Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Boskone 49

Once again I'm packing my bags with winter clothes for the annual trek to Boston, February 17-19. Here's my Boskone 49 Schedule:

Friday 18:00 - 19:00, Dressing the Parties--Regalia and Symbolism, Developing symbols and regalia in your worlds. Associations of colors, creatures. Displays of rank. Pilot patches. Japanese symbology and family. A lot of the systemization of heraldry is a very late development. Any hints from SCA experience? Has awareness of this increased from _Game of Thrones_?
Darlene Marshall (M), Leonid Korogodski, Walter H. Hunt, Ruth Sanderson

Friday 19:00 - 20:00, A Study of the Humours - Medieval Medicine--For thousands of years, learned doctors insisted that health and illness was governed by "the four humours" A look at how old ideas persisted and how they led to odd treatments like bleedings.
Laurie Mann (M), Elaine Isaak, Darlene Marshall, Kenneth Schneyer, James D. Macdonald

Saturday 11:30 - 12:00, Reading: Darlene Marshall
Saturday 15:00 - 16:00, Trends in Young Adult Literature--Has the paranormal gotten to the end of the line? Where is YA fiction going to now that Twilight and Harry Potter have wound down?
Darlene Marshall (M), Jack M. Haringa, Susan MacDonald, Leonid Korogodski, Jordan Hamessley

Sunday 10:00 - 11:00, Romantic Comedy in Science Fiction and Fantasy--What is romantic comedy? What are examples in science fiction and fantasy? Connie Willis says that the show _Primeval_ is a romcom...really?
Ellen Asher, Darlene Marshall, Toni L. P. Kelner

The "M" next to my name means I'm the moderator for that panel. Some of the program participants are folks I've shared the dais with in the past, others are new to me. I'm looking forward to this convention! Should be a lot of good panels and good discussions.

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