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 Jul 11 & 25, Aug 8 & 22, Sep 5 & 19, Oct 3, 17, & 31, Nov 14 & 28, Dec 12 & 26, Jan 9 & 23, and Feb 6 & 20.
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 1, Aug 5, Sep 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, and Dec 2, Jan 6, and Feb 3.
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.

Jun 27–30, 2016 SFRA Annual Conference 2016 in Liverpool, UK.

Jun 29–Jul 3, 2016 Dexcon 19 in Morristown, NJ.

Jun 30, 2016, 9:15 pm, Meet at the clubhouse to watch the Somerville fireworks.

Jun 30–Jul 3, 2016 CONvergence 2016 in Bloomington, MN.

Jun 30–Jul 3, 2016 Anthrocon 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jul 1–3, 2016 NEFilk at Conterpoint 2016 in Timonium, MD.

Jul 1–3, 2016 InConJunction in Indianapolis, IN.

Jul 1–4, 2016 Westercon 69 in Portland, OR.

Jul 2, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jul 6–7, 2016 Showing of Metropolis at The Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA.

Jul 7–9, 2016 Pintastic New England 2016 in Sturbridge, MA.

Jul 7–10, 2016 ConnectiCon 2016 in Hartford, CT.

Jul 7–10, 2016 Readercon 27 in Quincy, MA.  There will be a Boskone 54 party on Saturday night.

Jul 8–10, 2016 Bronycon in Baltimore, MD.

Jul 15, 2016 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

Jul 15–17, 2016 Con Gregate 3 in High Point, NC.

Jul 15–17, 2016 Shore Leave 38 in Hunt Valley, MD.

Jul 16, 2016 Hugo finalist viewing, part III, 1 pm to midnight, at the clubhouse.

Jul 19, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny.

Jul 21–24, 2016 Necon 36 in Portsmouth, RI.

Jul 21–24, 2016 San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, CA.

Jul 22–24, 2016 Ro-Con in New London, CT.

Jul 22–24, 2016 Deep Freeze (Open Gaming Convention) in Nashua, NH.

Jul 23, 2016 Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.

Jul 23, 2016, 2 pm, MASSFILC meeting in Nashua, NH.

Jul 27, 2016 New England Authors Expo in Danvers, MA.

Jul 29–31, 2016 Confluence in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jul 29–31, 2016 ArmadilloCon 38 in Austin, TX.

Jul 30, 2016, 1:30 pm, Ted's and Bonnie's poolside party, at the Atwoods' house in Castleton-on-Hudson, NY.

Jul 31, 2016 Boskone Budget meeting and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

          No Other Meeting is scheduled for July 2016.

Aug 1, 2016, 2:59 am EDT (July 31, 2016, 11:59 pm PDT)
Deadline for mail-in and electronically-submitted Hugo ballots to arrive.
More information can be found on the MidAmeriCon II Hugo page.

Aug 3, 2016, 7:30 pm, Work session packing for Worldcon, at the clubhouse.
Do not park in the driveway.

Aug 6, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Aug 7, 2016 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at Robert Luoma's house in Newton, MA.
Directions to Robert's home will be published in Instant Message.

Aug 12–14, 2016 Otakon in Baltimore, MD.

Aug 12–14, 2016 Boston Comic Con in Boston, MA.

Aug 12–14, 2016 Monster-Mania Con 34 in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Aug 12–14, 2016 Trekonderoga 2016 in Ticonderoga, NY.

Aug 13, 2016, 2 pm, MASSFILC meeting in Kingston, NH.

Aug 16, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  Fated by Benedict Jacka.

Aug 17–21, 2016 MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, in Kansas City, MO.

Aug 19, 2016 TerrifiCon in Uncasville, CT.

Aug 20, 2016 Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.

Aug 26–28, 2016 Bubonicon 48 in Albuquerque, NM.

Aug 27, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Aug 30, 2016 Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

          No NESFA Business meeting is scheduled for August 2016.

          No meeting of the NESFA Reading Group is scheduled for August 2016.

Sep 2–5, 2016 Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA.

Sep 4, 2016, 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, 2016, 7:30 pm, Arisia division head meeting at the clubhouse.

Sep 10, 2016 Boston Festival of Indie Games in Cambridge, MA.

Sep 11, 2016 Boskone and Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Sep 15–18, 2016 Blood on the Bayou Bouchercon in New Orleans, LA.

Sep 17–18, 2016 Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH.

