Ellen Brody Ellen Brody is the author of a Master’s thesis concerning fiction, media, and adaptation. She joined the Readercon committee shortly after Readercon 7, was the program chair and co-chair of Readercons 9 and 10, was a member of the program committee for Readercons 8 through 21, and has also worked on many other aspects of the convention. She was the co-editor, with Richard Duffy, of the Souvenir Book for Readercons 22 through 25; they were the assistant editors for Readercon 26, and they have continued compiling the bibliographies for Readercons 26 through 30 (making this the ninth consecutive year, so far). Additionally, she once helped him run the Bookshop.
In the theatrical world, she has directed, acted, produced, designed, stage managed, and everything else. Her favorite previous roles include: Viola in Twelfth Night, Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, Mrs. X in The Stronger, Joan in Saint Joan, Harriet Stanley in The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Ruth in Blithe Spirit. At an audition, a director once handed her the first three pages of an Agatha Christie novel and said, “Read.” She got the part. Her love of performance flourishes here at Readercon, where she has read a selection by the Memorial Guest of Honor at twenty-two consecutive conventions so far, and where she has appeared on a few panels as well. So... onwards to ∞∞!