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09 February 2011 @ 11:54 pm
My Boskone Schedule  
Here is my panel and reading schedule for Boskone, which is being held at the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel, February 18-20:

Friday, 7pm:
Reading: Ken Schneyer (0.5 hrs)

Not entirely sure what I'm going to read -- I think it might be my near-future genocide-denial story, "Curative Measures", just in case you were feeling too cheerful.

Saturday, 10am:
The Art of Handwaving Science
(Tom Easton (Moderator), Michael F. Flynn, Jeff Hecht, Margaret Ronald, Ken Schneyer, Joan Slonczewski)
On your first day as an SF writer, you're likely to be faced with the problem of how to write about science that either 1) you don't have a good grasp of, or 2) nobody has a good grasp of because it doesn't exist yet. How do you respond?

Saturday, 3pm:
Stranger in a Strange Land -- Can It Really Be Fifty Years Old?
(F. Brett Cox, Kathryn Cramer (Moderator), Ken Schneyer, Ian Randal Strock, Christopher Weuve)
Stranger in a Strange Land is fifty years old! How can this be!!? How has it aged? What kind of impact does it have on today's youth? (Please don't say "Well, it's very....charming. Quaint...") How has RAH as a whole aged? And does the RAH biography just released shed any new light on him and his writing?

Saturday, 4pm:
What Is Time Travel Good For?
(Michael F. Flynn, Ken Schneyer, Karl Schroeder (Moderator), Ian Tregillis)

Saturday, 5pm:
Cambridge SF Workshop Flash Readings
(F. Brett Cox, Elaine Isaak, Alexander Jablokov, James Patrick Kelly, Steven Popkes (Moderator), Ken Schneyer, Sarah Smith)
I'm going to read my flash story "Colony Collapse," if I can revise it in time.

Sunday, 11am:
Does Mars Need Zombies? -- Hard SF in a Time of Increasing Interest in the Undead
(Kathryn Cramer (Moderator), Walter H. Hunt, Leonid Korogodski, Ken Schneyer, Allen M. Steele)

(Saturday afternoon is going to be a marathon! Whew!)

For more information about Boskone, see: www.nesfa.org/boskone/

Hope to see you all there!

Current Location: The Dead of Winter
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Terry Pratchett audiobook in the daughter's room
Jon Gibbsjongibbs on February 10th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
Don't forget to have fun :)
Ken: Winkken_schneyer on February 15th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
ndanukiwi: pinnumberndanukiwi on February 15th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Several comments:

1) Holy Moses that's a busy Saturday! Better hope none of those panels run late!

2) You know that my knowledge of SF authors pales in comparison to yours, so there are probably lots of names there that I should know and be impressed by but don't. But, that said... Joan Slonczewski! Do you remember that you (or maybe J?) gave me your copy of "A Door Into Ocean," which I subsequently used in my undergrad thesis? And you're sitting on a panel with her! So cool!!

3) My brother totally freaking rocks :).

4) Time Travel! HUUUAH! What is it good for! (Absolutely nuthin'! Say it again!) (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)