2024 Nebula Conference Schedule

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Preliminary Program

Join us for the Nebula Conference June 6-9th, 2024. Programming will begin the afternoon of Thursday, June 6. Recordings of all panels will be available until April 2025. Below is our preliminary program of panels and meetups. A full conference schedule of events will be published a few weeks before the conference. The names of speakers will appear on this program as they are confirmed. The titles, descriptions, and participants of these panels are subject to change. Please email events@sfwa.org with questions about the program.

All in-person panels in Pasadena will be streamed as hybrid events for our online audience.

If you volunteered to speak on programming: You may have received a programming assignment email–please review this email to accept your assignment. Some assignments, however, will arrive in later waves. If you have not received an assignment you are still being considered. Our programming team will send notifications to all speaking volunteers, including those who were not scheduled, when assignments are complete.

If you submitted a programming idea: We’re grateful for the hundreds of panel topics and suggestions submitted for the conference! If your submission was not scheduled for this conference weekend, we may still be in touch about using it for an online panel later this year or during another event.

Other Conference Events

Ceremony & Receptions. Join us for the 59th Nebula Award Ceremony! There will be opportunities to celebrate Nebula nominees at receptions during the conference: one to recognize the Grand Master and finalists, and one right before the ceremony as the red carpet event.

Author Meet-and-Greets.
Sign up for a short slot to display or talk about your work in between panel sessions. You can also use this space to sell or sign books. Slots can be requested during registration. We will accommodate as many authors as possible, but slots are not guaranteed. Contact autographing@sfwa.org with any questions.

Office Hours. This year, we are reviving the Office Hours program virtually and in person! During an Office Hour, hosts meet with attendees one on one to offer mentorship, hear pitches, share expertise in a specialized field, answer questions about their own work, and give feedback on others’ work (such as an author website, query, first pages, etc…). Hosts will be matched with participants via lottery. Lottery sign-ups will open when the program is announced. Contact officehours@sfwa.org with any questions.

Networking Opportunities. Form new connections, meet members of SFWA committees, and expand your network. Conference receptions and opportunities to network will be available both in person and online.

Book Bags. Our volunteers are working hard to bring back the book bag for in-person volunteers. Email sponsors@sfwa.org if you or your organization would like to donate any titles, ARCs, ebook coupons, etc. to this year’s bookbags.

Photography. Book a session with Richard Man to have your professional author headshot taken. Sign-up slots will be available onsite. Learn more about Richard and his work at his website.

Quiet Writing Room: Feeling inspired? On a deadline? We will set up a quiet writing room to help you get some writing done while you’re at the conference!

The Cooper Suite. Stop by the virtual Zoom suite for virtual conference attendees to mingle, network, and debrief after panel sessions. The Suite will feature overflow rooms for each panel stream, affinity spaces for writers from many diverse communities, a voice-only space for a low -sensory experience, and more spaces for all attendees to connect.

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