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Help Readercon expand its invitation list!

Interested in being on Readercon's program? Know someone we should invite? Tell us! We're accepting applications and suggestions for Readercon 24, now through December 1.

Your email should include:

* Why the person you're suggesting would be a good program participant for Readercon (which includes good panel behavior as well as relevant knowledge).
* Why the person is uniquely interesting and awesome.
* What sorts of program items they'd be good on. (Feel free to use specific examples: "When I was at the discussion of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, I found myself really missing my friend the Shelley scholar...")

Your email might also include:

* A brief (brief!) paragraph of relevant background information.
* Links to things the person has written.
* A pitch for a talk, discussion, event, or other program item.

Really don't bother with:

* A full CV, resume, or biography.
* Anything that looks like a form letter. (Yes, this happens.)
* Offers to bribe us, even in jest.

We explicitly encourage applications from and recommendations of women, QUILT*BAG folks, people of color, people with disabilities, and other members of minority groups. Diverse voices make for better conversations.

Send your applications and recommendations to Thanks for helping us to make Readercon even better!


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Jul. 18th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Help Readercon expand its invitation list!
User oracne referenced to your post from Help Readercon expand its invitation list! saying: [...] Originally posted by at Help Readercon expand its invitation list! [...]
Jul. 29th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
Considering the problems of the last con, and the Board's inability to follow or apply their own existing rules, and the obvious We don't much care about the safety and comfort of our guests, especially women, why should anyone wish to be added to the list. Is this simply about numbers, because a lot of people won't be coming back in the future? I might have considered attending, but...nope. Not now. We have enough attacks against women by the GOP; we don't really need more of them on a voluntary basis. It's quite difficult to take your statement We explicitly encourage applications from and recommendations of women seriously when the actions of the Board say exactly the obvious. In short, what is being said herein is impossible to hear over the noise of the actions being taken.
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