NESFA® — 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 (except on Tuesday when Monday is a holiday). 
Please leave a clear path to the dumpster, and plenty of clear space around it on pickup days.
Upcoming dumpster pickup dates are Jun 25, Jul 9 & 23, Aug 6 & 20, Sep 4 & 17, Oct 1, 15, & 29, Nov 13 & 26, Dec 10 & 24, Jan 7 & 21, Feb 4 & 19, and Mar 4 & 18.
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 Jul 6, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, and Mar 1.
NESFA events are highlighted like this.
Non-NESFA events at the clubhouse are highlighted like this.
Extraordinary and exceptional events, dates, and reminders are highlighted like this.

Jun 4–Jul 13, 2018 Odyssey writing workshop at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

Jun 25, 2018 Sharon's Numenera Game, 7 pm to whenever in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

Jun 28–Jul 1, 2018 ConCertino 2018 / NEFilk 28 in Dedham, MA.

Jun 30, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jul 1, 2018 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at Robert Luoma's house in Newton, MA.

Jul 1, 2018 MASSFILC meeting in Dedham, MA.

Jul 1–4, 2018 SFRA 2018 at the University of California, Riverside, CA.

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

Jul 5–8, 2018 Anthrocon 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jul 5–8, 2018 CONvergence 2018 in Bloomington, MN.

Jul 6, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Leguin.

Jul 6–8, 2018 InConJunction in Indianapolis, IN.

Jul 6–8, 2018 Shore Leave 40 in Hunt Valley, MD.

Jul 9, 2018 Sharon's Numenera Game, 7 pm to whenever in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

Jul 12–15, 2018 ConnectiCon XVI in Hartford, CT.

Jul 12–15, 2018 Readercon 29 in Quincy, MA.  There will be a Boskone party on Saturday night, Jul 14.

Jul 13–15, 2018 ConGregate Five in High Point, NC.

Jul 14, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jul 17, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Artemis by Andy Weir.

Jul 19–22, 2018 Necon 38 near Pawtucket, RI.

Jul 19–22, 2018 Comic-Con International 2018: San Diego in San Diego, CA.

Jul 19–22, 2018 Nemo 2018/Eurocon 2018 in Amiens, France.

Jul 20–22, 2018 Open Gaming Convention (That Spells Murder) in Nashua, NH.

Jul 21, 2018 Hugo finalist viewing, part III, 1 pm to midnight, at the clubhouse.

Jul 21, 2018 MASSFILC meeting in Kingston, NH.

Jul 22, 2018, 11 am to whenever, work session for building book cases at the clubhouse.

Jul 23, 2018 Sharon's Numenera Game, 7 pm to whenever in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

Jul 25, 2018 New England Authors Expo in Danvers, MA.

Jul 27–29, 2018 Confluence in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jul 27–29, 2018 Bronycon in Baltimore, MD.

Jul 28, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jul 29, 2018 Boskone Budget and NESFA Business Meetings moved to Aug 5.

Jul 31, 2018, 4 pm to 7 pm, Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! celebration at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester.

Aug 1, 2018, 2:59 am EDT (July 31, 2018, 11:59 pm PDT)
Deadline for mail-in and electronically-submitted Hugo ballots to arrive.
More information can be found on the Worldcon 76 Hugo voting page.

Aug 3, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Head On by John Scalzi.

Aug 3–5, 2018 ArmadilloCon 40 in Austin, TX.

Aug 5, 2018 (new date) Boskone Budget and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Aug 6, 2018 Sharon's Numenera Game, 7 pm to whenever in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

Aug 8, 2018 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Aug 10–12, 2018 Otakon in Washington, DC.

Aug 10–12, 2018 FanExpo Boston in Boston, MA.

Aug 11, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Aug 11, 2018, Deadline for advance voting for site selection for Worldcon 78.
More information and ballots can be found on the Worldcon 76 Site Selection page.

