Here’s my schedule for the upcoming Boskone 49 at the Boston Westin Waterfront, Feb 17-19:
Panel: SF/F/H in the Classroom, Fri 18:00 – 19:00, Griffin
B.A. Chepaitis, F. Brett Cox, Jack M. Haringa (M), Kenneth Schneyer
Description: Kids today don’t have to hide their SF book in class. It is their class. How are science fiction, fantasy, and horror taught in a typical course today? What do the teachers know that we fans don’t, or vice versa? What works work best in the classroom? Does studying the stuff in school recruit lifelong speculative fiction readers, or drive them away in droves?
Panel: A Study of the Humours — Medieval Medicine, Fri 19:00 – 20:00, Harbor II
Elaine Isaak, James D. Macdonald, Laurie Mann (M), Darlene Marshall, Kenneth Schneyer
Description: For thousands of years, learned doctors insisted that health and illness was governed by “the four humours”. A look at how old ideas persisted and how they led to odd treatments like bleedings.
Panel: Medical Myths and Errors in SF/F, Sat 10:00 – 11:00, Burroughs (Westin
Christopher Kovacs, Susan MacDonald, Kenneth Schneyer (M)
Description: A look at common mistakes about medicine that writers make in their fiction.
Reading: Kenneth Schneyer, Sat 15:30 – 16:00, Independence.
(I intend to read from my story “The Age of Three Stars”, which will just have gone live on Daily Science Fiction the previous day.)
Reading: Flash Fiction from the Cambridge SF Workshop, Sun 11:00 – 12:00, Lewis
F. Brett Cox, Elaine Isaak, Alexander Jablokov, James Patrick Kelly, Steven Popkes, Kenneth Schneyer
(This reading was very well attended at Boskone 48, and so far has been a lot of fun for both the author/readers and the audience.)