NESFA® — 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 (except on Tuesday when Monday is a holiday). 
Please leave a clear path to the dumpster, and plenty of clear space around it on pickup days.
Upcoming dumpster pickup dates are May 28, Jun 10 & 24, Jul 8 & 22, Aug 5 & 19, Sep 3, 16, & 30, Oct 14 & 28, Nov 11 & 25, and Dec 9 & 23.
The clubhouse will be cleaned by professional cleaners on the first Friday of every month.
Please schedule your activities so as not to interfere with their work.
Upcoming clubhouse cleaning dates are Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2, Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, and Dec 6.
NESFA events are highlighted like this.
Non-NESFA events at the clubhouse are highlighted like this.
Extraordinary and exceptional events, dates, and reminders are highlighted like this.

May 20, 2019, 7:00 pm, Arisia division head meeting at the clubhouse.
This is a private meeting.  No using computers in main room, but walking through is okay.

May 21, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis Taylor.

May 22, 2019 IM and roster collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

May 24–26, 2019 Escape Velocity 2018 in National Harbor, MD.

May 24–26, 2019 ConQuesT 50 in Kansas City, MO.

May 24–26, 2019 Anime North in Toronto, ON, CA.

May 24–27, 2019 Balticon 53 in Baltimore, MD.

May 24–27, 2019 WisCon 43 in Madison, WI.

May 24–27, 2019 Baycon 2019 in San Mateo, CA.

May 26, 2019 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at the Broomhead/Szczesuil residence in Littleton, MA.
There are cats here, and there'll be a barbecue.

May 27, 2019 NESFA Writes, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

May 31–Jun 2, 2019 ConCarolinas in Charlotte, NC.

May 31–Jun 2, 2019 Arisia Relaxacon in Dennisport, MA.

Jun 1, 2019 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jun 1–6 and 8–11, 2019 Yale Writers' Conference in New Haven, CT.

Jun 3–Jul 12, 2019 Odyssey, The Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Writing Workshop, in Manchester, NH.

Jun 7, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard.

Jun 7, 2019 Sharon's Chronicles of the Four game, 7 pm in the Flynn Room at the clubhouse.

Jun 7, 2019 AnimeNEXT 2019 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Jun 8, 2019 Hugo finalist viewing, part II, 1 pm to midnight, at the clubhouse.

Jun 9, 2019 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Jun 10, 2019 NESFA Writes, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jun 11, 2019 Tentative Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

Jun 13–16, 2019 Fourth Street Fantasy in St. Louis Park, MN.

Jun 14–16, 2019 ConComCon 26 in Portland, OR.

Jun 14–16, 2019 Nantucket Book Festival in Nantucket, MA.

Jun 15, 2019 Clubhouse work session including Fire alarm testing, noon to whenever, at the clubhouse.

Jun 16, 2019 Hugo finalist viewing, part III, 1 pm to midnight, at the clubhouse.

Jun 18, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Dying Earth by Jack Vance.

Jun 19, 2019 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jun 21, 2019 Sharon's Chronicles of the Four game, 7 pm at the clubhouse.

Jun 22, 2019 Game Day noon to midnight at the clubhouse.

Jun 23, 2019 Other Meeting, 2 pm, at a location yet to be determined, somewhere within fifty miles of the clubhouse.

Jun 24, 2019 NESFA Writes, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jun 27–30, 2019 PortConMaine 2019 in Portland, ME.

Jun 27–30, 2019 Midwestcon 70 in Cincinatti, OH.

Jun 29, 2019 New England Authors Expo in Danvers, MA.

Jun 29–30, 2019 Boskone stuff deaccession work session, noon to whenever, at the clubhouse.

Jul 4–7, 2019 Anthrocon 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jul 4–7, 2019 CONvergence 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.

Jul 4–7, 2019 Westercon 72/NASFiC 14 in Layton, UT.

Jul 5, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Jul 5–7, 2019 InConJunction in Indianapolis, IN.

Jul 7, 2019 Tentative Hugo finalist viewing, part IV, 1 pm to midnight, at the clubhouse.

Jul 8, 2019 NESFA Writes, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jul 11, 2019 Sharon's Chronicles of the Four game, 7 pm at the clubhouse.

Jul 11–14, 2019 ConnectiCon XVII in Hartford, CT.

Jul 11–14, 2019 Readercon 30 in Quincy, MA.

Jul 12–14, 2019 Shore Leave 40 in Hunt Valley, MD.

Jul 12–14, 2019 ConGregate 6 in High Point, NC.

Jul 16, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jul 18–21, 2019 MISTI-Con 2019 in Laconia, NH.

Jul 18–21, 2019 Necon 39 near Pawtucket, RI.

Jul 18–21, 2019 Comic-Con International 2019: San Diego in San Diego, CA.

Jul 19–21, 2019 Open Gaming Convention in Nashua, NH.

