Some Useful Links
Clubs (Science Fiction, Dr. Who, etc)
- Science Fiction Association of Bergen County
The S F A B C has promotes interest and enjoyment of science fiction, fantasy, horror and related areas with a variety of events and activities. If you live nearby, we hope you will join us at our next General Meeting and our other events.
- The Prydonians of Princeton
A fan-run all-science fiction media fan club, begun in 1984. We cover American and British TV, movie science fiction, and anything else that catches our fancy. We invite you to join us as we enjoy the best of media SF!
- Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers
The GSHW is a multi-genre writers group catering to authors of Horror, Suspense, Mystery, Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy and Other Genres.
- Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey
The Society sponsors discussion groups, book groups, a movie viewing group & movie discussion group, a comicbook/anime/manga group, and gaming in local book stores/libraries/comic book/hobby stores involving Science, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Art, Movies and much more.
- The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society is a non-profit organization that meets to discuss and promote science fiction and fantasy in literature, the arts, and popular culture. General meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month and feature a guest speaker involved in some area of Science Fiction or Fantasy, such as writers, editors, artists,etc.
- New England Science Fiction Association, Inc.
NESFA, founded in 1967, is one of the oldest science fiction clubs in New England. Our largest activities are Boskone, our annual convention, and NESFA Press. Even more Science Fiction Clubs
- Latham-Albany-Schenectady-Troy Science Fiction Association, Inc.
LASTSFA is dedicated to promoting Science, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology, and Literacy in the Capital District region of New York State. We do this through our annual convention, our discussion groups, signings, and other events that we sponsor throughout the year.
- Poison Pen Press
Poison Pen Press sells books, specializing in medieval cookery, costuming, and
other material relating to the domestic aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Click here for Costume Books
- YIPE! Magazine
A Costume-dedicated e-fanzine edited by Keven Roche and Jason Shachat with staff
photographer Andrew Trembley. A free fanzine full of pictures and a focus
on why people love to costume.
- Fashion Era - Resource for eras of clothing (ancient to 1990's). For example:
- The Costume Gallery
This is a great place for those doing historical costume research. In addition
Penny Ladnier runs online classes on historical clothing projects.
- Alley Cat Scratch Costumes
There are some great resources and "How to" information on this large site and the main site for
Lord of the Rings costuming.
For instance under the Fashion Design you can find the blank figures for drawing your own fashion designs
or dig into the LOTR pages for ways to "fake" armour that can be used on more then just LOTR projects!
- The Costumer's Guide
This is a great place for pictures and information on some costumes from mostly recent films.
The site has become a collection place pictures from the movie costume exhibits so worth visiting.
- Padawan's Guide
This is a great resource for Star Wars costuming, especially for the female clothing.
It was the fore-runner of The Costumer's Guide.
- The Costumer's Manifesto
This is a Mega-link site for all things needed for costuming. So massive that you
should just click on the link to see the main links rather then restate them here!
- The Kyoto Costume Institute Digital Archives
This is a wonderful resource for those who are researching historical costumes from 1750s- 1990s.
It now has a close-up feature to look at costume details!
- FIDM Museum & Galleries
This Los Angeles Museum is a wonderful resource for historical and contemporary
fashon as well as film costumes, including each year's Achademy Award nominees.
- The Costume Society of America
The Costume Society of America advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. We work to stimulate scholarship and encourage study in the rich and diverse field of costume.
Broken down regionally, they list events, exhibits and educational symposia on clothing and textiles.
Articles of interest and reference
- ICG's Mega Convention List
Includes USA and International Conventions (SF/Media/Gaming/Anime/Dr.Who/Harry Potter and more).
central site for Costumecons past, present, and future.
- NY/NJ Costumers' Guild Event List
A complete list with details of conventions and other events Pup's attend.
NYC metro area, March
- The Steampun World's Fair
Piscataway, NJ, May
Lancaster, PA, May
Somerset, NJ, June
Hunt Valley, Maryland, May.
- NYC Comic Con
Albany area, October
Philadelphia metro area, November
Email Lists (just a sample)
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