John Scalzi, president of the Science Fiction Writers Association, has posted the list of Nebula Award Nominees. Give the list a scan. There are some really fantastic stories, authors, and movies on this list.
Galleycat has also posted a list of links so you can read the nominees online for free (some only have portions available).
Last year, the awards weekend was in DC, so I was able to attend. Members of the public can buy tickets, so if you are in the San Jose area (or will be May 16-19), get your tickets as soon as possible. It’s a great time.