2023 Anaheim Schedule

Below you will find all of our events happening in Anaheim! We have several rooms that are open throughout the day. Below are their hours, scroll below the schedule for more details.

Registration: Opens Friday 12:00

Quiet Writing Room (Tiffany Room): Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm — Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm

Pop-up Shop: Octavia’s Bookshelf (Park C): Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm — Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm — Sunday

Photo Room (Harbor B): Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm — Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm — Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm

Hospitality Suite (Garden A): Friday 1:00pm-11:59pm — Saturday 7:00am-11:59pm — Sunday 7:00am-4:00pm

Volunteer Suite (Hotel Room 1019): Friday 6:00pm-11:59pm — Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm — Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm

What’s On Your Schedule?

The majority of events on our schedule are panels or presentations – over 50 this year! To learn more details about a specific event, you can click on its schedule slot and a larger description will pop open. Don’t forget that you can also attend panels online! View the online-only schedule here or the quick schedule of all the paneling. Download the hotel map to have it at the ready as well.

Additional opportunities that our in-person guests may enjoy:

Hospitality Suite: During the posted hours, the Hospitality Suite will be available in the Garden Room for attendees to enjoy some refreshements and conversation with each other.

Volunteer Suite: Volunteers have access to a VIP suite during the conference, where they can relax, have a snack, and enjoy an amazing view of the Disney fireworks at night! If you’re not a volunteer, visit the registration table to sign up.

Mentorships: These sessions are for mentors and mentees who signed up for the mentorship program prior to the conference weekend. All involved parties should have received a survey to assist our mentorship coordinator in arranging for your mentorship pairing and session, whether online or in Anaheim. If you have questions about conference mentorships, email marianne.kirby@sfwa.org.

Receptions: Each night of the conference, we have a special reception planned after hours, both in-person and in the McKinley Suite.

  • Welcome Reception, Friday, May 12, 8:00pm to 11:00pm, at the Tiffany Room
  • Finalists and Past Presidents Reception, Saturday, May 13, 8:00pm to 11:00pm, at the Tiffany Room
  • Alternate Universe Speeches, Sunday, May 14, 10:30pm to 11:30pm, at the Garden Room

Committee Tables: Several SFWA committees are hosting Committee Tables throughout the conference. This is your chance to meet committee members and find out about the roles of each committee.

Autographing Sessions: Please visit our autograph schedule for more details about what authors will be signing when. If you are an autographing author and you have questions about your session, contact autographing@sfwa.org.

Pop-Up Bookstore: Octavia’s Bookshelf will be selling books onsite on Friday, 1:00pm-5:30pm and Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler, who was born and raised in Pasadena, and her legacy, the bookstore’s mission is to offer magical and rich stories to readers of all backgrounds, interests, and ages. 

Photography Room: Explore the work of our official conference photographer, Richard Man. Throughout the conference, Richard will be taking professional headshots at a discounted rate for anyone who needs an official author photo. Sign up with the sheet on the door, or sign up in advance by contacting: richard@richardman.photo or (650) 315-7567. If you would like to print a copy of your headshot onsite, 4×6 copies are available for $3 each (pay by cash, Venmo, or PayPal) in addition to the photography fee. Richard’s photos from the Nebula Conference will be available at: https://richardman.photo/nebula-2023/

Quiet Writing Room: Feeling inspired? On a deadline? Use the TIffany Room to get some writing done while you’re at the conference!

Nebula Awards Ceremony Online: Visit our ceremony page for all the details on how you can have your photos taken on the red carpet, where to report for the banquet, how to watch the ceremony online, and more.

Don’t forget that you can also pop into the Virtual McKinley Suite on Zoom to mingle with our attendees who are staying on the airship! Our Flight Crew is ready to welcome you.

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