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February 17-19, 2023 — Westin Boston Seaport District
February 11, 2019

Check out Boskone for Free

As a fan (volunteer) run convention, we work hard to give our program participants and attendees the best experience.We understand that conventions can be daunting. We created Free Friday Afternoon programming to give you a taste of what you can expect at Boskone before you buy a membership.


Free Friday Afternoon Programming

Programming on Friday, February 15th is (free to the public) from 2:00-6:00 pm. Memberships are required after 6:00 pm on Friday and throughout the rest of the convention.

  • Events 
    • Special Interview with The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Director Arwen Curry
    • Young Adult Fiction Guest Interview: Cindy Pon
  • Panels include
    • The Hopeful Future in Science Fiction
    • The Other Others in Urban Fantasy
    • Your Own Doomsday: Speculating on Future Catastrophes
    • Heinlein’s Juveniles
    • The Life Cycle of a Book
    • Medical Ethics in the 21st Century
    • Laundering Your Fairy Tales
    • MG or YA?
    • My Worst Story — And Why I Wrote It
    • The Long View (of a Writing Career)
    • The Perfect Short Story
  • Workshops include
    • How to Create Your Own Book Trailer
    • Dialog Workshop: You Don’t Say!
    • Telling Tarot Tales

These are just a few of our Free Friday Afternoon program items. There is so much more to enjoy at Boskone this year! Check out Boskone 56’s full program schedule to see what else is in store for you.

After 6:00 pm on Friday and through the rest of the convention, you’ll need to purchase a membership to stay and enjoy the events, panels, interviews, games, and more! Weekend passes as well as day passes are available.

Come early, stay late, and return for more. It all begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 15. See you there!