Readercon 19

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Readercon 19 was held July 17-20, 2008, at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, Massachusetts. GoH Jonathan Lethem, James Patrick Kelly, and in memorial Stanislaw Lem.

At this con, academic and neopro Veronica Schanoes accused Aaron Agassi, an unpopular fan with a history of mental illness, of harrassment, with the result that he was banned from Readercon for life. Schanoes’ witness was Genevieve Valentine, who would later be at the center of a more controversial ban after Readercon 23.

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