Readercon 29

Guests of Honor

Ken Liu

Ken Liu

Ken Liu is a lawyer and a programmer, but he is best known as an author of speculative fiction. He has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards for his shorter fiction, and his debut novel, The Grace of Kings (2015), won the Locus Best First Novel award and was a Nebula finalist. He has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, and multiple “Year’s Best” anthologies, among other places. He is also a noted translator, having translated numerous literary and genre works from Chinese to English. His translation of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015; it was the first translated novel ever to receive that honor. He also edited the first English-language anthology of contemporary Chinese science fiction, Invisible Planets (2016). Join us as we welcome this rising star of speculative fiction to Readercon and celebrate his work.


Nisi Shawl

Nisi Shawl

Nisi Shawl has worked a warehouse job, has sold structural steel and aluminum, and has been in a band. Most notably, she writes. Her short story collection Filter House was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and was one of two winners of the Tiptree Award as well as the recipient of the “Best Books of 2008” from Publisher’s Weekly. Her debut novel Everfair was a finalist for the Nebula Award. She is also a noted lecturer and teacher on speculative fiction, gender, and race. We are overjoyed to welcome her to Readercon and to celebrate her work.


E. Nesbit

E. Nesbit

E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924) was a giant of children’s literature. She was the first modern writer of literature for children, writing or collaborating on over 60 books of children’s literature, and was the most influential author on the genre in the twentieth century. Her stories about the Bastable children (The Story of the Treasure Seekers, 1899), about the sand-fairy the Psammead and the children who discover it (Five Children and It, 1902; The Phoenix and the Carpet, 1904; and The Story of the Amulet, 1906), The Enchanted Castle (1907), and the time fantasies The House of Arden (1908) and Harding’s Luck (1909) remain classics of the genre, and are still read and loved by children today.

Nesbit was more than a children’s writer, however. She wrote romance novels, a fantasy (Dormant, 1911), and an underrated and overlooked set of horror stories. Nesbit was a writer of great range and inventiveness, and although the great majority of her time and energy were spent on her stories and novels for children she was a witty and intelligent stylist in her adult work. Please join us in celebrating her life and work.

Program Participants

The following guests are scheduled to attend Readercon 29.

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Bio-bibliography Al-Bedawi, Layla

Bio-bibliography Allen, Mike

Bio-bibliography Aminoff, Jenise

Bio-bibliography Amundsen, Erik

Bio-bibliography Andrews, Scott H.

Bio-bibliography Arthen, Inanna

Bio-bibliography Bear, Elizabeth

Bio-bibliography Beit-Aharon, Noah

Bio-bibliography Belilovsky, Anatoly

Bio-bibliography Bennis, Robyn

Bio-bibliography Berman, Judith

Bio-bibliography Berman, Steve

Bio-bibliography Bigelow, Susan Jane

Bio-bibliography Brody, Ellen

Bio-bibliography Brown, Christopher

Bio-bibliography Bruce, Terri

Bio-bibliography Bryski, Katie

Bio-bibliography Bulkin, Nadia

Bio-bibliography Cahill, Martin

Bio-bibliography Cavelos, Jeanne

Bio-bibliography Chakraborty, S.A.

Bio-bibliography Chu, John

Bio-bibliography Cisco, Michael

Bio-bibliography Clare, Gwendolyn

Bio-bibliography Clark, Phenderson Djèlí

Bio-bibliography Clarke, Neil

Bio-bibliography Clarke, Teri

Bio-bibliography Cleto, Sara

Bio-bibliography Clute, John *

Bio-bibliography Cohen, LJ

Bio-bibliography Cooney, C.S.E.

Bio-bibliography Corbin, Andrea

Bio-bibliography Cox, F. Brett

Bio-bibliography Daniels, Gillian

Bio-bibliography Datlow, Ellen *

Bio-bibliography Dawn, Randee

Bio-bibliography Dawson, J.R.

Bio-bibliography Defendini, Pablo

Bio-bibliography DeGraff, David

Bio-bibliography DeLuca, Michael J.

Bio-bibliography Delany, Samuel R. *

Bio-bibliography Dirda, Michael

Bio-bibliography DiZoglio, Joseph

Bio-bibliography Dolkart, N.S.

Bio-bibliography Duchamp, L. Timmel

Bio-bibliography Durrani, Haris

Bio-bibliography Edelman, Scott

Bio-bibliography Feeley, Gregory

Bio-bibliography Feldman, Stephanie

Bio-bibliography Files, Gemma

Bio-bibliography Forrest, Francesca

Bio-bibliography Fox, Rose

Bio-bibliography Freund, Jim

Bio-bibliography Morrow, James *

Bio-bibliography Morrow, Kathryn Smith

Bio-bibliography Murphy, John

Bio-bibliography Nepveu, Kate

Bio-bibliography Nevins, Jess

Bio-bibliography Newman, Miriam

Bio-bibliography Older, Malka

Bio-bibliography O'Neil, John

Bio-bibliography Oshiro, Mark

Bio-bibliography Pollack, Rachel

Bio-bibliography Rios, Julia

Bio-bibliography Roberson, Cameron

Bio-bibliography Roy, Lauren

Bio-bibliography Sandbrook, Victoria

Bio-bibliography Schaller, Eric

Bio-bibliography Schanoes, Veronica

Bio-bibliography Schneyer, Kenneth

Bio-bibliography Shaw, David G.

Bio-bibliography Shvartsman, Alex

Bio-bibliography Singh, Nikhil

Bio-bibliography Sjunneson-Henry, Elsa

Bio-bibliography Sleight, Graham

Bio-bibliography Smith, Sarah

Bio-bibliography Stott, Romie

Bio-bibliography Swanwick, Michael *

Bio-bibliography Taaffe, Sonya

Bio-bibliography Taylor, Terence

Bio-bibliography Teitelbaum, Ilana C.

Bio-bibliography Templeton, Patty

Bio-bibliography Tesla, Vinnie

Bio-bibliography Thakrar, Shveta

Bio-bibliography Townsend, Tracy

Bio-bibliography Valente, Catherynne M. *

Bio-bibliography Van Gelder, Gordon

Bio-bibliography Vardomskaya, Tamara

Bio-bibliography Vedeler, Harold Torger

Bio-bibliography Verlager, Kestrell

Bio-bibliography Verso, Francesco

Bio-bibliography Vourvoulias, Sabrina

Bio-bibliography Walrath, Holly

Bio-bibliography Warman, Brittany

Bio-bibliography Watson, T.X.

Bio-bibliography Wessells, Henry

Bio-bibliography Wilde, Fran

Bio-bibliography Williams, Sheila

Bio-bibliography Williams, Walt

Bio-bibliography Wilson, Gregory A.

Bio-bibliography Wiswell, John

Bio-bibliography Wolfe, Gary K. *

Bio-bibliography Wolfe, Navah

Bio-bibliography Zone, The Joey