If it’s February, it’s Boskone time! I’ll be in Boston over Presidents’ Weekend – will you?
Swag warning: I have ALL NEW Questionable Answers Postcards and some other fancy swag (& possibly a few test notecards from the patreon ink levels). Come find me, especially at the reading and signing.
Here’s where to find me:
12pm A Wizard of Earthsea Marina 2 (Westin)
Ursula K. Le Guin’s masterpiece was published 50 years ago. A classic coming-of-age story, A Wizard of Earthsea continues to cast its spell over teens and adults alike. Why is Ged such a compelling character? What makes the story as fresh and appealing today as in 1968? What does it have to say about words, magic, ambition, patience, truth, death? Our panelists share their insights — and favorite parts.
3pm Autographing: James Cambias, Dana Cameron, Leigh Perry (Toni Kelner), Fran Wilde – Galleria – Autographing (Westin)
8pm Farm to Table in Space – Marina 3 (Westin)
“Farm to table” is a modern social movement that promotes serving local food acquired directly from the farmer, but also encourages coming together and bonding over a meal. Fantasy often depicts these kinds of scenes, in taverns or mead halls: but what about science fiction? How does the mess hall on a spaceship compare to the warm, welcoming mead hall — or is something lost in translation?
10 am – The Forgotten Topics in YA Fiction – Marina 1 (Westin)
Young adult fiction panels often focus on what makes a believable teenage character, young love, or great teen hero. But there’s so much more to explore! What about stereotypical teen behavior? Villains? Reality versus fiction? Let’s spread the net wide. This is our chance to dish on the topics that get the least airtime.
11:30 Reading by Fran Wilde – Griffin (Westin)