(pictured above, L to R, back row: Kyrinn S. Eis; Chris Roberson; Sanford Nowlin; Linda Moorcock; Traci & me; foreground, seated: SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock) Good times with great people at the 2008 Nebula Awards Weekend in Austin this weekend. Quality time with the Moorcocks, Chris Roberson, Joe Lansdale, Diana Gill, Liza Trombi, Anne Sowards, John Denardo, Sanford Nowlin, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Robin Wayne Bailey, Brad Denton, Steven Gould, and many more. Nebula Awards winners here
, but the highlight of the weekend for me was Mike Moorcock being named the 25th Grandmaster of the Science Fiction Writers of America. I had the extreme honor of presenting a tribute speech to him and was thrilled just to be in the room when he received the recognition. I'll post some of my speech in an upcoming post. Hats off to FACT
for putting on a well-run Nebula Awards Weekend. For now, here are some pics from the banquet night.
L to R: Bruce Sterling; Michael Chabon; Michael Moorcock
Jasmina & Bruce Sterling
Me, clearly possessed by the spirit of a certain ruby-eyed albino during my tribute speech to Michael Moorcock
Mike Moorcock becomes the 25th Grandmaster of the Science Fiction Writers of America
Joe R. Lansdale and his daughter Kasey