We're proud to announce the launch of the Readercon forums. Open to anyone who wants to create an account, the forums are a great place to find a roommate or ride for the next con, catch up with old friends, suggest panels and panelists, and continue Readercon-style conversations all year round. Right now we only have a few forum topics; we welcome your suggestions for others. The forums aren't intended to replace other discussion venues such as the Readercon LiveJournal community, and official announcements will continue to go out through the usual channels (though we'll post them to the forums too, of course).
At present, it takes a day or two to approve new accounts. We're hoping to speed up that process soon. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience.
You can sign up for your account here:
If you have any questions about the forums or problems registering, please email our friendly forum administrators at email@example.com.
Another way for convention attendees to stay in touch with one another from August to June is on our LiveJournal community, readercon.livejournal.com, and our Dreamwidth community, readercon.dreamwidth.org. Accounts are free and easy to set up; once you have an account, you can make posts to the community, track individual discussion threads, and get emailed notifications of replies to your comments. If you don't have and don't want a LiveJournal account, you can still leave comments using OpenID and follow the RSS feed of our posts at http://community.livejournal.com/readercon/data/rss and http://readercon.dreamwidth.org/data/rss respectively. These communities are not the most efficient way to get in touch with our concom (for that, see our contact information), but they are watched by some concom members as well as many longtime attendees, so if you have basic, non-urgent questions, they are good places to get some answers. Look for the posts tagged "brainstorming" if you'd like to contribute ideas for next year, and posts tagged "first-timers" for information that's especially pertinent to Readercon newcomers.
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