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 Apr 30, May 14 & 29, Jun 11 & 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 May 4, Jun 1, 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.

Apr 13–22, 2018 Cambridge Science Festival in Cambridge, MA.

Apr 20–22, 2018 RavenCon in Williamsburg, VA.

Apr 20–22, 2018 FilKONtario 28 in Mississauga, ON, CA.

Apr 21, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Apr 21, 2018, AvonCon, 11 am to 4 pm, in Avon, CT.

Apr 22, 2018 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at the Broomhead/Szczesuil residence in Littleton, MA. BBQ if the weather permits.

Apr 24, 2018 Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

Apr 28, 2018, 10 am to 3 pm, The Scribbler's Ink Breathe Life Into Your Character in Nahant, MA.

Apr 28, 2018, 1 pm to 4 pm Discussion by the authors of Three on a Match, scary stories, dark humor, and more, at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester.

Apr 30, 2018 Sharon's Numenera Game, 7 pm to whenever in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

May 4, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon.

May 4–6, 2018 Zenkaikon 2018 in Lancaster, PA.

May 4–6, 2018 Corflu 35 in Toronto, ON, CA.

May 5, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

May 8, 2018 Annual New England Book Show in Boston, MA.

May 11–13, 2018 Marcon in Columbus, OH.

May 11–14, 2018 Outlantacon / Gaylaxicon 2018 in Atlanta, GA.

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

May 12, 2018 Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.

May 12, 2018 MASSFILC meeting in Arlington, MA.

May 13, 2018 Annual Meeting, and election of officers, 2 pm at the clubhouse.

May 15, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Neutron Star and Ringworld by Larry Niven.

May 17, 2018 Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

May 17–20, 2018 SFWA's Nebula Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

May 18–20, 2018 Nauticon in Provincetown, MA.

May 19, 2018 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

May 21, 2018 Sharon's Numenera Game, 7 pm to whenever in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

May 23, 2018 IM and roster collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

May 25–27, 2018 ConQuesT in Kansas City, MO.

May 25–27, 2018 Anime North in Toronto, ON, CA.

May 25–28, 2018 Balticon 52 in Baltimore, MD.

May 25–28, 2018 WisCon 42 in Madison, WI.

May 25–28, 2018 Escape Velocity 2018 in National Harbor, MD.

May 25–28, 2018 Baycon 2018 in San Mateo, CA.

May 27, 2018 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jun 1, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.

Jun 1–3, 2018 ConCarolinas in Charlotte, NC.

Jun 1–3, 2018 Arisia Relaxacon in Dennisport, MA.

Jun 2–12, 2018 Yale Writers' Conference in New Haven, CT.

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

Jun 8–10, 2018 AnimeNEXT 2018 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Jun 8–10, 2018 ConComCon 25 in Portland, OR.

Jun 10, 2018 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Jun 11, 2018 Sharon's Numenera Game, 7 pm to whenever in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

Jun 15–17, 2018 Nantucket Book Festival in Nantucket, MA.

Jun 17, 2018 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jun 19, 2018 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The War Hound and the World's Pain by Michael Moorcock.

Jun 20, 2018 IM, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jun 21–24, 2018 PortConMaine 2018 in Portland, ME.

Jun 21–24, 2018 Midwestcon 69 in Cincinatti, OH.

Jun 22–24, 2018 Fourth Street Fantasy in Minneapolis, MN.

Jun 23–24, 2018 MASSive Comic Con 2018 in Worcester, MA.

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

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.

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

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

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

Jul 12–15, 2018 Readercon 29 in Quincy, MA.

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

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 27–29, 2018 Confluence in Pittsburgh, PA.

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

Aug 3, 2018 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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