Readerfest 2018: Systems of Magic

September 14 -16, 2018    Liberty Inn Best Western, Dupont, WA (near Seattle)

Come to Readerfest! All are welcome.

author Steven Barnes & Tor editor Beth Meacham

Readerfest brings you the synergy of quality authors, editors, agents, vendors, artists, game writers, musicians and other presenters , PLUS we have a casual, festival environment. We are community-driven and community-supported, staffed entirely by volunteers.

Readerfest is a welcoming space where no racism, bigotry, or hate speech will be tolerated.

We observe a ‘Six Second Rule’ — those who are more privileged wait 6 seconds before speaking so that marginalized voices may be centered.


Best Western Liberty Inn, Dupont, WA (one hour south of Seattle) — call 253-912-8777 and ask for ‘Readerfest’ room block to get a hotel room at our special rate of $101.15 for a King or 2-Queen room, or $126.65 for a suite. Breakfast included. Free parking. Across street from Dupont Transit Center. Rooms must be reserved by August 31, 2018 to get this special discounted rate!

Festival is free to attend!

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Sept. 14 Friday hours – 10 am-10pm
Sept. 15 Saturday hours – 10 am-10 pm
Sept. 16 Sunday hours – 10 am-7pm

  • Readers
  • Writers
  • Authors
  • Gamers & games!
  • Artists
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Editors
  • Agents
  • Booksellers & vendors!

Readerfest is a festival for readers, writers, artists, gamers, and all kinds of creators. We offer an exclusive programming track of discussion panels and lectures, and presentations by popular authors, a dealer’s room,  artists, music, socializing, and lots of things to do and see. 


Writers’ Workshop 

 We offer membership in a three-day writers’ workshop, professional reviews of your work, one on one meetings with pros, and intensive writing exercises.   – $25

Friday, September 14, 11 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 15, 11 am-4:30 pm

Sunday, September 16, 11 am-4:30 pm

(Our art above features Guest of Honor Steven Barnes, author and actor Abie Eke – art by Rob Carlos, author Sonia Lyris – art by Jim Pinto, photo by Norm Bowler).


Registration coming soon!