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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.
The Skylark Award is Open for Nominations
The Skylark Award is Open for Nominations

Nominations will close Saturday November 16th. Regular members can place their nominations in the Skylark Award mail box in the clubhouse, or email them to skylark.noms@gmail.com. Learn more here about the E. E. Smith Memorial Award.

The Pride of Chanur by C. J. Cherryh – December Book Discussion
The Pride of Chanur by C. J. Cherryh – December Book Discussion

The next NESFA Reading Group discussion will meet Friday, December 6th at 7pm to discuss The Player of Games by Iain Banks

2019–2020 Short Story Contest Now Open
2019–2020 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 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

12/06
Friday
NESFA Reading Group. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Book: The Pride of Chanur by C. J. Cherryh At the clubhouse.
12/08
Sunday
Arisia Book Swap event. • 12:00 Noon to 5:00pm
At the clubhouse.
12/09
Monday
NESFA Writes. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
A Maker Space for Making Fiction At the clubhouse.
12/14
Saturday
Game Day. • 12:00 Noon to Midnight
At the clubhouse.
12/15
Sunday
Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings. • 1:00pm to whenever
1pm and 2 pm, respectively At the clubhouse.
12/16
Monday
NESFA Writes. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
A Maker Space for Making Fiction At the clubhouse.
12/17
Tuesday
The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Book: The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley At the clubhouse.
12/23
Monday
NESFA Writes. • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
A Maker Space for Making Fiction At the clubhouse.
12/25
Wednesday
Bah Humbug Game Day. • 2:00pm to Midnight
Please remember to bring your own food because almost all restaurants in the neighborhood will be closed on this day. At the clubhouse.
12/25
Wednesday
IM collation. • 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tentative. May be moved to avoid holiday. At the clubhouse.
12/31
Tuesday
New Year’s Other Meeting — Location TBD. • 8:00pm to 12:00pm