THE LOCUS AWARDS WEEKEND EVENT IS SOLD OUT
June 28-30, 2013 in Seattle, Washington
Connie Willis and Neil Gaiman [photo by Leslie Howle]
Memberships are SOLD OUT. 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 attending and supporting 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.
Locus Awards events will be held at the Best Western Executive Inn at 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, directly 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. The hotel's general number is 1(800) 351-9444.
In addition, the Locus Weekend Writers Workshops will be taking place Friday, June 28th and Sunday, June 30th with instructors Connie Willis and Paul Park. Additional fees apply and workshop registration is limited. The theme of the workshop is "The Plot Thickens, Twists, Twines, and Interlaces: Lessons in Advanced Plotting". More details and ticketing are available at lsff.net.
Locus Awards Schedule
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
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Readings by Connie Willis, Paul Park, and Kim Stanley Robinson.
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: 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.: "Science Fiction and the SF Tradition" panel with Connie Willis, Greg Bear, Nancy Kress, and Daniel Abraham.
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: "Fantastika and the Literary Tradition" panel with John Clute, Gary K. Wolfe, Elizabeth Hand, and Kim Stanley Robinson.
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 a celebration of the 2013 Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductees and the book launch of Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow (Hydra House).
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 June 26, 2013
Karen G. Anderson
Shelly Rae Clift
David M Gordon
Mary Kay Kare
Corry L. Lee
Kim Stanley Robinson
Rashida "Eddie" Smith
Liza Groen Trombi
G. Willow Wilson
Gary K. Wolfe
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 Leslie Howle for her additional assistance and sponsorship of the Locus Awards events.