Anyone in the Southern Cali Region Feb 12-13th, 2014 should try to attend:
"Astro-Blackness: Remaking and Remixing Black Identity"
First/Beta readers are wanted over at Strange Horizons online magazine.
Lightspeed Magazine is also looking for First/Beta readers
Being a First/Beta/Slushpile reader is a great opportunity to see what gets submitted to magazines, learn the publishing business from the ground floor, and most important, become a better writer. I have two friends who are/were beta readers and they told me it has improved their own writing just by reading other work.