The New England Science Fiction Association
February 13-15, 2004
Sheraton Boston Hotel
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The Boskone 41 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! Once again our "wicked awesome anime" gurus are putting together a video program to delight you. The full schedule will be in the Pocket Programwhat more can you ask? (If you have a special request, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Our planned events include:
New! There is a preliminary schedule available. Times, participants and places are subject to change!
Confirmed Program Participants as of 7 February 2004:
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.
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, and a workshop conducted by Bill and Brenda Sutton. The program will of course have the usual open filking in the evenings, and dead dog filking on Sunday afternoon. Don't miss the theme concert on the subject "Wings", in honor of the Wright Brothers' centennial.
Regency SoiréeLearn the proper way to dance, play cards, and drink tea (albeit not all at the same time). There will be a Dancing Master to teach and call contra dancing (all skill levels are welcome), and instructors in whist and vingt-et-un. Regency period costume is appreciated but not required; spectators are invited (and invited to become participants!).
Dragonslair & Space CadetsDragonslair 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!
Space Cadets 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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