New! The preliminary Boskone 44 Programming Schedule is now online.
Check the Late Changes Page for any schedule changes made after Sunday, February 11, 2007
The following Program Participants are unable to attend Boskone and extends their apologies:
The Boskone 44 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 on the boskone.org website about a week prior to the convention.
Our planned events include:
- The Friday evening Art Show reception, open to everyone
- Items spotlighting all of our guests
- And much more...
Confirmed Program participants as of December 19, 2006
John Joseph Adams
Michael A. Burstein
Jeffrey A. Carver
F. Brett Cox
John R. Douglas
Stephen C. Fisher
Michael F. Flynn
Craig Shaw Gardner
Laura Anne Gilman
Walter H. Hunt
Jordin T. Kare
Mary Kay Kare
Robert I. Katz
Anthony R. Lewis
Gary A. Lippincott
James D. Macdonald
George R. R. Martin
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Mark L. Olson
George H. Scithers
Allen M. Steele
Paul G. Tremblay
Catherynne M. Valente
Anime & VideoWe strive to present worthwhile features that are not readily available on cable or broadcast TV. Also, we try to integrate our offerings with the "live" Boskone program. Above all, we want to provide an enjoyable experience for any attendees who decide to spend time watching anime & video at Boskone.
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 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 two hours of concert sets, and NESFA Hymnal singing. A new feature this year will be "Song Sequitur," in which the participants are challenged to come up with followers to each other's songs.
Kaffeeklatsches/Literary BeersAre you interested 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.
Dragonslair & BabysittingDragonslair is our version of Children's Programming for ages 7 to 12. Persis Thorndike will once again endeavor to keep your children entertained with activities throughout the weekend. Games, readings, crafts, and costuming will most likely be part of the schedule. If you have ideas for Dragonslair programming, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (lunch and dinner), but will provide a snack. The room will be open in the evening for quieter activities. 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.