BCSFA was founded in January 1970. Been around a long time.
Currently a loose social group for veterans of BCSFA, the VCON conventions, and WCSFA (West Coast SF Association, the registered society which oversees VCON, our annual SF&F convention which has been running off and on since 1971.)
This site has been created to:
a) Distribute our clubzine BCSFAzine in order to promote the club and entertain fans everywhere.
( Alas, currently on hiatus. #550 was the last issue. Revival depends on a new editor volunteering their service. )
b) Arrange monthly get-togethers once Covid is gone, probably in the form of dinner meetings at restaurants.
( Not yet happening. )
c) Support the ongoing VCON conventions to the best of our ability.
( Remains to be seen if the convention can be revived. As yet not enough financial or volunteer support. )
d) Carry out other projects to promote SF&F in the Vancouver Lower Mainland and possibly elsewhere in B.C. depending on the whim and will of members as they see fit.
( This according to our mandate to promote SF&F. We haven’t done anything in a long time. )
Currently BCSFA is dormant and inactive. It’s future is on hold. But that can change if eager newcomers get involved.
I maintain a BCSFA Facebook page which, among other things, contains albums of photographs re: past BCSFA events and VCONS. But it could also serve as a forum for discussing reviving BCSFA.
Check it out at: British Columbia Science Fiction Association | Facebook
— R. Graeme Cameron