Saturday, February 18, 2000 Volume
37, Number 2
Boskone is run completely by volunteers. If you have an hour to spare, please stop by the Information Table (next to Registration).
Joe Siclari and his trusty scanner will be at the Information Table during the weekend, scanning in photos for the Fan History Project. You can see hundreds of fannish photos from the last 60 years at http://www.fanac.org. If you have fannish photos, bring them by so Joe can scan them in.
The Sheraton is currently undergoing renovation.
This means at least two things:
You can’t get from one wing to the other on floors 2, 3, or
4; you can access any room on floor 1, 5 or 6.
The main elevators off the lobby access rooms 1-42; the side elevators near the door to the back parking lot and
will access 43 and up.
v Here and there, you will find jacks propping up parts of the building. Please, don’t touch them! They really aren’t lances or fireman poles or anything else like that. (Special prize for the “best use of these poles that does not involve touching them.”)
John Costello would like to know who the agent is for the estate of Margaret St. Clair.
Items listed as being in Room 243 are really in Room 242.
Use the stairs outside of Molly Malone’s to get there quickly.
Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman will be autographing
at noon on Saturday.
Gary Erlich will not be here to
perform at 1:00 PM today. Cacie
Sears will perform from 1:00 PM---to 1:30 PM instead.
Michael Flynn will be reading at 12:30 PM on Sunday, but he
will not be on the Civil War panel on Sunday at 2pm.
Michael A. Burstein's reading moves from 12:30 PM on Sunday
to 1:30 PM on Sunday.
Geary Gravel's reading moves from 1:30 PM on Sunday to 1:00
PM on Sunday.
The fanzine panel that was Sunday at noon is now Saturday at 1, and the cover art panel with Bob Eggleton and Michael Burstein is Sunday at noon.
Ah yes, the pool of the Anime Creator! Very tragic tale of Anime Creator who fall into cursed spring and…if this train of thought sounds familiar to people, it’s because our Saturday afternoon line up is a salute to Rumiko Takahashi, Creator of Ranma ˝, and the Rumik World. Starting at 1 PM, we will be showing the Rumik World series, and two of our favorite Ranma ˝ episodes (both 2 parters). We think you’ll enjoy the variety.
“I got talked into being Bob Devney for MasterMind.” ---Mary Tabasko
“Ben Yalow’s bow tie turns into a
bat and flies away…”
Overheard in the Dealer’s Room:
“I want instant gratification and I’m willing to wait for it!” ---Patrick Nielsen Hayden
(submitted by the Hendersons)
Murmured Friday morning
“Beige…we could paint the hotel beige…”
Ann Broomhead (punch
line to a joke that begins…no never mind…) (submitted by Davey
Hotel Welcome Sign:
New England Scientific Association.
(A helpful fan corrected it as “Scientifiction”)
Amidst a hail of Andres mints, the following people were
the winners of the Trivial Bowl:
Chip Hitchcock 112
Mike Scott 91
Tony Lewis 61
Mark Mandel 47
One of the new restaurants on the Boskone 37 restaurant guide is called Not Your Average Joe’s. It’s about 2 miles east of the Sheraton on Temple St. No one has been to this restaurant yet, but other versions of the restaurant in the area have gotten good reviews. If you go to it, please submit a brief report for Helmuth and we’ll run it in a future issue.
The hotel is having a lunch special today. If you buy a breakfast buffet this morning, talk to the hostess to get a coupon to get the lunch buffet for only $5.00.
In preparing the first issue, I had to retype a line from E-mail that had been supplied to me properly. As a result, “Featured Filker Jordin Kare” appeared badly mangled. I apologize to Jordin.
It’s not too early to buy a membership for Boskone 38,
available now for $34. The con will
be over Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2001 here at the Sheraton Framingham, and our
guests will be George R. R. Martin, Charles Vess, Jack Cohen and Juanita Coulson.
Moon Dogs by Boskone 37 GoH Michael Swanwick is at
the NESFA tables in the Hucksters' Room at the special B37 price of $15
hardcover, $21.60 boxed. This collection includes two new pieces among its
fiction, the title story and "Mickelrede" (a posthumous collaboration
with Avram Davidson), as well as several hard-to-find essays and other works.
The cover art is by B37 Official Artist Rick Berry (and is also on
exhibit in the Art Show this weekend).
Also new from NESFA Press---Music of Many Spheres: The
Essential Hal Clement, Vol. 2. This is a fascinating collection of 17
stories showing the range of hard SF at its best by a master craftsman of the
NESFA Sales also has B37 Featured Filker Jordin Kare’s just-out CD, Parody Violations, and a few copies of his earlier Fire In The Sky as well.
Boskone will be publishing Helmuth throughout the
weekend. Look for it at:
You’ll find them at the Information Table, at the NESFA
Sales Table, in the Con Suite and at other places throughout the convention.
Having a party? Have some
interesting fannish news? Please
contribute it to Helmuth; you’ll find a “Helmuth/Virtual
Devniad Submissions” collection point at the Information Table.
Laurie D. T. Mann Helmuth Editor