(1) A Club That Runs LA Worldcons

The Southern California Institute for Fan Interests, a 501(c)3 non-profit which has run the last three LA Worldcons, L.A.con II, L.A.Con III and L.A.Con IV.

The name (pronounced "skiffy") is a play on the dreaded Sci-Fi.

It has also run the 1989 Westercon - Conosaurus, the 1994 Westercon - Conozoic, the 1999 NASFiC - Conucopia and the 2002 Westercon - Conagerie. (IA) Website


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(2) A Club in Florida

A club founded by a group of cave exploration enthusiasts (Bruce Pelz being prominent among them) at the University of Florida. Around 1957 the cavers discovered they shared another interest, science fiction, and started a club called SCIFI that met weekly.

This is a club page. Please extend it by adding information about when and where the club met, when and by whom it was founded, how long it was active, notable accomplishments, well-known members, clubzines, any conventions it ran, external links to the club's website, other club pages, etc.

When there's a floreat (Fl.), this indicates the time or times for which we have found evidence that the club existed. This is probably not going to represent the club's full lifetime, so please update it if you can!