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New Worlds Alliance
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The New Worlds Alliance (NWA) was founded in 2003 by seven local science fiction and fantasy fan groups: Via Astris - The Star Trek Club of the Philippines, Star Wars Philippines, The Philippine Tolkien Society, Pinoy Harry Potter, Pinoy X-Philes, Pinoy Slayers, and The Alliance of Eclectic Gamers and Interactive Storytellers (AEGIS). Its aim was to provide a venue for Filipino science fiction and fantasy fans to interact, hold activities, and express themselves and their love for their respective fandoms. In March of that same year, Via Astris hosted "New Worlds: The 1st Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention," at the Premiere Cinema Complex to celebrate the release of "Star Trek: Nemesis".

In January 2004, it was The Philippine Tolkien Society's turn to host "A Long Expected Party: The 2nd Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention", to mark the end of the Lord of the Rings movie saga and the release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King". The original seven Alliance members groups were joined by The Matrix Philippines, Arkham Philippines, Pinoy Fremen, The Talon, and the Philippine Highlander Society in the two-day event at the Powerplant Mall Parking Quad.

With the advent of "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith", Star Wars Philippines organized "New Worlds Episode III: The 3rd Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention" in May 2005 at the Glorietta Activity Center. Four new groups were inaugurated into the Alliance this year: Mechapinoy, Sci-fi Philippines, The Philippine Order of Narnians, and CharmedPinoy. Wheel of Time Philippines also participated as a guest group.

This year, the NWA and Fully Booked present "New Worlds 4: A Broken Time Machine," in celebration of Neil Gaiman's First Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards. The awarding ceremony will be held on 15 July 2006, and will coincide with the Fourth Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention on 16 July at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City. The NWA is joined this year by a new group, Battlestar Galactica-Philippines.


Past Conventions:

New Worlds: The 1st Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Host: Via Astris Inc.
12 March 2003
Premiere Cinema Complex, Makati City

A Long Expected Party: The 2nd Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Host: The Philippine Tolkien Society
17-18 January 2004
Powerplant Mall Parking Quad, Rockwell, Makati City

New Worlds Episode III: The 3rd Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Host: Star Wars Philippines
23-24 May 2005
Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City

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