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Boskone’s Flash Fiction Slam – Results

On Sunday morning during the convention, Boskone held its first Flash Fiction Slam. Eleven writers took up the challenge of writing and reading a short story in under three-minutes. A panel of esteemed judges not only scored the participants but gave short critiques on how to make their stories better. The winner of this year’s […]

NESFA Awards Ceremony

Each year at Boskone, the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) announces the winner of the Gaughan Award for Emerging Artist and the Skylark Award. The awards were announced as part of the Saturday evening program. The Gaughan Award honors the memory of Jack Gaughan, a long-time friend of fandom and one of the finest […]

Boskone 51 is underway

Friday kicked off Boskone 51 with a bang. Here are some Twitter highlights from Day 1. From Michael Robertson (@michaels2cents): Notes on day 1 of #boskone http://t.co/sMWJI7Ezn3 “James Patrick Kelly can moderate the hell out of a panel.” From Richard Shuford (@richardshuford): “Holmes! Look behind you. The lizard has a rocket launcher!” #boskone panelist literary favorite […]

Getting hungry?

Boston has great food options for everyone. Not sure where to start? Try our updated Restaurant Guide or use the companion Google map to help make finding directions a snap. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=207615967234653304726.0004d37c687daf4fb0108&msa=0&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=42.345921,-71.05442&spn=0.029657,0.04416&output=embed&w=425&h=350] Additionally, during the con, hard copies of the restaurant guide, as well as sample take-out menus, can be found at Information.

Stay connected while at Boskone

Using your smart phone, tablet, laptop or other fun mobile device at Boskone? No worries, we have you covered. Here’s a handy guide to help you stay connected. Schedule Use KonOpas, similar to Guidebook you can view the schedule, updates and mark the panels you want to see. http://boskone.org/guide Tweet out your experience Use #boskone […]

Registration: New location this year

A quick PSA that Registration has moved this year. You can find them on the right-side of the hotel lobby (the side with the Starbucks) in the Alcott room on the Mezzanine Level. There are escalators next to the Birch bar or continue to go past the escalators and take the elevators to the Mezzanine […]

And now, a note on respect

Lots of folks spend the year looking forward to friends and fun at Boskone. First-timers may be excited but may not quite know what to expect.  To help insure a good time is had by all, Boskone has adopted a code of conduct. Please take a few minutes and review the code. Help us keep […]

Program Updates, Newsletters, & Schedules

With Boskone less than a week away, we have a few housekeeping items to share–and a few things that we hope you will share with your friends who might like to come to the convention. Helmuth — Last Friday, we published a “pre-convention” edition of Helmuth (Boskon’e onsite newsletter), which highlighted some of the convention’s […]

Coffee, Tea and Kaffeeklatsches

One of the great experiences of Boskone is the Kaffeeklatsch!  It’s an informal small group setting where attendees can sit and chat with the program participants. Space is limited and you must sign up at the con via the Program Desk in the Galleria. The sign-up sheets for Saturday will be set out on Friday and the sign-up sheets for Sunday […]

The Boskone 51 Pocket Program Cover Reveal

Not only do we have an exciting program for Boskone 51 and a slate of fantastic guests, but we have a gorgeous Pocket Program cover designed by our Official Artist David Palumbo. While you’ll have this beauty in your hand in a little over a week, we thought you’d enjoy a sneak peak at the […]