Readercon

A rather sercon regional convention held outside Boston Massachusetts in the summer. It was founded by Bob Colby and statistician Eric Van in the mid-1980s with the goal of focusing almost exclusively on SF/fantasy/slipstream/speculative fiction in the written form.

Convention Dates Guests of Honor Memorial Guest of Honor
Readercon 1 June 26-28, 1987 Gene Wolfe Philip K. Dick
Readercon 2 November 18-20, 1988 Samuel Delany Theodore Sturgeon
Readercon 3 March 30-April 1, 1990 John Crowley, Tom Disch T.H. White
Readercon 4 July 12-14, 1991 Thomas M. Disch, Barry N. Malzberg, John Clute
Readercon 5 July 10-12, 1992 Michael Bishop, Richard Powers, Rick Lieder James Tiptree, Jr.
Readercon 6 July 9-11, 1993 Brian Aldiss, Judith Merrill H.G. Wells
Readercon 7 July 10-12, 1994 Ursula K. LeGuin, Terri Windling Cordwainer Smith
Readercon 8 July 12-14, 1996 William Gibson, Larry McCaffery Alfred Bester
Readercon 9 July 11-13, 1997 Kim Stanley Robinson, Algis Budrys C.M. Kornbluth
Readercon 10 July 10-12, 1998 Bruce Sterling, Lisa Goldstein Leigh Brackett
Readercon 11 July 9-11, 1999 Harlan Ellison, Ellen Datlow Gerald Kersh
Readercon 12 July 21-23, 2000 Michael Moorcock, Suzy McKee Charnas Mervyn Peake
Readercon 13 July 13-15, 2001 Michael Swanwick, David Hartwell Clifford D. Simak
Readercon 14 July 12-14, 2002 Octavia E. Butler, Gwyneth Jones John Brunner
Readercon 15 July 11-13, 2003 Hal Clement, Rudy Rucker, Howard Waldrop R. A. Lafferty
Readercon 16 July 8-10, 2005 Joe Haldeman, Kate Wilhelm Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore
Readercon 17 July 7-9, 2006 China Miéville, James Morrow Jorge Luis Borges
Readercon 18 July 5-8, 2007 Lucius Shepard, Karen Joy Fowler Angela Carter
Readercon 19 July 17-20, 2008 Jonathan Lethem, James Patrick Kelly Stanislaw Lem
Readercon 20 July 9-12, 2009 Elizabeth Hand, Greer Gilman Hope Mirrlees
Readercon 21 July 8-11, 2010 Nalo Hopkinson, Charles Stross Olaf Stapledon
Readercon 22 July 14-17, 2011 Geoff Ryman, Gardner Dozois Mark Twain
Readercon 23 July 12-15, 2012 Peter Straub, Caitlín Kiernan Shirley Jackson
Readercon 24 July 11-14, 2013 Maureen F. McHugh, Patricia A. McKillip Roger Zelazny
Readercon 25 July 10-13, 2014 Andrea Hairston, Kit Reed Mary Shelley
Readercon 26 July 9-12, 2015 Nicola Griffith, Gary K. Wolfe Joanna Russ
Readercon 27 July 10-13, 2016 Catherynne M. Valente, Tim Powers Diana Wynne Jones
Readercon 28 July 13-16, 2017 Naomi Novik, Nnedi Okorafor Tanith Lee
Readercon 29 July 12-15, 2018 Ken Liu, Nisi Shawl E. Nesbit
Wikipedia Fanac File770
Concatenation Fanlore http://www.readercon.org/ (IA) Website