Boskone 41

The New England Science Fiction Association

Boskone 41

February 13-15, 2004

Registration rates
$41 until Jan. 18, 2004

Online Registration
Full At-the-door—$50

Registration Information

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, Mass.
Phone: 617-236-2000
Fax: 617-236-1702

Room rates
single: $125; double: $135;
triple: $145; quad: $155
Hotel Information
How to get to Boskone

Area Hours
Art Show
Boskone Committee
Dealers' Room
Exhibits & Services
Guests of Honor
Progress Report 1
Progress Report 1 (pdf)
Progress Report 2
Progress Report 2 (pdf)

Address inquiries to
Boskone 41
P.O. Box 809
Framingham, MA 01701

or fax

or send email to

Boskone History
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The Boskone 41 Program offers panels, talks, discussions, demos, and workshops on many aspects of the science fiction and fantasy field. We include items about hard SF and fantasy, science and art, fandom and movies, literature and TV, music and comics, and heaps of related topics! Once again our "wicked awesome anime" gurus are putting together a video program to delight you. The full schedule will be in the Pocket Program—what more can you ask? (If you have a special request, email us at

Our planned events include:

  • The Hal Clement memorial charity auction benefiting the Joslin Diabetes Center (contact us at if you have an item to donate to the auction)
  • The Friday evening Art Show reception, open to everyone
  • The Saturday evening special event and awards ceremony
  • A slide show by our artist guest, Richard Hescox
  • Items spotlighting all of our guests

New! There is a preliminary schedule available. Times, participants and places are subject to change!

Confirmed Program Participants as of 7 February 2004:

Claire Anderson
Karen Anderson
Ellen Asher
Lisa A. Barnett
Stephen Baxter
Michael Benveniste
Judith Berman
Charles N. Brown
Ginjer Buchanan
Michael A. Burstein
James Cambias
Jeffrey A. Carver
Barbara Chepaitis
Bruce Coville
F. Brett Cox
John G. Cramer
Kathryn Cramer
Don D'Ammassa
Randy M. Dannenfelser
Solomon Davidoff
Genny Dazzo
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Gay Ellen Dennett
Daniel P. Dern
Bob Devney
Vince Docherty
Debra Doyle
Noreen Doyle
Tom Easton
Bob Eggleton
Gregory Feeley
Michael F. Flynn
Esther Friesner
Craig Shaw Gardner
Deb Geisler
Greer Gilman
Laura Anne Gilman
Barry Gold
Lee Gold
Leigh Grossman
David G. Grubbs
David G. Hartwell
Daniel Hatch
Jeff Hecht
Peter J. Heck
Richard M. Hescox
Walter H. Hunt
Alex Irvine
Matthew Jarpe
Jane Jewell
MaryAnn Johanson
Dara Joy
Jordin T. Kare
Mary Kay Kare
Robert I. Katz
James Patrick Kelly
Terry Kepner
Daniel Kimmel
Rosemary Kirstein
Ellen Kushner
Sharon Lee
Fred Lerner
Paul Levinson
Alice N. S. Lewis
Anthony R. Lewis
Suford Lewis
Shariann Lewitt
Timothy Liebe
Colleen Lindsay
Kelly Link
James Macdonald
Jim Mann
Laurie Mann
George R. R. Martin
Parris McBride
Terry A. McGarry
Gary D. McGath
Christian McGuire
Edmund R. Meskys
Craig Miller
Steve Miller
Betsy Mitchell
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Mark L. Olson
Priscilla Olson
Margaret Organ-Kean
Tamora Pierce
Marianne Plumridge-Eggleton
Charles Ryan
Don Sakers
Ruth Sanderson
Steven Sawicki
Robert J. Sawyer
Karl Schroeder
Darrell Schweitzer
Melissa Scott
Delia Sherman
Josepha Sherman
Joe Siclari
Cortney Skinner
Wen Spencer
Allen M. Steele
Edie Stern
Ian Randal Strock
Charles Stross
Geri Sullivan
Bill Sutton
Brenda Sutton
Amy Thomson
Shane Tourtellotte
Leslie J. Turek
Peter Weston
Jane Yolen
Ann Tonsor Zeddies

Kaffeeklatsches/Literary Beers—Interested in participating in an informal discussion with one of our program participants over coffee, tea, or beer? Sign up for these at Information at the convention.

Autographing—Get an autograph from your favorite writer, editor, or artist. Check your Pocket Program for times and locations.

Readings—Hear writers read and discuss their own works; as before, the Pocket Program tells all...

Discussion Groups—This year, we're setting up many individual presentations and focused discussions by a variety of our program participants. We'll also have some space available for you to form your own last-minute groups ("birds of a feather") at-con. Sign up for these at Information (or email us ahead at ).

Filksinging—Filksongs are fandom's folk songs, with themes of SF, fantasy, and fannish interests. Planned items include an hour of concert sets, NESFA Hymnal singing, and a workshop conducted by Bill and Brenda Sutton. The program will of course have the usual open filking in the evenings, and dead dog filking on Sunday afternoon. Don't miss the theme concert on the subject "Wings", in honor of the Wright Brothers' centennial.

Regency Soirée—Learn the proper way to dance, play cards, and drink tea (albeit not all at the same time). There will be a Dancing Master to teach and call contra dancing (all skill levels are welcome), and instructors in whist and vingt-et-un. Regency period costume is appreciated but not required; spectators are invited (and invited to become participants!).

Dragonslair & Space Cadets—Dragonslair is children's programming for ages 7 to 12. We plan some fun and interesting activities. We'll probably have some readings, storytellings, games and crafts projects.We're also looking for your ideas for things you'd like to do—you can email us at . Maybe we'll create some artwork to be hung in the Art Show and maybe we'll just hang out and play. We have firm hours of operation; please see the list on the next page. Dragonslair will close for lunch and dinner on Saturday. We reserve the right to collect a fee for children not picked up at these times. Let us know if you will be using Dragonslair. Then come and have fun!

Space Cadets is for children 2½ to 6 years old, with plenty of play time, rest time, and simple crafts. The room will be closed for meals, but will provide a snack. The room will be open in the evening for quieter activites. Some crafts and toys provided may have small parts unsuitable for infants. Advance registration is requested to assist us in planning and preparation. Pre-registered children will be given preference.

Boskone is a registered service mark of the New England Science Fiction Association, Inc.

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