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 Feb 22, Mar 7 & 21, Apr 4 & 18, May 2, 16, & 30, Jun 13 & 27, Jul 11 & 25, Aug 8 & 22, Sep 5 & 19, Oct 3, 17, & 31, Nov 14 & 28, and Dec 12 & 26.
The clubhouse will be cleaned every fourth week on Fridays by professional cleaners.
Please schedule your activities so as not to interfere with their work.
Upcoming clubhouse cleaning dates are Mar 4, Apr 1 & 29, May 27, Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug 19, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 11, and Dec 9.
NESFA events are highlighted like this.
Extraordinary and exceptional events, dates, and reminders are highlighted like this.

Feb 5–16, 2016 2016 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival in Somerville, MA.

Feb 12–14, 2016 Katsucon 2016 in National Harbor, MD.

Feb 12–14, 2016 Farpoint 23 in Timonium, MD.

Feb 14, 2016 IM collation, noon, followed by
Boskone work session, 1 pm at the clubhouse.

Feb 16, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman.

Feb 17, 2016 Truck loading, 6 pm at the clubhouse.

Feb 18–21, 2016 TotalCon 30 in Mansfield, MA.

Feb 18, 2016 Truck unloading, 3 pm, tentatively, but may start as late as 5 pm, at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.

Feb 18–21, 2016 Intercon P in Westborough, MA.

Feb 19–21, 2016 Boskone 53 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.
Guest of Honor: Garth Nix
Official Artist: Richard Anderson  
Special Guests: Cathy Burnett Fenner & Arnie Fenner   NESFA Press Guest: Bob Eggleton 
Featured filkers: Vixy & Tony

Feb 19–21, 2016 Wicked Faire XI in Princeton, NJ.

Feb 21, 2016, 3 pm, MASSFILC meeting at Boskone (see above).

Feb 21, 2016 Truck loading, 3 pm at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.

Feb 22, 2016 Truck unloading, 2 pm at the clubhouse.  Call 617-625-2311 before coming to check actual time—it may have happened earlier.

Feb 23, 2016 Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

Mar 4–6, 2016 Albacon 2016 in Albany, NY.

Mar 5, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Mar 6, 2016 Boskone 53 debriefing, 1 pm, at the clubhouse.  Refreshments when we're done.

Mar 11–13, 2016 FOGcon 2016 in Walnut Creek, CA.

Mar 13, 2016, 2 am EST, beginning of daylight saving time; set clocks forward to 3 am EDT, so that you won't be late for the business meeting.

Mar 13, 2016 Business Meeting, 2 pm, at the clubhouse.

Mar 15, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  In the Courts of the Crimson Kings by S.M. Stirling.

Mar 18, 2016 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  Time Salvager by Wesley Chu.

Mar 18–20, 2016 Lunacon 2016 in Rye Brook, NY.

Mar 18–20, 2016 ConnCon 2016 in Stamford, CT.

Mar 18–20, 2016 Vericon XVI in Cambridge, MA.

Mar 19, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Mar 20, 2016 Media Day, 2 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Mar 21, 2016 Game Night 6 pm to 10 pm at the clubhouse.

Mar 21, 2016 Sci-Fi Fandom Group Meetup, 7 pm, at the Avon Free Public Library.

Mar 23, 2016 IM collation, 6 pm to 8 pm at the clubhouse.

Mar 25–27, 2016 Minicon 51 in Bloomington, MN.

Mar 25–27, 2016 Anime Boston in Boston, MA.

Mar 25–28, 2016 Mancunicon/67th Eastercon in Manchester, UK.

Mar 29, 2016, 6:59 pm EDT (23:59 BST), TAFF voting deadline, ballots are here and here.

Apr 1–3, 2016 Conbust 2016 in Northampton, MA.

Apr 1–3, 2016 Zenkaikon X in Lancaster, PA.

Apr 3, 2016 Business Meeting, 2 pm, at the clubhouse.

Apr 8–10, 2016 FilKONtario 26 in Mississauga, ON, CA.

Apr 10, 2016, 11 am to 11 pm, NEGC3, The Third New England Gaming Convention in Somerville, MA.

Apr 13, 2016 IM collation, 6 pm to 8 pm at the clubhouse.

Apr 15, 2016 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente.

Apr 15–24, 2016 Cambridge Science Festival in Cambridge, MA.

Apr 16, 2016 Media Day, 2 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Apr 18, 2016 Game Night 6 pm to 10 pm at the clubhouse.

Apr 19, 2016 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic:  The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison.

Apr 22–24, 2016 Pax East in Boston, MA.

Apr 23, 2016 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Apr 24, 2016 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at Robert Luoma's house in Newton, MA.
Directions to Robert Luoma's home will be published in Instant Message.

Apr 28–May 1, 2016 World Horror Convention in Provo, UT.

Apr 29–May 1, 2016 RavenCon, including Fan Historicon, in Williamsburg, VA.

Apr 29–May 1, 2016 Malice Domestic 28 in Bethesda, MD.

May 6–8, 2016 Marcon in Columbus, OH.

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

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 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 20–22, 2016 Nauticon in Provincetown, MA.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, CA.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.


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

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.