Also known as RISFA-N, RISFA-North is a Boston-area club founded in 1981 or 1982 by Topher Cooper, Beth Cooper, Morris Keesan and Lori Meltzer. It meets monthly on the first Saturday.
The name "RISFA-North" alluded to its inspiration in the much more laid back and social group in Providence, RISFA, which many of the founders regularly participated in and it was created in part to provide a social alternative to the very organized (and at that time hyper-bureaucratic) NESFA.
Members of RISFA-North participated in the fannish plays produced at Boskone by the RISFA Players.
Other early members included George Flynn, Cynthia Hanley, and Jean Berman.
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