Sunday, February 28, 2016

Boskone 53 Recap

Last week, I had the pleasure of a being a guest at Boskone 53 in Boston.  Here are some of the highlights.


Panels, panels, panels!  Here are my top three panels from Boskone 53 in no particular order.

The Ripper panel with Dana Cameron, Christopher Golden, Leigh Perry, Christie Meierz was ghoulish, and ghastly, and absolutely delightful. 

Dating 101 in Urban Fantasy with Darlene Marshall, Lauren Roy, Max Gladstone, and Charles Stross was fun...even if Charlie Stross did give me a nasty case of the plague. 

Dark Fairy Tales with John Langan, Jack M. Haringa, Hillary Monahan, and James Moore explored the darker, non-Disneyfied side of fairy tales.  Thought provoking and fun panel with a great lineup of panelists.


I helped with the Broad Universe table in the dealer's room on Friday, and had a great time meeting members and talking books.  Broad Universe promotes women in speculative fiction.  You can learn more about Broad Universe on their website.


My autographing hour was early Saturday morning, so I was incredibly grateful for all of the readers who came out for this event and to John Langan who shared the hour. 


Thank you to everyone who came out for the Boskone Book Party and visited my table.  It was wonderful sharing my new books with you all!


I met so many amazing readers, authors, artists, and publishing professionals at Boskone 53.  Special thanks to Larissa Glasser, Dana Cameron, Christopher Golden, James Moore, and John Langan for such a fun weekend. 

Additional thanks to Erin Underwood and the Boskone staff and volunteers for their hard work.  You put together a fantastic con!

I was also impressed with the convention hotel.  Thank you to the wonderful staff in the restaurant pub for having yummy vegetarian options.  Boston has no shortage of restaurants, but it is wonderful to have healthy choices at the hotel while on tour.


Considering attending Boskone 54?  Boskone is scheduled for February 17-19, 2017 (Presidents Day Weekend) and includes guest of honor Brandon Sanderson.  You can still get the early bird rate for your Boskone 54 convention membership through the end of February.


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