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Boskone – IN PERSON!
Friday, February 18 - Sunday, February 20
Boskone is BACK! This annual celebration of speculative fiction/science fiction, and fantasy in books, music, media, and more is once again happening Feb. 18-20 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel – and there’s also a virtual component for those who can’t or don’t want to gather in person just yet. I’ve got several events lined up IN PESON for Friday evening and Saturday with some of my favorite people. Won’t you join us?
18 Feb 2022, Friday 18:00 – 18:50, Marina I (Westin)It’s hard enough predicting what next week will be like. How can we write SF taking place thousands or even millions of years in the future? How do we make the remote descendants of humanity relatable to readers? How do you convey a culture which has no continuity with our own? With Tamsyn Muir, Rich Larson, and James Cambias (M)
19 Feb 2022, Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Marina II (Westin)Even SF/F/H authors enjoy solving a good mystery. Writers from Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick to J.D. Robb, Tanya Huff, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and Aliette de Bodard have all deployed detective characters. The panel may consider these and other fantastic fictional detectives, detective story structures within SF plots, whether a great detective needs a good murder, and other bloody intriguing themes. With Colin Alexander, Brendan DuBois (M), Chris Panatier, and Leigh Perry
19 Feb 2022, Saturday 15:00 – 15:50, Harbor II (Westin)Move over emotionally constipated lone wolves! We’re looking for characters who connect with each other in strong and compelling relationships. How can we build romances that are both healthy and riveting? How does a character’s gender impact the cliches and problematic patterns we see, and how do we get past those in creating a character’s ties to others? How do friendship and other non-romantic social connections get represented in positive and impactful ways? Let’s also discuss the strong bonds that can form in subculture communities, rather than only having the token gay kid or the token immigrant. With Tabitha Lord (Association of RI Authors) (M), Leigh Perry, and Cat Scully.
(I’ll also be signing books on Saturday, 16:00 – 16:50, Galleria – Autographing (Westin)
Here’s how to join me at Boskone this February 18-20, 2022 in Boston, MA for an unforgettable science fiction and fantasy experience! It’s going to be an incredible weekend of books, science, art, games, music, and more.