UMass Science Fiction Society
UMSFS is the UMass SF Society which held its first meeting on April 22, 1964, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Joe Ross was one of the founders. After the founders graduated, the club disappeared from view, but it returned to visibility in the 1980s when it ran Not Just Another Con. (NJAC was later run by an offshoot, Student Conventioneers of UMass.)
The club built up a large library, reaching over 9,000 books by 2021, when the university decided to evict them, as well as several other organizations that had permanent space.
Fl. 1964-66, 1979-present.
It published a fanzine, which went under the titles Betelgeuse, Grok, and The Zobee.
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