Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Boskone 47 Schedule

Boskone is February 12-14 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. You can still buy memberships here.

Friday  7pm        Seriously, Where *Do* Your Ideas Come From?
Lois McMaster Bujold
David Anthony Durham (M)
Darlene Marshall
Paul G. Tremblay
Mary A. Turzillo
We know ideas don't come from a mail box in upstate New York. So,
seriously, where do they come from? Do you muse on "what if's"? Are
there personal inspirations for your tales? Do you find a particular
setting evocative, and just waiting to be detailed in a story?

Friday 8pm Paranormal Romance: Threat or Menace....Or??
Ginjer Buchanan (M)
Rose Fox
Toni L. P. Kelner
Shariann Lewitt
Darlene Marshall
It seems that they're beginning to dominate the shelves, doesn't it?
Many people find this fusion of the romance and sf/fantasy field
*wrong*....but is it really? Will it expand the audience (and/or
possibilities) of the field, or simply destroy it? Is any of it any
good? What is your opinion of this new (marketing?) category?

Saturday 3:30pm Reading (0.5 hrs)
Darlene Marshall

Sunday 11 am Autographing (My novels will be on sale in the Dealers Room at Old Earth Books)

Sunday 1pm Believable Relationships
Beth Bernobich
Lois McMaster Bujold
Geary Gravel
Darlene Marshall (M)
Jo Walton
How can believable relationships between characters be best
depicted? Does sexuality matter much to you when setting up these
encounters, i.e., if said characters are straight/LGBT, mono/poly,
etc., etc....? Or, can you build characters and connections in such
a way that everything else is incidental? How?? Participants explore
these and other knotty (naughty? Heh) questions, as they talk about
the steamier side of fiction.

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