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February 17-19, 2023 — Westin Boston Seaport District
February 13, 2016

Signature Saturday Night

SaturdayNightBoskone’s Saturday night events are spectacular this year. So, get ready for a ton of fun.

After a full day of events ranging from art demos to readings, discussions, panels, and music… we have an evening full of special events for you. Come to the Boskone Book Party to discover new books and get some swag, attend the Rapid-Fire Theater for a series of exciting events (which includes the annual Boskone Awards Ceremony), and join us for some late night superhero fun down in the Galleria.

Boskone Multi-Author Book Party:

Publishers and authors come together in the Galleria to share what’s new since last year. This year NESFA Press is also launching two anthologies: The Grimm Future, edited by Erin Underwood, and Conspiracy!, edited by Tom Easton and Judith K. Dial. (Saturday, 6:30-7:45 pm)

Our Book Party authors and publishers include: D L Carter, Brendan DuBois, Tom Easton, Grady Hendrix, Carlos Hernandez, E. C. Ambrose (Elaine Isaak), Judith K. Dial, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Cerece Rennie Murphy, N.A. Ratnayake, E.J. Stevens,  Erin Underwood, and more!

Boskone Rapid-Fire Theater and NESFA Awards Ceremony:

Tonight’s presentation: a fast-paced theatrical extravaganza, featuring a set of mini-shows that resemble live-action “podcast experiments.” This special Saturday night program has something for everyfan. We hope you’re entertained, amused, soothed, gratified, provoked, intrigued, informed, or if possible all of the above in swift succession. Hosted by Boskone’s very own David G. Grubbs. (Saturday, 7:30-9:30 pm)

  • Music with Vixy & Tony.
  • NESFA Awards Presentation: The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) presents its annual Skylark and Gaughan Awards as well as the winner of the NESFA Short Story Contest.
  • The Wesley Chu Interview.
  • At the Movies with Boskone (Dan Kimmel and Garen Daly)
  • Mystery Radio Play (Bruce Coville, David Grubbs, Bob Kuhn, Laurie Mann, Melinda Snodgrass).

Superhero Open Mic:

Superhero Open MicKapow! Live from Boskone … enjoy the knock-out stylings of our program participants and audience members who share their open mic skills in the first-ever Superhero Open Mic. Each person gives his/her best 5-minute superhero performance – story, poem, song, skit, interpretive dance, or whatever!

OPTIONAL: For extra appeal, feel free to come dressed as a superhero!

Cash bar available.

The Rules: Boskone members are invited to join our participants in the open mic by signing up for one of the eight open slots at the door to the event, which opens for sign-ups at 8:30 pm. Each performer is given a firm 5-minute time limit (max), including set-up time. So a quick transition between acts is key.

Walter H. Hunt (M), Kenneth Schneyer (M), C.S.E. Cooney, E.C. Myers, Garth Nix, Don Pizarro, Lauren Roy, Mary Ellen Wessels. (Saturday, 9:00 pm)