The San Diego Aerospace Museum in San Diego, California, was the site of the twenty-second annual Awards ceremony, held on Friday, August 18, 2006. Before the beginning of the event, winners, judges and their guests were given a special behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.
Celebrity presenters at the ceremony included actress Marisol Nichols and astronaut Colonel Rick Searfoss. Larry Niven and Dr. Jerry Pournelle received matching silver trophies for the L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts.
After the conclusion of the ceremonies, the Aerospace Museum hosted a celebratory book signing for winners to autograph their newly released copies of Volume XXII. The following day, winners and many of the judges gathered for an outdoor signing at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego, California.