The New England Science Fiction Association proudly presents:

Boskone 36

February 12-14, 1999

Sheraton Tara Hotel; Framingham, Massachusetts
Phone (508) 879-7200; (Room Rates: $97 S/D; $107 T/Q)

Boskone 36 features science fiction literature, art, music, film, and television, gaming, filking, special events, and extensive programming.

Connie Willis - Guest of Honor

Connie Willis, multiple Hugo- and Nebula-award winner, scintillates in person as much as she fascinates in writing. At Boskone 36, sheíll meet with her fans, join in a variety of panel discussions, and reprise her world-class toastmaster abilities.


Stephen Youll - Official Artist

UK-native Stephen Youll is a master of color and the imagination, and his work graces book covers and trading cards alike. In addition to participating in panel discussions on Art and SF, look for Stephenís vivid art, showcased in the Boskone 36 Art Show.


Teddy Harvia
Diana Thayer
- Special Guests

Texans Teddy Harvia (aka David Thayer) and Diana Thayer are well known in fannish circles for their convention running in the Lone Star state. Teddyís delightful cartoons (featured in this Progress Report) netted him Hugo awards for fan art in 1991 and 1995.


Mary Ellen Wessels
Ed Stauff
- Featured Filkers

New Hampshire-ites Mary Ellen Wessels and Ed Stauff delight audiences with their sound, their droll humor, and their love of craft. Their performances will be a convention high point.

Boskone 36 Pre-registration $35 until Jan. 15, 1999

Boskone 36 Highlights


Boskone is justifiably renowned for its programming, which focuses on science fiction, fantasy, science fact, education, fandom, and a myriad of related subjects. Nearly 100 writers, publishers, artists, editors, art directors, scientists, and fans are expected to participate in panel discussions, presentations, demonstrations, readings, signings and kaffeeklatsches.

Childrenís Programming

This yearís Dragonslair (for children 6-12) will give Boskoneís young members a chance to learn from the pros, and enjoy the convention in structured play (radio plays, art activities and story telling). Donít forget the Spooky Story Hour, each evening at 9 p.m.

Anime Programming

Our anime gurus have been busy for months putting together a list of the new, the chic, the fun and the special of anime, including Disneyís latest and Chinese cinema specialties.

Special Events

Meet the Pros in our Alien Casino, dance and play whist in the Regency Tea, and donít forget special slide shows by our Official Artist and Special Guests.

Art Show

This yearís Art Show will showcase works by Official Artist Stephen Youll, as well as more than 50 other artists from New England and beyond. Our Dragonslair artistsí work will also be prominently displayed.

Dealersí Room

Books, books, books are the hallmark of a Boskone Dealersí Room, but youíll also find jewelry, sculpture, art works, games, cards, and other joys to tempt your checkbook.

Boskone Banquet (After-Dinner Speech by Connie Willis)

Black Bean Soup

Salad of Watercress, Mixed Baby Greens, Walnuts with Assorted Dressings

Spicy Cole Slaw

Southern Potato Salad with Bacon and Egg Dressing

Barbecued Pork, Traditional New Orleans Jambalaya & Southern Fried Chicken

Red Beans and Rice, Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Warm Corn Bread and Dinner Rolls, served with Whipped Butter

Pecan Pie with Whipped Cream & Warm Rice Pudding

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Herbal Teas

This yearís Boskone Banquet features a buffet menu of Southern specialties, just perfect for a chilly winterís evening. At $30 for all you care to eat (see registration form), itís economical, too. Please ask us about Kosher and other dietary restrictions. ($30 includes tax & gratuity) Banquet attendees have reserved seating for Connie Willisís delightful after-dinner speech.

Please use our order form for memberships or banquet tickets.
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