Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Science Fiction Poetry Association name change
The Science Fiction Poetry Association is changing its name to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. It will keep the SFPA acronym. The organization has always included fantasy on an equal footing with science fiction. The original name probably resulted from the practice of bookstores of including science fiction and fantasy together in sections that were often labeled "science fiction." Most fans in the 70s used "science fiction" to refer to both genres. However, many younger fans don't use the terminology that way. Therefore, to avoid confusion and promote inclusion, the new name change.
The name change resulted from a vote of the membership. This particular option was strongly preferred over the various alternatives.