Countdown: ReaderCon 2015


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.


This marks the fifth year of ReaderCon, and while I’ve been part of it for just as long, I’m just thankful for each year that we’re able to pull it off and the support we continue to receive (aaand I’ll save the rest for the Readercon reportage afterwards).

The theme for the year is “Toward a Reading Revolution,” because reader empowerment is at the core of Filipino ReaderCon.

First things first: if you’re planning to attend (and if you’re a Filipino reader, you really should!), go and  (again,) to help facilitate entry into the DLSU campus, where this year’s ReaderCon will take place.

And here’s a rundown of what you can look forward to:

In case you missed it, yes, I have a panel (Readers Take the Reins, at 9:30 am), and my book club, Flips Flipping Pages, is hosting a book discussion of Arnold Arre’s Martial Law Babies (2:30-3:30pm).

Also, my most important task for ReaderCon is to reveal the winners of the 2015 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards (I am sworn to secrecy, but check out the finalists here!), which caps off the day at 4:45 pm. It’s always exciting to announce the winners each year, and that’s the only time my little committee can breathe a sigh of relief… up until we start worrying about next year’s FRCA, of course.


Can’t wait til the weekend. See you at the ReaderCon!

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