by Eric Van (chair)
Review by Ernest Lilley
Convention ISBN/ITEM#: RDCON17
Date: July 7-9, 2006 Burlington, Mass.
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From official release/information: GoHs: China Miéville and James Morrow
Memorial Guest of Honor: Jorge Luis Borges
Registration: $50 at door. One-day rates Friday: $20, Saturday: $35, Sunday: $20.
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Readercon is, depending on your point of view, either an annual literary conference (except it's infinitely more fun than that) or an annual science fiction convention (except we've stripped away virtually everything except talking about and buying books). In the course of its nearly twenty years, it has become the standard bearer and role model for conventions that focus on the literature of the genre. A typical Readercon features over 100 writers, editors, and critics (attracting prominent figures from Canada, the U.K., and occasionally even Australia) and more than 400 of their readers. Readercon is the only small convention regularly attended by such giants of literary SF as Samuel R. Delany, John Crowley, Barry N. Malzberg, and Jonathan Lethem.
Image: China Miéville cleans up nicely, and we caught him at the meet the pros party the first night. I'm chagrined to say that I was so struck by the author and companion that I failed to get said adjunct's appellation. - Ern
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