Nebula Award Weekend

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The annual conference of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), at which the Nebula Awards are presented. Note that the year listed in the name represents the award year rather than the date of the event. Website.

History[edit]

New Orleans[edit]

Starting in 1966, the Nebula Awards Banquet is where the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America]] give out their Nebula and other Awards.

In the early years it was held on the same night in New York, California, and a central location to make it attendable to most of its membership.

During the years 1969, 1970, and 1971 that central location was New Orleans. Don Walsh (host), the New Orleans Science Fiction Association, Jan Samuels and the Tulane University fan group, and many of the Shadows of New Orleans Fandom took pride in guiding visiting authors and their families around the city, digging up old friends from the NOSFS days and party heartying.

On March 15th, 1969, and in 1970 the location was the Fountainbleau Motel. On April 3rd, 1971, it was held at the LePavillon Hotel.

The Tulane University fan group hosted an after banquet party in 1969.

In 1970 Wyane LeBaud and Dean Sweatman (the salt & pepper team of New Orleans fandom at that time) had the honor of guiding Jodie and Andy Offutt down Bourbon Street and ending up at The Morning Call for coffee and beignets. Saturday Dean drove Joe Green and family out to visit with Harry B. Moore for a fan visit.

Wikipedia entry (IA)

scan of the Program for the 1969 New York and New Orleans events (IA)


