Updates are handled by Chaz Boston Baden.
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Societies, clubs, associations, and archives
Española de Fantasí y Ciencia Ficción (aefcf.es)
- "La AEFCF pretende, sobre todo, difundir la CF&F que se hace en
España. Dar a conocer los autores, las revistas, las actividades
españolas y servir de puente entre la ciencia ficción y
fantasía mundial y los aficionados hispanos."
[Updated Oct 2001]
- Avana Society (avana.hu)
- "Webpage of the hungarian science-fiction society. It founded in 1997, the
name of the society is came from the novel of Peter Zsoldos ("Tavoli Tuz",
it means Distant Fire). He was a well-known hungarian SF writer, died in
1997. Our goals: aid the amateur SF artists and make a virtual information
centre on the net. We maintaining
portal and editing a weekly
newsletter. We founded in 1998 an award for professional hungarian writers."
[added Oct 2001]
- Bab5OZ (bab5oz.org.au) -- The Babylon 5 Fan
Club for Australia
- (Aaron Brockbank)
- Baltimore Science Fiction Society (bsfs.org)
- Bay Area Science Fiction Association (basfa.org)
- "San Francisco Bay Area group of fans that meets every Monday
night in a pizza parlor in San Jose, California. Organization
is unstructured and encourages people to drop in to socialize.
Includes overlap with lots of different local fan groups,
including BayCon and Worldcon runners."
[added Oct 2001]
- British Fantasy Society (britishfantasysociety.com)
- The British Fantasy Society... exists to promote and enjoy the genres of
fantasy, science fiction and horror in all its forms. We are well
supported by the publishing industry and have many well known authors as
members, not least our president Ramsey Campbell.
- Central Arizona Speculative Fiction
Society, Inc. (CASFS) (casfs.org)
- "We're the sponsor of ConNotations, SmerfCons, HexaCons,
CopperCons, and other conventions. We also sponsored the 1982 and 1992
Westercons and the 1987 NASFiC..." The site includes an on-line version
of ConNotations, and a convention list.
Cyberspace Starport (rahul.net)
- "Steve Savitzky is creating a "Cyberspace Starport", whose list of
fannish home pages will probably remain really small since he charges
to get listed there. On the other hand, it might be a good deal for
fannish businesses that want a web page and don't have a web server."
- Dublin University Science
Fiction Society (tcd.ie)
- (Duncan sick Healy)
- Falcon Science Fiction
and Fantasy Society (angelfire.com) (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
- "Falcon Science Fiction
and Fantasy Society is a non-profit group which organizes
events for fans of science fiction and fantasy.
We focus on games, art, writing, costumes, demos and discussion panels.
We emphasize Canadian talent and local involvement."
- FANAC FanHistory Archives (fanac.org)
- "This site is devoted to the preservation and distribution of
information about science fiction and science fiction fandom. Here you
might find your favorite fanzine, pictures from the 1992 Worldcon, the
words to an early filk song, information about an SF con near you AND all
sorts of strange and wonderful information about fandom's past. And the
present, too, because that's tomorrow's past."
The Fandom Association of Central Texas, Inc. (fact.org)
- "The Fandom Association of Central Texas, Inc. is a non-profit
educational organization dedicated to the promotion of science fiction,
fantasy, and speculative fiction. We sponsor many activities aimed towards
furthering the cause of literacy and the enjoyment of the genres. One
example is ArmadilloCon, our annual literary conference."
(Earl Cooley III (io.com))
Fan Funds Home Page (fanac.org)
- (Roxanne Smith-Graham)
- Fannish E-Mail
Directory (spiritone.com), interactive web version
- "Use this web version of the directory to 'click-and-send' messages to
folks and surf web sites all around the world."
(Also available via
mirror site (gla.ac.uk)
- Fantales (smithway.org)
- "assorted stories submitted by fans."
- Fantek (fantek.org)
- "FanTek is a Group of Friends who don't quite fit in anywhere else. If
you have ever felt that way too, please contact us! We do lots of SF,
Fantasy, Computers, Costumes, Cooking, Hi-tech and Science stuff, and
anything Strange and Unusual that catches our attention long enough.
We do 3 cons a year now, near Washington DC usually, plus lots of other Fun
Events all year long. You are Invited! (yes, this means you!)"
- Fellowship of Middle
Earth (monash.edu.au), Clayton, Victoria, Australia
- "The Fellowship of Middle Earth, also know as FOME is Monash
University's fantasy and science-fiction society, Our activities include
discussing written, film and TV fantasy and science fiction, dressing up
in cloaks and watching the aforementioned film and tv together. We are
also, to some extent, a social club. Anyone interested in attending one of
our meetings may feel free to do so."
