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Unfortunately, Con_girl is sick and will not be attending Readercon, this weekend. We have a membership to sell. We paid $60.00. Make us an offer.

EDIT: The membership is spoken-for.
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Readercon has sold out of memberships for the last few years, and we expect to hit our membership cap this year as well. If you are planning to buy a weekend membership or day pass, we recommend getting to registration when it opens: 10 a.m. on Friday July 13 (probably the only day that weekend memberships will be available), 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please check our Twitter feed ([ profile] readercon) for updates on availability of weekend memberships and day passes.

Save yourself the hassle and worry in 2013--buy your Readercon 24 weekend membership at the con on Sunday for a mere $50! Bundle it with a Sunday day pass and save $5. Or inquire at the info desk about volunteer opportunities; just eight hours of volunteer time at this year's convention earns you a free weekend membership for next year.
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You can see the full program here:

And download the handy two-page grid here:

It's going to be an amazing convention. See you all there!
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The Readercon committee is looking for someone who's interested in running the Tiptree Bake Sale at Readercon. We expect this to be someone who's already planning to come to Readercon, and wants to help out.

Pre-con, this involves coordinating with people who've offered to bring baked goods, bringing some yourself, and asking around to try to get other people to bring things.

At-con, it involves most of Saturday morning and afternoon at the bake sale, selling things, and collecting money. You'll probably want to find one or two people to help you out so that you're not stuck there the entire time by yourself. Our treasurer will collect the money periodically, and when the sale is over, ensure that it's sent on to the Tiptree committee.

What you'll get in return is joy and thanks from the people who will happily buy everything you put out.

If you're interested, comment here, or send mail to .
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On behalf of Readercon's program committee, I'm delighted to announce the book club selections for Readercon 23. This year we went with a theme of speculative explorations of sex, gender, and sexuality. Of course there are a great many excellent and fascinating works to choose from, but I think we've narrowed it down to a compelling foursome (as it were) that will bear up well under the close scrutiny of Readercon's book club discussions. Our selections:

Recent fiction: Ghost by John Ringo

Classic fiction: Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey

Recent nonfiction: A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals About Human Desire by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam

Classic nonfiction: Imaginative Sex by John Norman

More details )

Please join us in reading and discussing these justly celebrated works at Readercon 23!
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Before all those good memories fade into a happy blur, please take a few minutes to fill out our post-convention survey. Here's the link:

Feel free to forward this link to other Readercon attendees you know.

The survey is completely anonymous, so please, be honest. We greatly value your feedback. Thank you for helping us to make Readercon 23 even better. See you in July!
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If you've written or encountered a blog post about this year's Readercon, please post a link here. We want to hear your stories!

Thank you all so much for a really wonderful convention. I'm already looking forward to next year.
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Complete Readercon 22 Program Guide (PDF version, Word version)

Conference Schedule with item descriptions (HTML version)

Thursday Schedule (PDF version, Word version)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday program grid (PDF version, Excel version)

See you in four days!
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I am delighted to confirm that the guests of honor for Readercon 22 will be:

Geoff Ryman
Gardner Dozois
Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain

We remain open for submission of panel ideas through December 1, so please comment with any suggestions for program items featuring our guests' works, ideas, and careers, as well as program items for which you think they would make excellent panelists (excepting Mr. Clemens, who unfortunately will not be in corporeal attendance). You can also email your suggestions to

As a reminder, Readercon 22 will take place in Burlington, Mass., July 14–17, 2011.
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I'm delighted to announce that Gardner Dozois and Geoff Ryman have accepted our invitations to be the guests of honor for Readercon 22, taking place in Burlington, MA from July 14 to 17, 2011.

Gardner Dozois's twenty-year stint as the editor of Asimov's is one of the great editorial projects in our field. Year after year, he published some truly fine short fiction, including numerous award winners. Thanks to these achievements and his superlative annual anthologies, he has received a record-holding 15 Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor. Though his writing career is sometimes overshadowed by his editorial work, his fiction has won two Nebula Awards and a Sidewise Award. He has also served as a judge for the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, a project dear to many Readercon attendees.

Geoff Ryman is a teacher and actor, and the author of seven novels, including the groundbreaking Was... and Air: Or, Have not Have. His work is often cited as embodying "Readercon-ness", as it explores and extends the dialogue between experience and imagination, between history and fantasy, between identity and society. His novels and short stories have won the World Fantasy Award, British Science Fiction Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, induction into the Gaylactic Spectrum Hall of Fame, and so many other honors and nominations that they have their own Wikipedia entry. He last attended Readercon in 2008, where he spoke on panels such as "Rival Revolutionary Movements in the Arts" and "Reading Aloud for Writers."

We're working with Gardner and Geoff to select a memorial guest of honor and will have that announcement for you shortly.

In the meantime, I'm issuing a call for program item ideas. Please submit your suggestions one of three ways:

1) In the comments to this entry or its companion entry on LiveJournal.

2) On the Readercon Forums.

3) In an email to

Lively discussion is encouraged. This "brainstorm" period will close November 14th, so please send us your ideas soon!
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