New! The preliminary Boskone 44 Programming Schedule is now online.

Check the Late Changes Page for any schedule changes made after Sunday, February 11, 2007

The following Program Participants are unable to attend Boskone and extends their apologies:

Peter Heck
Rosemary Kirstein
Paul Levinson
Lois Mangan
Tamora Pierce
Melissa Scott
Susan Shwartz

The Boskone 44 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! The full schedule will be in the Pocket Program, and posted on the website about a week prior to the convention.

Our planned events include:

Confirmed Program participants as of December 19, 2006

John Joseph Adams
Lou Anders
Ellen Asher
Elizabeth Bear
Beth Bernobich
Stephen Boucher
Tobias Buckell
Michael A. Burstein
James Cambias
Jeffrey A. Carver
Guy Consolmagno
Bruce Coville
F. Brett Cox
Kathryn Cramer
Don D'Ammassa
Bob Devney
Vince Docherty
John R. Douglas
Debra Doyle
Tom Easton
Bob Eggleton
Gregory Feeley
Stephen C. Fisher
Michael F. Flynn
Esther Friesner
Craig Shaw Gardner
Janice Gelb
David Gerrold
Greer Gilman
Laura Anne Gilman
Barry Gold
Lee Gold
Gay Haldeman
Colin Harris
Jeff Hecht
Rusty Hevelin
Walter H. Hunt
Matthew Jarpe
MaryAnn Johanson
Jordin T. Kare
Mary Kay Kare
Robert I. Katz
Daniel Kimmel
Rosemary Kirstein
John Langan
Sharon Lee
Fred Lerner
Paul Levinson
Anthony R. Lewis
Shariann Lewitt
Timothy Liebe
Gary A. Lippincott
James D. Macdonald
Jim Mann
Laurie Mann
Darlene Marshall
George R. R. Martin
Victoria McManus
Steve Miller
Marvin Minsky
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Mark L. Olson
Priscilla Olson
Margaret Organ-Kean
Chad Orzel
Jennifer Pelland
Tamora Pierce
Steven Popkes
Steven Sawicki
John Scalzi
Lawrence Schoen
Karl Schroeder
Darrell Schweitzer
George H. Scithers
Melissa Scott
Susan Shwartz
Melinda Snodgrass
Wen Spencer
Allen M. Steele
Michael Swanwick
Paul G. Tremblay
Catherynne M. Valente
Andrew Wheeler
Eleanor Wood
Jane Yolen

Anime & Video—We strive to present worthwhile features that are not readily available on cable or broadcast TV. Also, we try to integrate our offerings with the "live" Boskone program. Above all, we want to provide an enjoyable experience for any attendees who decide to spend time watching anime & video at Boskone.

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 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 two hours of concert sets, and NESFA Hymnal singing. A new feature this year will be "Song Sequitur," in which the participants are challenged to come up with followers to each other's songs.

Kaffeeklatsches/Literary Beers—Are you 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.

Dragonslair & Babysitting—Dragonslair is our version of Children's Programming for ages 7 to 12. Persis Thorndike will once again endeavor to keep your children entertained with activities throughout the weekend. Games, readings, crafts, and costuming will most likely be part of the schedule. If you have ideas for Dragonslair programming, please e-mail 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!

Babysitting 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 (lunch and dinner), but will provide a snack. The room will be open in the evening for quieter activities. 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.