The 2010 Program Schedule is up!
The Boskone 47 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, horror and comics, music and singing, and heaps of related topics! Program also includes interviews with our Guest of Honor, slide-shows and demos with our artists, and individual presentations. These are the types of presentations and settings you can expect at Boskone 47 — since many panels run concurrently, it will be your tough decision as to what to attend!
- Anime/Video—The Anime Festival starts at 4:30 PM on Friday. Watch your favorites during our film festivals. The complete schedule will be in the Pocket Progam.
- Art Demos—See Artists in action!
- Autographs—Program participants will sign your books (you can get lots from the Hucksters!).
- Discussion Groups—Join program participants and other members in the Boskone Con Suite, our very own "living room of fandom." Discussion groups are small intimate conversations on focused topics—and we invite you to form your own group ("Birds of a Feather").
- Filksinging—Filksongs are fandom's folk songs, with themes of SF, fantasy and fannish interests. Items include theme circles, NESFA Hymnal singing and the Featured Filker Concert. There will be more of an emphasis on song circles, including circles on "Mythology" and "Tolkien.” Ed Stauff, Mary Ellen Wessels, and Sassafrass will be performing. There will be a panel on the educational uses of filk.
- Kaffeeklatsches/Literary Beers—Participate an informal discussion with one of our program participants over coffee, tea, or beer. Sign up for these at the Program Desk near Information.
- Knitalong (KAL)—A very special "discussion group..." details to come about our weekend knitting project!
- Readings—Hear writers read and discuss their own works.
Highlighted Program Items
Vernor Vinge will be on a panel with Charles Stross and others to talk about the Singularity.
Internet connection willing, we are planning to run a joint program item with Capricon in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.
IBM Fellow John Cohn talks about his experience on the Discovery Channel reality show The Colony.
Other panels will include:
- Do Werewolves Get the Respect They Deserve?
- Graphic Novels & Webcomics—Different Ways to Tell a Story
- Exploring the Markets for Art
- Exploring the Markets for Short Fiction
- The Heroine's Journey
Confirmed Program Participants
as of January 30, 2010