.

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

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.

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Locus Party!

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 Hawai'ian shirt contest
Locus Panel with Kress, Le Guin, Wolfe, Williams, Willis Panel with Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary K. Wolfe, Walter Jon Williams, and Connie Willis
Christopher Barzak, Terry Bisson, Karen Joy Fowler Christopher Barzak, Terry Bisson, Karen Joy Fowler
Photo by Leslie Howle



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 13-16, 2017 at SeaTac WA. More details about Norwescon can be found at

Thanks to Leslie Howle for her additional assistance and sponsorship of the Locus Awards events.


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