Michael at Boskone

This past weekend I attended Boskone 41, so I thought I’d list a few of the highlights.

Books I got:

The Poison Master by Liz Williams
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Schild’s Ladder by Greg Egan
Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge
Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next 50 Years by Bruce Sterling
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon [free, thanks to Betsy Mitchell and Ballantine]

Art I bought:

A print of Vessel of Heaven by Frank Wu [the first art I've ever bought at a con]

Panels attended:

Pictionary
(with Keith R. A. DeCandido, Craig Shaw Gardner, Laura Anne Gilman, Parris McBride) [very silly and very fun]

The Editorial Eye: How the Views of Editors Shape Their Book Lines
(with Ginjer Buchanan (m), David G. Hartwell, Betsy Mitchell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden) [very interesting]

Plus a few of the Higgins Armory Museum weapons and armor demonstrations.

Parties attended:

Frank Wu’s very cool little shindig [one of the few parties that actually took place]

All in all it was a fun experience, and I plan on being there again next year (and on attending Noreascon 4 (aka Worldcon 62) at the same hotel later this year).

Oh, and Jenn posted about her Boskone experience over on her LJ, so you can read more about it all there.

3 Responses to “Michael at Boskone”

  1. Julia Says:

    I’ve read The Eyre Affair and am nearing the end of Lost in a Good Book. Do put the the Fforde’s up high on the list, they’re quick, fun reads.

    I picked up The Speed of Dark as a free ARC at GenCon last year. You’ll likely get to it before I do, so please let me know what you think!

  2. Michael Says:

    Heh. Do you know how big my to-read pile is? If I do get to The Speed of Dark before you though, I’ll let you know. From the jacket, it looks like it’s a lot different from her other novels (at least the ones I’ve read).

    And I’m sure we’ll stick the Fforde into the queue fairly soon, after some painful mindbender of a book. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

  3. MikeF Says:

    Do keep in mind, the Fforde books *are* painful mindbenders themselves. They’re just fast read painful mindbenders.