Boskone 42

The New England Science Fiction Association

Boskone 42

February 18-20, 2005

Registration rates
$42 until Jan. 24, 2005

Online Registration
Full At-the-door—$50

Registration Information
Registration Form

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

Room rates
single: $130;
double: $139;
triple: $149;
quad: $159

Hotel Information
How to get to Boskone

Animé & Video
Area Hours
Art Show
Boskone Committee
Exhibits & Services
Guests of Honor
Hucksters' Room
Progress Report 2 (pdf)
Special Events

Address inquiries to
Boskone 42
P.O. Box 809
Framingham, MA 01701

or fax

or send email to

Boskone History
Boskone 41

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!

They will be at Boskone to archive our past. They'll have a scanning station to record photos and a small display to tell you more about themselves. If you have unusual items, they'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.

Art Show & Print Shop—Our Art Show includes a special exhibit of the works of our Official Artist Alan Pollack, plus about 90 panels and a dozen tables full of original SF and Fantasy artwork, most of which is available for sale by written bid at the con. For the first time at Boskone, we will allow previously-purchased art to be entered for resale. For complete details, write to us or see the rules and entry form on our website Also check out our Print Shop for many great items for immediate sale. The Art Show will be located on the second floor in the Back Bay Ballroom.

Hucksters' Room—The Hucksters' Room (aka the Dealers' Room) will feature a wide variety of science fiction, fantasy, and genre books, jewelry, clothing, and all manner of other fun stuff. Check the Boskone web site ( after January 20, 2005 for a list of dealers scheduled to attend. The Hucksters' Room will be on the second floor in the Back Bay Ballroom, sharing space with the Art Show.

Con Suite—The Con Suite will be in the Commonwealth Room on the Program floor (third floor) in the center of the convention. Everyone is welcome to stop by for soda and munchies, to meet other fans (you might want to sign up for Birds of a Feather meetings with them!), or just to relax for awhile. Children may not be left unattended.

Gaming Room—This year's 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. It will be in the Fairfax Room.

Information—Information will be at the open windows of the Meeting Planning Office across from the Constitution Ballroom on the second floor. Information is your place to find answers to your questions. You'll also be able to pre-register for a discussion group, a kaffeeklatsch, or other event that requires sign-up, to drop off items for the convention newsletter, and to get the latest copy of Helmuth. Stop by the Information office and see what we can do for you!

The restaurant guide will also be available on-line at

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

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, Dealers' Room, Con Suite, et al. You can always find copies at Information on the Grand Promenade.

Helmuth is always in the market for line art. If you have any convention-related illos, please e-mail them to

NESFA Press—We regret to note that there will be no "Boskone Book" this year, we do have, however, two new volumes premiering at Boskone: Years in the Making: The Time-Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp, and Homecalling and Other Stories: The Complete Short SF of Judith Merril. They can be purchased at the NESFA Press sales table in the Hucksters' Room.

As a special service to Boskone's membership, NESFA Press has sponsored the attendance of Frederik Pohl at Boskone. Mr. Pohl has been a sf writer, editor, and agent since the 1930s. He's been there and done that in sf fandom and prodom. Multi-Hugo Award winner, and interesting person, he has also written the introduction to the new Judith Merril collection debuting at Boskone.

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

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