The final schedule for Boskone 56, February 15-17, 2019 in Boston, is available! Here is where you will find me:
The Other Others in Urban Fantasy
3 PM, Harbor II
Urban fantasy sections in bookstores are filled with zombies, werewolves, and especially vampires (sparkly and otherwise) almost to the exclusion of other entities. Indeed, too many times those creatures define urban fantasy. But there are a plethora of other fantastical beings from the myths and legends of Europe — and every other continent. Authors like Seanan McGuire and Laura Anne Gilman revel in the variety, using it to populate the back streets of their chosen cities. Let’s join them (and our panelists) to explore the road less traveled.
Elwin Cotman, Nicholas Kaufmann, Clea Simon, John Langan, Leigh Perry (M)
The Life Cycle of a Book
4 PM, Lewis
Most of us just see the finished product on the shelf. However, there are lots of little (and big) steps associated with getting the book to the store. What’s the life cycle of a book, from submission to publication? It’s not as simple as “the author writes it, then the publisher prints it.” What are the direct, indirect, and associated steps involved in the production and publication process — from editing to marketing, selling, reviewing, reprinting, and more?
Gene Doucette, Andrea Corbin (M), Nicholas Kaufmann, LJ Cohen, Joshua Bilmes
Reading by Nicholas Kaufmann
3:30 PM, Griffin
Kaffeeklatsch — Horror in the Afternoon!
4 PM, Galleria – Kaffeeklatsch 1
Paul Tremblay, Nicholas Kaufmann
The New Doctor — Who?
11:00 AM, Marina 4
Back in 1981, Tom Baker suggested his successor be female. Almost 40 years later, we finally have Jodie Whittaker portraying the Thirteenth Doctor. How does her interpretation of the iconic Time Lord stand out from those of her predecessors’? After all the hype, has the first female Doctor actually changed the dynamics of the show? What are the high and low points of her tenure so far? Has the writing quality kept pace with this significant new development?
Dana Cameron, David McDonald, Jeanne Beckwith (M), Kenneth Schneyer, Nicholas Kaufmann
How to Survive a Horror Story
12:00 PM, Marina 4
Who knows better than a horror writer how to survive a horror story? Join he fun and “lively” conversation as our panelists discuss scenarios from horror novels and films as if they themselves were characters within the scenes. Will their special authorial insights keep them safe? Will they split up to look for the cat? What are they willing to do to survive (relatively) intact? Who dies first? Who lives to tell the tale?
Marshall Ryan Maresca (M), Barry Lee Dejasu, Nicholas Kaufmann, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Clarence Young
Looking forward to seeing you there! If you have books you’d like me to sign, please bring them along. I’m always happy to sign books!