This weekend, as I frequently do around this time of year, I’ll be headed to Readercon in Quincy, MA. It’s a delightful con focused – as the name implies – on readers (and by extension, writers) and reading. I’m not officially participating in programming, but I will be taking part in a group reading for the upcoming Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories edited by Ellen Datlow.
Friday – 1:00 PM
Salon C • Group Reading: Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories • Ellen Datlow (mod), Gemma Files, Jeffrey Ford, Stephen Graham Jones, John Langan, Paul Tremblay
Contributors to the forthcoming anthology Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, edited by Ellen Datlow, will read from their work.
My name didn’t make it into the program, but Ellen assures me I’m allowed to be there, so I’ll be reading an excerpt from my story “The Ghost Sequences”. As you can see from the above program description, I’ll be in incredibly good company with a stellar line up of my fellow contributors.
Other than that, I’ll be browsing the dealers’ room, catching up with friends, and attending various program items throughout the weekend. One of my favorite parts of cons is going to readings. I’ve discovered new stories and new favorite authors that way, and gained fresh perspectives on stories after hearing them aloud in the author’s voice. The panels at Readercon are also top notch. If you’ve never attended and are considering going, I highly recommend it.
Hope to see you there!