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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 2021, upcoming dumpster emptying dates are Jun 21, Tuesday Jul 6, Jul 19, Aug 2, Aug 16, Aug 30, Sep 13, Sep 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20.

The clubhouse will be cleaned by professional cleaners on the first Friday of every month until further notice.

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

In 2021, upcoming clubhouse cleaning dates are Jul 2, Aug 6, Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, and Dec 3.

 


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Saturday, July 31, 2021 • 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Open library hours At the clubhouse.
Monday, August 2, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 • 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Open library hours At the clubhouse.
Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8, 2021
Otakon in Washington, DC
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.

Saturday, August 7, 2021 • 12:00 Noon to whenever
Game Day A game day is planned. RSVP (through NESFA email lists or meetup.com) will be required and attendance will be limited. At the clubhouse.
Monday, August 9, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 • 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Open library hours At the clubhouse.
Friday, August 13 - Sunday, August 15, 2021
Readercon 31 (virtual) The 2021 convention will be a virtual one.
Saturday, August 14, 2021 • 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Open library hours At the clubhouse.
Monday, August 16, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reading Group Book: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Morena-Garcia

This meeting will be held online.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 • 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Open library hours At the clubhouse.
Friday, August 20 - Saturday, August 21, 2021
Bubonicon 52: Take Two (virtual) This year’s convention will be Virtual
Saturday, August 21, 2021 • 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Open library hours At the clubhouse.
Sunday, August 22, 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 3PM

These meetings will be held online.

Monday, August 23, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Wednesday, August 25 - Sunday, August 29, 2021
DisCon III (postponed) postponed to December 15-19, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 • 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Open library hours At the clubhouse.
Saturday, August 28, 2021 • 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Open library hours At the clubhouse.
Monday, August 30, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Friday, September 3 - Sunday, September 5, 2021
FanExpo Boston in Boston, MA
Friday, September 3, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid, if we head back to the Clubhouse.

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.

Monday, September 6, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Thursday, September 9 - Sunday, September 12, 2021
ConnectiCon XVIII in Hartford, CT
Sunday, September 12, 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 3PM.

These meetings are likely be held online.

Monday, September 13, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Friday, September 17 - Sunday, September 19, 2021
FenCon XVII in Irving (DWF airport), TX.
Friday, September 17 - Saturday, September 18, 2021
Albacon 2021 Virtual con (Regularly in Albany, NY)
Saturday, September 18 - Sunday, September 19, 2021
Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH
Monday, September 20, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reading Group Book: Dawn by Octavia Butler

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid if we return to the Clubhouse.

Monday, September 27, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 3, 2021
Capclave in Rockville, MD
Friday, October 1, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: Persephone Station by Stina Leicht

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid, if we head back to the Clubhouse.

Monday, October 4, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Sunday, October 10, 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 3PM

These meetings may be held online.

Monday, October 11, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Monday, October 18, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reading Group Book: Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K. J. Parker.

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid if we return to the Clubhouse.

Monday, October 25, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
Astronomicon 13 at RIT Inn and Conference Center, in Rochester, NY
Monday, November 1, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Thursday, November 4 - Sunday, November 7, 2021
World Fantasy Convention 2021 in Montréal, Quebec, 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
Friday, November 5, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A. J. Fitzwater

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid, if we head back to the Clubhouse.

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.
Monday, November 8, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Sunday, November 14, 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 3PM

These meetings may be held online.

Monday, November 15, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reading Group Book: The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid if we return to the Clubhouse.

Friday, November 19 - Sunday, November 21, 2021
Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Monday, November 22, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Monday, November 29, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Friday, December 3 - Sunday, December 5, 2021
SMOFCon Europe in Lisboa, Portugal
Friday, December 3, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: Cat Country by Lao She

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid, if we head back to the Clubhouse.

Sunday, December 5, 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 3PM

These meetings may be held online. And the date is probably only 80% certain.

Monday, December 6, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Monday, December 13, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Wednesday, December 15 - Sunday, December 19, 2021
DisCon III the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, in Washington, DC, USA
Monday, December 20, 2021 • 8:00pm to 10:30pm
NESFA Writes (virtual) A Maker Space for Making Fiction (or nonfiction) -8pm - 8:15pm - Group Chat -8:15 - 9pm - Breakout for Writing -9pm - 9:15pm - Group Chat -9:15 - 10pm - Breakout for Writing -10pm - 10:30pm(ish) - Group Chat
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reading Group Book: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid if we return to the Clubhouse.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reading Group Book: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid if we return to the Clubhouse.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Somerville Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reading Group Book: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

This meeting may be held online or may be a hybrid if we return to the Clubhouse.

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