In Times to Come
Please report any errors, and any relevant events which are not listed but are in or near New England or otherwise of interest to NESFA® members, to calendar@nesfa.org.
In addition to the activities listed here, some NESFA members gather at the clubhouse almost every Wednesday evening to work, socialize, and play games (usually Dominion). The building is almost always open between 6 pm and 10 pm on Wednesday evenings, and often later.  When the weather is inclement, please call 617-625-2311 to make sure that there are people at the clubhouse before showing up.
The dumpster will be emptied every two weeks on Mondays. 
Please leave a clear path to the dumpster, and plenty of clear space around it on pickup days.
Upcoming dumpster pickup dates are May 29, Jun 12 & 26, Jul 10 & 24, Aug 7 & 21, Sep 4 & 18, Oct 2, 16, & 30, Nov 13 & 27, and Dec 11 & 25.
The clubhouse will be cleaned by professional cleaners on the first Friday of every month.
Please schedule your activities so as not to interfere with their work.
Upcoming clubhouse cleaning dates are Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, and Dec 1.
NESFA events are highlighted like this.
Non-NESFA clubhouse events are highlighted like this.
Extraordinary and exceptional events, dates, and reminders are highlighted like this.

May 26–29, 2017 Balticon 51 in Baltimore, MD.

May 26–29, 2017 WisCon 41 in Madison, WI.

May 31, 2017 Book signing and musical performance by David John Butler, 6 pm to 8 pm, at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester.

Jun 1, 2017 MCFI Meeting, 7:30 pm, at the NESFA clubhouse.

Jun 2–4, 2017 ConCarolinas in Charlotte, NC.

Jun 2–4, 2017 Arisia Relaxacon in Dennisport, MA.

Jun 3, 2017 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jun 3–13 & 15–18, 2017 Yale Writers' Conference in New Haven, CT.

Jun 4, 2017 Hugo finalist viewing, part II, 1 pm to midnight, at the clubhouse.

Jun 6, 2017, 7 pm, Author event: Catherynne M. Valente's The Refrigerator Monologues Launch Party at Pandemonium Books & Games in Cambridge, MA.

Jun 9, 2017 RPG Night, 6 pm to whenever at the clubhouse.

Jun 9–11, 2017 AnimeNEXT 2017 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Jun 10, 2017, 2 pm, MASSFILC meeting in Haverhill, MA.

Jun 11, 2017 Boskone and Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Jun 15, 2017 Monthly Dr. Who Talk, 7 pm at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester.

Jun 16, 2017 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu.

Jun 16–18, 2017 Nantucket Book Festival in Nantucket, MA.

Jun 16–18, 2017 ConComCon 24 in Portland, OR.

Jun 16–18, 2017 Fourth Street Fantasy in Minneapolis, MN.

Jun 17, 2017 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jun 19, 2017 F.A.N. Group Meetup, 7 pm, at the Avon Free Public Library .

Jun 20, 2017 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Adventures of a Super Hero's Insurance Adjuster by D. L. Carter.

Jun 22–25, 2017 PortConMaine 2017 in Portland, ME.

Jun 22–25, 2017 Midwestcon 68 in Cincinatti, OH.

Jun 23, 2017 RPG Night, 6 pm to whenever at the clubhouse.

Jun 23–25, 2017 Contata 2017 at Morristown, NJ.

Jun 24–25, 2017 MASSive Comic Con 2017 in Worcester, MA.

Jun 25, 2017 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at Rick Kovalcik's home in Newton Center, MA.

Jun 29–Jul 1, 2017 SFRA Annual Conference 2017 at the University of California, Riverside, CA.

Jun 29–Jul 2, 2017 Anthrocon 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jun 30–Jul 2, 2017 InConJunction in Indianapolis, IN.

Jul 1, 2017 Hugo finalist viewing, part III, 1 pm to midnight, at the clubhouse.

Jul 1–4, 2017 Westercon 70 in Tempe, AZ.

Jul 5–9, 2017 Dexcon 20 in Morristown, NJ.