Jul 22, 2019 NESFA Writes, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Jul 26–28, 2019 Confluence in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jul 26–28, 2019 Otakon in Washington, DC.

Jul 28, 2019 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Aug 1, 2019, 2:59 am EDT (July 31, 2019, 11:59 pm PDT)
Deadline for mail-in and electronically-submitted Hugo ballots to arrive.
More information can be found on the Dublin Worldcon Hugo Awards page.
More information and the ballot can be found at Dublin Worldcon Hugo Ballot.

Aug 1, 2019 Sharon's Chronicles of the Four game, 7 pm at the clubhouse.

Aug 1–4, 2019 Bronycon in Baltimore, MD.

Aug 2, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.
Topic: Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber.

Aug 2–4, 2019 ArmadilloCon 41 in Austin, TX.

Aug 7, 2019 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Aug 13, 2019 Tentative Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

Aug 15–19, 2019 Dublin 2019 — An Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, in Dublin, Ireland.

Aug 16–18, 2019 FanExpo Boston in Boston, MA.

Aug 16–18, 2019 Monster-Mania Con 43 in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Aug 20, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Aug 22–24, 2019 Titancon/Eurocon 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Aug 23–25, 2019 Bubonicon 51 in Albuquerque, NM.

Aug 29, 2019 Sharon's Chronicles of the Four game, 7 pm at the clubhouse.

Aug 29–Sep 2, 2019 Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA.

Sep 2, 2019, 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.

Sep 6, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Sep 7, 2019 Boston Writing Workshop in Boston, MA.

Sep 8, 2019 Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings, 1 pm and 2 pm, respectively, at the clubhouse.

Sep 10, 2019 Tentative Arisia corporate meeting, 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.

Sep 13–15, 2019 Albacon 2019 in Albany, NY.

Sep 13–29, 2019 The Big E Eastern States Exposition at Storrowton Village, in West Springfield, MA.

Sep 14, 2019 Boston Festival of Indie Games at Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge, MA.

Sep 14–15, 2019 Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH.

Sep 17, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Sep 18, 2019 IM collation, 7 pm, at the clubhouse.

Sep 20–22, 2019 FenCon XVI in Irving (DFW airport), TX.

Sep 20–22, 2019 Another Anime Convention 2019 in Chelmsford, MA.

Oct 4, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Oct 4–6, 2019 Monster-Mania Con 44 in Hunt Valley, MD.

Oct 4–6, 2019 Archon 43 in Collinsville, IL.

Oct 15, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Oct 18–20, 2019 Capclave 2019 in Rockville, MD.

Oct 18–20, 2019 Bakuretsu Con 2019 in Colchester, VT.

Oct 23–27, 2019 IlluxCon in Reading, PA.

Oct 25–27, 2019 DerpyCon 2019 in Morristown, NJ.

Oct 25–27, 2019 Furpocalypse in Cromwell, CT.

Oct 31–Nov 3, 2019 Bouchercon 2019 in Dallas, TX.

Oct 31–Nov 3, 2019 World Fantasy Convention 2019 in Los Angeles, CA.

Nov 1, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Nov 1–3, 2019 Anime USA 2019 in Washington, DC.

Nov 1–3, 2019 Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, RI.

Nov 3, 2019, 2 am EDT, end of daylight saving time; change clocks backward to 1 am EST.

Nov 5, 2019 Tentative Fellowship Banquet, 7:30 pm, somewhere within fifty miles of Somerville, MA.

Nov 8–10, 2019 TusCon 46 in Tucson, AZ.

Nov 8–10, 2019 Crime Bake 2019 in Woburn, MA.

Nov 8–10, 2019 Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Nov 15–19, 2019 CONtraflow 9 in Kenner, LA.

Nov 19, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Nov 29–Dec 1, 2019 Loscon in Los Angeles, CA.

Nov 29–Dec 1, 2019 Chessiecon 2019 in Timonium, MD.

Dec 6, 2019 NESFA Reading Group, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Dec 6–8, 2019 Smofcon 37 in Albuquerque, NM.

Dec 17, 2019 The Book Shop Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club book discussion, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the clubhouse.

Dec ??, 2019 AnonyCon 2019, location and actual date to be announced.


Jan 17–19, 2020 MarsCon in Williamsburg, VA.

Jan 17–20, 2020 Arisia 2020 in Boston, MA.

Feb 14–16, 2020 Boskone 57 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA.

Mar 8, 2020, 2 am EST, beginning of daylight saving time; set clocks forward to 3 am EDT.

Mar 13–16, 2020 Costume-Con 38 in Montréal, ON, Canada.

Apr 3–5, 2020 HELIOsphere 2020 in Tarrytown, NY.

May 15–17, 2020 Nauticon in Provincetown, MA.

Jul 29–Aug 2, 2020 CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Oct 29–Nov 1, 2020 World Fantasy Convention 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT.


Nov 4–7, 2021 World Fantasy Convention 2021 in Montréal, ON, Canada.