Readercon 33 Guests of Honor

July 11 – 14, 2024

Boston Quincy Marriott in Quincy, MA

Rebecca Roanhorse

Rebecca RoanhorseRebecca Roanhorse ( is a New York Times bestselling and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer. She has published multiple award-winning short stories and novels, including two novels in The Sixth World Series, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, Race to the Sun for the Rick Riordan imprint, and the epic fantasy trilogy Between Earth and Sky. She has also written for Marvel Comics and for television, including FX's A Murder at the End of the World, and the Marvel series Echo for Disney+. She has had her own work optioned by Amazon Studios, Netflix, and AMC Studios.

She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pup. She drinks a lot of black coffee.


Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohar photo credit to Ainslie CoghillAmal El-Mohtar ( is a New York Times best-selling author of fiction, poetry, and criticism. Her stories and poems have appeared in numerous  magazines and anthologies, most recently in The Book of Witches and From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi. She is co-author, with Max Gladstone, of This is How You Lose the Time War, which won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, BSFA and Aurora awards and has been translated into over ten languages. Her articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, NPR Books and on, and she has been the New York Times's science fiction and fantasy columnist since 2018. She lives in Ottawa. 


Memorial Guest of Honor

Naomi Mitchison

Naomi Mitchison (1897–1999) ( was a Scots-English novelist, poet, and playwright, whose socialist and feminist (though she disputed the term) writings and activism made her a Scottish political and literary icon. Mitchison's bibliography includes over 100 books and 1000 shorter pieces, including works of fantasy such as The Conquered (1923), The Corn King and the Spring Queen (1931), and Travel Light (1952), and of science fiction, such as We Have Been Warned (1935) and Memoirs of a Spacewoman (1962). Though she officially became Lady Mitchison in 1964 with her husband's Life Peerage, she rejected such honorifics, preferring to go by her first name. She was named Tribal Mother by the Bakgatla in Botswana from 1963 until her death in 1999, and awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1985.