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Founded in 1967, we are one of the oldest science fiction clubs in New England. Our largest activities are Boskone, our annual convention, and NESFA Press.

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The NESFA Clubhouse is closed for now.
The NESFA Clubhouse is closed for now.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NESFA has closed down access to the clubhouse for now. We’ll reopen and restart our regular Wednesday evening get-togethers, game & media days, reading & writing groups, when the authorities allow it, probably when the schools and shops reopen.


If you have a book borrowed from our Library, please email library[at]nesfa.org to be informed when we are open again to return your books.

Welcome to the NESFA website!
Welcome to the NESFA website!
Our website is comprehensive, covering a wide variety of activities, information, and services that NESFA provides to the speculative community and to our members. If you are looking for information that you don’t see listed here, please contact us at info[at]nesfa.org. For questions or problems with the website, contact us at web[at]nesfa.org. You can also send news item suggestions to newsworthy[at]nesfa.org, and for events and activities to calendar[at]nesfa.org.
Erin Underwood wins the 2020 DUFF
Erin Underwood wins the 2020 DUFF

The Down Under Fan Fund announced that Erin Underwood has won the Down Under Fan Fund race and will become the new North American Administrator to the fund. She won an outright majority on the first ballot.

A quote from the news release: With CoNZealand being a virtual Worldcon this year and Covid-19, Erin will not be traveling to New Zealand this year, but hopes to travel to Australasia in the DUFF tradition in 2021, health and world events permitting.

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley – <strike>April</strike>May Book Discussion
The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley – AprilMay Book Discussion

The next NESFA Reading Group discussion will meet via a video conferencing method to be worked out among the group on Friday, May 1st at 7pm to discuss The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

2020–2021 Short Story Contest Status: Pending decision
2020–2021 Short Story Contest Status: Pending decision

The NESFA Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest for 2020 is not yet open, but we expect it to be soon.  The winners will be announced at Boskone 58, February 12–14, 2021, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA. Past winners are posted here.

2020 Worldcon in New Zealand
2020 Worldcon in New Zealand

This year’s Worldcon takes place in Wellington, New Zealand, from July 29 through August 2, 2020. Its guests include Mercedes Lackey (Author GoH), Larry Dixon (Author GoH), Greg Broadmore (Artist GoH), Rose Mitchell (Fan GoH), and George R.R. Martin as Toastmaster. Learn more about CoNZealand 2020.

Hugo Awards
Hugo Awards

NESFA congratulates Lois McMaster Bujold for winning the 2017 Best Series Hugo for The Vorkosigan Saga. NESFA Press editions of her first seven books are available.

NESFA® Useful Links
NESFA® Useful Links

We’ve updated our links page with some of the latest convention and publisher information. Let us know if there are links you feel should be added.

NESFA Press

Believing

Believing
by Zenna Henderson

A Lit Fuse

A Lit Fuse
by Nat Segaloff

Threshold

Threshold
by Roger Zelazny

Barrayar

Barrayar
by Lois McMaster Bujold

Making Conversation

Making Conversation
by Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Call Me Joe

Call Me Joe
by Poul Anderson

Upcoming Events

04/11
Saturday
Game Day canceled. • 12:00 Noon to Midnight
At the clubhouse.
04/13
Monday
NESFA Writes canceled. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
A Maker Space for Making Fiction At the clubhouse.
04/15
Wednesday
Zoom test and meeting. • 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Similar to last week, we hope.
04/18
Saturday
Media Day canceled. • 2:00pm to 10:00pm
At the clubhouse.
04/19
Sunday
NESFA Business Meeting (tentative). • 2:00pm to whenever
This meeting may be canceled or postponed, but the current plan is to hold it via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
04/20
Monday
NESFA Writes (canceled). • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
A Maker Space for Making Fiction At the clubhouse.
04/25
Saturday
Game Day (canceled). • 12:00 Noon to Midnight
At the clubhouse.
04/26
Sunday
Library Work session (canceled). • 1:00pm to whenever
Continue the usual cleanup, cataloging, and shelving projects. At the clubhouse.
04/27
Monday
NESFA Writes (canceled). • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
A Maker Space for Making Fiction At the clubhouse.
04/29
Wednesday
IM collation (canceled). • 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Collate, fold, seal and label the April Business meeting's IM. At the clubhouse.
09/07
Monday
NESFA Picnic. • 3:00pm to 7:30pm
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 webpage.