Our members participate in nearly all aspects of SF fandom. 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.
If you like science fiction, fantasy, anime or gaming, chances are you can find a "kindred spirit" at SF3. Does have the usual problems of dorkdom, i.e. poor social interaction in some of its members. A few suggestions in dealing with the club: bring a friend, do not be discouraged by members at first, be patient.
President: Liz Marvin
Vice President: Justin Ricobaldi
Business Manager: Calin Price
Student Government Representative: Chris Fearing
Webmaster: Yair Goldberg
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Filip Saidak
- Meeting times
Wednesdays, 7:30 pm. 212 Graham Building
- Facebook Group
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.