To do this SFFS provides a monthly meeting (every second Sunday of each month) and organizes trips to various events of interest. In addition to this there is a regular set of events that aim to please more specific sets of preferences, like regular sessions of Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, Boardgame Afternoons, Roleplaying sessions, etc. Anybody interested can come by and suggest other acitvities.
The society is looking back on nearly 20 years of existence. Originating in 1995 under the name ‘Magic Association Luxembourg’, the society allowed Magic: The Gathering players to enjoy official tournaments, counting towards international rankings, national championships, sending the winners to the world championship events. and prerelease events, a first in Luxembourg. Subsequently, through the growing exchange with many interested parties, and the influence of the excellent, but now defunct, Fantasy Bazaar in Esch, the society and its members hosted and attended roleplaying events and grew interested in the vast spectrum of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror culture. Adding to firsts, a series of live roleplaying events were organized and lead to the society ialso being a long time participant in the ‘Butschebuerger Buergfest’ where kid-friendly entertainment is provided.
Since 2008, SFFS’s activities have really picked up pace, helped by the fact that a lot of its members returned from university at that point, and/or started to live a more stable life. In a move to attract some attention and show the versatility of our hobbies, SFFS approached Radio ARA with the concept of a radio show dedicated to Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror. The result, Sci-Fan, can be heard every other week, on Saturday, from 13:00 to 14:00, on Radio ARA’s wavelenghts (103.3, 105.2 or online at www.ara.lu) The team around it has now produced over one-hundred shows in which news of the genres in all possible media are covered, along with reviews, and reports on various events, trends and past icons.
The organization of a national convention was always on the wishlist, one which has become reality with LuxCon.
SFFS hopes that you will enjoy the convention, meet new people and hope to see you again at one of our meetings, events or next convention.