2020 Locus Awards Weekend

Locus Awards Weekend, June 27, 2020

We are delighted to announce there will be still be a Locus Awards! The events will be in the form of a virtual ceremony instead of the physical banquet we normally hold in Seattle, canceled due to the global pandemic. Connie Willis is still our emcee, will do her usual schtick but this time from home, and we are working on online readings and panels as well. 
Connie Willis
MC Connie Willis
Supporting/virtual Locus Awards memberships are $35, come with the six-month February to August digital Locus subscription, access to any virtual events planned, and supporting members will also receive a Locus T-shirt!
We are working on virtual readings, panels with leading authors, and a Hawaiian and fannish shirt contest judged by the fabulous Connie Willis, who will MC the ceremony and present the Locus Awards.

Supporting/virtual memberships include a six-month digital subscription to the magazine, from our February 2020 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll & Survey) to August 2020 (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. Also members have their choice of either of our Locus t-shirts!
If you have additional questions, please e-mail Locus or call us at (510) 339-9196.
Connie Willis, James Patrick Kelly signing; Sally Harding, Karen Lord; Neil Gaiman, Maria Dahvana Headley, Tim Minchin

Locus Writers Workshop

We hope to still hold a Locus Writers Workshop online, but still in the planning stage. Stay tuned!

Locus Awards Past…


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


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


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.  Our Code of Conduct is available here: Locus Science Fiction Foundation Code of Conduct.


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