Sep 20, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Sep 21, 2016 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Sep 22, 2016 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony in Cambridge, MA.

Sep 23–25, 2016 FenCon XIII in Irving (DFW airport), TX.

Sep 24–25, 2016 RoberCon 2016 in Binghamton, NY.

Sep 25, 2016 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at the Broomhead/Szczesuil residence in Littleton, MA.
Directions to Ann's & Tim's home will be published in Instant Message.
There are cats here.

Sep 30–Oct 2, 2016 Monster-Mania Con 35 in Hunt Valley, MD.

Sep 30–Oct 2, 2016 CONtraflow VI in Kenner, LA.

Sep 30–Oct 2, 2016 Archon 40 in Collinsville, IL.

Sep 30–Oct 2, 2016 EerieCon 18 in Grand Island, NY.

Oct 7–9, 2016 Capclave 2016 in Gaithersburg, MD.

Oct 7–9, 2016 Gaylaxicon 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

Oct 8, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Oct 9, 2016 Boskone and Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Oct 14–16, 2016 Anime Convention 2016 in Manchester, NH.

Oct 15, 2016 Media Day, 2 pm to whenever, at the clubhouse.

Oct 19, 2016 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Oct 19–23, 2016 IlluxCon 2016 in Reading, PA.

Oct 21–23, 2016 Anime USA 2016 in Washington, DC.

Oct 27–30, 2016 World Fantasy Convention 2016 in Colombus, OH.

Oct 28–30, 2016 Furpocalypse in Cromwell, CT.

Oct 28–30, 2016 Bakuretsu Con 2016 in Colchester, VT.

Oct 29, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Oct 30, 2016 Halloween Party Open House and Other Meeting, 4 pm to 8 pm, at the clubhouse.

Nov 6, 2016, 2 am EDT, end of daylight saving time; change clocks backward to 1 am EST.

Nov 11–13, 2016 TusCon 43 in Tucson, AZ.

Nov 11–13, 2016 Crime Bake 2016 in Dedham, MA.

Nov 18–19, 2016 SFContario 6 66/100 in Toronto, ON.

Nov 18–20, 2016 Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Nov 18–20, 2016 DerpyCon 2016 in Morristown, NJ.

Nov 25–27, 2016 Starship Loscon in Los Angeles, CA.

Nov 25–27, 2016 Chessiecon 2016 in Baltimore, MD.

Dec 2–4, 2016 Smofcon 34 in Chicago, IL.

Dec 4, 2016 Boston Toy Show in Dedham, MA.

Dec 9–11, 2016 AnonyCon 2016 in Stamford, CT.

Dec 13, 2016, 7:30 pm, Arisia division head meeting at the clubhouse.


Jan ?, 2017 Winter Weirdness in Barre, VT.

Jan 13–15, 2017 MarsCon in Williamsburg, VA.

Jan 13–16, 2017 Arisia 2017 in Boston, MA.

Jan 19–22, 2017 Anthro New England in Cambridge, MA.

Feb 9–12, 2017 Intercon Q in Warwick, RI.

Feb 17–19, 2017 Boskone 54 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.
Guest of Honor: Brandon Sanderson
Official Artist: Dave Seeley   Hal Clement Science Speaker: Milton Davis
Special Guest: Maryelizabeth Yturralde   NESFA Press Guest: Ken MacLeod 
Featured filkers: The Fabulous Lorraine & Lojo Russo

Feb 17–19, 2017 Katsucon 2016 in National Harbor, MD.

Feb 17–19, 2017 Farpoint 24 in Timonium, MD.

Feb 23–26, 2017 TotalCon 31 in Marlborough, MA.

Mar 10–12, 2017 HELIOsphere in Tarrytown, NY.

Mar 12, 2017, 2 am EST, beginning of daylight saving time; set clocks forward to 3 am EDT.

Mar 31–Apr 2, 2017 Albacon 2017 in Albany, NY.

Apr 14–16, 2017 Minicon 52 in Bloomington, MN.

Apr 14–17, 2017 Innominate (68th) Eastercon 2017 in Birmingham, UK.

Apr 20–24, 2017 Costume-Con 35 in Mississauga, ON, CA.

May 18–22, 2017 MISTI-Con 2017 in Laconia, NH.

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

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

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

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

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


Feb 16–18, 2018 Boskone 55 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.

Sometime in spring 2018 Costume-Con 36 Ports of Call in San Diego, 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.