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NESFA is one of the oldest SF clubs in the nation. The convention that NESFA runs, Boskone, is also one of the oldest in the country. The NESFA clubhouse is located at 504 Medford Street in Somerville.
NESFA hosts a variety of events at the clubhouse in the course of a month. All events at the clubhouse are free to anyone. You don't have to be a member and you do not have to join. All you have to do is open the door and walk in. Game Days, Game Nights, Media Days, Book Discussion Group, the Annual Picnic, the Halloween party, the Bah Humbug game day, and the general Wednesday night gathering are all free to attend. Details for each will be posted in each event listing.
Boskone runs in February, and it's one of the longest running SF conventions out there. Many famous authors attend each year, along with editors and publishers. There are discussion panels, nightly events, an art show, filkers, a dealer's room, and I personally run the game room.
NESFA is also the parent organization of NEGC (New England Gaming Convention). Two have run thus far. Both were 1-day gaming cons.
NESFA Press is the publishing wing of NESFA. NESFAns handle all aspects of the work, from the negotiations to the editing.
You'll see NESFA set up at the Boston Book Festival as well.
info@nesfa.org is the general email address for nesfa. You can also contact me at my email address. The web address is http://www.nesfa.org
To get to the clubhouse, you can take the 80 bus (drops you off a block away in either direction), and the 89 bus (drops you off on Broadway. Cross Broadway and go past the lights. NESFA will be on your right). There is a small lot in the back for cars (first come, first served) and metered parking on the street. I look forward to seeing you at the various events and thank you for taking the time to check out NESFA.

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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai - Feb Book Discussion

New England Science Fiction Association

It's 2016, and in Tom Barren's world, technology has solved all of humanity's problems—there's no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocados. Unfortunately, Tom isn't happy. He's lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid. Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality—which we immediately recognize as our 2016—Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Right up until the moment he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and the woman who may just be the love of his life. Now Tom faces an impossible choice. Go back to his perfect but loveless life. Or stay in our messy reality with a soulmate by his side. His search for the answer takes him across continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be. Filled with humor and heart and packed with insight, intelligence, and mind-bending invention, All Our Wrong Todays is a powerful and moving story of life, loss, and love. Join us in this reality as we discuss jumping back and forth through time, only to find one's self ending up in the "wrong" reality at the end. We may also bandy about this most likely flawed notion that the only interesting realities are flawed realities.

Boskone 56 Gaming at the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel

The Westin Boston Waterfront

Hello and welcome to The New England Science Fiction Association's 56th annual Science Fiction/Fantasy convention. Besides all the other great programming (info available at www.boskone.org), we have a fantastic Game Room that runs from 2-6 pm on Feb. 15th for free, then from 6 pm to midnight at the regular rates; Saturday Feb. 16th from 10 am-midnight; and Sunday, Feb. 17th from 10 am-3 pm. Some highlights include: FREE GIVEAWAYS in the Game Room throughout the convention, starting at 6 pm. on Friday. Free Door Prizes Friday-Sunday! Guru of the Game Room Tournament: With slots for 20 players, this should be a fantastic competition. Prizes for all contestants! See the Boskone 56 blog for more details, or email us at [masked] for more information. Many game demos this weekend. All tournament games will be demoed and/or available for practice games on Friday from 2 pm-midnight and Saturday from 10 am-noon. All tournament contestants are expected to have a working knowledge of the games rules, and have read the Tournament rules before signing up for the tournament. A special shout out to The Wild East Game Company, who will be demoing their award winning Indie games Friday and Saturday. Be sure to stop by, as this year you can buy their games right in the Game Room! Got questions? Have ideas? Feel free to contact me via this meetup. See you there, and get your game on!

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal - March Book Discussion

New England Science Fiction Association

On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York's experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition's attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn't take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can't go into space, too. Elma's drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her. Join us to discuss this novel of an alternative history by Boskone 56's Guest of Honor.

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss - April Book Discu

New England Science Fiction Association

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capturea reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous. Join us to discuss this different take on Victorian horror novels.

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