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Cryptoparties and other upcoming events

There are a number of cryptoparties and other events are coming up over the next few months: 2/22, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville 3/2, 10am+, Dorchester Cryptoparty, Fields Corner BPL Branch, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Boston 3/24, 3-5pm, Annoying ... Read more

PirateCon 2017 will be April 29th

Our PirateCon 2017 survey is done. Thanks to everyone who participated.  Based on the 22 responses, we chose April 29th as the date for PirateCon 2017. While we know this date conflicts with the Mass Alliance campaign workshops, April 29th received the most votes and gives us a few more weeks to ... Read more

Share your ideas for PirateCon

We are planning PirateCon 2017 for April and looked at holidays, school dates and other events to narrow down a few choices: weekends of April 8th or the 29th, basically. The 2017 survey is at and we want your viewpoint. Please submi... Read more

#PirateCon2016: Thanks and welcome new Pirate Council!

Thanks to everyone who participated in Pirate Con 2016 last Saturday!  A big thank you to Aaron James for kicking off the conference, to Maya Shaffer for giving the end talk on the problems with Massachusetts FOIA laws and all of our other great speakers. This was the first time we audio streamed... Read more

Thanks for the 2016 Pride Parade!

A belated thank you for the pirates who marched with us in the Boston Pride Parade this year, to the organizers of the parade, and the thousands of people who marched in it or came out for it. We are looking forward to our upcoming events including Aaron James' campaign for State Representative, ... Read more

Further information

Pirate Organizers Wanted

Help organize a local Pirate chapter

IRC Meetings Tuesday Night

The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Tuesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
  3. Start typing and reading

You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at

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