Author: David Speakman

April 1, 2013 David Speakman

“It is a proud and lonely thing to be a fan.” Rick Sneary, Former N3F President The active readership/viewership of science fiction that communicates with each other on a regular basis through fanzines, conventions, clubs, etc. is what is known today as science fiction (SF) fandom. Two other genres, fantasy (F) and horror (H), are…

April 1, 2013 David Speakman

Revised by Ruth R. Davidson Adapted from the original by Milton A. Rothman – written soon after WWII. If you weren’t meant to be a Fan, you’ve thrown this handbook away by now. But, if you possess that particular, off-trail, interesting frame of mind that attracts you to the activities of Science Fiction and Fantasy…

April 1, 2013 David Speakman

With an origin lost in the mists of time, the National Fantasy Fan federation has had a coat of arms and motto for more than half of its existence. Heraldic Description: Arms: Sable, on a chevron  three crosses bottony Sable between a sinister dragon, passant, a nautical star, and a skull argent. Crest: A propeller…

December 15, 2012 David Speakman

By Donald Franson In the beginning, N3F did not have a letterzine. The fledgling club could hardly afford to publish one zine, let alone two; and letter, if any, appeared in Bonfire, or The National Fantasy Fan, its successor. In 1949, Art Rapp, the editor of Spacewarp, a popular fanzine, decided to put out a…

December 15, 2012 David Speakman

PASSED: July 10, 2012 Motion 2012-04: Speakman:; Amended: Row The President shall not hold the office of Secretary or Treasurer, except on a temporary basis not to exceed 4 weeks – due to vacancy or emergency. If the president fails to appoint a replacement within three weeks of an office vacancy of either the Secretary or Treasurer, the…

December 1, 2012 David Speakman

The third quarter of the N3F was rather busy as four motions passed: three regarding memberships, including a proposed constitutional amendment, and a separation of powers issue. All motions are listed in a box on the following page. Perhaps the most celebratory news to come out of the directorate is that of granting our first…