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NESFA events are canceled until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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.

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 (often 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.

In 2020, upcoming dumpster pickup dates are Jul 6 & 20, Aug 3, 17 & 31, Sep 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9 & 23, Dec 7 & 21.

The clubhouse will be cleaned by professional cleaners on the first Friday of every month (except July in 2020).

Please schedule your activities so as not to interfere with their work.

In 2020, upcoming clubhouse cleaning dates are Jul 2, Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4.


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Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2021
HELIOsphere (virtual) FilKONtario, which runs the virtual FK-NO, and HELIOsphere, which runs the virtual Beyond the Corona(BTC), will be running a joint schedule
Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2021
FilkONterio (virtual) FilKONtario, which runs the virtual FK-NO, and HELIOsphere, which runs the virtual Beyond the Corona(BTC), will be running a joint schedule
Monday, April 12, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction
Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18, 2021
RavenCon (postponed)
Sunday, April 18, 2021 • 2:00pm to whenever
NESFA Business Meeting The NESFA business meeting will start 2PM

This meeting will be held online.

Monday, April 19, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club Book: Circe by Madeline Miller

This meeting will be held online.

Friday, April 23 - Monday, April 26, 2021
Costume-Con 39 (postponed) Costume-Con 39 has been postponed to 2023
Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25, 2021
New England Folk Festival 2021 (online) The New England Folk Festival will be online this year.
Monday, April 26, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction
Monday, May 3, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction
Friday, May 7 - Sunday, May 9, 2021
Marcon in Worthington, OH.
Friday, May 7, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

This meeting will be held online.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 • 2:00pm to whenever
Annual Meeting The Annual meeting will be held online via Zoom.
Monday, May 10, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction
Monday, May 17, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club Book: The Space Between Worlds by J. Conrad & Micaiah Johnson

This meeting will be held online.

Monday, May 24, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction
Friday, May 28 - Sunday, May 30, 2021
ConQuesT 52 (virtual) ConQuesT will be virtual this year.
Friday, May 28 - Monday, May 31, 2021
Balticon 55 (virtual) The Baltimore Science Fiction Society will hold Balticon 55 as a free virtual convention.
Friday, May 28 - Monday, May 31, 2021
Baycon (postponed) in San Mateo, CA.
Monday, May 31, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction
Friday, June 4, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00am
NESFA Reading Group Book: Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky This meeting will be held online.
Sunday, June 13, 2021 • 1:00pm to whenever
Boskone and NESFA Business Meetings The Boskone meeting will start at 1PM. The NESFA business meeting will follow at about 2PM

These meetings will be held online.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club Book: Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

This meeting will be held online.

Thursday, June 17 - Sunday, June 20, 2021
Fourth Street Fantasy in St. Louis Park, MN
Friday, June 18 - Sunday, June 20, 2021
Northeast Filk Convention
Friday, June 18 - Sunday, June 20, 2021
Rhode Island Comic Con (canceled) next convention in November
Thursday, June 24 - Sunday, June 27, 2021
PortConMaine 2021 in Portland, ME
Friday, July 2, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta by Doris Lessing

This meeting will be held online.

Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
Readercon 31 (virtual) The 2021 convention will be a virtual one.
Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
Shore Leave (virtual) The Shore Leave organizing committee has decided it is best that Shore Leave run in a virtual mode this year.
Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
ConGregate 2021 in Winston-Salem, NC
Thursday, July 15 - Sunday, July 18, 2021
ConnectiCon XVIII in Hartford, CT
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club Book: Contact by Carl Sagan

This meeting will be held online.

Friday, July 23 - Sunday, July 25, 2021
Confluence (canceled) The Confluence 2021 in-person conference has been canceled
Friday, July 23 - Sunday, July 25, 2021
Anime North (postponed) Anime North Postponed Until May 27-29, 2022
Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8, 2021
Otakon in Washington, DC
Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8, 2021
FanExpo Boston in Boston, MA
Friday, August 6, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard

This meeting will be held online.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club Book: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Morena-Garcia

This meeting will be held online.

Friday, August 20 - Sunday, August 22, 2021
Bubonicon in Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, August 25 - Sunday, August 29, 2021
DisCon III (postponed) postponed to December 15-19, 2021
Sunday, September 5, 2021 • 3:00pm to 7:00pm
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 webpage.

Friday, September 17 - Sunday, September 19, 2021
FenCon XVII in Irving (DWF airport), TX.
Saturday, September 18 - Sunday, September 19, 2021
Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 3, 2021
Capclave
Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
Astronomicon 13 at RIT Inn and Conference Center, in Rochester, NY
Thursday, November 4 - Sunday, November 7, 2021
World Fantasy Convention 2021 in Montréal, ON, Canada.
Friday, November 5 - Sunday, November 7, 2021
Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, RI
Friday, November 5 - Sunday, November 7, 2021
Corflu Concorde in Bristol, England
Sunday, November 7, 2021 • 2:00am to 3:00am
end of daylight saving time 2 am EDT, end of daylight saving time; change clocks backward to 1 am EST.
Friday, December 3 - Sunday, December 5, 2021
SMOFCon Europe in Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday, December 15 - Sunday, December 19, 2021
DisCon III the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, in Washington, DC, USA
Friday, February 18 - Sunday, February 20, 2022
Boskone 59
Thursday, February 24 - Sunday, February 27, 2022
Intercon U in Warwick, RI
Sunday, March 13, 2022 • 2:00am to 3:00am
beginning of daylight saving time 2 am EST, beginning of daylight saving time; set clocks forward to 3 am EDT.
Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10, 2022
HELIOsphere in Tarrytown, NY
Friday, April 29, 2022 - Sunday, May 1, 2022
RavenCon in Glen Allen, VA
Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29, 2022
Anime Boston
Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29, 2022
Anime North in Toronto, ON, Canada
Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2022
Chicon 8 the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, in Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, November 6, 2022 • 2:00am to 3:00am
end of daylight saving time 2 am EDT, end of daylight saving time; change clocks backward to 1 am EST.
Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 4, 2022
Smofcon 38 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Friday, April 21 - Monday, April 24, 2023
Costume-Con 39 in San Jose, CA