Boskone 43 Program Schedule

New! The preliminary Boskone 43 Programming Schedule is now online.

The Boskone 43 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:

Confirmed Program participants as of February 11, 2006

Eve Ackerman
Claire Anderson
Ellen Asher
Lenny Bailes
Elizabeth Bear
Judith Berman
Beth Bernobich
Patricia Bray
Ginjer Buchanan
Tobias Buckell
Michael A. Burstein
James Cambias
Jeffrey A. Carver
Bruce Coville
F. Brett Cox
Kathryn Cramer
Susan H. Crowley
Charlene T. DıAlessio
Don D'Ammassa
Daniel P. Dern
Bob Devney
Vince Docherty
Cory Doctorow
John R. Douglas
Debra Doyle
Thomas A. Easton
Bob Eggleton
John Farrell
Gregory Feeley
Michael F. Flynn
John M. Ford
Pam Fremon
Esther Friesner
Linda Fuhrman
Irene Gallo
Craig Shaw Gardner
Deb Geisler
Janice Gelb
Donato Giancola
Greer Gilman
Geary Gravel
Leigh Grossman
Jess Hartley
William Hartmann
David G. Hartwell
Daniel Hatch
Jeff Hecht
Chip Hitchcock
Robin Holly
Walter H. Hunt
Elaine Isaak
MaryAnn Johanson
Robert I. Katz
James Patrick Kelly
Dan Keohane
Thomas Kidd
Daniel Kimmel
Rosemary Kirstein
Ellen Kushner
Geoffrey A. Landis
Sharon Lee
Fred Lerner
Paul Levinson
Shariann Lewitt
Timothy Liebe
Ernest Lilley
James D. Macdonald
Steve Macdonald
Ken MacLeod
Lois H. Mangan
Jim Mann
Laurie Mann
George R. R. Martin
Parris McBride
John McDaid
Gary D. McGath
Clayton L. McNally
Beth Meacham
Steve Miller
Sarah Monette
Ben Newman
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Naomi Novik
Mark L. Olson
Peter Olson
Priscilla Olson
Margaret Organ-Kean
Chad Orzel
Joshua B. Palmatier
Paul Park
Sheila M. Perry
Larry Pfeffer
Tamora Pierce
Steven Popkes
Omar Rayyan
Mike Resnick
Faye Ringel
Bob Rosenfeld
Don Sakers
Steven Sawicki
John Scalzi
Karl Schroeder
Darrell Schweitzer
George H. Scithers
Melissa Scott
Delia Sherman
Jane Sibley
Joe Siclari
Wen Spencer
Allen Steele
Edie Stern
Charles Stross
Geri Sullivan
Timothy P. Szczesuil
Cecilia Tan
Paul Tremblay
Mary A. Turzillo
Alicia Kestrel Verlager
Mary Elllen Wessels
Peter Weston
Eleanor Wood
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.

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.