2022 Online Conference FAQ

  • Will the panels be recorded?
    • Yes, and they will be available through April 2023 for all registered attendees.
  • Registration
    • Registration for the SFWA Nebula Conference online is $150.00. Buying a registration not only gives you entry to the conference taking place from May 20-22, 2022, but will also give you year-round access to all our other events as well through April 30, 2023.
  • Scholarships
    • In an effort to improve SFWA’s outreach and expand the accessibility of our events, the 2022 Nebula Conference offered a number of scholarships for prospective attendees from underserved communities. These scholarships awarded applicants a free 2022 Nebula Conference ticket.
    • Scholarship applications are now closed.
  • What do I need to attend the SFWA Nebula Conference Online?
    • Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet: You will need a device that is capable of connecting to the internet. You can watch panels directly from events.sfwa.org. To take part in our social activities, your device will need to be able to access Airmeet, a teleconferencing application, to participate in much of the activities we will be offering throughout the weekend.
    • Webcam (Optional): If you would like to be seen while participating in any of the social events that allow participant cameras, you will need to connect or enable your webcam to do so.
    • Internal/External microphone (Optional): In order to participate via voice in any social events, you will need an internal/external microphone enabled within your device. Alternately, the chat text function will be enabled, should you not wish to use a microphone.
    • Speakers/headphones (Optional): We recommend the usage of headphones to hear panels, pre-recorded content, participate in any video conferencing, and to cut down on any echoing or feedback. Speakers will also work well in instances where you will not be speaking, but listening to a presentation/panel etc. Additionally, we will be closed-captioning our content for attendees.
  • How to get help with technical problems?
    • There will be a designated social space in the SFWA Airmeet if you are experiencing any difficulties.
    • If you are unable to log in, send an email to tech2022@sfwa.org. Or, while logged in, view instructions using the blue “Request Help” button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. It looks like this:
blue rounded button that reads "REQUEST HELP"
  • What are Office Hours?
    • Office hours allow for one-on-one or small group conversations with an expert who can answer questions about a specified topic. These are meant to be short, informal interactions.
  • How can I help? 
    • SFWA asks those who are financially stable to donate to their Where the Need is Greatest fund. Donations help fund all of SFWA’s relief efforts, including helping members in financial distress pay their rent or mortgages, buy essential medication, and acquire the necessary supplies and services to make it through these challenging times.
    • Donate Now: sfwa.org/donate
  • Travel and Lodging
    • Don’t! Please ensconce in situ!
  • Restaurant Guide
    • Pantry, refrigerator, and delivery!
  • Banquet
    • Here are some of our favorite recipes from Ad Astra, the official SFWA cookbook! You can purchase your own copy here: https://www.sfwa.org/sfwa-publications/preorder-your-sfwa-cookbook-now (All sales go to benefit the SFWA Legal Fund.)
      1. Appetizers
        Salmon puffs (Julie Czerneda)
        Momos (Jay Lake)
        Seared peaches with prosciutto and basil (Rebecca Gomez Farrell)
      2. Soup/Salad
        Lentil soup (Russ Galen)
        Sonoran chopped salad (Catherine Wells)
      3. Entrees
        Champagne chicken (Vonda N. McIntyre)
        Boozy beef (Joe & Gay Haldeman)
        Kicharee (Food of the Gods) (Jeffe Kennedy)
      4. Desserts
        Falling cloud cake (Fran Wilde & Miriam Weinberg)
        Teatime tassies (Mary Robinette Kowal)
        Schadenfreude Pie (John Scalzi)
  • Dress code
    • Formal evening attire. (technically, pajamas are evening wear)
  • Alternate Universe Speeches
    • The Nebula Conference is an opportunity to celebrate all of the finalists.  After the main ceremony, all finalists have a chance to give their acceptance speeches that fell through the time warp from the universe in which they got to go home with the Nebula trophy.

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