All our events are announced via email, sometimes exclusively, so joining our lists is important. Most events are discussed on HRSFA-Social; major ones are also sent via HRSFA-Announce.
We always love to see new faces at any of our weekly SIGs, or our larger events. Eat some cookies and play a board game, watch some Star Trek, or whatever fits your fancy. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
Everyone is always welcome at all HRSFA events without paying membership dues. However, if you want to vote in elections, or get access to the HRSFA Library, you need a membership card. Memberships ordinarily cost 8$ and can be purchased at all major HRSFA events.
We are a social club. There is nowhere else at Harvard that you'll find so many people who share your interests in speculative fiction (science-fiction, fantasy, horror, anime, comics, television series) and gaming (boardgames, cards, computer/console/video, role-playing).
We've had guest speakers such as Joe Haldeman, Terry Pratchett, and Catherine Asaro. We co-sponsor the Ig Nobel Prizes. Our library has a huge collection of sci-fi/fantasy material. With our mailing lists and our social network, you'll always be in on the most up-to-date developments in science fiction and fantasy.
Boardgames, from shorter games like Settlers of Catan to longer games like Talisman and Diplomacy. Card games, from collectible games like Magic: The Gathering to casual party games like Apples to Apples to traditional games like draw poker. Video games, both of the computer and console varieties. Miniatures and wargaming. Role-playing, both of the tabletop and live-action varieties, including our own invention, Live-Action Clue. You name it, we'll play it.
Or rather, as much of a commitment as you want it to be. We're all Harvard students, and we understand that as a Harvard student, you have millions of things to do and only twenty-four hours a day. Even after you join, you never need to do anything with us unless you want to. So focus on your academic work and your other extracurriculars if you want. Just know that if you're ever looking to relax, play some games, watch some movies, discuss speculative fiction, or just hang out with people, you can count on us to have an activity for you. No one is expected to come to all the events or participate in all the SIGs; just go to the ones you think you'll enjoy.