OSFiC

The Ontario Science Fiction Club, a club located in Toronto, Canada which published the clubzines Synapse, OSFIComm, Ishue, and Nor. The club was founded in 1966 and was hosted by 'Capt'n George' Henderson at his nostalgia store Memory Lane, then at his Whizzbang Gallery next door, and then other locations. It was wound up ca. 1984. It had at least two branches, in Toronto and in Ottawa. It also was involved in KingCon.

It was one of the sponsors of the Fan Fair and sponsored the Toronto in 73 Worldcon bid and then the subsequent Torcon II. Running the Worldcon sapped OSFiC strength and nearly killed the club.


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