Hopkins Science Fiction Association records
- Hopkins Science Fiction Association (Corporate Entity)
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The group decided to hold its own convention, Hopcon, in March 1975. Despite the number of free films advertised, the convention failed. The extent of this failure is described in a subsequent HopSFAnatic. Thereafter, emphasis shifted to medievalism; group members became active participants in two medievalist societies, Markland and the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Many HopSFA members adopted medieval personae, made appropriate garb, and designed blazons and badges. They also took part in the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings. At about the same time, Dungeons and Dragons, a fantasy-medieval role playing game, became a favorite HopSFA pastime. During 1978 the group sponsored games of Dungeons and Dragons every Friday night in the Dorm Snack Bar.
Delays in publishing the fourth edition of the HopSFA Hymnal, due to copyright infringement, led to the club's becoming less active in the late 1970s. Although still in existence, HopSFA attracts fewer members than in earlier years and publishes only one issue of HopSFAnatic each year. One lasting contribution of HopSFA, however, is the Science Fiction Collection in the Hutzler Undergraduate Library. These books were purchased by HopSFA and, after being read by members, were donated to the Hut.
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