Boskone 41

February 13-17, 2004
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Downtown Boston, MA
Hotel Reservations: 800-325-3535
(Room Rates: S/D/T/Q: $125/$135/$145/$155)

Boskone is a Boston-area Science Fiction convention focusing on literature, art, music, and gaming (with just a dash of whimsy). Come join us on common ground. Presented by the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA).

Stephen Baxter

Guest of Honor

Stephen Baxter has written Raft, Timelike Infinity, Manifold: Time, and Flux and has won the Philip K. Dick Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

Richard Hescox

Official Artist

Richard Hescox is the winner of the Gaughan Award and the Chesley Award for excellence in everything from fine art to illustration.

Betsy Mitchell

Special Guest

Betsy Mitchell is the Editor-in-Chief of Del Rey at Ballantine, has been managing editor of Analog and senior editor at Baen Books. She also founded the Aspect line at Warner Books.

Brenda & Bill Sutton

Featured Filkers

Bill and Brenda Sutton are singers and songwriters who perform as Bed & Breakfast, playing original compositions, Irish Pub, Celtic, Traditional and Contemporary Folk, and Country/Blues music

Boskone in Brief

Our Facilities

Boskone activities will take place in the Sheraton Boston Hotel's function space, in downtown Boston.

Our convention rate for rooms is $125 single, $135 double, $145 triple, $155 quad. Please be sure to reserve your room early, by calling Sheraton Reservations at 800-325-3535, and mentioning "New England Science Fiction" to get the Boskone room rate. Contact us at for suite information.

The Sheraton Boston is connected to the Prudential Mall and Copley Place, where Boskone members can dine at Marché Movenpick, a choice of two Legal Sea Foods, or many other restaurants within a short walking distance. There is also a fully enclosed walking route from Amtrak's Back Bay Station to our facilities; detailed directions will be in our next Progress Report.


The program at Boskone includes panel discussions, presentations, hands-on demonstrations, kaffeeklatsches (small group discussions with the author of your choice), concerts, and author readings and signings. The subjects of these items will be science fiction, fantasy, science fact, education, fandom, and a host of related topics. Some 100 writers, editors, publishers, artists, art directors, scientists, and fans will participate in our programming.

Children's Program

Boskone 41 will host Dragonslair for children 7-12 years of age. Dragonslair consists of arts and crafts, storytelling, and structured play featuring noted sfgenre pros. Space Cadets is a daytime program with pre-school activities for 2½- to-6-year-olds. For further information contact

Special Events

Meet the VIPs, listen to the concert by Brenda & Bill Sutton, dance and play whist as part of the Regency Event, and attend the featured program presentations by our Guests.

Art Show

This year's Art Show will showcase works by Official Artist Richard Hescox, and more than 50 other artists from New England and beyond. Art Programming will include demonstrations, discussions, docent tours of the Art Show guided by a professional artist, and the everpopular Dueling Easels competition.

Dealers' Room

New, used, and out-of-print science fiction, fantasy, and related books are the focus of the Boskone Dealers' Room, but you can also find jewelry, sculpture, artwork, games, cards, and other budget-busting toys.

Animé & Video Program

Our animé sempei have been working hard since last Boskone devising a schedule of unusual and entertaining animé and video features you are not likely to see on cable.

Other Cool Stuff

Because you told us that you enjoyed the music at Boskone 40, we will be continuing this at Boskone 41. Check our website for the most up-to-date information. Any questions about Boskone not answered on our website can be submitted via email to


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