The Locus Awards are a science fiction and fantasy literary award determined by polls of readers of Locus magazine since 1971. The awards are presented at a banquet in Seattle, Washington (across from the Seattle Center) and emceed by the witty and entertaining Connie Willis. Highlights of the event include an autograph session, panel discussions with leading authors, and an annual Hawaiian shirt contest. Attending memberships are $65, which includes a six-month digital subscription to Locus Online from February to the August 2018 issue. In addition, the Locus Writers Workshop will take place during the same weekend with instructors Connie Willis and Yoon Ha Lee. More details are available at the Locus Awards Weekend website. Norwescon is proud to be a sponsor of the Locus Awards Weekend.