Monday, February 11, 2008

Boskone 45 Pre-Flight

It would be nice if the Boskone website posted the program more than 6 5 days before the event. It would also be nice if the participants names were linked to their websites and blogs.

You know, on the off chance anyone going to the convention might be interested in reading a bit about the people they are paying to listen to, talk with, and be around? Crazy talk, I guess.

So, for my benefit, and anyone else interested, the program participants of Boskone 45 are linked below. Apologies to anyone I couldn't identify via Google.

Judith Berman
Beth Bernobich
Patricia Bray
Tobias Buckell
Michael A. Burstein
S.C. Butler
James Cambias
Jeffrey A. Carver
Bruce Coville
F. Brett Cox
Don D'Ammassa
Daniel P. Dern
Bob Devney
Vince Docherty
John R. Douglas
Debra Doyle
Jennifer Dunne
Sarah Beth Durst
Tom Easton
John Farrell
Gregory Feeley
Stephen C. Fisher
Michael F. Flynn
Esther Friesner
Gregory Frost
Craig Shaw Gardner
Greer Gilman
Laura Anne Gilman
Gavin Grant
David G. Grubbs
Jeff Hecht
Walter H. Hunt
Aron K. Insinga
Elaine Isaak
Alexander Jablokov
Matthew Jarpe
MaryAnn Johanson
Robert I. Katz
James Patrick Kelly
Joseph Kesselman
Daniel Kimmel
Rosemary Kirstein
Robert Kuhn
John Langan
Sharon Lee
Fred Lerner
Shariann Lewitt
Timothy Liebe
Kelly Link
James D. Macdonald
Darlene Marshall
Susan Martin
Elise Matthesen
Gary D. McGath
Paul Melko
Steve Miller
Mark Millman
Mark L. Olson
Priscilla Olson
Joshua Palmatier
Paul Park
Jennifer Pelland
Tamora Pierce
Steven Popkes
Faye Ringel
Pamela Sargent
Lawrence M. Schoen
Karl Schroeder
Joe Siclari
Wen Spencer
Allen M. Steele
Edie Stern
Charles Stross
Michael Swanwick
Sonya Taaffe
Cecila Tan
Amy Thomson
Paul G. Tremblay
Howard Waldrop
Lawrence Watt-Evans
David Weber
Peter Weston
Christopher Weuve
Trish Wilson
Jane Yolen
George Zebrowski

Eleanor Wood

Ellen Asher (SFBC ret.)
Ginjer Buchanan (ACE)
John R. Douglas (E-Reads)
David G. Hartwell (TOR)
Patrick Nielsen Hayden (TOR)
Teresa Nielsen Hayden (TOR)
Kathryn Kramer
Ernest Lilley (SFRevu)
Beth Meacham (TOR)
Farah Mendlesohn
Rome Quezada (SFBC)

Bob Eggleton
Dean Morrissey
Omar Rayyan

Gary Ehrlich
Merav Hoffman
Jordin T. Kare
Mary Kay Kare
Ellen Kranzer
Seanan McGuire
Benjamin Newman
Roberta Rogow
Bob Rosenfeld
Edward L. Stauff
Mary Ellen Wessels
Batya Wittenberg

Guy Consolmagno
Chad Orzel
Eric M. Van


Blogger Darlene Marshall said...

Thanks for going to the trouble to set this up, Todd. I'll look forward to seeing you at Boskone.


February 11, 2008 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Thank you, Darlene. I'll be sure to say hello.

I found your comments from last year on the 'Business of Writing' panel to be very helpful.

February 11, 2008 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Kathryn Cramer said...

Perhaps the reason they weren't more forthcoming is program participants like me who stonewalled the issue of whether we were coming until the last possible moment. (I have schedule conflicts on both ends so will attend the middle of the con.)

February 11, 2008 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Hi Kathryn,

A valid point and reason enough not to put 'Mostly Final' on any information until the start of the convention. However, I would find a much earlier release of tentative details very helpful.

I will try to either attend one of the conference feedback panels or otherwise convey my whining gripes *ahem* suggestions to the appropriate con organizer.

Thanks for stopping by!

February 11, 2008 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

I expect to see pictures after the con. Especially the one with you, Weber and Honor.

February 14, 2008 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Ah nuts.

Was that part of the contest rules, Nathan? I don't recall any requirements for celebrity photo posing.

February 14, 2008 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Nathan said...

You mean I have to warn you about my expectations?

February 14, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great report. The book narrating toiletside -- now THERE'S something you don't see every day.

One note: the Robert Kuhn who's the program participant at Boskone is NOT the Robert Kuhn linked to. I know because the con guy is my quite-talented-and-accomplished-himself bro-in-law.


-- Bob Devney

February 19, 2008 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

"narrating toiletside"

Heh. Nice literary euphemism.

Thank you for pointing out the link problem, Bob.

February 20, 2008 at 6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a real public service, Todd. I won't mention any cons BY NAME, but some of them are far worse about such matters than Boskone.

February 24, 2008 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

In fairness, I should have noted that Boskone didn't even list the participants names last year (or the year before, or the year before that, or ...)

So, any progress is good.

February 24, 2008 at 8:42 PM  

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