Readercon 31

August 13–15, 2021
Hosted online! (See our latest announcement for more.)

Help Us! (Volunteer)

Readercon is run entirely by volunteers. We can always use more help in every area, before and during the convention. If you're new to conventions, volunteering is a great and time-tested way to meet people. There are a variety of tasks to suit many different skill sets. Work eight hours and you'll earn a free membership to next year's con.

Take a look at our volunteer "job ads" or email our volunteer coordinators if you are interested in helping out. You can also email the head of the division you're interested in working for. (A full contact list is at the bottom of this page.)

Join Us

Once you get a taste of volunteering for Readercon, you may find yourself hungering for more. We've got an incredible team that works all year round to make the convention a success. We'd love for you to be a part of that. The speculative fiction field is changing rapidly and community contributions of time, effort, and ideas are essential to keep Readercon on the cutting edge. No matter what your interests and skills are, you can contribute to Readercon. If you'd like to join the concom, safety committee, program committee, or at-con staff, please email to get started.

Meet Us

Readercon's convention committee (concom) holds meetings once a month, usually on Sundays. Anyone is welcome to attend, in person (in the Boston area) or over Zoom. Email for the day, time, and location of the next meeting and come see what makes the convention tick.


The Readercon Board of Directors:

Gloria Lucia Albasi

Rae Borman

Lisa M. Goldstein

Merryl Gross

B. Diane Martin


The Officers of Readercon:

David Shaw, president

Lisa M. Goldstein, treasurer

B. Diane Martin, clerk


The Readercon Convention Committee:

Rae Borman, co-chair

B. Diane Martin, co-chair

Gloria Lucia Albasi

Noah Beit-Aharon

Ellen Brody

Richard Duffy

Rose Fox

Lisa M. Goldstein

Merryl Gross

Suwada Hinds

Suli Isaacs

Dawn Jones-Low

Thom Jones-Low

Andrea Martinez Corbin

Lori Meltzer

Chelle Parker

Greg Roy

Bill Sherman

Sonya Taaffe

Louise Waugh

Nightwing Whitehead

Margo Williams

Walt Williams


The Readercon Program Committee:

Rose Fox, co-chair

Chelle Parker, co-chair

David G. Shaw, chair emeritus

Emily Wagner, chair emerita

Xtina Schelin, Zambia developer

Noah Beit-Aharon

Rob Cameron

Kip Manley

Manish Melwani

Kate Nepveu

Miriam Newman

Eugene Reynolds

Frances Rowat

Graham Sleight

T.X. Watson


The Readercon Safety Committee:

Merryl Gross, co-chair

B. Diane Martin, co-chair

Gloria Lucia Albasi

Rae Borman

Rose Fox

Lisa M. Goldstein

Chelle Parker


The Readercon Publications Team:

Lisa M. Goldstein, head

Noah Beit-Aharon

Andrea Martinez Corbin

Chelle Parker

Victoria Sandbrook Flynn


Special Thanks

Readercon would like to extend a special thank you to the following people:

Mieke Citroen

Stephanie Cranford


Josh Jasper

Matthias Kepplinger

Beth Kevles

Sumiko Saulson

Julian Stuart


Contact Us

General email:


Bake Sale:



Program (general inquiries):

Program suggestions (future program items or participants):

Publications (including Souvenir Book and Program Guide):




Snail Mail:
PO Box 65
Watertown, MA 02472 (USA)

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