...And on to Boskone
Boston in February - just like Toronto in February, but with a party
I'll be attending Boskone 52 February 13-15, 2015, and will be on the program. (In particular, I'll be autographing Sunday morning and holding a Kaffeeklatsch that afternoon if you want to drop by and chat.) Here's my schedule:
The Cutting Edge
Friday 14:00 - 14:50, Harbor II (Westin)
Panelists discuss scientific and engineering developments that are new or emerging, and then venture into the realm of those that may be just a short step from development. What ideas are within our reach that recently seemed like pure science fiction? And what direction will technology likely take in the future?
Tom Easton (M), Guy Consolmagno, Justine Graykin, Mark L. Olson, Karl Schroeder
Friday 18:00 - 18:50, Marina 2 (Westin)
"We'll freeze in the dark!" "Peak oil is yet to come!"
"Solar is the future!" "Coal means energy independence!"
There has to be more to the future of energy than mindless slogans, doesn't
there? In this panel we discuss what we know, what we can expect, and think
about what we don't know regarding energy over the next few decades.
Vincent Docherty, Mark L. Olson, Karl Schroeder
Dune — 50 Years later
Saturday 13:00 - 13:50, Harbor I (Westin)
Frank Herbert's Dune, published in 1955, was an epic science fiction saga that won the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award in 1966. Now, 50 years after its publication, we look back at the legacy left by Frank Herbert and his unique vision of a feudal interstellar society that was rocked by political machinations, contentious religious orders, and a very lucrative spice trade — and giant worms! How has this seminal work held up over time? What place might it take in the science fiction hall of fame? Panelists also discuss the impact that Dune has had on their own work as well as on the development of science and science fiction.
Kenneth Schneyer (M), Scott Lynch, Beth Meacham, Joan Slonczewski, Walter Jon Williams, Karl Schroeder
Autographing: A.C.E. Bauer, Darlene Marshall, Leigh Perry (Toni L. P. Kelner), Karl Schroeder
Sunday 10:00 - 10:50, Galleria-Autographing (Westin)
A.C.E. Bauer, Leigh Perry, Darlene Marshall, Karl Schroeder
Kaffeeklatsch: Karl Schroeder
Sunday 14:00 - 14:50, Galleria-Kaffeeklatsch 2 (Westin)