Volunteer for Boskone and Win a Free Trip to Venus!

Okay, that's a lie. There's no free trip to Venus. But we really, really need your help, and we hope you help us to build a great Boskone! And you will have our eternal gratitude, some spiffy rewards, and even the chance to come to Boskone in 2013 for free. (And remember: if the extraterrestrials choose to make First Contact at Boskone, volunteers get priority for the party.)

Everyone who works on Boskone is a volunteer, and we'd love to have you join our merry band. If you're local and would like to meet us before the convention, we'll be putting things together at our clubhouse in Somerville, Massachusetts in February. Drop us email at volunteers@boskone.org for more information.

We always need help Thursday evening at the convention hotel (Westin Boston Waterfront). If you can help us unload the truck full of convention-running goodies, build our Art Show, or do various tedious sit-down tasks made delightful by good company (and yummy by the Secret Buffet of Fandom), that happens on the night before the convention begins. And, of course, we could use help during the convention, at the end with packing it all back up, and getting it into and out of the truck.

Spiffy rewards include nifty t-shirts for folks who work 8 hours or more, free books, munchies (we want to keep you moving!), and free memberships to Boskone 50 (for those who put in 12 hours or more).

What's happening for volunteers to help with? Call the NESFA Clubhouse at 617-625-2311 for specific times or for directions.

Sun 2/5, 1pm Last Boskone meeting NESFA Clubhouse
504 Medford St.
Wed 2/8, 6pm IM Collation and Boskone packing NESFA Clubhouse
Sun 2/12, 1pm Badge production, packing equipment for
truck loading
NESFA Clubhouse
Wed 2/15, 6pm Truck loading NESFA Clubhouse
Thur 2/16, 5pm Truck unloading, convention setup
volunteer reg
Westin Waterfront
425 Summer St.
Fri 2/17 to Sun 2/19 Boskone - stop at Volunteers in
Galleria for staffing needs
Westin Waterfront
Sun 2/19, 3pm Teardown & truck loading Westin Waterfront
Mon 2/20 Truck unloading as soon as truck arrives at clubhouse NESFA Clubhouse
Wed 2/22, 6pm Final unpacking & cleanup NESFA Clubhouse

And we promise: just as soon as a free trip to Venus is available, we'll put your name in the hat!