TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE for the LOCUS AWARDS WEEKEND
June 28-30, 2013 in Seattle, Washington
Connie Willis and Neil Gaiman [photo by Leslie Howle]
Memberships are currently $50. Tickets include all Locus events -- including readings, a kickoff party hosted by Clarion West (the first of their six summer parties honoring 2013 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 possibly more events to come!
Locus Award memberships also include a set six-month digital subscription to Locus magazine, from our February 2013 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll & Survey) to August 2013 (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.)
Gardner Dozois and Nancy Kress [photo by Leslie Howle]
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 $13; purchased after May 1, the upgrade will be $23.
Events are held at the Best Western Executive Inn, across the street from the Seattle Center, home to the SF Museum and the Experience Music Project, with excellent access to the light rail and trolley systems of Seattle.
Special room rates for the Locus Awards are $131 per night, will be available from Wednesday, June 26 through Sunday June 30 at the Best Western Executive Inn at 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, directly across the street from the Seattle Center and Experience Music Project/SF Museum. For hotel reservations, call Ms. Shaley Fawcett at (206) 674-6616 and mention the "Science Fiction Awards Group", or you may call the general number at 1(800) 351-9444.
Please make hotel reservations by May 14, 2013 in order to secure the special room rate. 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.
Hawai'ian shirt contest
Panel with Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary K. Wolfe, Walter Jon Williams, and Connie Willis
Nicola Griffith, Kelley Eskridge, Gary K. Wolfe, Neal Stephenson
Friday, June 28
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Author readings followed by a party hosted by Clarion West, for Clarion supporters, Awards Weekend tickets holders, past CW instructors, alumni, volunteers, and students, in honor of first-week instructor Elizabeth Hand.
Saturday, June 29
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: SF panel with top-notch authors.
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Another SF panel with more top-notch authors.
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, including the book launch of Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow (Hydra House).
Additionally, the Locus Weekend Writers Workshops will be taking place Friday and Sunday with instructors Connie Willis and Paul Park. More details and ticketing here.
Schedule is subject to change without notice. Don't forget to wear your most outlandish Hawai'ian shirt to the Locus Awards!
CONFIRMED GUEST LIST as of May 6, 2013
Liza Groen Trombi
Linn Prentice Varney
E. Lily Yu
The Locus Awards events are sponsored by Norwescon, the Pacific Northwest's Premiere Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States, held March 28-31, 2013 at SeaTac WA. More details about Norwescon can be found at www.norwescon.org.
Thanks to 123-Awards.com and Leslie Howle for their additional assistance and sponsorship of the Locus Awards events.