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Locus Awards 2014 Ad

June 27-29, 2014 in Seattle, Washington
Connie Willis and Neil Gaiman Connie Willis and Neil Gaiman [photo by Leslie Howle]

Memberships are $50, and include all Locus events except the Writers Workshop -- including readings, 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 news about more associated events to follow!

Locus Award attending and supporting memberships also include a set six-month digital subscription to Locus magazine, from our February 2014 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll & Survey) to August 2014 (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 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. Special room rates for the Locus Awards are $134 per night for one or two people, with $15.00 charged per additional adult. These rates will be available from Wednesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 29. For hotel reservations, call Mary Fischer at (206) 674-6620 and mention the "Science Fiction Awards 2014", or you may call the general number at 1(800) 351-9444. Please make hotel reservations by May 15, 2014 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.

Locus Writers Workshop

In addition, the Locus Writers Workshop will be taking place the same weekend with instructors Connie Willis and Christopher Barzak. The workshop is entitled "I Grew it from a Bean": Storytelling from Inspiration to Implementation. Click here for a full description of the workshop. Additional fees apply and workshop registration is limited.

Connie Willis and Neil Gaiman Connie Willis & Paul Park teach 2013's workshop class

Locus Awards Schedule

Friday, June 27

6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Readings by Connie Willis, Christopher Barzak, with a possible special guest.

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 James Patrick Kelly.

Saturday, June 28

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: "Prediction-Schmediction: Why Science Fiction Never Gets It Wrong" panel with Eileen Gunn (m), Nancy Kress, Karen Lord, Jack Skillingstead, Connie Willis.

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: "Adventures in Transrealism: Mixing It Up with Speculative Fiction Based on Personal Narrative" panel with Christopher Barzak, Terry Bisson, James Patrick Kelly, Nisi Shawl, Gary K. Wolfe (m).

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Autographing session with books available for purchase thanks to University Book Store. Signers include Emily Croy Barker, Christopher Barzak, Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, Jason V Brock, Karen Joy Fowler, Eileen Gunn, Randy Henderson, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Karen Lord, William F. Nolan, Nisi Shawl, Jack Skillingstead, Bruce Taylor, Connie Willis, and Gary K. Wolfe, with more TBA.

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. The 2014 Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductees will be announced during the ceremony.

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Locus Party, with a celebration of Lucius Shepard.

Schedule is subject to change without notice. Don't forget to wear your most outlandish Hawai'ian shirt to the Locus Awards!

Hawai'ian shirt contest Hawai'ian shirt contest
Locus Panel with Kress, Le Guin, Wolfe, Williams, Willis Panel with Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary K. Wolfe, Walter Jon Williams, and Connie Willis
Griffith, Eskridge, Wolfe, Stephenson Nicola Griffith, Kelley Eskridge, Gary K. Wolfe, Neal Stephenson


CONFIRMED GUEST LIST as of June 24, 2014

Laura Abbott
Aubry Andersen
Karen G. Anderson
Liz Argall
Denny Atkin
Emily Croy Barker
Christopher Barzak
Greg Bear
Astrid Bear
Alexander Berman
John Berry
Terry Bisson
Doug Booze
Pat Booze
Art Boulton
Doreen Bowens
Jason V Brock
Sunni Brock
Christopher Carlson
Paul M. Carpentier
Erik Carson
Suzy McKee Charnas
Curtis Chen
Anthony Clair
Claire Eddy
T Elizabeth Edwards
Brent Edwards
Elton Elliott
Russell Ervin
Micaiah Evans
Karen Joy Fowler
Don Glover
Vicki Glover
Maura Glynn-Thami
David Gordon
Neile Graham
Anne Groell
Eileen Gunn
Caren Gussoff
Lee Hallison
Stacie Hanes
Sally Harding
David Haugen
Randy Henderson
Mark Hennon
Julia Hetherington
Jana Hobbs
Judith Holtzinger
Kathryn Hoppe
Leslie Howle
Christy Johnson
Keffy Kehrli
Brent Kellmer
Nancy Kress
Bob Kruger
Donald Lacky

David D. Levine
Karen Lord
Jim Lutz
Scott James Magner
Marci Malinowycz
Seelye Martin
Michael Matheson
Tod McCoy
Julie McGalliard
Kris Millering
Nancy Moore
Ian Muneshwar
Francesca Myman
Vicky Newcomb
William F. Nolan
Raven Oak
Chinelo Onwualu
Erik Owomoyela
Brooks Peck
Sandra Monica Martins Reis Pinto
Victoria Podmajersky
Adam Rakunas
Douglas Rudoff
Steven Rickards
Greg Sardo
Nisi Shawl
Julia Sidorova
Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein
Cate R Siguenza
Andrew Siguenza
Janna Silverstein
David Simerly
Linda Simpson
Jack Skillingstead
Guy Smith
Michael Smith
Rashida Smith
DeeAnn Sole
Julie Steinbacher
Misha Stone
Catherine Sullivan
Jeanine Swanson
Patrick Swenson
Bruce Taylor
Suzanne Tompkins
Liza Groen Trombi
Yang-Yang Wang
Marlee Ward
Marlow Weaver
Tom Whitmore
Alison Wilgus
Duane Wilkins
Connie Willis
Gary K. Wolfe
Kate Yule
Julie Zetterberg


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Thanks to Leslie Howle for her additional assistance and sponsorship of the Locus Awards events.


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