November 7, 2008

Dear Advertiser,

We are soliciting advertising for the Boskone 46 Program Book, which will be published in conjunction with Boskone a regional Science Fiction convention being held February 13-15, 2009 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA. Boskone is the oldest SF convention in New England, and for our 46th we are expecting over 1000 people to attend. More information about Boskone can be found at

The program book will contain articles about our Guests of Honor. This year's Guests of Honor are Jo Walton (Writer), Stephan Martiniere (Artist), Irene Gallo (Special Guest); our Featured Filker is Dr. Seti. Our Science Speaker will be Geoffrey Landis and NESFA Press Guests are Astrid and Greg Bear.

The Program Book will be 8.5 inches wide x 11 inches high. The cover will be 4-color on glossy stock. Interior pages will greyscale on uncoated paper. Subject to availability, we will place ads on the right hand page, unless you request other placement.

Due Date for reserving ad space: December 31, 2008.
Due Date for sending press-ready or camera-ready ad: January 9, 2009
We cannot guarantee that any changes received after January 10th will be included in the Program Book.

Ad Dimensions and Rates:

Back cover: 8.5"wide x 11" high, full color
B&W: Professional Rate: $350 Fan Rate: $250
Color: Professional Rate: $425 Fan Rate: $325

Inside covers: 8.5"wide x 11" high
Professional Rate: $285 Fan Rate: $200

Please e-mail to determine availability of cover pages.

Interior Full Page: 8"wide x 10.5"high
Professional Rate: $225 Fan Rate: $80

Horizontal Half Page: 8" wide x 5.125" high
Professional Rate: $135 Fan Rate: $50

Vertical Half Page: 3.875" wide x 10.5" high
Professional Rate: $135 Fan Rate: $50

Quarter Page: 3.875" wide x 5.125" high
Professional Rate: $80 Fan Rate: $30

Tall Quarter Page: 2.5" wide x 8" high
Professional Rate: $80 Fan Rate: $30

Format Specifications:

We prefer to receive ads as PDF or tiff files. All fonts should be embedded. All greyscale or CMYK art should be 300 dpi at print size. All line art (including rasterized type) should be 600 dpi. All ads printing on black and white pages should be in greyscale format. All ads printing on color pages should be in CMYK format.

If sending us a camera-ready hard copy to be scanned by us please send a velox at 133 lines/inch, open screen, or a true halftone. Materials received, which do not meet the above requirements, may not print correctly, and if special processing is required, may be subject to extra charges.

Ad Reservation, payment and submission:

To reserve ad space or determine availability of cover pages, please e-mail the below reservation form to: by December 31, 2008.

Please send payment by January 9, 2009, payable to Boskone 46.

Boskone 46
P.O. Box 809
Framingham, MA 01701.

For electronic ad submission, please e-mail the ad to: Ad files, burned onto CD or as camera-ready hard copy, may also be mailed to the Boskone 46 Program Book Editor:

Tony Lewis, 24 Wheeler Lane, Natick, MA 01760-1842

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail!

Yours truly,

Deborah A. King
Advertising Representative for Boskone 46