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December 11, 2021

2021 Winter SFWA Member Business Meeting

December 11, 2021 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Every year as part of the Nebula Conference, SFWA holds a member business meeting where the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and other staff and key volunteers talk to you about what we’re doing and where the organization is going, as well as respond to your questions.

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June 23, 2021

2021 SUMMER SFWA Member Business Meeting

June 23, 2021 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Every year as part of the Nebula Conference, SFWA holds a member business meeting where the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and other staff and key volunteers talk to you about what we’re doing and where the organization is going, as well as respond to your questions.

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June 06, 2021

Writing and Parenting: Finding Balance and Time (sponsored by plottr)

June 6, 2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Authors (parents!) talk about finding time and balance between the needs of family and writing–how to keep motivation, and how to prevent and deal with overwhelm.

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Beyond Three-Act Structure (sponsored by khōréō)

June 6, 2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Writers and creators question received wisdom, share their ideas on building story, and highlight various non-three-act structural approaches you can incorporate into your writing toolbox.

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How Quarantine Has Changed the Middle Grade and Young Adult Markets (Sponsored by Candlewick press)

June 6, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Experienced authors and editors discuss how the middle grade and young adult markets shifted due to COVID-19 and how they stay agile as the rules begin to shift.

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Worldbuilding in Tight Spaces (sponsored by Uncanny)

June 6, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Authors discuss techniques for worldbuilding quickly in short stories.

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Writing Through Pain and Fatigue (Sponsored by Tj Berry)

June 6, 2021 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Panelists discuss the methods that help them navigate writing through pain and fatigue, and share strategies for writers in similar situations.

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By Our Powers Combined: Writing Collaboratively (Sponsored by Tor)

June 6, 2021 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Writers across prose, games, and television share their collaboration stories and strategies.

 

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Taking Marginalization to Acquisitions (sponsored by Liminal Fiction)

June 6, 2021 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Panelists: Diana M. Pho, Ruoxi Chen, Angeline Rodriguez and Tiana Coven (moderator)

Editors discuss how they approach pitching books featuring marginalized identities and non-western inspired worlds in acquisition meetings to marketing and sales teams that might fear they are not “commercial enough.”

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Transitioning To Tabletop Games Writing (sponsored by 4thewords)

June 6, 2021 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Writers discuss what it takes to write well for TTRPGs, which skills transfer between mediums, and how to become comfortable with writing for both mainstream and indie tabletop games.

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