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For Immediate Release
Contact: Elisabeth Carey
47th Boskone Convention Announces February 2010 Dates and Hotel Information
The New England Science Fiction Association's Boskone will feature author Alastair Reynolds, artist John Picacio, and Tolkien expert Tom Shippey
Boston, MA (September 2009) -- The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. (NESFA) will hold its 47th Boskone science fiction convention at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in South Boston, MA on February 12-14, 2010. Detailed information is available at www.Boskone.org.
Boskone is a regional science fiction convention focusing on literature, and including many program items on art, science, music, media topics, and gaming (that's wicked awesome). Boskone features exciting exhibits, inspiring events and an acclaimed program that encourages members to interact with an impressive array of well-known participants in the field. Our innovative no-boundaries layout is designed to stimulate conversation between friends (old and new), and support the warm family-friendly community.
The Guest of Honor at Boskone 47 is best-selling author Alastair Reynolds. Official Artist is award-winning John Picacio. Special Guest is Tom Shippey.
Boskone activities begin in the afternoon on Friday, February 12 and end in the early evening on Sunday, February 14. Full Memberships cost $47 through mid-January 2010. At-door rates will be higher.
Convention Chair, Jim Mann, invites the public to check out all that Boskone has to offer: "Boskone has a great mix. It's got a literary focus, but we also have lots else, ranging from interesting programs on media, fandom, as well as fun activities like our Friday night event, our Art Show reception, and our awards ceremony. Boskone is a good place for people of all ages to enjoy themselves and to interact with people of similar interests."
The Westin Waterfront Hotel, connected to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, is located at 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210. The Westin Waterfront Hotel is less than one mile from South Station and three miles from Logan International Airport. It is easily accessible by public transportation.
Online Hotel Reservations - Preferred Method
A limited number of handicapped-access rooms are available. To reserve a suite write to NESFA, PO Box 809, Framingham, MA 01701.
Check-in, Check-out, and Cancellations
Check-in begins at 3 pm. Check-out time is 12 noon. A late check-out of 2 pm may be available. Cancellations must be made by 6pm one day before check-in to avoid a penalty.
The Boskone 47 rates (not including tax) are $153 single/double; $163 triple; $173 quad.
To get the Boskone rate, please make a reservation early.
Parking & Public Transportation
$41/day valet; $31/day self/parking. Nearby satellite lots have parking rates as low as $10 per day (12 hours).
From Logan airport, take the Silver Line (which stops at all terminals). Exit at Congress - World Trade Center Station. Go up three escalators. Follow the signs to Summer St./Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The Westin Boston Waterfront is immediately adjacent to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
From South Station, take the 7 bus (City Point via Summer St.). Exit at Summer St. and E St. Walk NW to Westin Hotel. Or take the Silver Line outbound (SL1) and exit at the Congress - World Trade Center Station. Follow directions above.
The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and publishing science fiction and fantasy, and maintaining one of the largest science fiction and fantasy libraries in New England. NESFA can be found on the web at www.NESFA.org.
Media representatives who are interested in attending Boskone should contact Elisabeth Carey for information about press passes and media kits.
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