Monday, January 25, 2010

My Boskone Schedule

February 12-14, 2010 at the Westin Waterfront Hotel.

My schedule is: Friday 6:30pm A Reading! (0.5 hrs) by David Anthony Durham

Friday 7pm Seriously, Where *Do* Your Ideas Come From?

Lois McMaster Bujold
David Anthony Durham (M)
Darlene Marshall
Paul G. Tremblay
Mary A. Turzillo

We know ideas don't come from a mailbox in upstate New York. So, seriously, where do they come from? Do you muse on "what if's"? Are there personal inspirations for your tales? Do you find a particular setting evocative, and just waiting to be detailed in a story?

Saturday 2pm Autographing - David Anthony Durham

Sunday 11am One More Time - If You Liked That, Read This...

Debra Doyle (M)
David Anthony Durham
Faye Ringel
Edie Stern
Christopher Weuve

Continued (again!) from last year… Your favorite stories or authors can lead you to others, alike in interesting or unexpected ways. Tell the experts on the panel your likes (and dislikes) and they'll give you recommendations on what to read next!

Sunday 12noon When The Magic Goes Away

David Anthony Durham
Rosemary Kirstein
Tom Shippey (M)
Jo Walton
Jane Yolen

There is magic and mystery and great beauty. And then the Old Magic slips away from the forests, the gates to Faerie close, and the last ships sail to the west. There is a bittersweet memory, perhaps, of what it was to be more than merely mortal. Explore this theme, and why it is so potent.

Sunday 2pm Are Good and Evil Gone from Epic Fantasy?

Beth Bernobich
David Anthony Durham (M)
Greer Gilman
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Michael Swanwick

The world we live in has always been defined by shades of gray, however fantastic fiction has a long tradition of black and white politics, usually complete with a Dark Lord on his sufficiently dark throne. Recent series that have garnered praise such as Martins 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' Lynch's 'The Gentlemen Bastards,' Bakker's 'The Prince of Nothing,' and Rothfuss's 'Kingkiller Chronicle' all feature fallible characters without perfect moral compasses and by extent are more compelling. Are the days of the Dark Lords done in adult fiction?

That's me.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Kate Nepveu said...

Arrgh, I am on another panel at Sunday noon or I would go to yours to say just how much I can't stand that trope!

Come by the Tiptree-Brandon bake sale outside the consuite on Saturday 11-4 for tasty baked goods!

2:12 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Kate,

Wish you could make it.

Bake sale sounds good, though!

4:22 PM  

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