Post by RAVENEYE on Mar 10, 2021 11:44:56 GMT -6
Okay, authors of spec fic, game designers, sci-fi/fantasy lovers!
If you want to learn from the pros, if you want to mingle with some of the hottest voices in spec fic today, then now is your chance. Nebula Conference 2021 is going to be online again this year. It will take place the entire weekend of June 4-6. Anyone with a little extra cash burning a hole in their pocket can buy a ticket and attend a full weekend of discussion panels which should be rich in information about writing, publishing, etc.
If SFWA is doing the same thing this year, you'll have opportunities to request a mentor, participate in chatrooms, have exclusive access to afterparties, and a year's worth of goodies they'll have planned. The exclusive access starts this very week!
A quote from the newsletter:
If you’ve been to one of our finalist receptions at past Nebula conferences, then you have an idea of how much fun it is to listen to seasoned performers narrate the nominated works and watch the trailers. While there will be no afterparty with the finalists on Monday, more information will be coming soon for an evening of celebration with them later in the week. However, those festivities will only be open to registered participants of the 2021 Nebula Conference Online, which takes place June 4–6, 2021. If you haven’t registered for 2021 yet, now’s the perfect time to ensure you can take part!
I attended last year, and it was amazing. So worth the money -- and is waaaaay cheaper than tickets, air travel, hotel, and food cost that come with attending a live event. You can wear your pajamas!!! If nothing else, listening to the discussion panels will give you a boost. You'll get to hear that your favorite authors are just as human and nervous and star-struck and struggling as the rest of us. We are not alone, and conferences are great at communicating this to isolated writers. If you've never attended a writing conference, start here. You'll be safe in the comfort of your own home.
The two coolest things that happened last year were (1) I got to watch the launch of the Whatever-It-Was-Called rocket with beloved sci-fi authors, and (2) in the middle of the weekend, a package arrived at my door. It contained a gorgeous cocktail glass with the Nebula logo on it. I had no idea my ticket included swag. Hoping it does this year too.
You can register for Nebula Con at SFWA's Events Page. <-- Right there! Clicky clicky. Set up a non-member account -- unless, of course, you are a qualifying member of SFWA.
Does $125 look like too much? This is for your writing career! What are you waiting for? An invitation? Consider yourself invited.