The Science Fiction Writers of America have moved their Nebula Awards and related conference into cyberspace when California’s “shelter in place” decision put the May event in jeopardy. Originally the 55th Nebula Conference was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles at the end of May,
Now streaming from May 29 to 31, the 2020 Nebula Conference Online will have live panels on such topics as “Being a Creative in 2020: Building Community, Visibility, and Audience in a Virtual World,” “Blades and Badasses: Disability and Swordwork,” and “Writing Middle Grade with This Year’s Norton Award Nominees” along with a self-guided track of pre-recorded presentations, which attendees can view at their leisure.
The organization’s conference mentorship program will continue with private video conversations between early-career writers and established authors. Workshops, forums, chats, and virtual room parties (including a dance party hosted by author John Scalzi) will round out the weekend.
The awards ceremony will be streamed to the public on May 30 in the evening. For more information, see