The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society

Welcome to the website for PSFS, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society!

We are a membership-based organization of science fiction and fantasy fans based in Philadelphia, PA. PSFS had its first meeting in 1936, making us one of the oldest science fiction groups in the world. We are open to anyone interested in science fiction, fantasy, or horror, in all media from the written word to movies, TV, comics, games and gaming, and visual art. 

Our next meeting will be Friday, April 12 at 8 pm, on Zoom. Our guest speaker will be Jess Maginity, speaking about Indigenous Futurism. Email for Zoom link.

More on our speaker:

Jess Maginity (they, zi, he) is a PhD candidate at the University of Delaware. They research science fiction (particularly in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and particularly by either marginalized or highly politicized authors), Indigenous studies, and Right-Wing Studies and they teach classes about writing, literature, genre, and politics. Their dissertation project looks comparatively at right-wing and American Indian speculative fiction on the theme of violence and civilization, highlighting the centrality of settler-colonialism to the continued flare-up of global (but particularly, American) right-wing extremism.

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