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February 17-19, 2023 — Westin Boston Seaport District
January 20, 2018

Boskone’s Friday Night Highlights!

This year Boskone has some terrific programming on Friday. Here are just a few of our Friday night highlights. We look forward to seeing you there!

5:30 PM (free to public)
Boskone’s Regency Dance with Guest of Honor Mary Robinette Kowal
Kevin Turausky, Antonia Pugliese, Mary Robinette Kowal
Harbor II · 90 min · Event
Calling all dancers! Join our Guest of Honor, Mary Robinette Kowal, as we travel back in time to Britain’s Regency period, when dancing was all the craze. Antonia Pugliese from Commonwealth Vintage Dancers, a Boston-area nonprofit that reconstructs, performs, and teaches dances of the 19th and early 20th century, will lead us through Boskone’s special set of Regency dances. So put on your 19th century duds or keep your modern wardrobe to represent your favorite era — as we genre-happy gentlefolk join together to dance, Regency-style!

8:30 PM
Jordin Kare Memorial Concert
Mary Kay Kare, Mary Ellen Wessels, Roberta Rogow, Stephen Brinich, Gary Ehrlich, H Paul Shuch, Benjamin Newman, Edie Stern, Priscilla Olson (M), Edward L. Stauff
Marina 1 · 60 min · Event
Join Boskone’s filkers for a very special concert celebrating the life and music of our longtime friend Jordin Kare.

8:45 PM
Opening Ceremony: Meet the Guests
David G. Grubbs (M), Gay Ellen Dennett (M), Catherine Asaro, Mary Robinette Kowal, Craig Miller, Tamora Pierce, Marianne Plumridge, Nat Segaloff
Galleria – Stage · 15 min · Event
Welcome to Boskone, New England’s longest-running convention for science fiction, fantasy, and horror! Whether you are attending for the first time or the fifty-fifth, we invite you to join us in the Galleria to meet this year’s guests.

9:00 PM
Boskone 55 Reception
Catherine Aaro, Mary Robinette Kowal, Craig Miller, Tamora Pierce, Marianne Plumridge, Nat Segaloff, Gay Ellen Dennett (M), David G. Grubbs (M)
Galleria – Art Show · 120 min · Event
Connoisseurs and philistines alike: welcome to the Boskone Art Show! Join us in the Galleria for an upscale social mixer. Meet our program participants while enjoying refreshments, stimulating conversation, and exceptional art that’s a feast for the eyes. Experience the music and the festivities as Boskone celebrates another year of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in Boston.

10:00 PM
Boskone’s 2000s Dance Party
Madeline Lee, Tristan Marks
Harbor II · 120 min · Other
Get your boogie on! Join our Boskone DJs Madeline and Tristan for some late-night dancing.


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