Chicagoland Folks: Nebula Weekend Approaches!

Hey, Chicagoland geeks and nerds and others: Next weekend SFWA is having its fabulous Nebula Weekend in your hometown, and the event is going to be packed with awesome people: Grand masters of science fiction, Nebula Award nominees, science fiction and fantasy writers of renown, and even a few special guests, including Nick Offerman, who will be hosting the Nebula Award ceremony itself. That plus panels on writing and the business thereof (including several legal workshops) and a massive signing session with some of your favorite SF/F writers. It’s going to be a heck of a fun time, and you should totally go.

If you’re interested, here’s where to find all the latest information. You won’t regret going! It’s going to be a great event.

18 thoughts on “Chicagoland Folks: Nebula Weekend Approaches!

  1. I enjoy “Chris Kluwe – @ChrisWarcraft”. I get that “Chris Kluwe – Awesome Dude” kinda doesn’t fit the format, but it’s still amusing to me, as I kinda think of a Twitter handle as just another version of a person’s name.

  2. I wish I could; it sounds like immense fun. I hope that everybody who does go has a great time; I attended CostumeCon in Chicago, many years ago, and the local fans were a really amazing bunch of people. Hugely welcoming and, all in all, heartwarming!

  3. As usual the husband and I will be in attendance to hang with the famous authors, schmooze, and shamelessly seek autographs.

    J$, now that you are so fabulously wealthy, will you still mingle with the commoners, or will your handlers and entourage keep everyone outside the 50′ exclusion zone.

  4. I went to one of these when it was in my area and can attest to the fact that it’s loads of fun. If you can’t afford the whole weekend, at least show up for the Mass Autographing. It’s free to the public, and look at that list of authors! I got my e-reader cover… well, covered in autographs at that.

  5. John can’t pitch Offerman anything (though wooden spaceships full of mustachioed men would be awesome), because he’s not going to be at this event.

    Even his vast theoretical millions won’t allow him to be in two places at once, and he’s going to be in Berkeley that weekend. At the Bay Area Book Festival, which looks to be Very Keen for readers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction. And it’s free. I’m planning to eat some lunch and have some wine between KSR’s talk on John Muir, and Scalzi’s talk about himself. ;)

  6. Lurkertype

    Why do you always disappoint me? I’d got my abseiling together, after a long pause, and hired a descent to the valley on the wings.

    I suppose you’ve grown up and all the hints about what would constitute being grown up didn’t register. I say screw’um,, and then started showing you what they meant…

  7. Looks like a fun time.

    (Nit: Am I the only one irked by the distorted portraits from trying to squish images into fixed proportions? There’s this thing that you can do called cropping of images? I wouldn’t mention it but it really bugs me; not a good look given it’s for a professional organisation’s awards event.)

  8. Stevie, so sorry. You could abseil off the Berkeley hills into downtown. Um. Maybe not. Would you settle for hang gliding into town, the hills are excellent for that? Perhaps rappelling down from a blimp?

    I’m taking public transportation, but I could stand with those reflective orange wands people have at airports and guide you in.

  9. Lurkertype

    You are a friend in a million! I am deeply touched, but I suspect that someone is not happy with my blood tests. And if I’m right they will start hauling me off for yet more treatment, though they will be constrained by the fact that there aren’t many beds for people with strange lung diseases.

    Thank you for making me laugh…

  10. (Nit: Am I the only one irked by the distorted portraits from trying to squish images into fixed proportions? There’s this thing that you can do called cropping of images? I wouldn’t mention it but it really bugs me; not a good look given it’s for a professional organisation’s awards event.)

    You would think that a professional organization serving the publishing world wouldn’t have trouble finding a competent designer, wouldn’t you?

    It is in other respects a lovely poster, but all it takes is one mistake this big to drop it from “slickly professional” straight to “amateur hour”.

  11. Stevie: well, hopefully the laughing helps clear out your lungs. It’s warm and dry here, which might help, but obviously the travel would be a bad idea. And here I’d studied the map and thought about which park would be the best to land in.

    Soon Lee: it always ends with “But no.”

  12. Lurker type, actually, that warm and dry climate is the lung patient’s idea of heaven. And thanks once again for being someone who behaves as though they have a moral compass.

  13. I so wish I could go to the whole shebang but it’s not in the cards since Heroescon is coming up and I have to work Friday anyway and Saturday is full of Printer’s Row LitFest activities and then the BlackHawks game. Will definitely be stopping by the open to the public mass signing Friday night though!

  14. Stevie: I did think of you at the festival. I could have guided you in to either the park (to the probable delight of the children who were there), or onto one of the closed streets downtown.

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