Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Boskone 2018 Schedule!

Hot on the heels of a great weekend at Arisia, I'll be at Boskone (February 16-18, 2018) in Boston, MA for New England's longest running science fiction and fantasy convention! I recommend checking out the The Boskone Blog, Twitter, and Facebook as well as by going to the Boskone website to register at

Group Reading: Cambridge SF Workshop
16 Feb 2018, Friday 20:00 - 21:30, Griffin (Westin)
A rapid-fire reading by the members of the long-running Cambridge SF Workshop, featuring writers Heather Albano, James L. Cambias, F. Brett Cox, Gillian Daniels, Alex Jablokov, Steve Popkes, Ken Schneyer, Sarah Smith, and Cadwell Turnbull.

Fan Fiction Is Fun!
17 Feb 2018, Saturday 12:00 - 13:00, Marina 4 (Westin)
Let's face it: fan fiction is fun. Despite all the good/bad arguments for writing/not writing amateur (or at least, unpaid/unauthorized) fiction about characters from your favorite book/movie/TV show, an extensive/enthusiastic community has grown up around this quirky genre. What is it about fan fiction that we love? (Besides the / (slash) stuff.) Why do we write it/read it? And where can we get some more?
Flourish Klink, E. Ardell, Gillian Daniels, M. C. DeMarco, Elise Sacchetti (M)

Group Reading: Noir at the Boskone Bar — Special Edition
17 Feb 2018, Saturday 21:15 - 22:45, Galleria - Stage (Westin)
Noir at the Boskone Bar is a special night of reading and fun with our noir, crime, mystery, and horror writers. Hosted by Chris Irvin and Errick Nunnally.
Christopher Irvin (M), Paul Tremblay, Errick Nunnally (M), John Langan, Dana Cameron, Nik Korpon, Gillian Daniels, Bracken MacLeod, Leigh Perry

Fantasy and Folklore in Shakespeare
18 Feb 2018, Sunday 11:00 - 12:00, Burroughs (Westin)
Shakespeare didn't just write histories, romances, and comedies. He was also a master at drawing on folk sources, and creating compelling fantasy fictions. Let's consider the fantastic side of Shakespeare: his characters, his stories, and the magic within his writing.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Greer Gilman, Jeanne Beckwith PhD, Gillian Daniels, Debra Doyle (M)

Everybody’s a Critic. No, Really.
18 Feb 2018, Sunday 12:00 - 13:00, Harbor II (Westin)
From Goodreads to Rotten Tomatoes to social media, a vast chatterverse of opinions instantly rates any story, book, movie, game, song, or con panel you might wish to experience. Where can you find the best reviews? How can you tell quickly if a given review is worthwhile? If you opine yourself, how can you make sure your own hot take stays cool?
Fred Lerner (M), Deirdre Crimmins, David McDonald, Darrell Schweitzer, Gillian Daniels