Hey, we’re going to be at Boskone this weekend. Here’s Kelly’s and my schedules—all dependent of course on all people with colds/flus/con crud staying away, por favor, so that we can bring Ursula and have some fun running around with her. Not sure what we’re going to do at naptime. Maybe go off home. Michael will be there, too, although I’m not sure if he’s panelling after all. We’ll be sporting some nice new shirts and will be experimenting with a Weightless thing.
Saturday 11am Harbor 3: New Faces of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
These exceptional writers may still be in the early stages of their career, but already we catch glimpses of greatness. Let’s name names — and talk about what makes them so special.
Laird Barron, Peter V. Brett, Paul Di Filippo (m), David Anthony Durham, Kelly Link
Sunday 1pm Harbor 1: A Child’s Garden of Dystopias — the Boom in Nasty Worlds for Children
Why do dystopias and YA literature seem to go together? Are YA dystopias more common now than previously? Are there differences between YA and adult dystopias — perhaps a different ratio of cynicism to hope? How does “if this goes on” fit in? Consider this article.
Bruce Coville, Theodora Goss, Jack M. Haringa (m), Kelly Link
Saturday 1pm Lewis: The Small Press: Bigger Than Ever?
Boutique publishers and small presses are publishing more of the best stuff in the field every year. True? Who? How? Why? And what about the future? What’s the role of the small press in a world dominated by e-books?
Neil Clarke, Gavin Grant, Valerie L. Grimm (m), Joe Hill
Sunday 11am Harbor 3: The e-Book Market
E-books appear to be the wave of the future. How does a professional who wishes to continue to make a living surf that wave?
Jeffrey A. Carver, Neil Clarke (m), John R. Douglas, Gavin Grant, Charles Stross, Eleanor Wood