GOH: Donald A. Wollheim
Art GOH: Michael Whelan
Boskone moved to a new hotel, the Park Plaza, in 1982. Actually,
history shows that some earlier Boskones were held in the same
venue...but Don had associated Boskone with the Sheraton, and
the change was difficult for him.
Don doesn't remember much of Boskone 19. He roomed with Lisa
and Melissa, and on Saturday night they had the first Cedar Grove
Movement Soiree and Sock Hop (except, of course, at that time
it was known as the Somerville Movement). This was perhaps the
most successful party of all; it included Bruce Barnett and Elisabeth
Carey as well as the triumvirate, and it climaxed with the elevation
of Melissa to the post of Emperor of Man.
They sent Don out to get the booze; he walked a dozen blocks
through unfamiliar city and falling snow before he found a liquor
store. The next day, of course, it turned out that there were
plenty of liquor stores within a few blocks, if he'd only turned
in the right direction....
There was a little trouble at Boskone 19 with the younger crowd, and security was not as tight as it had been the year before. These problems would intensify over the next few years, finally leading to real trouble for Boskone.
Ethnologist Camille Bacon-Smith on The Cybergoth
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