Readercon 31

August 13-15, 2021 (See our latest announcement for more.)
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Help Us! (Volunteer)

Readercon is run entirely by volunteers. We can always use more help in every area, before and during the convention. If you're new to conventions, volunteering is a great and time-tested way to meet people. There are a variety of tasks to suit many different skill sets. Work eight hours and you'll earn a free membership to next year's con.

Take a look at our volunteer "job ads" or email our volunteer coordinators if you are interested in helping out. You can also email the head of the division you're interested in working for. (A full contact list is at the bottom of this page.)

Join Us

Once you get a taste of volunteering for Readercon, you may find yourself hungering for more. We've got an incredible team that works all year round to make the convention a success. We'd love for you to be a part of that. The speculative fiction field is changing rapidly and community contributions of time, effort, and ideas are essential to keep Readercon on the cutting edge. No matter what your interests and skills are, you can contribute to Readercon. If you'd like to join the concom, safety committee, program committee, or at-con staff, please email to get started.

Meet Us

Readercon's convention committee (concom) holds meetings once a month, usually on Sundays. Anyone is welcome to attend, in person (in the Boston area) or over Zoom. Email for the day, time, and location of the next meeting and come see what makes the convention tick.


The Readercon Board of Directors:

Gloria Lucia Albasi

Rachel Borman

Lisa M. Goldstein

Merryl Gross

B. Diane Martin

The Officers of Readercon:

David Shaw, president

Louise Waugh, vice president

Lisa M. Goldstein, treasurer

B. Diane Martin, clerk

The Readercon Convention Committee:

Rachel Borman, co-chair

B. Diane Martin, co-chair

Gloria Lucia Albasi

Noah Beit-Aharon

Ellen Brody

Richard Duffy

Rose Fox

Lisa M. Goldstein

Merryl Gross

Suwada Hinds

Suli Isaacs

Dawn Jones-Low

Thom Jones-Low

Andrea Martinez Corbin

Lori Meltzer

Chelle Parker

Kim Riek

Greg Roy

Xtina Schelin

Bill Sherman

Sonya Taaffe

Emily Wagner

Louise Waugh

Nightwing Whitehead

The Readercon Program Committee:

Rose Fox, co-chair

Chelle Parker, co-chair

David G. Shaw, chair emeritus

Emily Wagner, chair emerita

Xtina Schelin, Zambia developer

Noah Beit-Aharon

Rob Cameron

Kip Manley

Manish Melwani

Kate Nepveu

Miriam Newman

Eugene Reynolds

Frances Rowat

Graham Sleight

T.X. Watson

The Readercon Safety Committee:

Amal El-Mohtar

Laurel Hedge

D. Joan Leib

B. Diane Martin

Chelle Parker

Jean Rossner

Sonya Taaffe

Renee Thrasher

Debra Wedding

Fran Wilde

Contact Us

General email:


Bake Sale:



Program (general inquiries):

Program (ideas for future program items):

Program (applications to be a program participant):

Publications (including Souvenir Book and Program Guide):




Snail Mail:
PO Box 65
Watertown, MA 02472 (USA)

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