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The Washington Science Fiction Association, founded in 1947, is the oldest science fiction group in the greater Washington, DC, area. Our interests cover a wide range, including science fiction, science fact, fantasy, and many related fields.

Each year we run Capclave, our regional science fiction convention, and we have helped sponsor worldwide conventions such as the World Science Fiction Convention and the World Fantasy Convention. In addition, the club administers the WSFA Small Press Award, an annual award for short stories published by a small press in science fiction, fantasy, horror, or related fiction genres. WSFA Press publishes anthologies and collections of stories and the WSFA Journal prints minutes of meetings and writings by members and friends.

Non-members are encouraged to attend our regular meetings, held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. These gatherings include a brief business meeting, followed by light refreshments and conversation. Occasionally, we also hold other events, such as parties and trips to see movies. Our regular meetings are held in members' homes in the greater DC area. For more information and directions, visit our home on the web at http://www.wsfa.org/ .

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Washington Science Fiction Association Virgina Meeting

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WSFA meets the first and third Fridays of every month at approximately 9:00 pm. Non-members are encouraged to attend. Club meetings include a brief business meeting, after which the group gathers informally over light refreshments to talk about just about anything including (on occasion) science fiction literature and media. First Friday in July we will discuss the novel, series, YA, and Astounding Award categories. ***Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health concerns and guidelines from the CDC and local government officials, the July 3, 2020 meeting will be conducted virtually via video conference. Login details will be provided after RSVP. Take care and stay safe!***

Washington Science Fiction Association Maryland Meeting

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WSFA meets the first and third Fridays of every month at approximately 9:00 pm. Non-members are encouraged to attend. Club meetings include a brief business meeting, after which the group gathers informally over light refreshments to talk about just about anything including (on occasion) science fiction literature and media. Meetings are held in members’ homes. The third Friday meeting is at Mark and Ellen's house in Maryland. Public Location Notes: (join for addresses) The Maryland location is in Silver Spring. There is ample street parking and it is accessible by bus from both ends of the Metro red line. The two closest stations are Wheaton (nearly two miles away) and White Flint (nearly three miles away). There are bus options leaving from the Wheaton, Rockville, White Flint, and Friendship Heights Metro stations with from 1 ½ blocks to five blocks of walking, depending on the bus route. There is a half flight of stairs (7 steps) to enter the home and a wheelchair accessible alternative entry. The exact address is provided after RSVP.

Washington Science Fiction Association Virgina Meeting

Location visible to members

WSFA meets the first and third Fridays of every month at approximately 9:00 pm. Non-members are encouraged to attend. Club meetings include a brief business meeting, after which the group gathers informally over light refreshments to talk about just about anything including (on occasion) science fiction literature and media. Meetings are held in members’ homes in Virginia and Maryland. The first Friday meeting is in Arlington, Virginia. Public Location Notes: (join for addresses) The Virginia location is slightly over a mile from the Ballston Metro station, there is also a bus. There is one flight of stairs to enter the home. The location have ample street parking.

Washington Science Fiction Association Maryland Meeting

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WSFA meets the first and third Fridays of every month at approximately 9:00 pm. Non-members are encouraged to attend. Club meetings include a brief business meeting, after which the group gathers informally over light refreshments to talk about just about anything including (on occasion) science fiction literature and media. Meetings are held in members’ homes. The third Friday meeting is at Mark and Ellen's house in Maryland. Public Location Notes: (join for addresses) The Maryland location is in Silver Spring. There is ample street parking and it is accessible by bus from both ends of the Metro red line. The two closest stations are Wheaton (nearly two miles away) and White Flint (nearly three miles away). There are bus options leaving from the Wheaton, Rockville, White Flint, and Friendship Heights Metro stations with from 1 ½ blocks to five blocks of walking, depending on the bus route. There is a half flight of stairs (7 steps) to enter the home and a wheelchair accessible alternative entry. The exact address is provided after RSVP.

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