NUI Galway Fansci Society

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Fansci
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FanSci, Fansci [1] or more correctly, the Fantasy and Science Fiction Society of NUI Galway was founded in 1991. Prominent names among these early pioneers were Deirdre Thornton, Robert Neilson, Ian DeSouza and Kieran Turley. On 10th March 2011 Fansci held Convergence, a huge 20th Anniversary Birthday party which led into the events of Itzacon VII.


Auditors

Years of Office Auditor
1991 - 1992 Deirdre Thornton
1992 - 1993 Robert Neilson
1993 - 1994 Ian DeSouza
1994 - 1995 Fearghus O'Rourke
1995 - 1997 Kris Crofts
1997 - 1998 Charles Dunne
1998 - 1999 Gareth McElhinney
1999 - 2000 Rory Meegan
2000 - 2001 Derek Dalton
2001 Derek Dalton
2002 Brian Dolan
2002 - 2003 Brian Dolan
2003 - 2004 Peter O'Brien
2004 - 2005 Anita Murray (Joint)
2004 - 2005 Padraic Barrett (Joint)
2005 - 2006 Padraig (Podge) Murphy
2006 - 2007 Kieran McGee
2007 - 2008 Ross Lydon
2008 Keith McNamara
2009 Eamonn McGee
2009 Nessan Hughes
2009 - 2010 Dave Tuite
2010 Karl Kavanagh
2010 - 2011 Millie Kennedy
2011 - 2012 Dave O'Meara
2012 - 2013 James Basquill
2013 - 2014 Stewart Locke
2014 - 2015 Timmy Larkin
2015 - 2016 James Shields
2016 - 2017 Raizel Burstein-Frame
2017 James Lawless
2018 Conor Mc Dermott
2018 - 2019 Conor Mc Dermott

Itzacon

  • Fansci's annual gaming Convention founded in 2005 by Anita Murray and going strong.

National Game Writer Award

  • Launched by Itzacon in 2007 to recognise and reward a writer's dedication and contribution to game writing at a national level.

Intervarsity Boardgames Trophy


Awards

  • Most Improved Society: '2005'
  • Best Muscailt[2] Event: Human Chess Tournament: '2005'
  • Best Overall Contribution to Muscailt: '2005'
  • Best Society Publication: Itzacon II Programme '2006'
  • Muscailt[3] Award for Cinematic Timeline of Fantasy and Science Fiction Cinema: '2009'

Other

  • Pathos Magazine '1997 - 1998'
  • "Under Milk Wood" Radio Play (In association with Philosophy Society & Dramsoc) '2004'
  • "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Radio Play '2005'
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Writing Competition '2005 - 2006'
  • "Guards! Guards!" Radio Play '2006'
  • "Men at Arms" Radio Play '2006'
  • "Sandman" Compilation for the Stage '2006'

External Associations