Friday, September 14, 10:00 AM –
Sunday, September 16, 6:00 PM

Please scroll after reading for Registration form. Come back after you complete it to make your payment HERE.




Free: Thursday 6PM-10PM,  “First Draft” Happy Hour reception with the Guests of Honor. You pay for your own food & drink at The Forum (21+) 815 Pacific Ave A, Tacoma, WA 98402

$75 VIP package — includes Full Weekend below, plus a special VIP brunch with the Guests of Honor (Steven Barnes, Beth Meacham, Rob Carlos, Tim Beach) and a signed gift. Limited to 25 seats.

  • $25  Full Weekend — all panels, games, and vendor areas access at The Spire. Or choose one day memberships.

Friday 10 am-10 pm

Saturday 10 am -10 pm

Sunday 1 pm -6 pm

Includes panel discussions, classes, gaming, access to vendor areas, and talks by leading author Steven Barnes and many more!  The the first 50 people to register get a cool commemorative Readerfest insulated drink cup, or a stylish Readerfest T-shirt, or a snazzy Readerfest book bag!  

  • $100 — optional Writers’ Workshop (takes place Friday and Saturday 11AM-4:30 PM and Sunday 11 AM-6:00 PM at The Forum 815 Pacific Ave A, Tacoma, WA 98402 — includes full weekend membership, plus: Writers will be meeting with Tor editor Beth Meacham, and authors Eilis Flynn, Candice Montgomery, and others to read samples of your work and discuss them with industry pros. This is an amazing opportunity to get feedback from top names in the SFF and SF Romance industry! We will also be adding critique sessions from poets and other authors, including comic book writers and artists…stay tuned for more info!

We will be small groups of 5 meeting to discuss each writer’s work with a professional editor, agent, or author. You will be asked to send a story or novel chapter of up to 5000 words by August 1, 2018 and you will be sent the stories for the others in your group to read and critique before the event. All writers and storytellers are welcome to participate, whether you are just getting started or you are already published. We believe that we can all learn from each other.  All are welcome!

  • Vendor Table — $50 for Friday 11-6 and Saturday 11-6.