Middle Tennessee Science Fiction Society Ending After 45 Years  

Nashville’s science fiction club, the Middle Tennessee Science Fiction Society, will hold its last meeting on March 8. The club has been around for 45 years, been involved in 30 Kubla Khans (1973-2002) and several Xanadus. Their final gathering will be at the Green Hills Public Library, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Reece Morehead mourned in the latest newsletter

The club seems to have fallen apart due to age, sickness, death,  divorces, people moving out of town, working hours which conflict with the meeting, personality clashes, unemployment, the loss of new (and especially younger) fans, the dreaded GAFIA, etc. At the February meeting it was agreed among the six of us attending that the March meeting will be the last…

However, locals fans will still be in touch. Morehead listed a series of social events, cookouts and parties that will survive the demise of the club, saying “Think of it as what had been the after-the-meeting meeting dinner [as] now ‘the’ meeting.”

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]

Nashville Fans Spared Flood Damage

Local flooding forced Nashville fans Tom and Anita Feller to evacuate on Sunday, May 1 and when they came home they were greatly relieved: “We returned on Wednesday and, to our astonishment  and joy, found that both our house and garage were dry and there was no visible damage to the exterior either.” 

Tom Feller is a former President of the Southern Fandom Confederation and a winner of the DeepSouthCon’s Rebel Award, and Anita is a past President of the Middle Tennessee Science Fiction Club.

[Thanks to Guy H. Lillian III for the story.]