SFF-Net Nebula Chat

Hosted by Vonda N. McIntyre
Live from the 1997 Nebula Awards Banquet
in Santa Fe, NM, May 2nd, 1998

The Nebula Awards are presented annually by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and are voted on by the membership in four categories -- Best Novel, Novella, Novelette, and Short Story (About the Nebulas). Also awarded this year were the SFWA Service Award, Author Emeritus, and Grandmaster titles.  The list of winners can be found at the above link, or within the transcripts below.

The SFF-Net Nebula Chat was held on the IRC (Internet Relay Chat) server, with a relay of highlights to the Telnet Chat server, on the evening of the Nebula Banquet, with author Vonda N. McIntyre reporting live from the event. Chat moderated by Jim Bailey with help from numerous others. Please send comments, questions, and suggestions to jbailey@sff.net.

All files below in plain text format (.txt), with line breaks at 66 columns. Best seen with fixed-proportion font like courier. Extraneous comings and goings have been edited out for clarity, and obvious typos corrected, but the transcripts are otherwise complete as happened.

  • Full Transcript
    • All 7 segments shown below in one file (2417 lines, 110k)

  • Segment 1
    • Warm Up (175 lines, 8k)
  • Segment 2
    • Our Host Vonda Arrives (484 lines, 22k)
  • Segment 3
    • Guests Start Arriving (340 lines, 15k)
      • Guests: Scott Edelman, Steven D. Howe, Michael Cassutt
  • Segment 4
    • Guests Part II (325 lines, 15k)
      • Guests: Steve Smith, Connie Willis, Alis Rasmussen (Kate Elliot), Geoffrey Landis, Melinda Snodgrass
  • Segment 5
    • Speeches (368 lines, 17k)
      • Speakers paraphrased by Vonda: Michael Cassutt, Nelson S. Bond, and Chris Crawford
  • Segment 6
    • Awards Presentations (400 lines, 18k)
      • SFWA Service Award, Best Short Story, Novelette, Novella, Novel, and Grandmaster
  • Segment 7
    • Wind Down (325 lines, 14k)
      • Guests: Chris Krohn, Susan Matthews, Kevin J. Anderson, George R.R. Martin

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