2021 Locus Awards Weekend

Locus Awards Weekend, June 23-26, 2021

The Locus Awards Weekend will be a virtual event again in 2021 for the safety of the community. Join in the fun — we’d love to see you! Thank you for your support!

Tickets are $45 and include all events, an exclusive Locus Awards 2021 t-shirt (or either of our standard designs), and access to 6 months of digital Locus Magazine. Online events include readings, panels, the donut salon, an online hangout space, and, of course, the Locus Awards Ceremony, emceed by Connie Willis. See the 2021 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists. We will update this page with events as they are scheduled. Here is a link to our shiny PDF program: Locus 2021 Awards Program. And a link to our 2020 Locus Awards writeup.


Regular ticketholders get a Locus t-shirt shipped to their door
— a new Locus Awards 2021 tee or one of our standard two designs
and access to digital subscription of Locus magazine, February through August of 2021.

SLIDING SCALE MEMBERSHIP: The past year’s pandemic has been so hard on everyone, and we realized we needed another membership level to accommodate for financial hardship. We are now offering a sliding-scale membership starting at $10 for people who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. This is an attendance-only membership, with access to all Locus Awards online events, but not a T-shirt, print program, or the digital Locus issues that come with a regular membership. If you previously purchased a full-price ticket and wish to downgrade to the sliding scale membership due to financial hardship, please email us at


Wednesday, June 23  –
5:00 p.m. PDT
– Sarah Pinsker & Sofia Samatar Reading
6:00 p.m. PDT – Meg Elison & Naomi Kritzer Reading

Thursday, June 24  –
4:00 p.m. PDT – R.B. Lemberg & Tim Pratt Reading
5:00 p.m. PDT – A.T. Greenblatt & Usman T. Malik Reading
6:00 p.m. PDT – Catherynne M. Valente & John Wiswell Reading

Friday, June 25 –
4:00 p.m PDT – Charlie Jane Anders & Aliette de Bodard Reading
5:00 p.m PDT
Stephen Graham Jones & Connie Willis Reading
6:00 p.m PDT – Online Hangout 

Saturday, June 26 –
10:00 a.m. PDT – PANEL: “Origin Stories: From First Draft to First Novel Publication”
Maggie Tokuda-Hall (m), Premee Mohamed, Andrea Stewart, Natalie Zina Walschots
11:00 a.m. PDT – PANEL: “Speculative Mood: Making Short Fiction Shine”
Neil Clarke, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zelda Knight, dave ring
12:00 p.m. PDT – PANEL: “Narratives in Action: Plot Traditions and the Best Way to Break Them”
C.L. Polk (m), Jeffrey Ford, Sarah Gailey, Tochi Onyebuchi
1:00 p.m. PDT – PANEL: “Future Tech: Working the Science into Your Fiction”
Cory Doctorow (m), Paul McAuley, Karen Osborne, Wole Talabi
2:00 p.m. PDT – DONUT SALON: “Story, Inspiration, and Resilience”
A Conversation with Sarah Pinsker, Connie Willis, Gary K. Wolfe
(bring your own donuts)
with MC Connie Willis


*Regular memberships include a set digital subscription to the magazine, from our February 2021 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll and Survey) to August 2021 (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. Sliding-scale memberships are attendance only.

Connie Willis
MC Connie Willis

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.