Forodrim, The Stockholm Tolkien Society (forodrim.org)
"Forodrim, The Stockholm Tolkien Society, is a non-confessional,
non-political association for people who love the works of the British
author and philologist J.R.R. Tolkien and fairy-tales in general. The
word Forodrim is Sindarin Elvish, one of the languages invented by
Tolkien for his fictitious peoples, and it means People of the North.
Tolkien lived between 1892 and 1973, Forodrim was founded in 1972."
University of Delware's Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Gaming Society (udel.edu)
- (Adam J. Cohen)
- The Great
Chimera Archive Project (unc.edu) - Fandom at UNC-Chapel Hill
- "Hi. My name is Laura Haywood (UNC class of 1990, Chimeracon VI
manager) and I have taken on the task of documenting nearly 2 decades
of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fandom at UNC-Chapel Hill,
first as the UNC Science Fiction and Fantasy club, then as Chimera,
and now as a lost cause waiting for some starry-eyed underclassman to
take it in hand (please?). The archive would not be possible if not
for all of you who were willing to talk with me and share your
memories, artwork, photos, newspaper articles, etc. This is your site."
- ICON Science Fiction, Inc. (iconsf.org)
- "Our nonprofit organization based on Long Island, NY sponsors the
annual I-Con convention held at the State University of New York at Stony
We also produce the television show
Infinite Possibilities a 30-min
monthly magazine style show about Science Fiction, Fact and Fantasy.
Other activities include movie runs, barbecues, going to other
conventions and just having fun."
[Updated Oct 2001]
- ISFiC (xnet.com)
- Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago
Imperial College Science Fiction (ic.ac.uk), London
- "ICSF is the society at Imperial College that will interest you if
you read science fiction, fantasy, horror, or for that matter anything at
all. Our pride and joy is an excellent library of 3000 plus books(with a
few vids and graphic novels too), which we would very much like to see
used. We also, when possible, show old SF films, either at ICU Cinema or
on video, and to a lesser extent TV stuff."
- Jyväskylä Science Fiction Society ``42'' (jyu.fi)
- Note: Finnish language.
[Updated Oct 2001]
- LASTSFA (sff.net) -
Latham, Albany, Schenectady, Troy Science Fiction Association
- "LASTSFA is an SF fan club in the Capital District of New York State.
We put on the Albacon science fiction convention and hold monthly meetings
(with occasional guests)."
(Chuck Rothman (sff.net))
- Libertarian Futurist
- "LFS was founded in 1982 to recognize and promote libertarian science
Award for best libertarian novel and Hall of Fame Award for best classic
novel of liberty,
and publishes the quarterly journal,
[Updated Oct 2001]
Los Angeles Filkers Anonymous (blars.org) (Blars Blarson)
- Los Angeles
Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) Home Page (lasfs.org)
[Updated Oct 2001]
Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc. (mcfi.org)
- The organization that ran Noreascon Two and Noreascon Three will be
running Noreascon 4 (Boston in 2004)."
[Updated Oct 2001]
- Melbourne Science Fiction
- (Cheryl Morgan)
[Updated Oct 2001]
Middle Tennessee Science Fiction Society (geocities.com)
- "Nashville SF Club and BEMS are no more. Middle Tennessee
Speculative Fiction Society is on hiatus. There is a new club in town.
Bringing together the marriage of chaos and order: The Middle Tennessee
Science Fiction Society." Has the club's newsletter Kronos
and links to other fannish groups in the Nashville area.
(D A Hussey)
MIT Science Fiction Society Homepage (mit.edu) (Marcus Sarofim)
- "The world's largest open-shelf collection of science fiction is the
MIT Science Fiction Society Library... Anyone can come and browse whenever the Library is open (see the
schedule) and members can borrow from our circulating section.
Membership is solely a matter of dues and is not restricted to MIT
students. MITSFS publishes a fanzine, the Twilight Zine, which
eagerly welcomes contributions of stories, artwork, book reviews, or
anything else sf-related. Just send mail to
letting us know you've got something."
- New England Science Fiction
Association (NESFA) (nesfa.org)
- (Ben Yalow)
Northeast Science Fiction Clubs (mcfi.org)
- "Science fiction clubs in Northeast United States and Canada."
Science Fiction Society (NWSFS) (sfnorthwest.org)
- (Jack Beslanwitch)
Oberon Group/USS Oberon (geocities.com)
- (Debi Gold)
- Ohmori's Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Page (ltokyo.com)
- Home page of Mr. Nozomi Ohmori, SF Translator.
