SF3 is designed as an outlet for those interested Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comic Books, and Cinema. Many people who associate themselves with geek culture in any way are likley to find a "kindered spirit" at SF³. Members associate with a wide range of fandoms.
Over the years, one of our most visible efforts has been our long running science fiction convention, Stellarcon. Other conventions that our organization has been involved with include HexaCon, Another Con and CharityCon.
- A few suggestions in dealing with the club:
- Don't Panic!
- Bring a friend for moral support
- Don't be discouraged by scary unfamiliar faces, just say hello!
- SF3 is the second oldest club on the University of North Carolina Greensboro Campus.
- SF3 was originally created as a Star Trek club.
- President: Phillip Jones
- Vice President: Austin McCrea
- Secretary: Richard Abrams
- Treasurer: Nathan Freas
- Student Government Representative: Victoria Bird
- Social Media Manager: Rebecca Walker
We meet Wednesday's and Thursday's 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in SOEB room 108. Every other Wednesday we hold a movie night where we watch a sci-fi or fantasy themed movie.
Stellarcon is a Sci-Fi convention held every year since 1976 in High Point by the Science Fiction Fantasy Federation. This year, 2018, Stellarcon is being held on March 24th in the EUC at UNCG.
- Organized by Denise Descouzis, SF3 began in 1975 as the Star Trek Club. It soon became apparent that they needed to expand their horizons to include all forms of Science Fiction and Fantasy so they changed the name and the constitution. The group was officially recognized by UNCG's Student Government during the Fall semester of 1976.
- On March 20, 1976 , SF3 held the first Stellarcon as a one-day mini convention whose main guest was Jack Townsend, then the president of the Walter Koenig Fan Club. Since then Stellarcon has grown to a 3-day event whose guests have included Walter Koenig, author Larry Niven, and as well as many others! The conventions were held in Elliott University Center, on the campus of UNCG, until Stellarcon 16 in 1992 when Jeff Smith , the convention manager that year, took it off campus for the first time to a local hotel. Stellarcon is now one of the largest and longest running SF cons in North Carolina .
- SF3 has organized other conventions through the years including CubicCon, HexaCon, AnotherCon and LepraCon.
- SF3 is designed as an outlet for those interested Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comic Books, and Cinema...basically anything that in some way, shape, or form relates to the genre. The Student Government of UNCG sponsors the club, but meetings are open to anyone! As well as sponsoring films, speakers and trips, the club also organizes its own literary magazine (fanzine), Beyond the Third Planet.