Monday, March 5, 2007

Ron Moore named SFWA Nebula Awards® toastmaster

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Ron D. Moore, head writer and executive producer of the Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica, will serve as Toastmaster for the 2007 Nebula Awards® Banquet May 12 in New York City.

Acclaimed as “the best show on television” by Newsweek, New York Newsday and Rolling Stone, among others, Battlestar Galactica was recently renewed for a fourth season and earned a prestigious Peabody Award for outstanding achievement in television in 2006 for “A belated, brilliantly re-imagined revival of a so-so 1970s outer-space saga.” The season three episode, “Unfinished Business” by Michael Taylor, is a Nebula nominee for Best Script at this year's awards.

Prior to his involvement with Battlestar Galactica, Moore was executive producer of the acclaimed HBO series Carnivàle as well as co-executive producer of the series Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Roswell, among others.

The 2007 Nebula Awards® Weekend will be held Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13 at the Marriott in the Financial Center, New York City, 85 West Street, New York, NY 10006. James Gunn will be honored as the SFWA Grand Master and David Guy Compton will be honored as Author Emeritus. Other activities will include a group autograph session, SFWA semi-annual business meeting and panel discussions related to the writing profession. Attendance is not limited SFWA members, but registration is necessary for most activities.

The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA.

About SFWA
Founded in 1965 by the late Damon Knight, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world.

Since its inception, SFWA® has grown in numbers and influence until it is now widely recognized as one of the most effective non-profit writers' organizations in existence, boasting a membership of approximately 1,500 science fiction and fantasy writers as well as artists, editors and allied professionals. Each year the organization presents the prestigious Nebula Awards® for the year’s best literary and dramatic works of speculative fiction.

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