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Sirens is a conference unlike any you’ve ever known.

We are dedicated to discussing and celebrating the remarkable work of women and nonbinary people in 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 smart as a scholarly conference, as passionate as a fan convention, and as ambitious as a networking weekend, with just a bit of the respite of a personal retreat.

Like so many of you, we dream big and bold and bright.

In 2020, we will present our twelfth year of Sirens, and we hope that you’ll be a part of it! Our theme will be villains—specifically the intersections of gender, ambition, and power, and what it means for women and nonbinary people to live in defiance of stereotypes.

Our 2020 guests of honor are brilliant, each with incisive, thoughtful achievements in their fields: Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks, Rin Chupeco, Sarah Gailey, and Fonda Lee, and for the Sirens Studio, Joamette Gil. As we delve into gender and villainy—in addition to a thousand other topics related to gender and fantasy literature—we think you’ll find our guests and their work critical to your conversations.

So please, explore our website, tackle our reading challenge, consider proposing a presentation, and join us in Denver in October!

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“I had attended larger, well-established cons in the past, but I had never felt comfortable at them. I was always conscious of being young, and female, and a person of color. My friends told me Sirens would feel different, and they were right. Even though I only knew a small number of attendees at first, I felt like I was continually being invited in at Sirens, and that made all the difference.”
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