Nebulas Conference 2020 Online

May 23, 2020

May 28, 2020

May 29, 2020

Excalibur, Disney and Tactics! Crafting a story-driven RPG through Narrative, Aesthetics and Mechanics

May 29, 2020 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Panelists: Arthur Protasio (moderator)

Game designer Arthur Protasio shares the creative principles which shaped the tactical RPG Sword Legacy: Omen and can be used in narrative projects in any format or medium.

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Storytelling in the Round – Creating Narratives in Virtual Spaces

May 29, 2020 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Panelists: Kimberly Unger (moderator)

How does VR change the ways that narrative is created for games? Learn narrative and planning elements that take a 360-degree approach to game design.

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Being a Creative in 2020: Building Community, Visibility, and Audience in a Virtual World (Sponsored by FIYAH)

May 29, 2020 9:30 am to 10:30 am

With so much changing in the SFF community this year, how can you find your people, promote your work, and connect with readers?

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Managing Choice in Games and Interactive Fiction (Sponsored by 4theWords)

May 29, 2020 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

A panel of professional game makers talk about their approach to choice, what they’ve seen in their own and other games, and what new approaches we can learn from for the future.

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May 30, 2020

What is Narrative Design in Games? (Sponsored by 4theWords)

May 30, 2020 8:00 am to 9:00 am

This panel brings together narrative designers to talk about the ways that narrative systems deliver, shape, and change storytelling – and how their own work in this field has evolved and grown over time.

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Writing Multiply-Marginalized Characters in SFF (Sponsored By Liminal Fiction)

May 30, 2020 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

In this panel, authors talk about building nuanced experiences into their world building and overall craft, with regard to multiply-marginalized characters.

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Lunch + Writing Date with Sarah Gailey (Quiet Writing Room)

May 30, 2020 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Panelists: Sarah Gailey (moderator)
Track:

A Writing Date is basically productivity through peer pressure and honestly, any co-working is welcome. Structure: This session is led by Nebula-nominated and Hugo award-winning author Sarah Gailey. Chat until quarter past, then work until the hour. Rinse and repeat. During writing sessions, keep your mic off, but your camera on (optional). Knowing that people can see you helps prevent procrastination.

Clicking “Join the Room” will send you to the Vorkosigan Suite. Depending on the crowd, there may be a brief wait before you are admitted to the Zoom. Once you are admitted, please ask the host to send you to the Quiet Writing Room.

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Deprogramming Fat Hate in the Writer’s Brain (Sponsored By Liminal Fiction)

May 30, 2020 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

This discussion will present a respectful and safer space for fat and non-fat writers alike to center on identifying the personal biases that are expressed unconsciously through their writing and how to address them

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May 31, 2020

The Landscape of Audiobook Production for Authors (Sponsored By 4theWords)

May 31, 2020 8:00 am to 9:00 am

An experienced panel of SAG-AFTRA narrators and producers present an overview of the range of audiobook publishing options available to authors in the current landscape

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Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels: Process and Collaboration

May 31, 2020 9:30 am to 10:30 am

In this conversation, we offer tips for prose authors interested in transitioning into comics, focusing on common pitfalls, keys to scriptwriting, and most importantly, how to be a good collaborator.

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Who and Where I Am: Rooting Writing in Identity and Place (Sponsored By FIYAH)

May 31, 2020 9:30 am to 10:30 am

A diverse group of writers shares their techniques for drawing from their geographic and cultural backgrounds to craft story, setting, and voice.

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The Second Life of Stories: Reprints, Translations, Audio, and More!

May 31, 2020 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The glamor lies in first publication rights, but many stories extend their shelf lives and make extra money their authors through non-exclusive secondary sales.

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School Visits and Presentations: Brick-and-Mortar Tours, Virtual Visits, and Everything In-Between

May 31, 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Authors discuss the mechanics of school events, including methods of preparation, how to choose engaging content, what to charge, how to adjust to a virtual reality, and more.

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Moving the Line: Advanced Imposter Syndrome (Sponsored By Liminal Fiction)

May 31, 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Authors discuss strategies to cope with their own Imposter Syndrome as their careers evolve and they branch out into new areas of writing.

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Forming and Sustaining a Successful Writing or Critique Group (Sponsored By Clarion West)

May 31, 2020 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Panelists will discuss the factors that go into building a successful group, both online and in-person, and what they’ve learned about keeping one going.

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June 07, 2020

June 14, 2020

June 21, 2020

June 25, 2020

Reading Series – Elsa Sjunneson, James Beamon (Grand Ballroom)

June 25, 2020 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Panelists: Elsa Sjunneson and James Beamon
Track:

These monthly events provide the Nebula community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation.

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June 28, 2020

Writing Date with Sarah Pinsker (Quiet Writing Room)

June 28, 2020 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panelists: Sarah Pinsker (moderator)
Track:

A Writing Date is basically productivity through peer pressure and honestly, any co-working is welcome. Structure: This session is led by Nebula award-winning author Sarah Pinsker. Chat until quarter past, then work until the hour. Rinse and repeat. During writing sessions, keep your mic off, but your camera on (optional). Knowing that people can see you helps prevent procrastination.

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July 05, 2020

Writing Date with K. M. Szpara (Quiet Writing Room)

July 5, 2020 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panelists: K.M. Szpara (moderator)
Track:

A Writing Date is basically productivity through peer pressure and honestly, any co-working is welcome. Structure: This session is led by Nebula-nominated author K. M. Szpara. Chat until quarter past, then work until the hour. Rinse and repeat. During writing sessions, keep your mic off, but your camera on (optional). Knowing that people can see you helps prevent procrastination.

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July 12, 2020

July 19, 2020

July 23, 2020

Reading Series – Tochi Onyebuchi, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Vorkosigan suite)

July 23, 2020 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Track:

These monthly events provide the Nebula community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation.

Read more about Reading Series – Tochi Onyebuchi, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Vorkosigan suite)

July 26, 2020

August 02, 2020

August 09, 2020

August 16, 2020

August 23, 2020

August 26, 2020

Reading Series – Jasmine Gower, Corry L. Lee (Vorkosigan suite)

August 26, 2020 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Panelists: Jasmine Gower and Corry L. Lee
Track:

These monthly events provide the Nebula community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation.

Read more about Reading Series – Jasmine Gower, Corry L. Lee (Vorkosigan suite)

August 30, 2020

September 06, 2020

September 13, 2020

September 20, 2020

September 27, 2020

October 04, 2020

October 11, 2020

October 18, 2020

October 25, 2020

October 31, 2020

November 15, 2020

December 20, 2020

December 27, 2020

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