Boskone 51, NESFA's Regional Science Fiction Convention

Online registration has closed. Memberships may be purchased at the door after 3pm on Friday in the Alcott room.

If you have any issues with Registration, please write to

Please read Boskone's Code of Conduct.

Not sure if you're already a member? Check our Boskone Membership Search Page.

Need a mobie? Contact the Westin directly at 617-532-4600 they can help you rent one if you contact them before Boskone.

Changing Your Address

If you move after buying your Boskone membership, please update your address with us so the Progress Report will go to the right place. Send your name and new address to Also send us a CoA if you used to be on the Boskone mailing list and want to be re-added to our mailing list.

Kids Memberships

The cost of DragonsLair is included in the con membership, so all children (ages 7-12) who use these services must be convention members. However, children under 10 who stay with their parents at all times are considered "kids-in-tow" who need not have memberships. ("Kids-in-tow" do not receive any convention materials.)

We are not able to offer babysitting through the convention.

Transferring Memberships

Boskone does not refund memberships. However, you may transfer your membership to someone else. All membership transfers must be done in writing. Your transferee will be able to register much more quickly at the convention if you write to us in advance (to the PO Box) to let us know of the transfer and have your transferee bring a copy of your transfer letter to Registration. Please note life memberships are not transferable.

Registering at the Convention

Registration will open the Friday of Boskone. It will be in the Alcott room on the Mezzanine level, at the top of the escalator above the Starbucks, on the same side of the hotel as the sleeping rooms. Everyone (attendees, staff, program participants, artists, hucksters) must pick up their badges and convention materials at Registration.


Registration hours are Friday, 3 PM to 8:30 PM, Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday 9 AM to Noon.

Don't forget to bring a government-issued or school-issued photo-ID, such as a driver's license, with you to pick up your badge.