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February 9-11, 2024 — Westin Boston Seaport District

Special Guest

Bradford Lyau

Bradford Lyau

Bradford Lyau has been a life-long reader of science fiction, part of fandom for over fifty years, and panelist for over thirty years.  He is a historian by training (BA, UC-Berkeley; MA, PhD, University of Chicago) and has taught at several universities in California and Europe.   He is active in formal scholarship, publishing academic articles on American, British, European, and Chinese science fiction.  He was an invited program participant in 1984 for the George Orwell Conference held in London, and in 1991 for the Utopian Conference held in Yverdon-les-Bain, Switzerland, as part of Switzerland’s 700th Anniversary celebration.  One of his recent articles analyzed Cixin Liu’s recently translated novels.  His book analyzing French science fiction, The Anticipation Novelists of 1950s French Science Fiction:  Stepchildren of Voltaire, received very positive reviews from leading academic SF journals and is listed as a reference for further reading in the “France” entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.  In 2019 he received the Sam Moskowitz Archive Award (given by First Fandom), for both collecting and scholarship, at Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention.

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Official Artist
Ben Aaronovitch
Guest of Honor
John Scalzi
NESFA Press Guest
Kevin Roche
Hal Clement Science Speaker
Amy Kucharik
Musical Guest