Broad Universe reading at Worldcon Friday night

BU RFR flyer001Ready to explore new worlds and find your new favorite authors?

You’re invited to the Broad Universe Sasquan Rapid Fire Reading from 7-9 p.m. Friday, August 21 in CC – 300C. Twenty BU members will each read for 5 minutes from their latest novels or stories.

The reading will feature the work of award-winning writers and talented newcomers. They write science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, horror, historical fantasy, steampunk, slipstream, magical realism, urban fantasy, and futuristic romances for all genders. Their works explore amazing worlds, technology, and social issues and their characters’ hearts and minds.

The writers are: Rachael Acks, Carol Berg, S. A. Bolich, A.C. Ellas, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Jude-Marie Green Elektra Hammond, J Tullos Hennig, Laurel Anne Hill, Belinda McBride, Deirdre M. Murphy, Marta Murvosh, Trudy V. Myers, Lizzie Newell, E.M. Prazeman, Loren Rhoads, Roberta Rogow, Kathryn Sullivan, Chrysoula Tzavelas, and Wendy Van Camp.

This year’s Worldcon Rapid Fire Reading participants have won or were finalists for the Aurora Award, Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award, Dream Realm Award, EPIC Award for Fantasy, EPPIE, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, Mythopoeic Fantasy, National Indie Excellence Award, Origin Awards, Phelan Award, Prism Award, Rainbow Book Awards, RWA’s Passionate Plume, the Stoker Award and the USA Book News National Best Book.

Their work has been published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Cemetery Dance, Changeling Press, City Slab, Devine Destinies, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Loose Id, Manlove Romance, Night Shade, On Spec, Totally Bound, Writers of the Future, eXtasy Books and other publications. They’ve received honorable mentions in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and Writers of the Future, and been included in several award-winning anthologies.

Like all Rapid Fire Readings, there will be chocolate and drawings for books, and best of all, you’ll spend the evening enjoying explorations in speculative fiction.

Broad Universe is a nonprofit organization that has supported women writing, editing, and publishing in speculative fiction since 2000.

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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3 Responses to Broad Universe reading at Worldcon Friday night

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  2. Spinsters And Son says:

    Oh, I wish I could hear you. It’s been years since you read me anything! What part are you doing? (Oh, and have a really great time, by the way)

    • Loren Rhoads says:

      I’m going to read the bit where Raena takes down the mountainside. FWIW, I meant to read you Drifter while we were at Gilchrist. Be careful, or I’ll start reading you stuff over the phone.

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