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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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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.
2019 Short Story Contest Now Open
2019 Short Story Contest Now Open

The NESFA Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest for 2019 is now open.  The winners will be announced at Boskone 57, February 14–16, 2020, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA. Past winners are posted here.

2019 Worldcon in Dublin
2019 Worldcon in Dublin

This year’s Worldcon takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from August 15-19, 2019. Its guests include Diane Duane, Bill & Mary Burns, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and Steve Jackson, with featured artists: Afua Richardson, Jim Fitzpatrick, Maeve Clancy and Sana Takeda. Learn more about Dublin 2019.

Geri Sullivan: 2019 TAFF Delegate.
Geri Sullivan: 2019 TAFF Delegate.

NESFA congratulates Geri Sullivan for winning the race for the 2019 TAFF Delegate.

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

Dreamweaver’s Dilemma

Dreamweaver’s Dilemma
by Lois McMaster Bujold

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

08/18
Sunday
Hugo Award ceremony – 8PM in Dublin (3PM here). • 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Streaming of the Hugo Awards, 8PM Dublin time. At the clubhouse.
08/19
Monday
NESFA Writes. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
At the clubhouse.
08/20
Tuesday
The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Book: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse At the clubhouse.
08/24
Saturday
Game Day. • 12:00 Noon to Midnight
At the clubhouse.
08/26
Monday
NESFA Writes. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
At the clubhouse.
08/31
Saturday
Game Culling session. • 2:00pm to 10:00
At the clubhouse.
09/02
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.

09/02
Monday
NESFA Writes. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
At the clubhouse.
09/08
Sunday
Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings. • 1:00pm to whenever
1pm and 2 pm, respectively At the clubhouse.