Who is NASFA?
Welcome to the home on the Internet for NASFA, the North Alabama Science Fiction Association. Founded in 1980, NASFA is a general-interest Science Fiction and Fantasy club headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.
Next Meeting May 20!
The program for the May meeting is currently TBD.
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NASFA (USUALLY) meets on the third Saturday* of each month at the Madison campus of the Willowbrook Baptist Church, located at 446 Jeff Road, 0.8 miles North of the University Drive / Jeff Road intersection. Meeting time is from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The business portion of the meeting (“Old Business?” “New Business?”) is at 6:00pm. The program is at 6:30pm. The meeting program changes each month and can be anything from “Your Brain is a Quantum Computer” to a discussion with a local author or scientist. There is usually an after-the-meeting meeting at the church.
Meetings are open to the public. You do not have to be a dues-paying member to attend the Saturday meetings. All you need is an interest in Science Fiction, Fantasy, or related genres. (A sense of humor, while not required, is recommended.)
*Unless there is a large nearby convention being held that weekend -- in which case we often move the meeting to either the second or the fourth weekend.
Any science fiction or fantasy fan is eligible for membership. To
become a subscribing NASFA member you must pay yearly dues of
NASFA was founded in Huntsville circa 1980 as a result of local fans meeting at a one-time convention named MidSouthCon, held in Huntsville that year. (Note: This convention is not directly related to the annual convention of the same name in Memphis Tennessee.) Club members quickly came up with the idea of starting their own sf convention. The first of these was a mini (1-day) con named ZerCon, in November 1981. While planning and executing ZerCon, the club came up with the name "Con*Stellation" (or "Con†Stellation") for a planned ongoing series of longer (3-day) conventions.
Read the Con†Stellation article on Wikipedia or Alabama section of the “1997 Southern Fandom Confederation Handbook & History” for more information on the history of Alabama fandom.
NASFA Officers for 2023