The New England Science Fiction Association
February 18-20, 2005
Sheraton Boston Hotel
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The Boskone 42 Program offers panels, talks, discussions, demos, and workshops on many aspects of the science fiction and fantasy field. We include items about hard SF and fantasy, science and art, fandom and movies, literature and TV, music and comics, and heaps of related topics! The full schedule will be in the Pocket Program, and posted here about a week prior to the convention.
Our planned events include:
New: Program Schedule
Confirmed Program Participants as of February 12, 2005:
Anime & VideoMore than "just anime"! This year we'll be showing live action films and shorts. There won't be a theme to our video program, but the general tenor will be extremely silly. We'll be located in the Fairfax room.
AutographingGet an autograph from your favorite writer, editor, or artist. Check your Pocket Program for times and locations.
ReadingsHear writers read and discuss their own works; as before, the Pocket Program tells all...
Discussion GroupsThis year, we're setting up many individual presentations and focused discussions by a variety of our program participants. We'll also have some space available for you to form your own last-minute groups ("birds of a feather") at-con. Sign up for these at Information (or email us ahead at email@example.com.)
FilksingingFilksongs are fandom's folk songs, with themes of SF, fantasy, and fannish interests. Planned items include an hour of concert sets, NESFA Hymnal singing. The program will of course have the usual open filking in the evenings, and dead dog filking on Sunday afternoon. Also, we'll be hosting a sign-up theme concert on the subject of "Life, the Universe, and Everything."
Kaffeeklatsches/Literary BeersInterested in participating in an informal discussion with one of our program participants over coffee, tea, or beer? Sign up for these at Information at the convention.
We regret to inform all devotees that there will be no Regency Soirée at Boskone this year.
Dragonslair & BabysittingDragonslair is children's programming for ages 7 to 12. We plan some fun and interesting activities. We'll probably have some readings, storytellings, games and crafts projects. We're also looking for your ideas for things you'd like to doyou can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe we'll create some artwork to be hung in the Art Show and maybe we'll just hang out and play. We have firm hours of operation; please see the list on the next page. Dragonslair will close for lunch and dinner on Saturday. We reserve the right to collect a fee for children not picked up at these times. Let us know if you will be using Dragonslair. Then come and have fun!
Babysitting is for children 2½ to 6 years old, with plenty of play time, rest time, and simple crafts. The room will be closed for meals, but will provide a snack. The room will be open in the evening for quieter activites. Some crafts and toys provided may have small parts unsuitable for infants. Advance registration is requested to assist us in planning and preparation. Pre-registered children will be given preference.
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