Next week is BOSKONE! Will you be there?
For those of you who don’t know, it’s a science fiction and fantasy convention running from February 14-16, 2020 in Boston, MA.
It is, and I quote, “A weekend to meet like-minded fans and professionals in the genre industry, hear readings, and attend panels about books, science, art, games, music, and more.”
And here is MY SCHEDULE!
1.) Voice Acting: Panel
14 Feb 2020, Friday 19:00 – 19:50, Marina 4 (Westin)
With the rise of audiobooks, voice actors have gained new prominence. However, voice acting goes beyond just reading the words on the page. Our experts come together to talk about the profession of voice acting, to share tips and tricks, and to discuss various channels for gaining training and jobs. We’ll also explore the kind of preparation needed for various genres, and how a voice performance differs from reading aloud or acting upon the stage.
2.) Adam Stemple and Brimstone Rhine Present: Distant Stars and and Irish Bars: Concert
14 Feb 2020, Friday 20:00 – 20:50, Lewis (Westin)
Start your Boskone weekend with a musical set with some of our multi-talented program participants.
Side note from ME: Carlos Hernandez, Faye Ringel, my brother Jeremy Cooney, and my friend Julia Rios, will all be singing songs to you from a concept album in-the-works called “BALLADS FROM A DISTANT STAR.” We are very excited to be singing together for you!!!
3. The Golden Compass: 25th Anniversary: Panel
15 Feb 2020, Saturday 15:00 – 15:50, Harbor I (Westin)
The first volume of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, a 1995 novel called Northern Lights in the U.K. and The Golden Compass in the U.S., ensorcelled the imaginations of tens of millions of readers worldwide. The quests of curious, clever, courageous young Lyra bring encounters with Dust and destiny, daemons and angels, armored bears and parallel worlds. Is this YA or adult fare? Did Pullman set out to slay religion, or merely C. S. Lewis? What do the later movie and TV adaptations add, or subtract?
4. New Game Demo: Negocios Infernales: Demonstration
16 Feb 2020, Sunday 11:00 – 12:50, Harbor III – Gaming (Westin)
Negocios Infernales is a GM-less storytelling RPG of magic, courtly intrigue, and Faustian bargains. In an Inquisition-Spain-like setting, each player will take on the role of a wizard who has made a deal with the Devil (actually aliens; long story) in order to gain frightening magical powers to try to save their kingdom.
Powered by an innovative character- and narrative-creation system that uses a unique deck of 54 cards, the game is designed to be extremely rules-light, making it friendly to RPG newcomers and a breath of fresh air for experienced gamers.
5. The Unlikely Imaginarium: A Group Reading: Reading
16 Feb 2020, Sunday 13:00 – 13:50, Griffin (Westin)
Authors C. S. E. Cooney, Zig Zag Claybourne, Carlos Hernandez, Julia Rios, and Elaine Isaak gather around the dark bonfire of their collective imagination to tell stories of women, wolves, woods, bones, enraged ninjas, AI toilets, the end of the world, and basically, the whole entire multiverse. Or maybe something completely different. Attend our wild and rambunctious reading to find out for yourselves!
6. Musician’s Jam Session: Filk / Music
16 Feb 2020, Sunday 14:00 – 14:50, Lewis (Westin)
A favorite of our Featured Filkers! Bring your instruments, or just yourself to hang out, listen, and play if the mood takes you.