Boskone 59 Schedule

Using Games to Write 
Format: Workshop
18 Feb 2022, Friday 17:00 – 17:50, Marina II (Westin)

Writers have a long tradition of using games, competitions, and other playful activities to inspire their writing. In this workshop, we will be using the cards for a roleplaying game that C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez are developing — macabre and ghoulish things, these cards! — to inspire participants to write. Then, we’ll have a mini-salon where participants can share the fruits of their gamic inspiration! [No sign-up required! No limit on people who can attend!]

C. S. E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez

Negocios Infernals Demonstration (Fri Session) 
Format: Demonstration
18 Feb 2022, Friday 20:00 – 20:50, Harbor III (Westin)

A game that centers around The Deck of Destiny, consisting of 70 cards. Much like fortune tellers read cards to portend futures dire and blissful, the players interpret the cards they draw to determine their magos’ successes, failures, and fates. Together, the magos quest on behalf of Reina Resoluta to save Espada — or, depending on the luck of the deck, just to save their own skins. Players are magos who think they have sold their souls to the aliens in exchange for powers. In reality, they are auditioning for the privilege of joining the “cosmic consciousness” of the aliens, thereby beginning humanity’s next evolution. Please note that this is not a full game, but a demo showing you how it’s played. This session will cover character creation and world building. [3 – 16 players. You must be 18+ to play this game as it is rated M. Intermediate.]

Carlos Hernandez, C. S. E. Cooney

The Next Sound You Hear: SF/F/H Audiobook Recommendations 
Format: Panel
19 Feb 2022, Saturday 12:00 – 12:50, Carlton (Westin)

Audiobook fans are always looking for knowledgeable suggestions when it comes to books, authors, and narrators. Want more of the same, but similar? Or something really different? Our panel shares some carefully curated audiobook recommendations. 

Erin Underwood, Tonia Ransom (NIGHTLIGHT Podcast), C. S. E. Cooney, Mur Lafferty

Negocios Infernals Demonstration (Sat Aft Session) 
Format: Demonstration
19 Feb 2022, Saturday 16:00 – 16:50, Harbor III (Westin)

A game that centers around The Deck of Destiny, consisting of 70 cards. Much like fortune tellers read cards to portend futures dire and blissful, the players interpret the cards they draw to determine their magos’ successes, failures, and fates. Together, the magos quest on behalf of Reina Resoluta to save Espada — or, depending on the luck of the deck, just to save their own skins. Players are magos who think they have sold their souls to the aliens in exchange for powers. In reality, they are auditioning for the privilege of joining the “cosmic consciousness” of the aliens, thereby beginning humanity’s next evolution. Please note that this is not a full game, but a demo showing you how it’s played. This session will cover character creation and worldbuilding. [3 – 16 players. You must be 18+ to play this game, as it is rated M. Intermediate.]

Carlos Hernandez, C. S. E. Cooney

Group Reading (Fantasy): E.C. Ambrose, C.S.E. Cooney, Tim Griffin, Sarah Jean Horwitz 
Format: Reading
19 Feb 2022, Saturday 17:00 – 17:50, Griffin (Westin)

E C Ambrose (Rocinante Books) , Tim G222, C. S. E. Cooney, Sarah Jean Horwitz

Negocios Infernals Demonstration (Sat Eve Session) 
Format: Demonstration
19 Feb 2022, Saturday 20:00 – 20:50, Harbor III (Westin)

A game that centers around The Deck of Destiny, consisting of 70 cards. Much like fortune tellers read cards to portend futures dire and blissful, the players interpret the cards they draw to determine their magos’ successes, failures, and fates. Together, the magos quest on behalf of Reina Resoluta to save Espada — or, depending on the luck of the deck, just to save their own skins. Players are magos who think they have sold their souls to the aliens in exchange for powers. In reality, they are auditioning for the privilege of joining the “cosmic consciousness” of the aliens, thereby beginning humanity’s next evolution. Please note that this is not a full game, but a demo showing you how it’s played. This session will cover character creation and worldbuilding. 3 – 16 players. You must be 18+ to play this game as it is rated M. Intermediate. 

C. S. E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez

Brimstone Rhine and Friends in a Concert to the Stars! 
Format: Concert
20 Feb 2022, Sunday 13:00 – 13:50, Harbor I (Westin)

Join C. S. E. Cooney (singer/songwriter “Brimstone Rhine”) and friends as they perform songs of science fiction, myth, magic, and speculation — possibly with a dose of poetry and drama thrown in!

C. S. E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez, Dr. Mary Crowell

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