GOH: Gene Wolfe
Art GOH: Vincent DiFate
Special Guest: David G. Hartwell
Boskone 21 went rather well, all things considered.
NESFA continued to discourage
"unwanted" groups from attending: they had very little
media programming, discouraged costumes except at a "Meet
the Pros" party Friday night (and even then, "we caution
you to avoid bulky, awkward to maneuver or uncomfortable costumes.")
Unfortunately, the groups NESFA
was trying to discourage weren't the problem...local punk rockers
and "townies," many of them not even members of the
con, caused trouble with the hotel.
Once again the Cedar Grove Movement roomed together. Don was
on a couple of program items
. . . a reading on Saturday night and a Sunday-afternoon "Breaking
into SF" panel.
After selling The Game Beyond to Baen, Melissa had gin-and-tonics
with Jim Baen and managed to sell him the idea that would later
become A Choice of Destinies.
There was a 24-hour-a-day video program on hotel TVs; Lisa
and Melissa and Don had a marvelous room-service dinner while
watching a tape of the Chicon IV Masquerade.
They all agreed that it was definitely The Best Way to watch masquerades.