"What's you can see on my page is photographs of Japanese sf
writers/editors/translators/fans, and some of Japanese sf arts. I'll make
a directory for people over the sea, maybe next week. For those who can
read Japanese will find book reviews for over 500 science fiction books,
movie reviews, sf-related essays, and hot links for other Japanese sf
oriented www pages. All of the articles are originally appeared in
professional printed magazines and newspapers."
- Oregon Science Fiction
Conventions, Inc. (osfci.org)
- "the non-profit organization that puts on OryCon and other conventions"
- Other*Worlds*Cafe (webmoose.com)
- "A science fiction online chat group that meets on AOL."
- Oxford University (UK):
- (Andrew McMurry)
University Speculative Fiction Group (ox.ac.uk)
- (Tim Adye)
Palm Beach County Science Fiction Group (gopbi.com)
"The Palm Beach County Science Fiction Group is a Palm Beach County, FL club
where you can discuss your favorite sf topics with other fans...
We're just starting out [as of June 2001]
and we can use all the publicity we can get to reach other fans in our area."
[added Oct 2001]
- PARSEC home page (clpgh.org)
- Pittsburgh Area Real-time Scientifiction Enthusiasts Club.
(Kevin A. Geiselman)
- Psi Phi (bradley.edu)
- Bradley's Science Fiction Club
- "Psi Phi is a general Science Fiction club, but our strongest
draw is definitely Star Trek."
- Research Triangle Science
Fiction Society (rtsfs.org)
- "The RTSFS exists to provide a discussion forum and social outlet for
like-minded Triangle-wide fans of speculative fiction (science fiction,
fantasy, horror) in print, film and TV, as well as for related activities
such as RPG's. We are a new organization, having held our debut meeting
Tuesday, August 19th, 1997, at the Barnes and Noble store in the New Hope
Commons shopping center in Durham [North Carolina]."
- Rochester Fantasy Fans (rochesterfantasyfans.org)
- Rochester and Western New York science fiction club.
Diego Area Fandom (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Gaming) (geocities.com)
- Has listings for general interest fan clubs, Trek
clubs, other fannish organization, other groups of interest, gaming
groups, and even BBS listings. I had no idea there were so many different
clubs down in San Diego...
(James H. Hay)
- Science Fiction Association (Singapore) (sfas.org.sg)
- "We meet about once a month and have a monthly (online) newsletter,
Event Horizon, and an e-mail mailing list. For more details, send a blank
e-mail to info(at)sfas.org.sg. Please e-mail us at
committee(at)sfas.org.sg if you plan to visit Singapore and want to spend
some time with like-minded people."
(Soh Kam Yung (geocities.com))
- The Science Fiction Forum of The State
University of New York at Stony Brook (sf4m.org)
- "The Science Fiction Forum at Stony Brook (SFF) is a multifaceted
organization / club at SUNY Stony Brook. The purpose of the SFF is to make
science fiction and fantasy available to those who are interested. We
accomplish this by maintaining a science fiction, fact, fantasy and horror
lending library (the largest on the East Coast), showing films and
videotapes, and by organizing various science fiction related activities
and events whenever possible."
- The SETI League (setileague.org)
organization for amateur SETI: Search for Extraterrestrial
- SF SIG (Special
Interest Group) of Australian Mensa (mensa.org)
- "Publishes the fanzine
Qirtaiba (mensa.org). It covers all forms of
science fiction, speculative
fiction and science fantasy, including both
literary and media, high-brow and low-brow."
(Jeremy Malcolm (wattle.id.au))
- Simetria - Portuguese
Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (simetria.org)
- "Onde se esclarece porque foi escolhida a galinha dos ovos de ouro
como prato principal do festim.
Home page for the Portuguese Science
Fiction and Fantasy
Association. Also the home page for the yearly convention that goes under
the general title "On the Edge of the Empire", and which is the biggest
national convention. History of Simetria, its activities, books published,
the Portuguese authors, book reviews, and more. For now, only the
Portuguese version is available, but soon we will present a mirror site in
Frames version available. (simetria.org)
(Luis P. Santana)
[Updated Oct 2001]
- The Society for the Furtherance and
Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction (sf3.org) (SF3)
- "The heart of Madison fandom," SF3 is home to
WisCon (sf3.org); the
James Tiptree, Jr.
Award (tiptree.org); and the
Monthly SF Book Circle (sf3.org).
[Updated Oct 2001]
- South Florida Science
Fiction Society (sfsfs.org)
- "We have a web page, run a convention (Tropicon) and do a bunch of
typical fannish stuff."
