JIM'S BIG EGO: unpop for the unpopulous!

Jim Infantino on panels and Jim's Big Ego at Boskone 57 Sci Fi Convention

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Below are all the events in which I will be participating at the Boskone 57 Conference.

The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
phone: (617) 532-4600

I hope to see you there!

- Jim

Friday, February 14th, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Panel: Are Superheroes Dying?
Location: Harbor I

It's my first time on a panel. Come see me mix it up.

Program Description:You can’t keep a good (or bad) superhero down for long … because they always seem to come back in the next scene, chapter, or film. That’s their essential nature: They defy death! But is that really a good thing? Should we let superheroes fade gently into that good night? Are we finally tiring of these endlessly buoyant characters?

Josh Dahl (MakeBetterComics.com) (M), Auston Habershaw, Melinda Snodgrass (Stealing Fire Productions Inc.), John Langan, Jim Infantino (Jim's Big Ego)

Saturday, February 15th, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Filkers (sci-fi folk musicians) - Group Reading
Location: Independence

I believe I will be reading from my novel at this event.

Program Description:Independence · 25 min · Reading

Saturday, February 15th, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Songs of Science Song Circle
Location: Lewis

My sciencey songs in a circle

Program Description: Format: Filk / Music

Jim Infantino (Jim's Big Ego), Dr. Mary Crowell, Benjamin Newman

Saturday, February 15th, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Concert - Jim's Big Ego
Location: Harbor I

Jim's Big Ego gets down with the speculative, fantastical, and spacey.Hailing from the quaint New England village of Boston, Massachusetts, Jim’s Big Ego has carved a unique place in the music world by rocking harder, fresher, sweeter, and better than the rest.

Sunday, February 16th, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Playing in the Post-Apocalypse World
Location: Marina 1

Format: Panel

Why do so many SF writers enjoy playing in this subgenre? Are they simply reporting reasonable extrapolations, because we’re clearly doomed real soon due to climate, corporations, overcrowding, video games, superbugs, big meteorites, and/or reality TV? Is it just because story thrives on conflict, and post-apocalyptic landscapes offer so much scope for disagreements—with chainsaws? Our panelists take a look at some of the more interesting post-apocalyptic worlds as they discuss why they are so compelling and what makes them work.

Julie C. Day, Gene Doucette, Errick Nunnally, Clea Simon (M), Jim Infantino (Jim's Big Ego)

Sunday, February 16th, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Musician's Jam Session
Location: Lewis

Format: Filk / Music (sci-fi inspired acoustic music)

A favorite of our Featured Filkers! Bring your instruments, or just yourself to hang out, listen, and play if the mood takes you.

Eric Coleman (Cheshire Moon), Lizzie Crowe (Cheshire Moon), Edward Stauff (St. Paul's Episcopal Church, N. Andover, MA), Dr. Mary Crowell, Susan Weiner (Cheshire Moon), Jim Infantino (Jim's Big Ego), Adam Stemple, Denise A. Gendron, C. S. E. Cooney