Fredericton Science Fiction Society

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Introduction

The Fredericton Science Fiction Society (or its abbreviated name FSFS) is a group based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and whose focus combines many facets of science fiction, fantasy, anime, live action role playing, sf/f artwork, etc.. The FSFS is an officially recognised student club of the University of New Brunswick. Our membership consists of students of the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, (alumni of both), faculty, and other sentient beings in Fredericton's general locality.

The president of the group is Lynn Stapleton, and vice president is Kevin Boone. The FSFS email is fsfs@nbnet.nb.ca. The web design for the groups website and newsletter were done by Lynn Stapleton, and the designer of the club's logo was done by Monique MacNaughton, a member of the group.

Policies

The Fredericton Science Fiction Society is a general science fiction, fantasy group that promotes the value of reading and enjoyment of SF/F. All our events, meetings and gatherings are non-alcoholic and drug substance free.

History

The FSFS started many, many years ago here in Fredericton (late 1970s). For some time there was also a Star Trek group called The USS Hawking. As the members became interested in many other genres within the SF/F umbrella it became necessary to reflect that in the title of The Fredericton Science Fiction Society. While the formats have broadened to include not only science fiction, but also fantasy, anime, role-playing games, etc, it was decided to leave the title as it was. FSFS is a club where strange people are the norm, and all you need is a love of the genre. Our particular definition of "the genre" is rather elastic and inclusive. Frankly FSFS was just easier to remember. :)

Funding

Each year in the fall, the membership pays $10/year, which helps to fund various club activities through the year. In addition, there are the occasional fund-raising events such as a car wash, in which the funds earned there go to a charity of the club's choice, which varies from the local food bank to donating funds and/or books to the provincial libraries.

Club Interests

Whatever your likes and dislikes, the FSFS will be there for interested folks. The only goal the club has is to get together, have a fantastic time, and share our thoughts and experiences (and video tapes & discs) with each other. Check us out!

Film: Star Trek (all incarnations), Star Wars, The X-Men, The Last Unicorn, The Princess Bride, WarGames, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and more.

Television: Forever Knight, Babylon 5, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Farscape, Xena: Warrior Princess, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Battlestar Galactica, Deadwood, Smallville, Heroes, Supermarionation (CGI hypermarionation), and much more.

Authors: Tanya Huff, Isaac Asimov, Lois McMaster Bujold, Peter David, Susan Dexter, Diane Duane, David Eddings, P.N. Elrod, Susan M. Garrett, Laurel K. Hamilton, Robert A. Heinlein, Barbara Hambly, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Jane Lindskold, Elizabeth Moon, Charles de Lint, Spider Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Sean Stewart.

External Links

Fredericton Science Fiction Society

Fast Forward Online Newsletter

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