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 Aug 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 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.

Aug 15, 2018 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

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, 2018 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 23, 2018, 2 pm, Meet Galileo!, a dramatic portrayal by Michael T. Francis, at The Avon Free Public Library in Avon, CT.

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 25, 2018 MASSFILC meeting in Arlington, MA.

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.

Aug 31, 2018, Deadline for submission of nominations for the Fellowship of NESFA.

Sep 1, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

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, 2018 Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.

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

Sep 9, 2018 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 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 15, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Sep 15, 2018 MASSFILC Annual Meeting in Cambridge, MA.

Sep 18, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts.

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.

Sep 29, 2018 Boston Writing Workshop in Boston, MA.

Sep 30, 2018, Deadline for submission of ballots for the Fellowship of NESFA.

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

Oct 6, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

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

Oct 13, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm, Boston Book Festival in Copley Sq., Boston, MA.  NESFA will have a booth.

Oct 13, 2018 Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.

Oct 14, 2018 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Oct 16, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu.

Oct 20, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

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

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

Oct 19–21, 2018 Anime USA 2018 in Washington, DC.

Oct 24, 2018 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Oct 25, 2018 Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

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

Oct 28, 2018 Halloween Party Open House and Other Meeting, 4 pm to 8 pm, at the clubhouse.

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 2–4, 2018 Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, RI.

Nov 4, 2018, 2 am EDT, end of daylight saving time; change clocks backward to 1 am EST, so that you won't be too early for the meetings this afternoon.

Nov 4, 2018 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Nov 6, 2018 Fellowship Banquet, time and location to be determined.

Nov 9–11, 2018 TusCon 45 in Tucson, AZ.

Nov 9–11, 2018 Crime Bake 2018 in Woburn, MA.

Nov 9–11, 2018 DerpyCon 2018 in Morristown, NJ.

Nov 14, 2018 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

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 16–18, 2018 SFContario 9 in Toronto, ON.

Nov 18, 2018 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at the Broomhead/Szczesuil residence in Littleton, MA.
There are cats here.

Nov 20, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Courtship Rite by Donald Kingsbury.

Nov 23–25, 2018 Chessiecon 2018 in Timonium, MD.

Nov 23–25, 2018 Northeast Comic Con & Anime Fest in Boxboro, MA.

Nov 23–26, 2018 Loscon in Los Angeles, CA.

Nov 24, 2018 Turkey Fest Movie Days, 10 am to midnight, at the clubhouse.

Nov 25, 2018 Turkey Fest Movie Days continue, noon to whenever, 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 9, 2018 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Dec 18, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear.

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


Jan 4, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jan 11–13, 2019 AnonyCon 2019 in Stamford, CT.

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

Jan 15, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester.

Jan 18–20, 2019 MarsCon in Williamsburg, VA.

Feb 1, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Feb 8–10, 2019 Farpoint 26 in Baltimore, MD.

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

Feb 11–24, 2019 Intercon S in Warwick, RI.

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

Feb 15–17, 2019 Katsucon 2019 in National Harbor, MD.

Feb 19, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Feb 21–24, 2019 TotalCon in Marlborough, MA.

Feb 21–24, 2019 Anthro New England in Boston, MA.

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 5–7, 2019 RavenCon in Williamsburg, VA.

Apr 12–14, 2019 FilKONtario 29 in Mississauga, ON, CA.

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

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

May 2–5, 2019 Corflu 36 in Rockville, MD.

May 3–5, 2019 Malice Domestic 31 in Bethesda, MD.

Jun 14–16, 2019 ConComCon 26 in Portland, OR.

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

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

Aug 15–19, 2019 Dublin 2019 — An Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, in Dublin, Ireland.

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