The Science Fiction Outreach Project is a non-profit organization that is leading a co-operative initiative to attract Science Fiction book readers to fannish activities, such as the World Science Fiction Convention, but also to other conventions, gatherings and clubs.
We go to comics conventions and find the book readers!
Experience from events in London and San Francisco has shown that our fans do exist. We want the book readers. We want the potential fans who like books and want to discuss them, and talk about them, and then let them know of the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention (LoneStarCon 3), local conventions, fanzines like File 770 and Argentus and other aspects of science fiction fandom.
As people look for a book our team will be there to chat, enthuse and talk about Worldcons and SFnal activities; we will have bookmarks, flyers, and other things to be used to show people, during 1 to 1 conversation, what is going on and hopefully ignite a latent interest in our sort of hobbies and activities.
Each year we create bookmarks, and place one in each book. The bookmarks have information on Worldcon, local conventions, and groups that sponsored us either through book drives or financial donations.
Additionally, as we are all book enthusiasts, our other goal is promoting literacy and reading. We feel by giving away free books, it will encourage people to read, and perhaps open up a new genre that they will enjoy and further explore.
Would YOU like to help?
We need books. Lots and lots of books! Science Fiction, fantasy, and related genre books are what we are looking for.
We accept both second hand and new books! Donate your books and they won’t just be recycled, they will be the lure for new fans. They will help promote reading and literacy. They will go to a good new home.
Hardbacks or paperbacks – all are welcome. We ask only that they be in readable condition.
We hold bookdrives at various literary science fiction conventions across the nation and throughout the year. We also accept donations mailed in. Please check our Contact Us page for more details.
We appreciate the support that has been shown to us from year to year from fans, organizations, and bookstores, and look forward to support again this year and in the years to come.read more