- STAR OKC Homepage (geocities.com)
- "...One of central Oklahoma's oldest and finest science-fiction and
fantasy fan clubs. Founded in 1973 as a branch of the national Star Trek
Association for Revival, STAR OKC has since broadened beyond the acronym
to encompass all areas of science-fiction and fantasy fandom. Our wide
spectrum of interests makes it likely that new members will find kindred
spirits in any area of fandom, including Star Trek, Babylon 5, Dr.
Who, Japanese animation, movies, science-fiction, fantasy and
horror literature, comics, gaming, and science-fiction and fantasy art and
- S.T.A.R. San Diego (come.to)
- "The official website of San Diego's largest SF/Fantasy fan society."
- Stilyagi Air
- Ann Arbor Science Fiction Association
- Stone Hill Science Fiction Association (digital.net)
- SF&F Club local to Tampa Bay. SF links, Costuming info and links,
info about NECRONOMICON '96, Monthly Newsletter: Stone Hill Launch Times.
Telefantasy Appreciation Society of Canada (TASC) (databyte.com)
- "A Canadian science fiction fan society for fans of classic and current
British and American science fiction, fantasy, telefantasy and cult
- A history-in-progress of British science fiction fandom, in four
- Timebinders (fanac.org)
- "A Web area for discussion of fannish history and how to preserve
(Laurie D. T. Mann)
Tolkien societies (ed.ac.uk)
- List of societies devoted to mythopoeic literature, the writings of J R R
Tolkien, or of related authors. (Richard Leyton)
- The Tolkien Society (tolkiensociety.org)
- "The Tolkien Society is an international organisation registered in
the U.K. as a charity... Our aim is the furtherance of interest in the
life and works of the late Professor J.R.R. Tolkien C.B.E."
- Turun Science Fiction Seura ry. (utu.fi)
- "Luetko tieteiskirjallisuutta? Karmiiko Stephen King
selkäpiitäsi? Uppoudutko fantasian maailmoihin? Tekeekö mielesi päästä
hobittipitoihin? Kaipaatko USS Enterprisen komentosillalle?
Rakensitko pienenä Lego-palikoista avaruusaluksia? Vastaako Blade
Runner käsitystäsi hyvästä elokuvasta?"
UK Science Fiction Fandom Archives (gla.ac.uk)
at Glasgow University
- An archive of fan material.
Includes back issues of Dave Langford's newsletter
"..the entire second series of Ansible
(51-90) ought now to be accessible...
(Also including the printed edition's graphics, the current GUFF ballot,
Thog's Masterclass and other frivolity. Warning: contains rampant ``Dan
Steffan for TAFF'' propaganda.)"
UK University SF Societies Directory (sflink.net)
- A list of science fiction societies attached to universities in the
UK, with contact names, address and e-mail addresses. (Gareth Rees)
- UniSFA (uwa.edu.au)
- "UniSFA is the Science Fiction and fantasy club of the University of
Western Australia. We provide for our members an extensive lending
library, a place to meet (with couches), discount soft-drinks and numerous
social functions... Despite the fact that many believe UniSFA was created
just to keep the Science Fiction and Fantasy fans of UWA segregated from
the rest of the campus, the society has flourished over the past 16
- Washington Science Fiction
- "WSFA is Washington D.C.'s oldest science fiction club and hosts the
annual convention Disclave (wsfa.org)."
West Lodge (uwa.edu.au)
- Doctor Who Fan Club, Perth Australia. "The West Lodge is Perth's only
Doctor Who fan club. The club was founded in 1983 by William Duffy who was
interested in the series. Meetings were first held at people's houses,
until numbers became too large and the club moved its meetings..."
(Simon the Null Smurf)
- Who's Who in SF Fandom (demon.co.uk)
- "This directory is intended as a research and reference resource for
those interested in Science Fiction fandom rather than as a collection of
individual home pages... To be included in this directory, you must have
been active in SF fandom, by which we mean you must have written or drawn
for fanzines, or been on the committees of SF conventions, or played an
active role in your local fan group, etc. Merely being a passive consumer
of SF books or TV is not sufficient. If you would like to be included in
this directory and believe you meet these criteria, please e-mail the text
of your entry (which must resemble those already here), including the URL
of any existing home page, to Rob Hansen..."
ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha (Douglas Adams fan club) (zz9.org)
- the Official Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Appreciation Society.
"Do you know where your towel is? Owning a towel is not obligatory for
ZZ9 members, although the absence of one could put you at a bit of a
disadvantage because they are, of course, the most massively useful thing
an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Being able to quote bits of Hitch
Hiker's Guide is not obligatory either but you can if you want to."
Chaz Boston Baden (boston-baden.com) - E-mail SFRG.