Dr. Who Days

Besides Game and Video Days, NESFA has started having Dr. Who meetups at our Clubhouse. Calling all Whovians, join us for our social & viewings of Dr. Who! We’re accessible by MBTA E Green Line Extension at Maguon Station & Buses #’s: 80, 89, and 101. The next one is on Saturday March 16th at 7 PM. See www.nesfa.org/events or Meetup for more info and future dates.

The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny Now Available in Ebook Format!

The 6-volume series, The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, has been available in durable hardcover editions since 2009. The NESFA Press is now delighted to provide these books in ebook format.


This series contains all the short science fiction of Roger Zelazny. Each story is enriched by editors’ notes and Zelazny’s own words, taken from his many essays, describing why he wrote the stories and what he thought about them in retrospect.


File 770 Magazine has run a series of reviews of these books: V1: Threshold, V2: Power & Light, V3: This Mortal Mountain, V4: Last Exit to Babylon, V5: Nine Black Doves, V6: The Road to Amber


To purchase any of our editions of The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, click on one of the following: For the EPUB versions // For the MOBI versions // For the Hardcover versions


Or you can visit NESFA Press available books to see all of our books.


For more information, please visit the NESFA Press website or send email to sales@nesfa.org.

The 2024 Skylark Award

The 2024 Skylark Award was given to Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner, authors, anthologists, teachers and common attendees at Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions for several decades.


The 2025 Skylark Award will open for Nominations after our Annual meeting in May, and they will close at 23:59 on Wednesday, October 23, 2024. The 2025 Skylark recipient will be announced at the Boskone 62 awards ceremony on Saturday, February 15, 2025.


Regular members may place nominations in the Skylark Award mail box in the clubhouse, or email them to skylark@nesfa.org. Learn more here about the E. E. Smith Memorial Award.

The 2024 Gaughan Award

The recipient of the 2024 Gaughan Award is Alex dos Diaz.

The Gaughan Award honors the memory of Jack Gaughan, a long-time friend of fandom and one of the finest SF artists of the 20th century. Because Jack felt it was important to encourage and recognize new blood in the field, The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc., presents the Gaughan Award annually to an emerging artist (an artist who has become a professional within the past five years) chosen by a panel of judges.

The winner of the 2025 Gaughan Award will be announced in February, 2025 during Boskone62, NESFA’s annual convention.

Public Transportation

Now that the weekend closures of the Medford Branch of the MBTA Green Line have ended for a while, it is worth mentioning that the NESFA Clubhouse is accessible by Green Line as well as by various bus routes.

GREEN LINE INFORMATION

The NESFA clubhouse is about 1/4 mile from the Magoun Square station on the MBTA Green Line. When exiting the station, turn left and walk north on Lowell St toward Medford St. The back door of the clubhouse is accessed via the driveway at 359 Lowell St which is on the opposite side of the street from the MBTA station. You may wish to walk around to the front of the building especially in cold weather as that driveway can get icy.

BUS INFORMATION

The NESFA clubhouse is served by MBTA bus routes 80, 89, and 101 which pass through or near Magoun Square (the intersection of Medford Street & Broadway)—just over a block from the clubhouse.

The NESFA Clubhouse & Library Open

NESFA is open. Club members are welcome again to browse the NESFA Library collection and check out books, movies, and other circulating items. Video and Game days at the Clubhouse have resumed on many Saturdays and Sundays. For now, NESFA and Boskone Business Meetings will remain via Zoom. On most Wednesdays & Saturdays, we catalog our Library. Non-NESFA members are welcome to help or just stop by to read a book. For more information, please see our calendar on the left side of this web page.

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.