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Help Readercon expand its invitation list!

Originally posted by rosefox at Help Readercon expand its invitation list!
Interested in being on Readercon's program? Know someone we should invite? Tell us! We're accepting applications and suggestions for Readercon 24, now through December 1.

Your email should include:

* Why the person you're suggesting would be a good program participant for Readercon (which includes good panel behavior as well as relevant knowledge).
* Why the person is uniquely interesting and awesome.
* What sorts of program items they'd be good on. (Feel free to use specific examples: "When I was at the discussion of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, I found myself really missing my friend the Shelley scholar...")

Your email might also include:

* A brief (brief!) paragraph of relevant background information.
* Links to things the person has written.
* A pitch for a talk, discussion, event, or other program item.

Really don't bother with:

* A full CV, resume, or biography.
* Anything that looks like a form letter. (Yes, this happens.)
* Offers to bribe us, even in jest.

We explicitly encourage applications from and recommendations of women, QUILT*BAG folks, people of color, people with disabilities, and other members of minority groups. Diverse voices make for better conversations.

Send your applications and recommendations to program@readercon.org. Thanks for helping us to make Readercon even better!
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