[NESFA Press]Boskone 38
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Although I was looking forward to going to Boskone 38 this month, the sudden and painful discovery that I needed back surgery kept me home. I'm healing fast, and I'll be back on my feet in plenty of time to make trouble at more Cons this spring, but if not for the kind offer of assistance from Bob Devney's brother in law, Robert Kuhn, there wouldn't be any coverage of Boskone. All thanks to Robert then, and let the photos begin! - Ern, Editor - SFRevu.com

Dear Ernest: It was a pleasure taking the photos, and, as your deputy, I was treated royally. Too many people to name sent you their best. Having Revu-ed your past photo essays, I realized that I had an obligation to seek out beautiful women to photograph. I hope that the photos satisfy your (prurient) interest. Somehow they all knew your name and sent their best with broad smiles. All the best, Bob (Robert Kuhn)

There is a table at the bottom with more information about the photos.

01 SFChannel Crew.jpg
01 Cable Crew
02 Filk Exhort.jpg
02 Filk Exhort
03 POlson  GoHs.jpg
03 POlson GoHs
04 GoHs.jpg
04 GoHs
05 OC Group.jpg
05 OC Group
06 Casino 1.jpg
06 Casino 1
07 Casino 2.jpg
07 Casino 2
08 Casino 3.jpg
08 Casino 3
09 Hal Clement.jpg
09 Hal Clement
10 Casino 4.jpg
10 Casino 4
11 Nancy Hanger.jpg
11 Nancy Hanger
12 Panel Chicken.jpg
12 Panel Chicken
13 BobDevney 1.jpg
13 BobDevney 1
14 PMOlson 1.jpg
14 PMOlson 1
15 Trivia Bowl.jpg
15 Trivia Bowl
16 PMOlson 2.jpg
16 PMOlson 2
17 Panel FutureShock.jpg
17 Panel FutureShock
18 TamoraPierce.jpg
18 TamoraPierce
19 Sawyer  Burstein.jpg
19 Sawyer Burstein
20 Reimann  Martin.jpg
20 Reimann Martin
21 Macdonald Scott  Pierce.jpg
21 Macdonald Scott Pierce
22 Classed Societies.jpg
22 Classed Societies
23 Classy audience.jpg
23 Classy audience
24 Ten Worst  Best.jpg
24 Ten Worst Best
25 Gestures.jpg
25 Gestures
26 Oz vs Narnia.jpg
26 Oz vs Narnia
27 Sign.jpg
27 Sign
28 Barnett  Scott.jpg
28 Barnett Scott
29 Pictionary.jpg
29 Pictionary
30 Villains 1.jpg
30 Villains 1
31 Villains 2.jpg
31 Villains 2
32 Military SF.jpg
32 Military SF
33 Award Martin.jpg
33 Award Martin
34 Award Vess.jpg
34 Award Vess
35 Award Cohen.jpg
35 Award Cohen
36 Award Coulson.jpg
36 Award Coulson
37 Award Eggleton.jpg
37 Award Eggleton
38 Award Burstein.jpg
38 Award Burstein
39 Award Coville.jpg
39 Award Coville
40 Award Asher.jpg
40 Award Asher
41 Apres Awards.jpg
41 Apres Awards
42 Iron Author Intro.jpg
42 Iron Author Intro
43 Iron Authors.jpg
43 Iron Authors
44 Iron Author Challenge.jpg
44 Iron Author Challenge
45 Leeper.jpg
45 Leeper
46 Johanson  Devney.jpg
46 Johanson Devney
47 Anderson.jpg
47 Anderson
48 Macdonald  Nielsen Hayden.jpg
48 Macdonald Nielsen Hayden
49 For Ernest.jpg
49 Michella
50 Retro 1.jpg
50 Retro 1
51 Retro 2.jpg
51 Retro 2
52 DUFF.jpg
52 DUFF
53 Benveniste.jpg
53 Benveniste
54 Gadgets.jpg
54 Gadgets

1

Cable Crew

Cable Channel Crew getting ready to tape Dan Kimmel at the registration area.

2

Filk Exhort

Filkers exhort attendees to work for the Con at the Opening Ceremonies.

3

POlson & GoHs

Priscilla Olson, Con Chair, welcomes her Guest of Honor, George R. R. Martin and Official Artist, Charles Vess, at the Opening Ceremonies

4

GoHs

The full set of Guests of Honor at the Opening Ceremonies: Guest of Honor, George R. R. Martin; Official Artist, Charles Vess; Special Guest, Jack Cohen; Featured Filker Juanita Coulson.

5

OCGroup

Group talking at Opening Ceremonies.

6

Casino 1

Play at the ice-breaker, Alien Casino.

7

Casino 2

Play at the ice-breaker, Alien Casino.

8

Casino 3

Play at the ice-breaker, Alien Casino (Suford Lewis as Croupier).

9

Hal Clement

Hal Clement chatting at the ice-breaker, Alien Casino.

10

Casino 4

Play at the ice-breaker, Alien Casino.

11

Nancy Hanger

Nancy Hanger at the ice-breaker, Alien Casino.

12

Panel Chicken

Panel: Unbreakable Chicken in Love: The Offbeat Best Movies of an Offbeat Year; Mark R. Leeper, Daniel Kimmel (m), Steven Sawicki, and MaryAnn Johanson.

