Boskone 42

The New England Science Fiction Association

Boskone 42

February 18-20, 2005

Registration rates
$42 until Jan. 24, 2005

Online Registration
Full At-the-door—$50

Registration Information
Registration Form

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, Mass.
Phone: 617-236-2000
Fax: 617-236-1702

Room rates
single: $130;
double: $139;
triple: $149;
quad: $159

Hotel Information
How to get to Boskone

Animé & Video
Area Hours
Art Show
Boskone Committee
Exhibits & Services
Guests of Honor
Hucksters' Room
Progress Report 2 (pdf)
Special Events

Address inquiries to
Boskone 42
P.O. Box 809
Framingham, MA 01701

or fax

or send email to

Boskone History
Boskone 41


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:

Eve Ackerman
Claire Anderson
Ellen Asher
Judith Berman
Charles N. Brown
Michael A. Burstein
James Cambias
Barbara Campbell
Orson Scott Card
Jeffrey A. Carver
Barbara Chepaitis
Bruce Coville
F. Brett Cox
Kathryn Cramer
Don D'Ammassa
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Daniel P. Dern
Bob Devney
Debra Doyle
Allison Durno
Tom Easton
Bob Eggleton
Gregory Feeley
Stephen C. Fisher
Michael F. Flynn
Pam Fremon
Esther Friesner
Irene Gallo
Craig Shaw Gardner
Greer Gilman
Laura Anne Gilman
Mike Glyer
Lee Gold
Gavin Grant
Geary Gravel
Leigh Grossman
David G. Hartwell
Daniel Hatch
Jeff Hecht
Higgins Armory Sword Guild
Walter H. Hunt
Merle S. Insinga
Alex Irvine
Elaine Isaak
MaryAnn Johanson
Jordin T. Kare
Mary Kay Kare
Robert I. Katz
Terry Kepner
Daniel Kimmel
Rosemary Kirstein
Jodi Krangle
Charles Lang
Joseph Lazzaro
Fred Lerner
Paul Levinson
Anthony R. Lewis
Shariann Lewitt
Timothy Liebe
Kelly Link
James Macdonald
Katherine Macdonald
Lois H. Mangan
Jim Mann
Michael Marano
George R. R. Martin
Parris McBride
Sandra McDonald
Gary D. McGath
Juliet E. McKenna
Victoria McManus
Beth Meacham
Farah Mendlesohn
Robert A. Metzger
Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Mark L. Olson
Priscilla Olson
Margaret Organ-Kean
Chad Orzel
Tamora Pierce
Marianne Plumridge-Eggleton
Frederik Pohl
Alan Pollack
Alastair Reynolds
Faye Ringel
Don Sakers
Steven Sawicki
Darrell Schweitzer
Hillary Sherwood
Susan Shwartz
Joe Siclari
Wendy Snow-Lang
Wen Spencer
Allen M. Steele
Edie Stern
Erwin S. Strauss
Ian Randal Strock
Geri Sullivan
Timothy P. Szczesuil
Paul Tremblay
Eleanor Wood
Jane Yolen
Ann Tonsor Zeddies

Anime & Video—More 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.

Autographing—Get an autograph from your favorite writer, editor, or artist. Check your Pocket Program for times and locations.

Readings—Hear writers read and discuss their own works; as before, the Pocket Program tells all...

Discussion Groups—This 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

Filksinging—Filksongs 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 Beers—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.

We regret to inform all devotees that there will be no Regency Soirée at Boskone this year.

Dragonslair & Babysitting—Dragonslair 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 do—you can email us at 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.

Boskone is a registered service mark of the New England Science Fiction Association, Inc.

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