The Ottawa Science Fiction Society


Invites you to make First Contact at our exciting monthly meetings!

January 26, 1997 - SCIENCE FICTION ROCKS!

Discover the secrets of our Mother Earth, as our lapidary specialists Grant Duff and Sancoucy Walker take us on an exploration of rocks, gems and other treasures of terra firma. Bring your diamond-sharp wit; a sparkling discussion is sure to ensue!

February 23, 1997 - CREATING COMICS--LEARN HOW!

Have you ever wondered how comic books are created? Join Janet Hetherington (writer/artist on Eternal Romance, Spinnerette), mini-comics publisher Stephen Bourne (writer/artist on Prelude to Redhead), Gabriel Morrissette (artist on Ragman, Angloman), Mark Shainblum (writer on Captain Canuck, Angloman), Francisco M. Rosa (writer/creator of Variations on the Theme), Mike Aragona (editor on Variations on the Theme); and Jeff Boman (dm on Comicopia) for the skinny on how comics come to be. Plus, get the news on APE IV from Janet, correspondent for indy magazine! Panel discussion to be followed by Q & A, and an autograph session.


Here's your chance to buy or sell nifty items at the Ottawa Science Fiction Society (OSFS) Annual Auction. Locate that hard-to-find science fiction book or collectable--or anything else you might imagine! ItUs a bazaar of the bizarre, loads of fun and friendly to the pocket-book! Don't miss it!

Ottawa Science Fiction Society (OSFS) meetings are open to the public, and take place on a Sunday of each month from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm at the Dalhousie Community Centre, 755 Somerset St., Ottawa, ON (near Bronson), Canada. For more information, write to: Ottawa Science Fiction Society, c/o A.G. Wagner, 251 Nepean Street, Ottawa ON K2P 0B7 or call Lyn Saunders, President, at (613) 523-5111 or Grant Duff, Secretary, at (613) 232-5523. Yearly Memberships (Regular & family): $15; (Extraordinary): $10.


Whether you're into X-FILES or STAR TREK, COMICS or ANIME, SPACE EXPLORATION or UNDERSEA ADVENTURE--or any number of fascinating subjects--the Ottawa Science Fiction Society welcomes you! This is the best place to meet people who share similar interests. Members enjoy many benefits:

  • Monthly newsletter, the OSFS InfoRunner. Our newsletter features member news, book reviews, net clips, and much more! (Budding writers and artists... here's your chance to get published!)
  • Monthly meetings with great guest speakers. Come and see what we're all about... then, we hope you'll join us!
  • Informal, fun get-togethers called RWho CaresS. Enjoy the lost art of conversation at these parties hosted by OSFS members. Everyone brings a drink or a snack... and lots of great chat! OSFS also holds a summer picnic, Christmas party and other fun events.
  • Networking with other science fiction groups and clubs. OSFS will keep you up-to-date about what's happening with conventions and other SF-related events here in Ottawa, across Canada, in the U.S., and around the world!