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.
The August program of the North Alabama Science Fiction Association: a talk by Les Johnson mixes science fact and science fiction with his thoughts on Mars Exploration plus his new book Rescue Mode.
For more information on club meetings and activities, please use the menu to your right.
Huntsville AL 35815-4857
NASFA (USUALLY) meets on the third Saturday* of each month at the TBD meeting room, located inside the TBD 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 with directions available at the program.
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 the second or fourth weekend.
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 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 sent to each family.
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 "ConStellation") for a planned ongoing series of longer (3-day) conventions.