Hal Clement (Harry Stubbs) was a fixture on the Boskone Program from the first Boskone until his death in 2003 — forty consecutive conventions (and that doesn't count the Boskones he attended in the 1940s). He combined a deep knowledge of science blended with wonder and he combined joy in the learning of it with joy in the teaching of it.

After his death, NESFA decided to honor him by establishing the Hal Clement Science Speaker as a memorial. Each year we bring someone who shares his wide interest in science combined with a love of science fiction to speak at Boskone.

Hal Clement Science Speakers

Boskone 56, 2019 Vandana Singh
Boskone 55, 2018 Catherine Asaro
Boskone 54, 2017 Milton Davis
Boskone 53, 2016 No Science Speaker for B53
Boskone 52, 2015 Dave Clements
Boskone 51, 2014 Bill Higgins : Blog / NASA Profile
Boskone 50, 2013 Jordin T. Kare
Boskone 49, 2012 Bruce Schneier
Boskone 48, 2011 Joan Slonczewski
Boskone 47, 2010 Vernor Vinge
Boskone 46, 2009 Geoffrey A. Landis
Boskone 44, 2007 Richard Binzel
Boskone 43, 2006 William K. Hartmann
Boskone 42, 2005 Alastair Reynolds
Boskone 41, 2004 John Cramer