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Readercon is an annual conference or convention devoted to "imaginative literature" — literary science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the unclassifiable works often called "slipstream."

A typical Readercon features over 150 writers, editors, publishers, and critics, attracting prominent figures from across the U.S., and from Canada, the U.K., and occasionally even Australia and Japan.

Although Readercon is modeled on "science fiction conventions," there is no art show, no costumes, no gaming, and almost no media. Instead, Readercon features a near-total focus on the written word.

2013

Readercon 24 July 11-14, 2013, Burlington Marriott, Burlington, Massachusetts.

2012

Readercon 23 Some troubles. For background, see Misogyny in Fandom#Notable_Misogyny_discussions.

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A fan comments on this con in 1994:
Well, while you all were frolicking at Shoreleave, I was having dinner wilh Ellen Kushner and Susanna Sturgis at Readercon. These two dynamite women do a roving panel at cons called The Girls Who Do Boys on Boys." Unfortunately they weren't doing it at Readercon, but I hope to catch them doing it somewhere. Has anyone else been to one? I had a great time talking to them. The other high point of the convention was Chip (Samuel R.J Delany saying that if gayness didn't exist naturally that straight people would have invented it because it's such a powerful sexual fantasy. [1]

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References

  1. from Come Together #8