Jul 6–9, 2017 ConnectiCon 2017 in Hartford, CT.

Jul 6–9, 2017 NorthAmeriCon '17, the 12th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in San Juan, PR.

Jul 6–9, 2017 CONvergence 2017 in Bloomington, MN.

Jul 7–9, 2017 Shore Leave 39 in Hunt Valley, MD.

Jul 8, 2017 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jul 9, 2017 Boskone and Business Meetings, postponed to Jul 30, 2017.

Jul 13–16, 2017 Readercon 28 in Quincy, MA.  There will be a Boskone party on Saturday night.

Jul 14, 2017 RPG Night, 6 pm to whenever at the clubhouse.

Jul 14–16, 2017 ConGregate 4 / DeepSouthCon 55 in High Point, NC.

Jul 15, 2017 Media Day postponed to Jul 16, 2017.

Jul 16, 2017, 2:59 am EDT (July 15, 2017, 11:59 pm PDT)
Deadline for mail-in and electronically-submitted Hugo ballots to arrive.
More information can be found on the Worldcon 75 Hugo page.

Jul 16, 2017 (Sunday) Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.

Jul 18, 2017 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein.

Jul 20–23, 2017 San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, CA.

Jul 21, 2017 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal.

Jul 21–23, 2017 Ro-Con in Hartford, CT.

Jul 21–23, 2017 Open Gaming Convention (That Spells Murder) in Nashua, NH.

Jul 22, 2017 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jul 23, 2017 Other Meeting, 2 pm, location yet to be determined.

Jul 25, 2017, 7:30 pm, Arisia division head meeting at the clubhouse.

Jul 26, 2017 New England Authors Expo in Danvers, MA.

Jul 28, 2017 RPG Night, 6 pm to whenever at the clubhouse.

Jul 28–30, 2017 What the Fur VIII in Pointe Claire, QC, CA.

Jul 29, 2017, Deadline for mailed in site selection ballots for Worldcon 77.
More information and ballots can be found on the Worldcon 75 Site Selection page.

Jul 30, 2017 Boskone Budget and Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

          The NESFA Reading Group will not meet during August 2017.

Aug 4–6, 2017 Confluence in Pittsburgh, PA.

Aug 4–6, 2017 ArmadilloCon 39 in Austin, TX.

Aug 5, 2017 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Aug 9, 2017 IM collation, 6 pm, at the clubhouse. (Rick Katze will run it in Mike Kerpan's absence.)

Aug 9–13, 2017 Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, in Helsinki, Finland.

Aug 11, 2017, 4 pm EEST, Deadline for on-site voting for site selection for Worldcon 77.
More information and ballots can be found on the Worldcon 75 Site Selection page.

Aug 11, 2017 Hugo Streaming (tentative), 1 pm to whenever at the clubhouse.

Aug 11, 2017 RPG Night, 6 pm to whenever at the clubhouse.

Aug 11–13, 2017 Bronycon in Baltimore, MD.

Aug 11–13, 2017 Otakon in Washington, DC.

Aug 11–13, 2017 Boston Comic Con in Boston, MA.

Aug 12, 2017 Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.

Aug 15, 2017 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart.

Aug 17–20, 2017 NecronomiCon Providence in Providence, RI.

Aug 18–20, 2017 TerrifiCon in Uncasville, CT.

Aug 19, 2017 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Aug 21, 2017 Solar eclipse watching party, noon to 4 pm, at the clubhouse.

Aug 22, 2017, 7:30 pm, Arisia division head meeting at the clubhouse.

Aug 25, 2017 RPG Night, 6 pm to whenever at the clubhouse.

Aug 25–27, 2017 Bubonicon 49 in Albuquerque, NM.

Aug 25–27, 2017 Trekonderoga 2017 in Ticonderoga, NY.

Sep 1, 2017 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke.

Sep 1–3, 2017 Escape Velocity 2017 in Washington, DC.

Sep 1–4, 2017 Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA.