Aug 16–20, 2018 Worldcon 76, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention, in San José, CA.

Aug 17–18, 2018 RidgeCon in Ridgefield, CT.

Aug 17–19, 2018 TerrifiCon in Uncasville, CT.

Aug 17–19, 2018 Monster-Mania Con 40 in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Aug 19, 2017 Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.
Possible viewing of the Hugo Ceremony.

Aug 21, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Aug 24–26, 2018 Bubonicon 50 in Albuquerque, NM.

Aug 24–26, 2018 Trekonderoga 2018 in Ticonderoga, NY.

Aug 25, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Aug 27, 2018 Sharon's Numenera Game, 7 pm to whenever in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

Aug 28, 2018 Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

Aug 30–Sep 3, 2018 Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA.

Sep 1–8, 2018 The Scribbler's Ink UK Retreat in the Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK.

Sep 3, 2018 (Monday, Labor Day), 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 6–9, 2018 Bouchercon 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL.

Sep 7, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan.

Sep 8–9, 2018 Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH.

Sep 9, 2018 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, noon and 1 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Sep 14–16, 2018 Albacon 2018 in Albany, NY.

Sep 14–30, 2018 The Big E Eastern States Exposition at Storrowton Village, in West Springfield, MA.
NESFA's group trip to this event will be on Sep 22 (q.v.)

Sep 18, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Sep 19, 2018 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Sep 20, 2018, 7:30 pm, Arisia division head meeting at the clubhouse.
This is a private meeting.  No using computers or hanging around in the main room, but walking through is okay.

Sep 21–23, 2018 FenCon XV in Irving (DFW airport), TX.

Sep 22, 2018 NESFA group trip to The Big E at Storrowton Village, in West Springfield, MA.
Details are yet to be determined.

Sep 28–30, 2018 Monster-Mania Con 41 in Hunt Valley, MD.

Sep 28–30, 2018 Capclave 2018 in Rockville, MD.

Sep 29, 2018 Boston Festival of Indie Games at M.I.T. Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge, MA.

Oct 5, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Gateway by Frederick Pohl.

Oct 12–14, 2018 Archon 42 in Collinsville, IL.

Oct 16, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Oct 17–21, 2018 IlluxCon XII in Reading, PA.

Oct 19–21, 2018 Bakuretsu Con 2018 in Colchester, VT.

Oct 26–28, 2018 Furpocalypse in Cromwell, CT.

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

Nov 2, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Nov 4, 2018, 2 am EDT, end of daylight saving time; change clocks backward to 1 am EST.

Nov 16–18, 2018 Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Nov 16–18, 2018 Another Anime Convention 2018 in Nashua, NH.

Nov 16–18, 2018 CONtraflow 8 in Kenner, LA.

Nov 20, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Nov 30–Dec 2, 2018 Smofcon 36 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Dec 7, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Dec 18, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.


Jan 18–21, 2019 Arisia 2019 in Boston, MA.

Feb 8–18, 2019 44th Boston Science Fiction Film Festival & Marathon in Somerville, MA.

Feb 15–17, 2019 Boskone 56 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.
Guest of Honor: Elizabeth Hand
Official Artist: Jim Burns   Hal Clement Science Speaker: Vandana Singh
Special Guest: Christopher Golden   NESFA Press Guest: Gardner Dozois
YA Fiction Guest:  Cindy Pon

Mar 10, 2019, 2 am EST, beginning of daylight saving time; set clocks forward to 3 am EDT.

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

Apr 5–7, 2019 HELIOsphere 2019 in Tarrytown, NY.

Apr 19–21, 2019 Minicon 54 in St Louis Park, MN.

Apr 19–22, 2019 Ytterbium: The 70th Eastercon in Heathrow, London, UK.

Jul 4–7, 2019 Westercon 72 in Layton, UT.

Jul 18–21, 2019 MISTI-Con 2019 in Laconia, NH.

Aug 22–24, 2019 Titancon/Eurocon 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.