2022 Locus Awards Weekend, June 22-25

The Locus Awards will be viewable here at 3:00 p.m. June 25, 2022.


The Locus Awards Weekend will be a virtual event again in 2022! We so miss seeing all of you, but our hotel is gone and we’ll need to do some research before we are in person again! Suggestions for new venues welcome!

Join in the fun — we’d love to see you — and thank you, as always, for your support. Regular memberships are $45 and include all events, an exclusive Locus Awards 2022 t-shirt (or for the first 120 who choose it, a limited edition of D.A. by Connie Willis), and access to 6 months of digital Locus Magazine. Online events include readings, panels, the donut salon, an online hangout, and, of course, the Locus Awards Ceremony, emceed by Connie Willis. See the 2022 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists. We will update this page with events as they are scheduled. Here is a link to our 2021 Locus Awards writeup, where you can see how the awards events go. This year will follow the same program in general, with a few upgrades!


Regular ticketholders will have their membership gifts shipped to their door (extra shipping fee outside of the US), and will receive access to a digital subscription of Locus magazine, February through August of 2022.

Here is our awesome program PDF featuring art from Shaun Tan!
LOCUS AWARDS 2022 OFFICIAL PROGRAM (this link will download a viewable PDF!)

SLIDING SCALE MEMBERSHIP: The 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 $15 for people who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. This is an attendance plus digital subscription membership, with access to all Locus Awards online events and the digital Locus issues that come with a regular membership, but not a T-shirt, book, or print program. 

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 22  –
4:00 p.m. PDT–  Reading: José Pablo Iriarte and Nnedi Okorafor
5:00 p.m. PDT–  Reading: Nalo Hopkinson and Catherynne M. Valente
6:00 p.m. PDT – Reading: Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Fran Wilde

Thursday, June 23  –

4:00 p.m. PDT – Reading: Kelly Link and Michael Swanwick
5:00 p.m. PDT – Reading: Suzanne Palmer and Wole Talabi
6:00 p.m. PDT – Reading: Jeffrey Ford and Angela Slatter

Friday, June 24 –

4:00 p.m PDT – Reading: Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Cat Rambo
5:00 p.m PDT
Reading: John Wiswell and Connie Willis
6:00 p.m PDT – Online Hangout with Connie Willis and Locus folks

Saturday, June 25 –

10:00 a.m. PDT – PANEL: “Hauntings & Histories” with Akemi Dawn Bowman, TJ Klune, Darcie Little Badger, Sam J. Miller
11:00 p.m. PDT – PANEL: “Power Dynamics in New Worlds” with Daniel Abraham, C.L. Clark, Fonda Lee, Sarah Pinsker
12:00 p.m. PDT – PANEL: “Writing Rules and How to Break Them” with Charlie Jane Anders, Charles Payseur, Sheree Renée Thomas, A.C. Wise
2:00 p.m. PDT – DONUT SALON: In Conversation: Kelly Link, Connie Willis, and Gary K. Wolfe
(bring your own donuts!)
3:00 p.m. PDT – LOCUS AWARDS CEREMONY with MC Connie Willis


*Memberships include a set digital subscription to the magazine, from our February 2022 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll and Survey) to August 2022 (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. 

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.  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.