FRIday, February 18, 2000 Volume
37, Number 1
to Boskone 37!
by Tim Szczesuil)
Guest of Honor Michael Swanwick, Official Artist Rick Berry chat with committee member Gay Ellen Dennett. Ben Yalow and Art Henderson are in the background.
Fantiques Roadshow is our main event, part social event; part finding out how much obscure SF books, art and fannish paraphernalia may be worth. We’ll have a cash bar and snacks. If you have an item for appraisal, bring it to the table and our experts will let you know what it’s worth. Stop in the Grand Ballroom, adjacent to the Art Show, between 8pm and 10pm tonight!
The Convention Hospitality Suite is open all evening until around 2am. Stop in for a snack, play a game, watch the toddlers¾you name it, we have it.
Of course there will be other parties tonight. One that your roving reporter already knows about is the RASFF party. If you know what RASFF means, stop on in Room 441 after 10pm tonight.
The Sheraton is currently undergoing renovation.
This means at least two things:
You can’t get from one wing to the other on floors 2, 3, or 4; you can access any room on floor 1, 5 or 6. The main elevators off the lobby access rooms 1-42; the side elevators near the door to the back parking lot and will access 43 and up.
(photo by Laurie Mann)
Here and there, you will find jacks propping up parts of the building. Please, don’t touch them! They really aren’t lances or fireman poles or anything else like that. (Special prize for the “best use of these poles that does not involve touching them.”)
Yes, a few tickets are still left. Tickets are $32 and are available at Registration. We’re having a Southern-themed buffet (all-you-can-eat) tomorrow night.
Open filking will start tonight at 10 PM in the Waterford
and Kildare rooms, and continues all night (or till the last person drops!).
Allen Steele will sign from 11:00 am until just before noon
Michael Flynn will be reading at 12:30 on Sunday, but he
will not be on the Civil War panel on Sunday at 2pm.
Michael A. Burstein's reading moves from 12:30 on Sunday to
1:30 on Sunday.
Geary Gravel's reading moves from 1:30 on Sunday to 1:00 on
The fanzine panel that was Sunday at noon is now Saturday at 1, and the cover art panel with Bob Eggleton and Michael Burstein is Sunday at noon.
Okay, we admit it. Sometimes
the printed time on the box is not exactly the time that the item runs.
When the pocket program went to press Boskone 37 Anime scheduled 90
minutes on Friday night for a TBA item. Wellll,
we chose something that ran just a bit longer than we had scheduled.
That was our first mistake.
Our second mistake was not checking the time on Cyber
City Oedo. Instead of the 30
minutes per episode they are actually about 40 minutes.
Never trust the box. Start
time for Oedo is as posted, but the end time will be 01:45 AM.
Our third and final error was that on our sign we listed Bubblegum Crisis 6 twice, when it should have been Bubblegum Crisis 4. Well, considering that the start time will be so late, BGC4 and BGC7 may not be shown.
Anime Staff: Alice Lewis
Party Board / Freebie Table: Claire & Dave Anderson
Virtual Devniad: Helmuth
(That master quote-taker, past Hugo-nominee Bob Devney is unable to attend Boskone this year. If you have any pithy, Devnesque remarks, you can toss them in the Helmuth box and mark them “Virtual Devniad.”)
Esther Friesner to Michael Burstein: “Actually, there’s something vaguely hamsteresque about you.” (George Flynn)
The hotel is having a lunch special tomorrow. If you buy a breakfast buffet Saturday morning, you’ll get a coupon to get the Saturday lunch buffet for only $5.00.
Moon Dogs by Boskone 37 GoH Michael Swanwick is at
the NESFA tables in the Hucksters' Room at the special B37 price of $15
hardcover, $21.60 boxed. This collection includes two new pieces among its
fiction, the title story and "Mickelrede" (a posthumous collaboration
with Avram Davidson), as well as several hard-to-find essays and other works.
The cover art is by B37 Official Artist Rick Berry (and is also on
exhibit in the Art Show this weekend).
Also new from NESFA Press---Music of Many Spheres: The
Essential Hal Clement, Vol. 2. This is a fascinating collection of 17
stories showing the range of hard SF at its best by a master craftsman of the
NESFA Sales also has B37 Featured Filer Jordan Kara’s
just-out CD, Parody Violations, and a few copies of his earlier Fire
In The Sky as well.
If you haven't checked since last Boskone, look for our
past year's releases:
v Rings, by Charles L. Harness, a four-novel omnibus including the original publication of “Drunkard's Endgame”;
v the trade paperback reprint of B31 GoH collection Double Feature by Emma Bull and Will Shetterly;
and, for the folks still asking about John M. Ford's phenomenal
B34/1999 WFC musical production, there -is now a libretto for Another Part of
the Trilogy and this weekend we have copies for sale!
All these are in addition to our ongoing NESFA's Choice collections, previous Boskone GoH books, and interesting specialty items. We also stock many classic and critical studies titles from Advent Publishers, Hyperion Press, and BECCON Books, and an eclectic assortment of inexpensive used books. Stop by sometime this weekend; we have books you've always wanted to read!
by Laurie Mann)
Yes, the snow has started. We could get from 6-12 overnight. Check back tomorrow for the after picture.
Boskone will be publishing Helmuth throughout the
weekend. Look for it at:
You’ll find them at the Information Table, at the NESFA
Sales Table, in the Con Suite and at other places throughout the convention.
Having a party? Have some
interesting fannish news? Please
contribute it to Helmuth; you’ll find a “Helmuth/Virtual Devniad
Submissions” box at the Information Table.
Laurie D. T. Mann Helmuth Editor