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 October 22nd!

The October program of the North Alabama Science Fiction Association will be the annual Con†Stellation Post-mortem.

Want to Know More?

For more information on club meetings and activities, please use the menu to your right.

For all inquiries you can send an e-mail to <constell@con-stellation.org>, or write to:
P.O.Box 4857
Huntsville AL 35815-4857

Meeting Information

NASFA (USUALLY) meets on the third Saturday* of each month at the Madison campus of the Willowbrook Baptist Church, located at 7105 Highway 72 W, Madison AL 35758 (aka the old Wilson Lumber Company building on University Drive). Meeting time is from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The business portion of the meeting ("Old Business?" "New Business?") is at 6:30pm. The program is at 7:00pm. 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.

Membership Information

Any science fiction or fantasy fan is eligible for membership. To become a subscribing NASFA member you must pay yearly dues of $25.00. As a subscribing member you will receive a monthly copy of our club 'zine, 'The NASFA Shuttle'. Each additional family member of a subscribing member, over the age of 12 years, may pay yearly dues of $6.00 as part of a family membership. Only one copy of the Shuttle will be mailed or e-mailed to each family.

NASFA History

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 2016

  • President: Mary Lampert
  • Vice-President: Mike Kennedy
  • Secretary: Steve Sloan
  • Treasurer: Samuel A. Smith
  • Program Director(s): Judy Smith & Sue Thorn
  • Publicity Director: Samuel A. Smith