Casey Blair (@CaseyLBlair)
I am a nerd, and I love Sirens because no one is restrained in their excitement about women in fantasy books. Everyone cares deeply, everyone has thoughts, and not only is every attendee thrilled to share, they’re just as delighted to listen. There’s no distinction between pro or fan, writer or reader or academic: we all want to squee, rant, and learn about books.
s.e. smith (@realsesmith)
I am a sh*tstarter, and I love Sirens because it’s a conference for, about, and by people who want to completely upend things, and that makes it my kind of party. Whether I’m paneling, hanging out in the lobby, eating with friends, or attending a workshop, I’m surrounded by people who are as passionate as I am about making the world a better place.
I am a reader, and I love Sirens because I get to spend time with people who are equally as nerdy as I am about books. I also think that I’ve met people who’ve read more than I have, which makes me feel both behind the curve and also super excited, because I always know I can get a book recommendation.
Edith Hope Bishop (@ehbishop)
I am a writer and I love Sirens because I get to spend time with other lovers of literature, many of whom share my particular interests. At Sirens, I learn about craft, as well as the publishing industry, and I always meet fascinating and inspiring women who have stories to share.