Announcing

Necon XL*

An Anthology of Necon Fiction, History, Appreciations, and Memories
Edited By Matt Bechtel, Christopher Golden & Bracken MacLeod
Published by Haverhill House Publishing
Debuting at Necon 40, where A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION will be gifted to all full registrants of the convention.

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Latest News:

Necon Is Moving to Salem, Increasing Capacity

Necon Is Changing Its Venue to Salem State University in Salem, MA, Increasing Capacity to 250 Campers Dear Necon Campers, Here’s the TL;DR version of what follows — The Northeastern Writers’ Conference is thrilled to announce that we are changing our venue and increasing our capacity. Beginning this summer at Necon 40 (July 16th – 19th, 2020), the convention will be held at Salem State University in Salem, MA, and can accommodate up to 250 fully registered (i.e. four-day, overnight) Campers. Before we launch into the full story, you may want to pour yourself a cup of coffee — or, perhaps, two fingers of Maker’s Mark — and get comfy.  🙂 Shortly after Necon 39 concluded, we were informed by Roger Williams University that they were undergoing institutional changes and could not confirm the Baypoint Inn & Conference Center for our announced dates next summer. We immediately began researching other venue options, and we’ll be straight with everyone, the results were not promising. Finding a venue that “checked every box” Necon requires was daunting, and we began to fear we’d have to accept a location that, quite frankly, would have sacrificed much of what makes Necon “Necon” (i.e. the convention would have morphed…

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