My Boskone Schedule


Boskone’s a week and a half away! Looking forward to seeing some of you up in Boston.

Here’s where you can find me.
(Don’t forget, I’ll have swag for you if you’ve done something lately that scared you.)

Magical Tactics

Friday 17:00 – 17:50, Marina 4 (Westin)

Plotting and choreographing fights, whether formal battles or street brawls, is a basic item in the working writer’s toolbox. What happens when there’s magic in the mix?  What changes? What doesn’t change? What’s a really bad idea? And how do you make it seem real?

Django Wexler (M), James Minz, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Peadar Ó Guilín, Fran Wilde

Mars Needs Moms

Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Griffin (Westin)

Family can be the backbone of a young character — or his total destruction. The influences, the baggage, the support network within a family all come with benefits and costs. At a time when nontraditional families are on the rise and parents in fiction are growing scarce, what role do families play in our tales? How is the changing configuration of the nuclear family influencing the characters within our favorite stories? And where have all of the mothers gone? Mars?

Fran Wilde (M), A.C.E. Bauer, Emma Caywood, Peadar Ó Guilín, Django Wexler


Saturday 12:00 – 12:50, Galleria-Autographing (Westin)

Let’s Get Cookin’

Saturday 14:00 – 14:50, Harbor I-Discussion Group (Westin)

There’s some fabulous food in fiction. Come talk shop with the fantastical foodie Fran Wilde. Expect shenanigans. Also, possibly, prizes.

30 Magical Years of _Labyrinth_

Saturday 16:00 – 16:50, Marina 2 (Westin)

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of this magical film! Labyrinth is a movie dense with innovation: puppets, the celebrated artistry of David Bowie, and collaboration across media. It’s truly an icon of its era. How has Labyrinth inspired the speculative fiction movies of today? How has it inspired us?

E. C. Ambrose (M), Emma Caywood, Cerece Rennie Murphy, Fran Wilde

Kaffeeklatsch 2: Fran Wilde

Sunday 10:00 – 10:50, Harbor I-Kaffeeklatsch 2 (Westin) Grab some coffee & tea and come hang out and talk. Will have swag and maybe a few advance-news things to share!


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