What is Social Fiction?  

The Social Fiction Conference (SFC) is celebrating its eleventh year at Crown College as a highlight of Crown's first year student co-curricular experience. SFC provides a unique opportunity for analyzing important societal issues in the context of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, gaming and other related genres of entertainment. The conference is a co-curricular program designed to create space for festive activities and reflective conversations about issues of identity, power, privilege, and oppression through various fictional worlds. The conference is a part of Crown College students' first year Core curriculum experience and delves deeper into Crown's theme of "Science and Technology in Society and Politics" through the imaginative and diverse perspectives of students, staff and faculty.  

SFC is open to all members of the UCSC Community to attend and propose programs. 

We greatly appreciate your support of this student initiated experience.

Keynote Speaker?

This year we are excited to welcome Ashok Bardhan. He is a consultant and advisor to a number of data analytics, finance and technology firms, public agencies, and to a large, public pension fund. With an M.S. (Physics/Mathematics, Russia), an M. Phil (International Relations, India), and a Ph.D (Economics, Berkeley), he was the most recent Senior Economist and Researcher at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

When is Social Fiction?  

The Social Fiction Conference of 2018 will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 and Saturday, February 23, 2019. Stay tuned to this site, and the schedule page for more detail to come!

Submit your proposals here!

Who goes to Social Fiction?  

You! While SFC is largely attended by UCSC undergraduate students, all UCSC affiliates and other community members are invited and welcome to participate. We hope that community members, students, staff, and faculty participate and have a great time together! 

Please register for the conference here!

What are students working on?

Winning stories from last year's Scifi Award recipients found here!