Boskone 39

Hotel reservation
deadline extended to
February 1, 2002!

Program Schedule
as of Feb 8, 2002

The New England Science Fiction Association

Boskone 39

February 15-17, 2002

Registration rate
Full At-the-door—$46

Registration Form
Registration Information

Sheraton Framingham Hotel
Framingham, Mass.

Room rates
single/double: $106
triple/quad: $116
Hotel Information
How to get to Boskone

Area Hours
Art Show
Boskone Committee
Dealers' Room
Dragonslair &
 Space Cadets

Exhibits & Services
Guests of Honor
Progress Report 1
Progress Report 1 (pdf)
Progress Report 2
Progress Report 2 (pdf)
Special Events

Address inquiries to
Boskone 39
P.O. Box 809
Framingham, MA 01701

or fax

or send email to


Boskone History
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Exhibits & Services

FANAC Fan History Project: Be part of the FHP, dedicated to preserving our science fiction and fannish heritage and making this material available to the present-day fan. Check out the web page at There are fannish reference works and thousands of photographs on the web site. You may even find your own picture there!

We will be at Boskone to archive our past. We'll have a scanning station to record photos, and a small display to tell you more about us. If you have some unusual items, we'll try to photograph or record them at the convention. If you have any photos, fanzines, publications, or other memorabilia that you might be interested in donating to the FHP collection, contact Joe Siclari at or talk with him at the convention. All donations are tax-deductible.

Body Snatchers (Volunteers) — The best way to meet other people at a convention is by volunteering, and Boskone needs you! Science fiction conventions run on blood, sweat, and volunteers. Body Snatchers allocates volunteers among the many different areas that need them—opportunities are available for all physical and mental abilities. If you are willing to help, please fill out the volunteer form (including a Release Form) at Information. Those who work at least six hours will receive a gift. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must sign the Release Form (but you'll only have to work 4 hours for your gift).

Art Show & Print Shop — Our Art Show includes a special exhibit of the works of our Official Artist Stephen Hickman, plus over 80 panels and tables full of original SF&F artwork, most of which is available for bid and/or purchase at the con. Also check out our Print Shop for many great buys.

Dealers' Room — The Dealers' Room (aka The Hucksters' Room) will feature a wide variety of science fiction, fantasy, and genre books, jewelry, clothing, and all manners of tchotchkes. Check the Boskone web site ( for a list of dealers scheduled to attend. The Dealers' Room is located next to the Art Show in the large ballrooms on the main level of the hotel.

Club & Bid Tables — Want to publicize your club, convention, or bid? We will have tables available for this purpose on the Promenade. Table space is limited, so please write or email us in advance.

Con Suite — The Boskone 39 Con Suite is at the hub of the universe convention. Fans can join program participants for party-type refreshments, interesting conversation, and special events. Children may not be left unattended in the Con Suite. The Con Suite will be in a new location on the lower level of the hotel.

Gaming Room — This year's Boskone Game Room will feature lots of options for players of Magic:The Gathering, specialized board games, and people who want to play everything from checkers to Dungeons and Dragons.

Information — Seeking knowledge? Whether it's details on area restaurants, or the location of the secret staircase, Information on the Grand Promenade can help. It's also the place to go to pre-register for a discussion group, kaffeeklatsch, or other event that requires sign-up; drop off items for the convention newsletter; or get the latest copy of Helmuth. Stop by the Information table on the Grand Promenade and see what we can do for you!

NewsletterHelmuth, Speaking for Boskone, the convention newsletter, features updates and changes to the program as well as lists of parties and other news. Copies of Helmuth will be distributed around the hotel—Art Show, Hucksters' Room, Con Suite, et al. You can always find copies at Information on the Grand Promenade.

NESFA Press — This year there is a Boskone book – Adventures in the Dream Trade, by Neil Gaiman. The book will be available in both a trade and boxed state from the NESFA Sales table in the Hucksters' Room. The cover art is by our Official Artist – Stephen Hickman.

We will also have the latest "NESFA's Choice" books at Boskone: Expecting Beowulf, by Tom Holt (Boskone 39's Featured Filker), Dimensions of Sheckley, by Robert Sheckley, and The Great Science Fiction: 1964, edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg. All of these are new for Boskone 39.

Writers' Workshop — Boskone 39 will host a private writers' workshop (run along Clarion lines) organized by David Alexander Smith, where several professional writers critique works submitted by a select group of amateur writers. For more information contact David A. Smith, 112 Avon Hill Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, (617) 661-3223, or via email at

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