We are dedicated to discussing and celebrating the remarkable, diverse women of fantasy literature.
We are committed to the fundamental premise that every voice—every reader, every scholar, every librarian or educator or publishing professional or author—has valid, valuable thoughts to share.
We are committed to including people with diverse perspectives, experiences, and identities in our conversations and community.
We are as brilliant as a scholarly conference, as passionate as a fan convention, as ambitious as a networking weekend, with just a bit of the respite of a personal retreat.
Like the women of fantasy literature, we dream big and bold and bright.
In 2019, we will present our eleventh year of Sirens—and we hope that you’ll be a part of it! Our theme will be heroes, specifically those women and nonbinary people who are so often denied the title of “hero,” but whose heroism saves the world anyway.
Our 2019 guests of honor are brilliant, each with incisive, thoughtful achievements in her field: Mishell Baker, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Rebecca Roanhorse, and for the first time, a scholar, Dr. Suzanne Scott, and a Sirens Studio guest of honor, Roshani Chokshi. And while perhaps only a few of our thousand conversations in 2019 will analyze heroism, gender and progress in fantasy literature—while the rest address the other million topics related to gender and fantasy literature—we think that you’ll find both our guests and their work critical to any discussion of heroism and gender representation in fantasy literature.