Friday, February 09, 2007

Boskone Program ...

The official Boskone 44 program is online. I am very revved up for this conference. There are so many different panels and choices.

However, I found the web page of the schedule hard to wrap my brain around so I created a spreadsheet of all the panels and participants so I could sort it this way and that. With the thought that others may be interested, I've put the spreadsheet on my website (the spreadsheet link that is above is also here. Just right click on the spreadsheet link and save to your computer (I promise, no viruses).

Please note the spreadsheet is an UNOFFICIAL and UNAUTHORIZED document. It is not the doing of the Boskone organizers or NESFA. If the times/rooms/panels change before the conference, it won't be reflected in the spreadsheet. Hope it helps.


Blogger littlebirdblue said...

Spreadsheet, huh?

February 10, 2007 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

I had to indulge my inner tech-geek. ;-)

So Ms. LBB, what looks good to you on the program? Anything from prior years that is a must see or a must miss?

Saturday at 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00 are tough as there are multiple things I want to go to. I think I need to go to 'The Business Side of Writing' as well as 'Finishing That Damn Novel', even though other options might be more fun.

February 10, 2007 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger littlebirdblue said...

Well, first of all, I didn't know what a zipped file was and couldn't get your spreadsheet to open right. OKAY,okay, I tried very 1/2-assedly, then gave up w/no struggle. I blame my attention-span-or-lack-thereof and the whatnot.

I've promised Miss Jesswynne (AKA Jessica Reisman) that she gets to call all the con-shots this time 'round, so I've promised to be her total con-slave? Contourage? Conside-kick? I looked at the program to try to guess what I thought you'd be into, but I couldn't. AS I've already mentioned, I probably won't see much of S (unless I plan to hang out in the game room, which I do not). What are YOU particularly looking forward to?

February 11, 2007 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...


I'd offer to e-mail it uncompressed, but since you will be your friend's Con-selor, I guess it won't be necessary.

I've decided the above two are a must; maybe I can find someone to take notes at 'Humor in SF' and 'Blogging in SF' which conflicts with those two.

I'd like to attend a coffee/beer chat. I'd guess those fill up quick so I better figure out a list of choices.

There's one author named Matthew Jarpe who lives/works in Massachusetts and has his first book coming out this summer. He's doing a reading and a few panels so I need to figure out which will be best to attend.

I know I'm analyzing this quite thoroughly and don't mean to sound all business. But it's likely the only con I'll attend this year and I'd like to make the most of it.

February 12, 2007 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

Don't just go to the panels, go to coffee/beer klatches, readings, hang out at the bar, go to the consuite and parties (there should be flyers). Say hi to the people with names that you know, and even the people whose names you don't know. (I mentioned Tobias' "Getting Past Being...", it has excellent tips for attending cons). Check out the dealer's room and the art show. But most of all, have fun. Meet people. Laugh lots. Enjoy the company of people who have the same interests (mostly) as you do.

February 12, 2007 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

Forgot to mention, rest up before going. There's a reason why the last party is traditionally called the "Dead Dog Party." Most people are that tired.

February 12, 2007 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Thanks for the advice, Steve. One good thing with my night schedule is I'm used to being up a little late.

As long as I have a nap, that is. ;-)

February 12, 2007 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger littlebirdblue said...

Hey, Todd,

I asked my Mistress to email me a couple of things she thought were highlights for B-44. She's going to be reading at the Broad Universe Rapidfire reading, so I know we'll be there (we're both members).

Hey, have you read Earthchild? I picked up 2 copies in Burlington last weekend, and I've found this one particularly hard to find. Do you need a copy?

And thanks for participating in the blogvey.

February 13, 2007 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...


I'll stop by the rapidfire if I don't see you before then. Actually, since you're such a woman of mystery you'll have find me first. Gives you a good excuse to run away if you change your mind. ;-)

Yes, I have Earthchild. Thanks for asking.

February 13, 2007 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger littlebirdblue said...

Okay, Todd,

I emailed you Boskone recs. See you there!


February 15, 2007 at 11:51 PM  
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