#Filreadercon 2015 recap

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Hello, December!

We just wrapped up the 5th Filipino Reader Conference this weekend, and it’s been such an exhilarating experience. I’ve been a volunteer for the ReaderCon since its inception, and it’s a lot of hard work that stretches out for months, but like the rest of the people behind this annual event, I’m happy to make the effort to empower the Filipino reader.

This ReaderCon was busier than usual for me as I was part of a panel in the morning and was involved in preparations both for the Flips Flipping Pages book discussion and the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards in the afternoon (where is a time turner / vortex manipulator / TARDIS when you need one?!?), so I’ll be linking a lot of stuff to this post to give you a better recap of the event.

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Countdown: ReaderCon 2015

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I thought things were going to wind down for me by November, but it’s been busy as ever, especially as we’ve been getting ready for the upcoming Filipino Reader Conference.

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See you at the ReaderCon!

 

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It’s time once again for the Filipino Reader Conference, slated on November 14-15 at the Bayanihan Center, Mandaluyong City.

The Filipino Reader Conference is an annual event in support of the Filipino reader, designed to help them discover reading communities they can join, reading materials they would be interested in, and fellow book lovers they can make friends with.

This year’s theme is Readers Turned Writers, zeroing in on the phenomenon of readers who transitioned from consumer to creator, and the steps they took to write and publish their first books.

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Vote now for the #FRCA2014

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I’m finally back in action after spending the last few weeks in overtime (August was just crayyyyy), and I’m knuckling down to update the blog in this lull before my annual reportage of the Manila International Book Fair sets in mid-September.

Because I have an interview with Alex London in the morning a few hours, so I’ll leave this announcement here for now (*drumroll please*): Public voting is currently ongoing for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards (FRCA).

 

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The Pinoy Book Drop: Filipino Fridays (3)

And just like that, it’s Friday again! Time for another Filipino Friday, and this week it’s the Pinoy Book Drop.

Basically, the instructions were to leave books for another reader to find, and I’ve dropped five books this week.

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