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 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.)