We’ve just posted instructions on how to Get Into the Convention, and we’ve added that page to the top menu of the reCONvene 2020 website. Additional information will be emailed to members on Thursday, August 13, which will include the reCONvene 2020 Discord invite, the Art Show password, and a few other tidbits.
In the meantime, please take a moment to go through the process of signing into the online schedule and begin building your personalize convention schedule.
We are delighted by the response to ReCONvene 2020 by fans and SF/F lovers. Registration has been very strong, and since this is our first online convention, we want to ensure that our resources aren’t overwhelmed. Therefore, we care capping paid registrations at 700 members, and we anticipate landing close to that number naturally, which is incredible.
Listed below is the registration link and our list of program participants. For those who have already registered, member information will be sent, starting on Thursday and continuing through Saturday as new people register, until the cap is hit. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Buy your membership today and receive unlimited access to all program activities, discussions, and events.
2020 Membership: $10.00 Your membership gives you full access to ReCONvene, all of our events and talks, and to the website and event materials.
Supporting Contribution (Not a Membership): $5.00 Can’t attend, but still want to help? You can contribute a monetary gift to help ReCONvene and Boskone. Your gift helps defray expenses such as converting to an online format, providing American Sign Language services, assistance with our New Voices Fund, memberships for those in need, and more. Thank you for supporting fandom.
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New England Science Fiction Association
July 5, 2020
NESFA® REIMAGINES ONLINE SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTIONS reCONvene brings a community together online during Covid-19
Boston, MA—July 5, 2020 — The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) proudly announces its first online convention, reCONvene, hosted online Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 11am- 5pm (U.S. Eastern Time).
At a time when science fiction and fantasy fans and professionals can’t get together in person, reCONvene is reimagining the way the community interacts. “Having speakers participate online removes many of the barriers of participation, opening up the possibilities of who’ve been able to invite,” says Convention Chair, Erin Underwood. “It also allows us to try new things you wouldn’t be able to do at an in-person convention, like tour an artist’s studio.”
The one-day, six hour convention will offer exceptional programming including science talks, science fiction and fantasy panels, gaming, and author chats (known as kaffeeklatsches) led by world-renowned authors, artists, fans, educators, and scientists. reCONvene will welcome over 50 speakers to the online program. A partial list includes:
P. Djèlí Clark
Aliette de Bodard
Alan Dean Foster
ReCONvene is an all-volunteer convention. Memberships for reCONvene are $10 and help to cover the basic costs of the event. Any additional funds received will go toward future program costs for reCONvene and Boskone such as American Sign Language services, the New Voices Program, and memberships for those in need. Membership registration is available at www.reconvenesff.com.
About New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA): NESFA is one of the oldest science fiction clubs in the northeastern U.S., and has been a registered Massachusetts non-profit literary organization. NESFA has nearly 400 members from all over the world. In addition to local socializing events, NESFA hosts New England’s longest-running science fiction convention, Boskone, annually in February, and its new online convention, reCONvene, in August.
reCONvene is brought to you by NESFA®, the New England Science Fiction Association. The New England Science Fiction Association is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation recognized as tax-exempt under US Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3.
We’re excited to share the early list of program participants who will be joining us at ReCONvene. We look forward to some spectacular conversations. Be sure to check out of full list of speakers for new updates!
Br Guy Consolmagno SJ
C.S. E. Cooney
Aliette de Bodard
David Anthony Durham
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Cerece Rennie Murphy
Peadar Ó Guilín
Catherynne M. Valente
Buy your membership today and join the fun on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
ReCONvene memberships are a flat of only $10.00. Get your membership today and receive unlimited access to all program activities, discussions, and events. Register today!
Our modest $10 membership fee helps to cover NESFA’s basic costs for this event. Any extra income over will go to Boskone to help pay for American Sign Laguage services, to fund our New Voices Program, and to help provide memberships to those in need for both ReCONvene and Boskone.
For those who would like to give a little extra financial assistance to ReCONvene and Boskone, the registration page includes an “add on” option to make an additional gift to NESFA in $5 increments.
The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) is grateful for any financial gifts you make to help support future in-person and online SF&F conventions that it hosts. NESFA is a 501(c)3 organization that hosts Boskone, New England’s longest running science fiction convention, as well as a variety of other fannish activities in the Boston area.
The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) is pleased to announce that it is hosting ReCONvene – a new online science fiction convention – which will be held on Saturday, August 15, using an online, Zoom format. Pogramming will run from 11:00 am- 6:00 pm (Eastern Time). ReCONvene will feature six hours of simultaneous programmimg that gives attendees the ability to pick and choose from our selection of panels, talks, performances, and games.
NESFA is putting some science and magic back into our summertime fun. With an uncertain future ahead for fans, creators, and industry professionals to gather online at large SF and fantasy events, we also wanted to give our friends and colleagues as safe and fun venue for gathering, chatting, and networking this August.
Through its work on ReCONvene, NESFA will gain valuable experience putting together online events and will use that experience as a springboard for any potential planning for Boskone, New England’s longest running science fiction convention.
More information about programming and memberships will be coming soon!