Sep 3, 2017, 3 pm to 7:30 pm, NESFA picnic at The Shelter (a covered area with 6 grills and 8 tables) at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline.  Note that neither dogs nor hibachis are allowed in this area.  All fans are welcome.  NESFA will provide the basics: hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and fire; bring something to share.
There is a link for directions to the park on the same page.

Sep 4, 2017 (Monday) Boskone and Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Sep 13, 2017 IM collation, 6 pm, at the clubhouse.

Sep 16–17, 2017 Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH.

Sep 18, 2017 F.A.N. Group Meetup, 7 pm, at the Avon Free Public Library .

Sep 19, 2017 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Distraction by Bruce Sterling.

Sep 22–24, 2017 FenCon XIV in Irving (DFW airport), TX.

Sep 30–Oct 1, 2017 RoberCon 2016 in Binghamton, NY.

Sep 29–Oct 1, 2017 Archon 41 in Collinsville, IL.

Oct 6, 2017 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: TBD.

Oct 6–8, 2017 Capclave 2017 in Gaithersburg, MD.

Oct 6–8, 2017 CONtraflow VII in Kenner, LA.

Oct 13–16, 2017 Boston Terror 'Thon in Somerville, MA.

Oct 13–15, 2017 Another Anime Convention 2017 in Manchester, NH.

Oct 17, 2017 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee.

Oct 21, 2017, 11 am to 7 pm, Paraween in Salem, MA.

Oct 27–29, 2017 Furpocalypse in Cromwell, CT.

Oct 27–29, 2017 Bakuretsu Con 2017 in Colchester, VT.

Oct 28, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm, Boston Book Festival in Copley Sq., Boston, MA.  NESFA will participate.

Nov 2–5, 2017 World Fantasy Convention 2017 in San Antonio, TX.

Nov 3, 2017 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: TBD.

Nov 5, 2017, 2 am EDT, end of daylight saving time; change clocks backward to 1 am EST.

Nov 10–12, 2017 Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Nov 10–12, 2017 TusCon 44 in Tucson, AZ.

Nov 10–12, 2017 Crime Bake 2017 in Woburn, MA.

Nov 10–12, 2017 Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, RI.

Nov 17–19, 2017 SFContario 8 in Toronto, ON.

Nov 17–19, 2017 DerpyCon 2016 in Morristown, NJ.

Nov 21, 2017 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: TBD.

Nov 24–26, 2017 Loscon in Los Angeles, CA.

Nov 24–26, 2017 Chessiecon 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

Dec 1??, 2017 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: TBD.

Dec 1–3, 2017 Smofcon 35 in Boston, MA.

Dec 8–10, 2017 Anime USA 2017 in Washington, DC.

Dec 18, 2017 F.A.N. Group Meetup, 7 pm, at the Avon Free Public Library .

Dec 19, 2017 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: TBD.


Jan 12–14, 2018 MarsCon in Williamsburg, VA.

Jan 12–15, 2018 Arisia 2018 in Boston, MA.

Feb 9–19, 2018 43rd Boston Science Fiction Film Festival & Marathon in Somerville, MA.

Feb 16–18, 2018 Boskone 55 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.
Guest of Honor: Mary Robinette Kowal
Special Guest: Craig Miller  

Mar 9–11, 2018 HELIOsphere in Tarrytown, NY.

Mar 11, 2018, 2 am EST, beginning of daylight saving time; set clocks forward to 3 am EDT, so that you won't be late for the debriefing.

Apr 28, 2018, 11 am to 4 pm, AvonCon in Avon, CT.

May 11–14, 2018 Costume-Con 36 Ports of Call in San Diego, CA.

Jul 4–8, 2018 Westercon 71 in Winchester, CO.

Aug 13–16, 2018 Worldcon 76, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention, in San José, CA.

Nov 1–4, 2018 World Fantasy Convention 2018 in Baltimore, MD.


Feb 15–17, 2019 Boskone 56 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.

Mar 22–25, 2019 Costume-Con 37 in Danvers, MA.