Every year, generous volunteers host speculative fiction events—such as conventions, literary festivals and award ceremonies—all over the globe. Having been one of those volunteers from time to time, I can categorically state that it’s not a thankless task. Authors, in particular, really appreciate the opportunity to emerge from self-imposed isolation.
This page lists events that I am particularly interested in. Clearly it’s not meant to be an exhaustive list, and suffers from an undeniable Australian bias. (To be fair though, every foreign country apart from New Zealand is a really long way away.)