Convention Dates Venue Location Toastmaster Keynote Speaker, Notes
Nebula Award Weekend 1965 East March 11, 1966 Overseas Press Club New York, NY
Nebula Award Weekend 1965 West March 11, 1966 McHenry’s Tail O’ the Cock Los Angeles, CA
Nebula Award Weekend 1966 East March 25, 1967 Les Champs New York, NY
Nebula Award Weekend 1966 West March 25, 1967 McHenry’s Tail O’ the Cock Los Angeles, CA
Nebula Award Weekend 1967 East March 16, 1968 Les Champs New York, NY
Nebula Award Weekend 1967 West March 16, 1968 Hotel Claremont Berkeley, CA
Nebula Award Weekend 1968 East March 15, 1969 Les Champs New York, NY
Nebula Award Weekend 1968 West March 15, 1969 Club 33, Disneyland Anaheim, CA
Nebula Award Weekend 1968 South March 14, 1969 Fontainebleau Motor Hotel New Orleans, LA
Nebula Award Weekend 1969 East March 14, 1970 Les Champs New York, NY Isaac Asimov Carl Sagan
Nebula Award Weekend 1969 West March 14, 1970 Hotel Claremont Berkeley, CA (unofficial West Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1970 West April 3-4, 1971 Hotel Claremont Berkeley, CA Avram Davidson George Clayton Roberts
Nebula Award Weekend 1970 East April 3, 1971 Les Champs New York, NY Lester del Rey Marvin Minsky
(unofficial East Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1970 South April 3, 1971 Bourbon Orleans Hotel New Orleans, LA Joseph Green Gerald W. Page
(unofficial Southern Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1971 East April 29-30, 1972 New York Hilton New York, NY Harlan Ellison (unofficial Southern Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1971 West April 29, 1972 Airport-Marina Hotel Los Angeles, CA (unofficial West Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1971 South April 29, 1972 Le Pavilion Hotel New Orleans, LA
Nebula Award Weekend 1972 South April 27-29, 1973 Le Pavilion Hotel New Orleans, LA no toastmaster
Nebula Award Weekend 1972 East April 28, 1973 Sheraton McAlpin Hotel New York, NY (unofficial East Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1972 West April 28, 1973 Claremont Hotel Berkeley, CA (unofficial West Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1973 West April 26-28, 1974 Century Plaza Hotel Hollywood, CA Robert Bloch Bruce Murray, Edgar Mitchell, Al Worden
Nebula Award Weekend 1973 East April 27, 1974 Algonquin Hotel New York, NY (unofficial East Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1974 East April 25-27, 1975 Warwick Hotel New York, NY no toastmaster Damon Knight
Nebula Award Weekend 1974 West April 26, 1975 Robert W. Bussard
(unofficial West Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1975 April 9-11, 1976 Century Plaza Hotel Los Angeles, CA Terry Carr George Pal
Nebula Award Weekend 1976 East April 29 - May 1, 1977 Warwick Hotel New York, NY Isaac Asimov Clifford D. Simak
Nebula Award Weekend 1976 West April 30, 1977 America San Francisco, CA Greg Benford, Jim Benford Clayton Bailey
(unofficial West Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1977 West April 28-30, 1978 Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco, CA Robert Silverberg William J. Kaufman, B. Kliban
Nebula Award Weekend 1977 East April 29, 1978 American Hotel New York, NY (unofficial East Coast Banquet)
Nebula Award Weekend 1978 April 20-22, 1979 Warwick Hotel New York, NY Norman Spinrad Bob Guccione
Nebula Award Weekend 1979 April 25-27, 1980 Beverly Wilshire Hotel Los Angeles, CA David Gerrold Dr. Edward Krupp
Nebula Award Weekend 1980 April 24-26, 1981 Waldorf-Astoria New York, NY no toastmaster Barbara Marx Hubbard
Nebula Award Weekend 1981 April 23-25, 1982 Claremont Resort Hotel Oakland, CA Terry Carr Patricia Holt
Nebula Award Weekend 1982 April 22-24, 1983 Statler Hilton New York, NY Charles L. Grant Page Cuddy
Nebula Award Weekend 1983 April 27-29, 1984 Queen Mary Long Beach, CA Terry Carr Art Seidenbaum
Nebula Award Weekend 1984 May 4-6, 1985 Warwick Hotel New York, NY F. Paul Wilson Tim Jensen
Nebula Award Weekend 1985 April 25-27, 1986 Claremont Hotel Berkeley, CA Robert Silverberg
Nebula Award Weekend 1986 May 1-3, 1987 Halloran House Hotel New York, NY Charles Sheffield Barry Moser
Nebula Award Weekend 1987 May 20-22, 1988 Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood, CA no toastmaster Louis Friedman and (impromptu) David Rappaport
Nebula Award Weekend 1988 April 21-23, 1989 Penta Hotel New York, NY no toastmaster Ian Ballantine
Nebula Award Weekend 1989 April 27-29, 1990 Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco, CA Robert Silverberg Thomas Furness
Nebula Award Weekend 1990 April 26-28, 1991 Roosevelt Hotel New York, NY Ben Bova Hugh Downs
Nebula Award Weekend 1991 April 24-26, 1992 Colony Square Hotel Atlanta, GA no toastmaster Newt Gingrich
Nebula Award Weekend 1992 April 16-18, 1993 Holiday Crowne Plaza New Orleans, LA Connie Willis A. J. Smith
Nebula Award Weekend 1993 April 22-24, 1994 Valley River Inn Eugene, Oregon Connie Willis, Edward Bryant K. Eric Drexler
Nebula Award Weekend 1994 April 21-23, 1995 Grand Hyatt Hotel New York, NY Gardner Dozois Tom Doherty
Nebula Award Weekend 1995 April 26-28, 1996 Queen Mary Long Beach, CA George Alec Effinger Bruce Murray
Nebula Award Weekend 1996 April 18-20, 1997 Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Kansas City, MO Jane Yolen Bernard Harris, Jr.
Nebula Award Weekend 1997 April 29 - May 1, 1998 Hotel Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM Michael Cassutt Chris Crawford
Nebula Award Weekend 1998 April 30 - May 2, 1999 Marriott City Center Hotel Pittsburgh, PA Stanley Schmidt David Hartwell
Nebula Award Weekend 1999 May 19-21, 2000 Crowne Plaza Hotel New York, NY Scott Edelman
Nebula Award Weekend 2000 April 27-29, 2001 Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles, CA Neil Gaiman Paul Guay
Nebula Award Weekend 2001 April 26-28, 2002 Westin Crown Center Hotel Kansas City, MO Esther M. Friesner
Nebula Award Weekend 2002 April 18-20, 2003 Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia, PA Harry Harrison
Nebula Award Weekend 2003 April 16-18, 2004 Westin Seattle Hotel Seattle, WA Neal Stephenson Rich Rashid
Nebula Award Weekend 2004 April 27 - May 1, 2005 Allegro Hotel Chicago, IL Neil Gaiman
Nebula Award Weekend 2005 May 4-7, 2006 Mission Palms Hotel Tempe, AZ Connie Willis
Nebula Award Weekend 2006 May 11-13, 2007 Marriott Financial Center New York, NY Ronald D. Moore
Nebula Award Weekend 2007 April 24-27, 2008 Omni Austin Hotel Downtown Austin, TX Joe R. Lansdale, John Moore
Nebula Award Weekend 2008 April 24-26, 2009 Luxe Hotel Los Angeles, CA Janis Ian Chuck Lorre
Nebula Award Weekend 2009 May 13-16, 2010 Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront hotel Cocoa Beach, FL Allen Steele David D. Levine
Nebula Award Weekend 2010 May 19-22, 2011 Washington Hilton Washington, DC Michael Swanwick Michael Dirda
Nebula Award Weekend 2011 May 17-20, 2012 Hyatt Regency hotel Crystal City, VA Walter Jon Williams Mike Fincke
Nebula Award Weekend 2012 May 16-19, 2013 Hilton San José San José, CA Robert Silverberg
Nebula Award Weekend 2013 May 15-18, 2014 San José Marriott San José, CA Ellen Klages
Nebula Award Weekend 2014 June 4-7, 2015 Palmer House Hilton Chicago, IL Nick Offerman
Nebula Award Weekend 2015 May 12-15, 2016 Palmer House Hilton Chicago, IL John Hodgman
Nebula Award Weekend 2016 May 18-21, 2017 Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Pittsburgh, PA Kjell Lindgren
Nebula Award Weekend 2017 May 17-20, 2018 Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Pittsburgh, PA Martin P. Robinson
Nebula Award Weekend 2018 May 16-19, 2019 Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills, CA Bobak Ferdowsi
Nebula Award Weekend 2019 May 28-31, 2020 Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills, CA Online Aydrea Walden moved online due to Covid-19


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