GOH: Tanith Lee
Art GOH: Don Maitz
Don's decision to go to Boskone was influenced by three factors.
(1) He'd had a tremendously wonderful time at Noreascon
2, (2) He'd been in correspondence with Lisa & Melissa,
and wanted to see them again, and (3) He now had a steady job
and could afford plane tickets.
In the wake of Noreascon II, this Boskone
was apparently more laid-back than others. Don doesn't remember
a single program item, even
with the pocket program before
him to jog his memory. He knows that he spent a lot of time with
Lisa & Melissa -- they had ice cream, they ate munchies in
Don's room, they toured Boston on Monday, that sort of thing.
The name of Boskone came from E.E. Smith's "Lensman"
books -- "Boskone" was the name of the bad guys, a truly
terrible planet of utter evil. Early fans, considering a name,
realized how much "Boscon" sounded like "Boskone,"
and the rest was history.
One bit of overheard conversation sticks with Don: "It's
like this," (beating time with her hands) "ba-da-DOOM,
ba-da-DOOM, and each time you hit the downbeat, you switch into
Boskone 18 had a costume party...the overall winner was Carol
Salemi's Luke Skywalker on Tauntaun. The art
show was filled with the work of amateurs (sic) Bob Eggleton
and Ann Chancellor.