In 1958, a group of leading authors, publishers, booksellers and fans decided that Britain needed an organisation to encourage science fiction in every form. They set out to create an international forum that would bring together everyone interested in science fiction – and they succeeded. Today, the British Science Fiction Association unites members from Australia and Russia, Europe and the USA, Canada and Argentina.
The Science Fiction Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1041052) was founded in 1970 by the writer/social activist George Hay and others as a semi-autonomous association of writers, academics, critics and others with an active interest in science fiction. Arthur C. Clarke was one of the first patrons. Current patrons include Ursula LeGuin, Neil Gaiman and Prof. David Southwood
The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, or SCI–FI–LONDON, is one of the world’s leading genre festivals. It takes place annually in London in April/May, with a mini-festival in October and satellite events running throughout the year. For the past two years, SCI-FI-LONDON has kindly hosted the ceremony for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
SFX, a Future publication, is the Earth’s greatest sci-fi and fantasy magazine. Since 2010, they have also been the official media partner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Earth 2 Hub aims to meet a need that is currently not met, giving new science and technology an immersive media platform which supports and drives new content creation, and new programmes for change, through which to deliver and build a sustainable future. By presenting new scientific facts and futures as they emerge, to a global community, Earth 2 Hub aims to harness The Art of the Possible and cause a positive decision for change to occur on an on-going basis.