2018 Locus Awards Weekend

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy

Locus Awards, June 22-24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington
Attending memberships are $65 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: $65

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy

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 ticket 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.: “The Dread Between! How to create and sustain momentum in your stories and your careers” panel with Greg Bear, Daryl Gregory, Eileen Gunn (m), Beth Meacham, and Connie Willis.

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: “Politics in Spaaaace” panel with Daniel Abraham, Fonda Lee (m), Yoon Ha Lee, Adam Rakunas, and Catherynne M. Valente.

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

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Donut Salon: “Storyskins: Titles, Beginnings, and Endings”. Meet and chat with C.C. Finlay, Mimi Mondal (m), Dominica Phetteplace, Nisi Shawl, and Jack Skillingstead, over donuts.

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Autographing session with books available for purchase thanks to University Book Store. Signers include Daniel Abraham, Greg Bear, Erin Cashier a.k.a. Cassie Alexander, Daryl Gregory, Eileen Gunn, Lindsey S. Johnson, Fonda Lee, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken MacLeod, Scott James Magner, Mimi Mondal, Raven Oak, Dominica Phetteplace, Adam Rakunas, Nisi Shawl, Jack Skillingstead, Patrick Swenson, Bruce Taylor, Catherynne M. Valente, Connie Willis, and 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 a Hawaiian shirt plus trivia contest.

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Locus Party, time to celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Conversation, appetizers, and a cash bar.

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:

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 31st. 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 14, 2018

Beverly Aarons
Daniel Abraham
Kat Abraham
Scarlet Abraham
Shweta Adhyam
Rafeeat Aliyu
Barth Anderson
Betsy Aoki
Alex Bacon
Obadiah Baird
Celeste Rita Baker
E.C. Barrett
Elizabeth Bartmess
Kenn Bates
Astrid Anderson Bear
Greg Bear
Carson Beker
John Berry
TJ Berry
Alan Bond
Kathy Bond
Doug Booze
Pat Booze
Jennifer Bradbury
Jada C. Brazil
Gene Breshears
Rachel Broderick
Prairie Brown
Elinor Busby
Natasha Calder
Isabel Cañas
Lilly Cantwell
Erik Carson
Erin Cashier
Ted Chiang
Tonya Clark
Julie Coryell
June Cotton
Ryan Courtney
Peter Crozier
Linda Deneroff
Woody Dismukes
Tracy Erickson
Russell Ervin
M. “Huw” Evans
C.C. Finlay
Grace Fong
Brian Fortune
Manny Frishberg
Matt Fyffe
Kathy Gill
Laura Gilliam
Don Glover
Vicki Glover
Marzie Gomez
David M Gordon
Neile Graham
Clay Greene
Daryl Gregory
Roberta Gregory
Sarah Gulde
Eileen Gunn
Stacey Hankins
Michael Hanscom
David Haugen
Terri Haugen
Randy Henderson
R. Leigh Hennig
Mike Henry
Kathryn Hoppe
Leslie Howle
Dana Jacobsen

Iron Head Jane
Lindsey S. Johnson
Marniy Jones
Karen Junker
Mary Kay Kare
Jerry Kaufman
Evan Kita
Dora Klindžić
Jon Lasser
Fonda Lee
Yoon Ha Lee
Brent Longstaff
Adrienne Loska
Wen Ma
Ken MacLeod
Scott James Magner
Ted Mahsun
Seelye Martin
Rodrigo Assis Mesquita
Tod McCoy
Beth Meacham
Dipali Mondal
Mimi Mondal
Francesca Myman
Raven Oak
David Olsen
Loree Parker
Laura Pearlman
Brooks Peck
Dominica Phetteplace
Brittany Pladek
Adam Rakunas
Jenn Reese
Zandra Renwick
Andrew Penn Romine
Philip Rubin
Greg Sardo
Vicki Saunders
Gregory Scheckler
Jennifer Sexton
Nisi Shawl
Rachel Simmons
Lin Simpson
Jack Skillingstead
Chloe Smith
Arley Sorg
Kelli Stasi
Jae Steinbacher
Misha Stone
Amy Sundberg
Patrick Swenson
Bruce Taylor
Natalia Theodoridou
Kate Thomas
Suzanne Tompkins
Dan Trefethen
Liza Groen Trombi
Catherynne M. Valente
KT Wagner
Marlow Weaver
Eric Weber
Mindi Welton-Mitchell
Gordon B. White
Duane Wilkins
Connie Willis
Jen Willis
Amy Wolf
Mark Wood
Beck Wren
Michael Yust
Julie Zetterberg


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