Omicron Ceti III (fan club)

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Fan Club
Name: Omicron Ceti III
Dates: 1968-?
Founder(s):
Leadership: Lyn Veryzer
Country based in: New York, US
Focus: Star Trek: TOS, Dark Shadows, and science fiction
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Omnicron Ceti III was a very early Star Trek and SF fan club.

One of its members was Sherna Comerford, and this fan club is the birthplace of the first Star Trek: TOS skit, Spock Shock.

Some Tidbits

A blurb in Plak-Tow #2 (January 1968):
This is a science fiction club with the special interest of Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock. Monthly meetings are held. Membership, 15 fans. Current project, the "Save Star Trek" campaign. Possible future projects, a Star Trek play or films. First meeting to be held this month.
A blurb in Plak-Tow #5 (February 1968):
An s-f club with the special interest of SF. Its meetings are held the last Saturday of each month at [address redacted] at the home of Estelle Sanders. The club now has a newsletter (available for 20 cents and a 6 cent stamp, from Estelle). Current project is to get an ST play onstage by summer. Play by Sherna Comerford. (Watch the credits.) [1]
A blurb in Plak-Tow #9 (August 1968):
Work is in progress on a journal. A fund-raising barbecue was held and was very successful. More such activities are planned for next summer, and perhaps a small convention for members who live too far away to attend regularly, in '69. Contact Lyn for time and place of next meeting of this s-f and ST club.
A blurb in Plak-Tow #13 (March 1969):
A s-f club which holds meetings, interested in ST and Dark Shadows. Meetings held the last Saturday of every month. Dues $2 for attending members, $1 for non-attending, plus four 60 stamps. Newsletters (primarily for attending members) are 20 cents plus stamp. March newsletter tells of the fan club convention last October, where club members had a LNNAF exhibit, accepted a trophy for Leonard Nimoy, and had as their guest Humbert Allen Astredo of DS.

References

  1. This play is likely Spock Shock.