17 thoughts on “Next Year at Boskone

  1. I always thought it was weird that a convention was named after the bad guys in E.E. Doc Smith’s books.

  2. Great. Already bought my tickets to go for next year, and will be dragging the boyfriend as well. The problem is that all of my books authored by you are in storage a thousand miles away. Yarg.

    Well, I guess that’s a good excuse to dig through boxes of books when I fly back home to see my parents.

  3. Sweet! Will we be finally getting Scalzi: The Collected Shorts as the NESFA GoH book next year?

  4. #1 by Tumbleweed: “I always thought it was weird that a convention was named after the bad guys in E.E. Doc Smith’s books.”

    I always thought it was funny. I assume that at least some of the original organizers were MIT people, and this fits the sense of humor that seems to be common amongst the MIT people I’ve known.

    #7 by There: “Sweet! Will we be finally getting Scalzi: The Collected Shorts as the NESFA GoH book next year?”

    Um, why would you want a collection of his … oh, his short stories! Never mind.

  5. My husband and I started going to Boskone because of you, John Scalzi – and now my in-laws join us for the fantastic fun!

    When I heard you were the GoH, I signed up for next year’s festivities with extreme prejudice!

    Yay!

  6. @ #9 by Bearpaw

    “#1 by Tumbleweed: “I always thought it was weird that a convention was named after the bad guys in E.E. Doc Smith’s books.”

    “I always thought it was funny. I assume that at least some of the original organizers were MIT people, and this fits the sense of humor that seems to be common amongst the MIT people I’ve known.”

    Indeed, Boskone – and the sponsoring organization – the New England SF Association – have MIT roots. See this: http://www.nesfa.org/boskone/boskone-history.html .

    NESFA is one of three SF clubs with their own buildings. The others being the Los Angeles SF Society and the BAltimore SF Society.

  7. I would very much like whatever book is published to contain “Questions for a Soldier” – it’s the only one I can’t obtain at a reasonable price as a recent convert to Scalzinia (it’s supposedly in Subterranean #8, but since #7 was published 4 years ago I’m not holding my breath).

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