The weekend of February 16-18, I’ll be heading up to Boston to take part in Boskone 55. I’ve been attending Boskone for I can’t remember how many years now. It provides me a welcome opportunity to see a number of my friends, and engage in some fine conversation. If you’re free that weekend, I recommend stopping by for some or all of the convention. If you do, please say hello.
Kaffeeklatsch: John Langan and James Moore
17 Feb 2018, Saturday 12:00 – 13:00, Harbor I – Kaffeeklatsch 1 (Westin)
John Langan, James Moore
Frankenstein 200 Years Later
17 Feb 2018, Saturday 17:00 – 18:00, Marina 4 (Westin)
It’s still alive! In 1818, Mary Shelley stitched together a bone-chilling tale of dread and science, and created a monster — whose humanity cut as deeply as Dr. Frankenstein’s knife. This Promethean fiction has inspired authors, fans, and scientists ever since. (Though is it better remembered than read?) What challenges did Shelley face in bringing her story to print? What would she think of her effect on literature over the last two centuries? After all these years, let’s find out what makes this tale tick.
John Langan (M), F. Brett Cox, Steve Berman, Faye Ringel, Bracken MacLeod
Group Reading: Noir at the Boskone Bar — Special Edition
17 Feb 2018, Saturday 21:15 – 22:45, Galleria – Stage (Westin)
Noir at the Boskone Bar is a special night of reading and fun with our noir, crime, mystery, and horror writers. Hosted by Chris Irvin and Errick Nunnally.
Christopher Irvin (M), Paul Tremblay, Errick Nunnally (M), John Langan, Dana Cameron, Nik Korpon, Gillian Daniels, Bracken MacLeod, Leigh Perry
Imported from B55
Autographing: E. Ardell, John Langan, Christine Taylor-Buterl
18 Feb 2018, Sunday 12:00 – 13:00, Galleria – Autographing (Westin)
E. Ardell, John Langan, Christine Taylor-Butler
Neil Gaiman Anniversary Reads
18 Feb 2018, Sunday 13:00 – 14:00, Harbor II (Westin)
It’s a notable year for Neil Gaiman, with publication anniversaries for his engaging, ironic dark fantasies The Graveyard Book (10th) and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (5th) — plus from his lighter side, Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion (30th). Let’s gab about his novels and stories, comics and characters, movies and TV adaptations and rock-star aura.
Bracken MacLeod (M), Jane Yolen, Justin Key, John Langan, Trisha Wooldridge
Image by Boskone 55’s artist guest of honor, the amazing Marianne Plumridge.