In particular, Eric Wilkerson (Boskone 57 Official Artist) won for Best Cover: Hardback Book – Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (Rick Riordan Presents / October 2019) and John Picacio (Boskone 47 Official Artist) won for Best Interior Illustration – Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron Books/Macmillan / September 2019).
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NESFA has closed down access to the clubhouse for now. We’ll consider reopening and restarting our regular Wednesday evening get-togethers, game & media days, and reading & writing groups when the authorities allow moderate-sized gatherings. NESFA Business and Boskone Meetings will continue online at least until somewhat larger gatherings are allowed.
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.
The next NESFA Reading Group discussion will meet via Zoom on Friday, December 4th at 7pm to discuss The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
The NESFA Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest for 2020-2021 is now closed. We originally planned to stay open until September 30, 2020, but we received far more stories than usual this year and hit our limit of 75 for the contest. 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.
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.