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February 9-11, 2024 — Westin Boston Seaport District


Boskone takes the issue of member conduct seriously. If you have questions, please be sure to read our Code of Conduct for more information.

Boskone Code of Conduct

Be respectful and courteous towards others. We expect you to understand that you need to ask before you touch, and that “No” means “No”. Harassment of any kind, intimidation, or illegal behavior is not allowed. This applies to your interactions with everyone.

You are expected to refrain from illegal, destructive, or hazardous conduct; or any other inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to destruction of hotel or other property.

Violation of this policy may result in action ranging from warning[s], having your participation restricted, or being barred from the convention (without refund) to a permanent attendance ban.

Action by the convention in no way precludes injured individuals, the hotel, or NESFA from pursuing whatever remedies, civil or criminal, as they see fit.

If you feel you are being harassed, intimidated, or threatened in any way, please let the ConChair or a NESFA Officer know. Go to the Convention Office to find one of those people, or call 617-642-8605.

NESFA endeavors to keep all names involved in actions confidential to the extent possible; however, accused individuals have the right to be informed of relevant details so as to respond to accusations. Therefore, anonymous complaints will not be acted upon unless they can be independently verified. If the individual filing the report requests no action be taken, NESFA will not take action unless a clear threat is identified.

Boskone is a members-only event and the convention reserves the right to determine who may be a member.

Parties and gatherings in hotel rooms are the responsibility of the individual[s] renting that room. Anyone hosting a gathering in their room has the right to determine who may visit that room, as well as define what is considered appropriate behavior.

COVID Vaccination & Mask Policy

All people physically attending Boskone must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. There are no exceptions. All people 2 years old or older attending Boskone must wear a mask in convention spaces (including open parties) at all times, except when eating or drinking in designated food and drink spaces. There are no exceptions.

Regarding Programming: Masks required at all times except during Events in Harbor One if all the Event Participants agree that masking would be optional for people on stage. Masks must be worn at all other times except when eating and drinking in designated spaces. If necessary, it is OK to briefly lower your mask to take a drink (preferably through a straw) or pop a pill or piece of candy in your mouth. Regarding panels, discussion groups, kaffeekletsches, autographings, and any other activities, all participants and attendees must be masked.

Children 4 and under must be with parents or guardians at all times.

(Note: We are interpreting fully vaccinated to mean boosters are NOT REQUIRED. Boosters, especially the bivalent one, ARE RECOMMENDED.)

Please contact us (at if you have any questions.

Weapons Policy

We expect you to refrain from illegal, destructive, and hazardous conduct that harms others.

Please direct questions to the Boskone Chairs’ List at and incidents to the NESFA eBoard at

Press Policy

Members of the press are welcome to attend Boskone and we look forward to hearing that you are planning to attend. In addition, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have about Boskone, the program, and our participants. Please go to our Press Policy page for more information.

Privacy Policy

We will use your credit card information only to process your request.

We will use your personal information as needed to fulfill your order or to process your membership request.

We may retain your membership data and use it to send you information related to your membership. We may also share convention membership data with other fannish conventions we support. We will otherwise release personal information only when required by law.

Please contact us if you wish to remove your personal information from our data store after your request has been processed.

Refund Policy

Memberships are non-refundable, but can be transferred. In some cases (especially in case of illness) they can to rolled over to the following year. Please contact us at