The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. proudly presents

Boskone 38

Regional Science Fiction Convention
February 16-18, 2001
Sheraton Framingham Hotel
Framingham, Massachusetts
Phone (508) 879-7200
(Room rates: $101 S/D; $111 T/Q--plus tax)

Boskone 38 features science fiction literature, art, music, film, anime, gaming, filking, special events, extensive programming, and multi-faceted guests of honor.

Guest of Honor

George R.R. Martin

Writer, editor, TV producer/writer, and fan: Martin's honors include Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker awards. His range of creativity and dry wit make him a delightful guest; his most recent novel is A Storm of Swords (Oct. 2000).

Official Artist

Charles Vess

Fantasy and comic book artist Vess is known for rich, magical, and evocative work in both black & white and color. His Book of Ballads and Sagas reflects his love of art, music, and storytelling. Vess is also the creative force behind Green Man Press.

Special Guest

Jack Cohen

Internationally renowned reproductive biologist and SF alien design consultant, Cohen is a fan, a scientist, and a raconteur of the humorous and bawdy (and the humorously bawdy). He was co-author of the 1999 Hugo nominee The Science of Discworld.

Featured Filker

Juanita Coulson

Coulson is a woman of many talents: filker, fan, huckster, and author. She is a singer/ composer of distinctive voice and dynamic range. With her late husband Buck, she won the 1965 Fanzine Hugo and was a Guest at the 1972 Worldcon.

Boskone 38 Pre-registration until January 19, 2001

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Boskone 38 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.

Children's Programming

This year's Dragonslair (for children 6 to 12) will give Boskone's young members a chance to learn from the pros, and enjoy the convention in structured play. Featured activities include art and craft sessions, story telling, and more.

Special Events

Meet the Pros in our Alien Casino, dance and play whist at the Regency Tea, and enjoy featured presentations by our Guests.

Art Show

This year's Art Show will showcase works by Official Artist Charles Vess, as well as more than 50 other artists from New England and beyond. Art programming will include demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and Dueling Easels.

Dealers' Room

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

Anime Programming

Our anime sensei have been busy for months putting together a list of the new, the chic, the fun, and the special of anime, and also Chinese cinema specialties. Room and equipment upgrades will help make this the best anime program in years.

Boskone Banquet (and after-dinner event)

Based on last year's great response, this year's Boskone Banquet features a buffet menu of South- ern specialties, just perfect for a chilly Jovian evening of frozen methane. At $34 for all-you-care- to-eat, it is an economical treat, too. Please ask us about vegetarian and other dietary restrictions. Banquet tickets may be purchased through this mailing (see other side). Banquet attendees have reserved seats for the after-dinner events. We sold out last year before the convention started; buy early – we can't guarantee that tickets will be available at the convention. Banquet tickets not picked up by noon Saturday are subject to re-sale.

Black Bean Soup
Salad of Watercress, Mixed Baby Greens, Walnuts with Assorted Dressings
Spicy Cole Slaw
Southern Potato Salad with Bacon and Egg Dressing
Fried Catfish
BBQ Pork
Traditional New Orleans Jambalaya
Red Beans and Rice, Corn on the Cob
Warm Corn Bread & Dinner Rolls, served with Whipped Butter
Assorted Pies, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees, Herbal Teas
$34: includes all applicable tax and gratuities


Boskone 38
Post Office Box 809
Framingham, MA 01701
U. S. A.

Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage Paid
Framingham, MA
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