Now less than a month away, Boskone 57 is coming up quick!
Join me at Boskone (February 14-16, 2020) in Boston, MA for an exciting science fiction and fantasy convention. It’s going to be a fun weekend filled with discussions of books, science, art, games, music, and more.
I can finally share my official con schedule, which is below! Check out the entire weekend’s schedule here.
Friday, February 14th
2:00 PM (free to the public)
Marvelous Magical Systems
Liz Delton, Tonia Thompson (Moderator), Gerald L. Coleman, Clea Simon, Mike Squatrito Jr
Harbor II · 50 min · Panel
Magical systems are like the laws of science. They have rules. Rules that must be followed or the magic won’t work or the magic will be released in unforeseen ways. Let’s look at what it takes to create a magical system that feels real and plausible. We’ll also review some of the best magical systems in literature and consider why they work so well.
I’m really excited for this panel, because I love writing about magic. When I first started, I watched a bunch of videos of Brandon Sanderson talking about how to create magic systems, and it’s one of the coolest aspects of world-building in my opinion.
Saturday, February 15th
Authors New to Boskone! Group Reading
Melissa Caruso, Sara Codair (Moderator), Liz Delton, Cameron Roberson, Gregory Wilson, Isabel Yap
Griffin · 50 min · Reading
Each Boskone invites a number of fresh faces: authors attending their first Boskone as program participants. This special event highlights several. Each writer will read for 5 minutes. It’s a great way for you to get a taste of some innovative talents — and bring your questions for the Q& A at hour’s end.
Galleria – Dragonslair · 55 min · Children
Author Liz Delton works with Dragonslair kids to build one-of-a-kind bookmarks to take home and track their own reading adventures!
Of course, I totally jumped on the opportunity to work with kids to make bookmarks. Everyone knows I have too many hobbies and love crafting.
The Golden Compass: 25th Anniversary
C. S. E. Cooney, Christine Taylor-Butler (Moderator), Robert V.S. Redick, Liz Delton, John Langan
Harbor I · 50 min · Panel
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?
Really looking forward to the opportunity to speak about The Golden Compass. I just finished watching the recent HBO adaptation a few weeks ago, and will be picking the book back up soon in preparation for this one of a kind story.