13

Bob Devney

Bob Devney as audience member for the panel: Unbreakable Chicken in Love: The Offbeat Best Movies of an Offbeat Year.

14

P&MOlson 1

Priscilla and Mark Olson at the Trivia Bowl.

15

Trivia Bowl

Bob Devney, Chris Logan Edwards, Art Henderson, Ed Koenig, and Tony Lewis at the Trivia Bowl.  A very strong front row.

16

P&MOlson 2

Priscilla and Mark Olson at the Trivia Bowl.

17

Panel FutureShock

Panel: Remedy for Future Shock: Near Future SF as a Dress Rehearsal; Robert J. Sawyer, Michael A. Burstein, Priscilla Olson, and Tamora Pierce.

18

TamoraPierce

Tamora Pierce on the panel Remedy for Future Shock: Near Future SF as a Dress Rehearsal.

19

Sawyer & Burstein

Robert J. Sawyer and Michael A. Burstein on the panel: Remedy for Future Shock: Near Future SF as a Dress Rehearsal .

20

Reimann & Martin

Katya Reimann and George R. R. Martin on the panel: Class-Based Societies in F&SF.

21

Macdonald Scott & Pierce

James D. Macdonald, Melissa Scott, and Tamora Pierce on the panel: Class-Based Societies in F&SF.

22

Classed Societies

Panel: Class-Based Societies in F&SF; Katya Reimann, George R R. Martin, James D. Macdonald (m), Melissa Scott, and Tamora Pierce.

23

Classy Audience

Rapt audience in Class-Based Societies in F&SF.

24

Ten Worst & Best

Panel: The Ten Worst and Best Ideas in SF and Fantasy;

 Leigh Grossman, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Michael A. Burstein (m), and Lawrence M. Schoen.

25

Gestures

Panelists enjoying themselves.  The hands of Leigh Grossman, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and Michael A. Burstein at The Ten Worst and Best Ideas in SF and Fantasy.

26

Oz vs Narnia

Panel: Oz vs. Narnia: Sanitized Children's Fantasy; Amy Goldschlager, David A. Smith (m) Josepha Sherman, and Tamora Pierce.

27

Sign

Sign on panel room door.  Eloquent plea for consideration, or bitchy fussiness?  You be the judge, we just thought it was humorous.

28

Barnett & Scott

Lisa Barnett and Melissa Scott signing autographs.

29

Pictionary

Pictionary: The Dragon and the George; 2 representations.

30

Villains 1

Lisa A. Barnett, Alex Irvine, and James Patrick Kelly on the panel: A Great Story Needs a Great Villain.

31

Villains 2

Greer Gilman and George R R. Martin on the panel: A Great Story Needs a Great Villain.

32

Military SF

Panel: Can a Liberal Love Military SF?; William Keith, Timothy E. Liebe (m), and Shariann Lewitt.

33

Award Martin

Guest of Honor, George R. R. Martin receiving his thank-you gift at the Awards Ceremony.

34

Award Vess

Official Artist, Charles Vess receiving his thank-you gift at the Awards Ceremony.

35

Award Cohen

Special Guest, Jack Cohen receiving his thank-you gift at the Awards Ceremony.

36

Award Coulson

Featured Filker, Juanita Coulson receiving her thank-you gift at the Awards Ceremony.

37

Award Eggleton

Bob Eggleton on stage at the Awards Ceremony.

38

Award Burstein

Nomi and Michael Burstein introducing Bruce Coville at the Awards Ceremony.

39

Award Coville

Bruce Coville giving the traditional story about the risks associated with the Skylark Award with Nomi and Michael Burstein looking on.

40

Award Asher

Ellen Asher receiving the Skylark Award from Bruce Coville.

41

Apres Awards

Ben Yalow, Tony Lewis, and Hal Clement congratulate Ellen Asher after she received the Skylark Award.

42

Iron Author Intro

Lisa Leutheuser introducing the Iron Author Challenge.

43

Iron Authors

The 3 Iron Authors: Iron Author, Horror (Esther Friesner); Iron Author, Fantasy (Josepha Sherman); and Iron Author, Science Fiction (Keith R. A. DeCandido).

44

Iron Author Challenge

James D. Macdonald challenges all 3 Iron Authors in a competition which is announced to be a quest story, written in 15 minutes.

45

Leeper

Mark R. Leeper on the panel: Sleeping Tiger, Hidden Masterpiece.

46

Johanson & Devney

MaryAnn Johanson and Bob Devney (m) on the panel: Sleeping Tiger, Hidden Masterpiece.

47

Anderson

Claire Anderson on the panel: Sleeping Tiger, Hidden Masterpiece.

48

Macdonald & Nielsen Hayden

Panel: Hell Is Gray: The Banalty of Evil; James D. Macdonald and Teresa Nielsen Hayden.

49

Michella

This photo was sent to Ernest, with special wishes.

50

Retro 1

Paul Levinson, Ginjer Buchanan and Steve Miller (m) on the panel: Is Retro In?

51

Retro 2

Keith R. A. DeCandido and Bob Eggleton on the panel: Is Retro In?

52

DUFF

Down Under Fan Fund Auction:  Stephen Boucher and Janice Gelb.

53

Benveniste

Michael Benveniste on the panel: Neat Gadgets Available Today ... and Tomorrow.

54

Gadgets

Dick Smith, Jeff del Papa, and Edie Stern on the panel: Neat Gadgets Available Today ... and Tomorrow.