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 reopen and restart our regular Wednesday evening get-togethers, game & media days, reading & writing groups, when the authorities allow it, probably when the schools and shops reopen.
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 a video conferencing method to be worked out among the group on Friday, May 1st at 7pm to discuss The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley
The NESFA Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest for 2020 is not yet open, but we expect it to be soon. 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.
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This year’s Worldcon takes place in Wellington, New Zealand, from July 29 through August 2, 2020. Its guests include Mercedes Lackey (Author GoH), Larry Dixon (Author GoH), Greg Broadmore (Artist GoH), Rose Mitchell (Fan GoH), and George R.R. Martin as Toastmaster. Learn more about CoNZealand 2020.
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.
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.