On Monday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. PDT / 8:30 p.m. EDT, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) will livestream the announcement naming the finalists for the 56th Annual Nebula Awards®. The evening will be hosted by SFWA President and SAG-AFTRA performer Mary Robinette Kowal, and will livestream on SFWA’s YouTube and Facebook channels. It will include readings by SAG-AFTRA narrators, trailers, and sizzle reels for the nominated works.
Kowal had the following to say about the upcoming event, “I look forward to introducing the outstanding works that comprise this year’s Nebula ballot to the larger science fiction and fantasy community. Our partnership with SAG-AFTRA gives us an opportunity to highlight the power of these wonderful finalists.”
The results of the final ballot will be announced at the 56th Annual Nebula Awards® ceremony during the 2021 Nebula Conference Online, June 4–6, 2021. Open to SFWA members and nonmembers alike, the annual Nebula Conference is taking place entirely online for a second year.
For $125 registration, participants will gain entry to professional development panels, virtual socializing spaces dubbed the “Airship Nebula,” mentorship opportunities, office hours with experts, an archive of the content, and access to ongoing educational events throughout the following year.
The Nebula Awards® are voted on and presented by Full, Associate, and Senior members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership of 78 writers; it now has over 2,000 members, among them many of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy.
[Based on a press release.]