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Readerfest brings you the same authors, editors, agents, vendors, artists, game writers, musicians and other presenters you might see at any other professional literary event PLUS we have a casual, festival environment. 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.

Two Great Events, One Great Weekend!

Festival —

Start with our Happy Hour – 21 and over Reception with Guests of Honor!

Thursday September 13, 7:00 PM at The Forum, 815 Pacific Ave A, Tacoma, WA 98402

  • Free entry, you just pay your costs for food & drink


September 14–16, 2018

 Full Weekend Membership includes the following for $25 for the weekend

  • Meet local and national authors & celebrity guests
  • GAMES ROOM — Meet and mingle with pros in game design and writing, plus artists working in the industry.
  • Attend conversations and presentations with many of our favorites, and meet new writers you will love!
  • Dealer’s room to buy cool stuff! (Open 11-6 Fri and Sat)
  • ART — Meet working artists who create the art for books, games, comics and more!
  • Scholarships and day passes available

Start with our Happy Hour – 21 and over Reception with Guests of Honor!

Thursday September 13, 7:00 PM at The Forum, 815 Pacific Ave A, Tacoma, WA 98402

  • Free entry, you just pay your costs for food & drink

Writers’ Workshop

will be located off site at The Forum Friday, September 14. 11 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday September 15 11 am-4:30 pm, and Sunday, September 16, 11am-4:30 pm

You’ll learn from guest of Honor Steven Barnes and Tor editor Beth Meacham,
along with dozens of celebrated authors, poets, actors, playwrights, journalists, screenwriters, and storytellers from near and far.

  • Registration required
  • $100 donation includes all three days
  • Scholarships and Day Passes Available

REGISTER NOW
Please register even if you’re not attending paid events. It helps us plan for our attendees.

For more information, please email realreaderfest@gmail.com

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