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February 17-19, 2023 — Westin Boston Seaport District

The Joy of Science and Science Fiction

In an age where many science fiction conventions focus on the pop culture aspects of science fiction, it’s refreshing to find a con that also emphasizes and celebrates actual science and technological detail. Boskone’s Hal Clement Science Speaker brings together both a passion for science and science fiction to honor the man for which the award […]

Live Sword Fighting Demos

One of the popular events at Boskone are the many sword fighting demos held in the Galleria. This year, we are happy to have the participation of both the Higgins Armory Sword Guild from Worcester, MA and Kunstbruder from Medford, MA. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94MObU2dWP4]

“Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu – Boskone 50 Panel Discussion

One of the panels at Boskone 50 will be a discussion of the short story “Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu, originally published in the March/April 2011 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. If you’d like to read the story in preparation for the panel discussion, IO9 is hosting a digital version of […]

Boskone 50 Progress Report 2

By now, you’ve probably seen the second progress report for Boskone 50. However, we thought it would be helpful to include a link on the Boskone Blog so that you have it here just in case you need a quick look at the key con events or you want to check out the floor plan […]

Filking at Boskone

Boskone is known for it’s Filking program by music lovers and musicians alike. This year we’ve got one of the best schedules yet, featuring a wonderful host of musicians. The list of events will be published soon. In the meantime, keep your eye on the Program Page on the Boskone website. For those of you […]

NESFA Press Guest Jerry Pournelle

Each year at Boskone, a special guest is honored by NESFA Press, the publishing component of the New England Science Fiction Association. NESFA Press focuses on publishing the following types of books: Books honoring the guest(s) of honor at our annual convention, Boskone, and at some Worldcons and other conventions. Books in the NESFA’s Choice series, which bring back into […]

One day left to save

Pre-registration closes on 1/23/13 at 5pm EST. If you haven’t yet registered, register now and save $5 off the cost of the at-the-door adult membership price of $55. Are you a student? Are you a family attending with your student children? Boskone offers two different student-level memberships: College (valid student ID required) K-12 (student ID […]

Looking for Food in All the Right Places at Boskone

Hungry? Looking for a good place to find food while your at Boskone this year? Well, we have just the thing for you! Announcing the Sci-Fi Dining Guide for Boston. The organizers of Boskone and Arisia have collaborated on this  amazing new restaurant guide for the Boston-based conventions. You can either access it with this […]

What is the Skylark Award?

As many of you know, Boskone, is the annual convention held by the New England Science Fiction Asssociation (NESFA), one of the oldest science fiction clubs in New England. The club’s longevity provides rich history and insight into the culture of the science fiction community over the past 40 years. Each year, NESFA presents the Edward […]

The art of darkness

A highlight of Boskone is the Art Show. One of the largest in New England, this year’s art show has over 90 panels, 3D art displays, two special exhibits and as always, our Official Artist. This year’s Official Artist is Lisa Snellings. According to the Boskone 50 website, “A Gaughan Award and Chesley Award winner, […]