Science Fiction Awards Watch

Nebulas Live 2009

Here is the window for the live coverage of this year’s Nebula Awards. Coverage should start around 6:30pm, Los Angeles time (provided that Cheryl’s alarm goes off). However, don’t expect too much to happen before 9:00pm as the folks at the award banquet have to party and eat first. We are starting at the same time as the pre-banquet cocktail party in the hope that someone will be tweeting fashion shots, but the award ceremony itself isn’t scheduled to start until 8:30pm, and then there will be speeches by Toastmistress Janis Ian, and Keynote Speaker Chuck Lorre.

Of course you are all welcome to drop by and gossip beforehand, and speculate on who might win what.

Live coverage from the event will, assuming all goes well, be provided by tweets from Mary Robinette Kowal and Mike Allen. We’ll also be picking up tweets that contain the hashtag #nebula, but past experience suggests that these will take a while to appear. If you want to comment, us the box below rather than trying to tweet.

Cheryl (alarm clock willing) will be your host from the start of the show. Kevin is on an aircraft right now, but hopes to get online this evening before Cheryl falls asleep at the keyboard.

7 Responses to “Nebulas Live 2009”

  1. on 25 Apr 2009 at 4:28 pmkij

    I expect I’ll be here. :-)

    Kij

  2. on 25 Apr 2009 at 6:43 pmCheryl

    Will be delighted to hear from you, Kij. I’m always delighted to have nominees on board.

  3. on 25 Apr 2009 at 10:30 pmLisa Harrigan

    Thank you again, Cheryl and Kevin. This was a fun way to hear about the awards.
    And Congratulations again to all the Winners.
    I’m going to go have a drink. :)

  4. [...] and I are very pleased at how well the Nebulas live blogging event went last night. As I recall had 118 people check in during the show, and 53 watching for more than [...]

  5. on 27 Apr 2009 at 4:04 pmSteven

    After the ceremony, I spoke to Janis Ian and she agreed to allow me to print the lyrics to “At Seventeen: the SF Version” in Argentus later this year.

  6. on 27 Apr 2009 at 4:13 pmCheryl

    Hooray! Well done sir. I look forward to seeing it.

  7. on 28 Apr 2009 at 3:39 amSteven

    And the original hand-written lyrics were bought in the charity auction by Ellen Klages.

    The charity auction, which included Janis’s lyrics and about ten pieces of napkin art by various comic illustrators (and Michael Whelan) raised $935 for the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund.