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 16 & 30, Jun 13 & 27, 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 May 6, Jun 3, 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.

May 6–8, 2016 Marcon in Columbus, OH.

May 6–9, 2016 Costume-Con 34 in Madison, WI.

May 7, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

May 7, 2016 Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016 in Waltham, MA.

May 8, 2016 Annual Meeting, and election of officers, 2 pm at the clubhouse.

May 12–15, 2016 SFWA's Nebula Awards Weekend in Chicago, IL.

May 13–15, 2016 The Steampunk World's Fair in Piscataway, NJ.

May 13–15, 2016 Corflu 33 ("Chiflu") in Chicago, IL.

May 14, 2016, 2 pm, MASSFILC meeting in Haverhill, MA.

May 17, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.

May 20, 2016 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross.

May 20–22, 2016 Nauticon in Provincetown, MA.

May 20–22, 2016 What the Fur VII in Pointe Claire, QC, CA.

May 20–22, 2016 The Steampunk World's Fair in Somerset, NJ.

May 21, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

May 21, 2016 Self-Editing Workshop with Angela James in Nashua, NH.

May 22, 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.

May 27–29, 2016 ConQuesT 47 in Kansas City, MO.

May 27–29, 2016 Anime North in Toronto, ON, CA.

May 27–30, 2016 Balticon 50 in Baltimore, MD.

May 27–30, 2016 WisCon 40 in Madison, WI.

Jun 3–5, 2016 ConCarolinas in Concord, NC.

Jun 3–5, 2016 Arisia Relaxacon in Dennisport, MA.

Jun 4–14 & 16–19, 2016 Yale Writers' Conference in New Haven, CT.

Jun 10–12, 2016 ConComCon 2016 in Portland, OR.

Jun 10–12, 2016 AnimeNEXT 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Jun 11, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jun 12, 2016 Boskone and Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Jun 14, 2016 Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

Jun 17, 2016 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  Up the Line by Robert Silverberg.

Jun 17–19, 2016 Nantucket Book Festival in Nantucket, MA.

Jun 17–19, 2016 Fourth Street Fantasy in Minneapolis, MN.

Jun 18–19, 2016 Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza in Wilmington, MA.

Jun 21, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber.

Jun 23–26, 2016 Leprecon 42 in Phoenix, AZ.

Jun 23–26, 2016 MidwestCon 67 in Cincinatti, OH.

Jun 23–26, 2016 PortConMaine 2016 in Portland, ME.

Jun 25–26, 2016 MASSive Comic Con 2016 in Worcester, MA.

Jun 26, 2016 Other Meeting, 2 pm, location yet to be determined.

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

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 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.

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

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

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

Jul 19, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

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 29–31, 2016 Confluence in Pittsburgh, PA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


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

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

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 14–17, 2017 Innominate (Eastercon 2017) in Birmingam, UK.

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

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

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.

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