50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend

SFWA’s 50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend runs June 4-7 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. On the schedule are tours, workshops, programming, and the Nebula Awards Ceremony. Price info and event details are here.

The Group Autographing Session on Friday, June 5 is free and open to the public. Participants includeg Parks and Rec’s Nick Offerman, author and former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and China’s science fiction superstar, Cixin Liu.

Nebula nominees and authors participating include Greg Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Alexandra Duncan, Charles E. Gannon, Steven Gould, Daryl Gregory, Joe W. Haldeman, Nancy Kress, Ken Liu, Jack McDevitt, Sarah Monette (Katherine Addison), Ann Leckie, Larry Niven, and Connie Willis. The full list is here.

The Illinois Bar Association will deliver a full day of legal workshops and presentations that will cover —

  • Intellectual Property;
  • Copyright & Trademark;
  • Fair Use;
  • Derivatives, Compilations, C, Joint Works;
  • Licenses, Transfers, and Permissions;
  • Contracts for a New Small Publisher;
  • Ethical Considerations for Lawyers & Their Author & Agent Clients;
  • Literary Estates;
  • Authors’ Rights in the Digital Age;
  • Digital Publishing:
  • Contract Considerations;
  • Self-Publishing: Contract Considerations;
  • Self-Marketing and Social Media;
  • Getting a Written Work Into Film.

The full press release follows the jump.

May 21, 2015

For Immediate Release

50TH  ANNUAL NEBULA AWARDS WEEKEND COMING SOON

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois, June 4 through 7, 2015. The weekend will include tours and workshops, programming, and the Nebula Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 6.

Leading Science Fiction and Fantasy Stars Join Together for Group Autographing Session

8:00-9:30, Friday, June 5.

Free and open to the public.

A Nebula Weekend tradition, the 50th year sees a particularly bright group of participants, including Parks and Rec’s Nick Offerman, Author and former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and China’s science fiction superstar, Cixin Liu.

Nebula nominees and authors participating include Greg Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Alexandra Duncan, Charles E. Gannon, Steven Gould, Daryl Gregory, Joe W. Haldeman, Nancy Kress, Ken Liu, Jack McDevitt, Sarah Monette (Katherine Addison), Ann Leckie, Larry Niven, and Connie Willis. The full list is available at http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards/nebula-weekend/attending-members/

The Illinois Bar Association Partners with SFWA to Offer Legal Workshops

The Illinois Bar Association will be presenting a full day of legal workshops and presentations. The workshop will include: Intellectual Property; Copyright & Trademark; Fair Use; Derivatives, Compilations, C, Joint Works; Licenses, Transfers, and Permissions; Contracts for a New Small Publisher; Ethical Considerations for Lawyers & Their Author & Agent Clients; Literary Estates; Authors’ Rights in the Digital Age; Digital Publishing: Contract Considerations; Self-Publishing: Contract Considerations; Self-Marketing and Social Media; and Getting a Written Work Into Film.

Educators: We are willing to provide certificate of credit for students who would like to attend. Please email pr@sfwa.org for more information.

For more information on pricing and schedule, please see http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards/nebula-weekend.