Boskone 33

February 16-18, 1996
Sheraton Tara, Framingham

Guest of Honor: Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold is the winner of multiple Hugo Awards.

Official Artist: Gary Ruddell

Gary Ruddell is a Hugo-nominated Artist who has done cover art for many fantasy and SF titles.

Special Guest: Bob Madle

Bob Madle is a First Fandom Fan and SF book dealer, well respected throughout the Fan & Pro communities.

Featured Filkers: Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs is the trio of Lucinda Brown, Linda Melnick and Jean Stevenson. Their harmonies have thrilled convention goers for the past four years.


In keeping with our Guest of Honor's work, the theme of this year's Boskone is Reflections! We will explore the SF Universe from this unique point of view, providing an enlightining mirror into the core of the genre. We will bring you an amusing, informative and insightful look into Science Fiction and Fantasy literature, art, music and media.


The Program will carry out the "Reflections" theme by exploring the ways SF reflects the real world. The Fiction track will explore SF from several viewpoints, examining SF in literature and art. We plan to have a particularly strong Fact/Science track. We also plan to expand on our GoH's strong interests in history and cultural development, by exploring the "Culture Building" factors in our World Building panels, and by including History in the Science track.

We will have even more space for Gaming than last year. We will hold two sanctioned MAGIC:The Gathering(TM) Tournaments. Players at any level of experience welcome.

Boskone is Filk friendly. Besides evening filking, we will have workshops, program items and concerts.

Members of Boskone can meet with their favorite authors in the small informal discussion sessions we call Kaffeeklatsches. Coffee will be available but is not required.

Children's Program - see Dragonslair below.


On Friday night, we'll host a Meet-the-VIPs get together as a Winterfair celebration, as described in Barrayar and Mirror Dance. This will segue into the traditional Regency Dance. There will be a Banquet Saturday evening, followed by our brief awards presentation, and a unique entertainment. There will be a charity auction held on Sunday, and Sunday night will feature the return of the (un)Dead-Dog Punday!

Art Show

We plan to expand the Art Show this year to show more SF artists and artwork.

Dealer's Room

The Dealer's Room will be chock-a-block with purveyors of your favorite books, magazines and sundries.

Con Suite

The Con Suite will be Convention Central. We'll be encouraging our program participants to join fans for refreshments, conversation and autographing sessions. There will also be discussion groups and other events held here.


For fans with very small children, we will again have paid babysitters in addition to member volunteers.


For the young fans, a special play-place with scheduled program items will run during the day, excluding mealtimes, Friday through Sunday.


Boskone returns to the Sheraton Tara Framingham, MA. Conveniently located on Route 9, (Exit 12, off the Mass Pike), and a short distance to several resturants. The hotel rates per night are: single or double $89, triple or quad $91 and suites from $131. Phone (508) 879-7200 for reservations. Be sure to mention Boskone to get the convention rate.

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