April 1, 2013 David Speakman

By David Speakman, N3F President To understand what the N3F is, it’s probably easier if you start by ruling things out. First, let’s start with the name: N3F (or NFFF) stands for National Fantasy Fan Federation. What N3F is Not: The N3F is not “National” – whatever that means; we are not limited to the…

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…