Preliminary Boskone schedule

I mentioned Boskone in my last post. They have posted their “almost final” program schedule and I went through it this morning, trying to decide what I wanted to see. It’s tough; I wanted a mix of good s.f. discussion, as well as good sessions on writing. Here is my preliminary list, subject to change, of course, up to the last minute.

Friday, February 15

7 PM: Selling What You Write
8 PM: Applied SF: Using SF in the Real World or Tracking History (leaning toward the latter)

Saturday, February 16

10 AM: SF and Fantasy as Modern Myth
12 PM: The Appeal of the Lawless Elite or Mining your Obsessions (leaning toward the former)
1 PM: Do Sweat the Small Stuff: Writing Short Fiction (okay, so I like stories by both James Patrick Kelly and Kelly Link)
3 PM: Good Things Come In Small Packages: The Craft of Short Fiction
4 PM: Battlestar Galactic Endings — Roll Your Own (okay, since giving up TV, I don’t watch BSG anymore, but mabfan is also moderating this one, but the description is hilarious)
8 PM: Stories You Wish You Never Heard Of
9 PM: Boskone & NESFA Awards Ceremony
10 PM: Nominating for the Hugos: Written (maybe)

Sunday, February 17

10 AM: I Want My 20 Hour Workweek
11 AM: Will 2008 be the Year When eBooks Made It? (Charles Stross is on the panel in this one) or The Fifty Year Conversation of SF or Starship Troopers: What’s all the Fuss? This is going to be a tough decision.
12 PM: Working in the Shadows: Influences
1 PM: Do the Hugos Need Fixing?
2 PM: Immortal Longings: Chasing Literary Fame that Lasts

My flight leaves at 7 PM on Sunday. This schedule should keep me pretty busy. I’m looking forward to seeing a number of people at the convention. It will be the biggest one I’ve attended so far. strausmouse may be coming into town to hangout for a night, too, so I may get to see him there. I’m open to suggestions on which panels to attend, especially on the one’s where I’m undecided.

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Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.