Readerfest brings you the same authors, editors, agents, and other presenters you might see at any other professional literary event. We are community-driven and community-supported, staffed entirely by volunteers.

At Readerfest, all are welcome.

“From the choice of speakers to the panel topics, it’s clear that Readerfest is actively working to amplify #OwnVoices and go beyond the usual “here are a bunch of panels about X, and here’s one panel called women in X and another one called diversity in X″ approach.” At Readerfest, inclusivity wasn’t pushed into one panel. It was a central part of the convention.”

Martin McClellan, Co-founder of The Seattle Review of Books.

Presenters at Readerfest 2018 Include:


Guest of Honor
Steven Barnes


Science fiction author, screenwriter, lecturer, creative consultant, and martial arts instructor. John W Campbell Memorial Award Winner, Lion’s Blood (2002); Best Novelette nominee, The Locusts (1980).

Special Guest
Beth Meacham

Editor at Tor Books, Beth has edited many major works including Ender’s , Blood Music, and Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials.

Spencer Ellsworth
Candice Montgomery

And Many More to Come!

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