Thank you for your feedback. While I understand where you're coming from, the same argument could be made for Fantasy Clubs/Groups as well. So we must be careful not to become cliche', and offer Galleries and Services in one place that most other Clubs/Groups are not.
But ultimately this is up to the members to decide.
I like to mix Sci-Fi and Medieval fantasy in the same gallery(or even in the same work)...but in this case I think Sci-Fi dont fix with the spirit of this club...just the name "Realm of Fantasy" sounds like a medieval novel.
Well first of all sci-fi is not a sub genre or fantasy, if anything it's the other way around because fantasy is generally considered as having developed out of the sci-fi genre which woke up in the late 19:th c with pioneers as Jules Verne and Poe.
I like a club or a group to stay focused upon its main theme, wherever it's a art genre (like fantasy) or a teqnique (like photomanip) and not mix too much. And thus I'm part of othe groups too which are dedicated to SciFi. Unfortunately they all seem to be defunct now, but I bet I'll find a new one soon.
Thank you, I appreciate your feedback. But I must clarify a few things in regards to your comment, if you don't mind.
Fantasy was developed out of the earliest written documents known to humankind: Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, and Beowulf just to name a few. Based on Fictional work and later Mythology that can be dated back to at least 2600 BCE.
Science Fiction has it roots as early as the 17th Century, but did not become prevalent until the early 19th century after the development of the novel as a literary form. It was when technologies such as electricity, new forms of powered transportation and the Telegraph were developed that Science Fiction really began to grow and develop as a Genre.
Fantasy and Science Fiction are both fiction. And Fantasy is originally interpreted as "The Free Play of creative imagination", and thus the epitome of fiction in itself.
In fact, there's a hint that science fiction may have its origins in the ancient Greece. A playwright called Luciano of Samosata (125-191 a.C) wrote a play -"Vera Historia"- about a voyage to the Moon, and a war among the kingdoms of the Moon and the Sun. For its mythological characteristics, it would seem like fantasy, though the space travel has always been domain of science-fiction. With all these, I guess sci-fi and fantasy may have the very same origin: human exploration of possibilities...!
I'm aware of these arguments too, but seen out of a pure litterature historic perspective, the way they teach it in universities the genre SF was named in the 19:th c and later fantasy developed away from that with early writers as CS Lewis and Tolkien.
Unfortunately I don't have my books around for serious quoting (they're up in the attic somewhere ) but then of course in the late 20:th century they were working on drawing roots of both fantasy and sf back to foremost the brothers Grim, but some people wanted to go back to the bible, to kalevala, gilgamesh, homer et cetera, but that opinion is usually regarded as exotic. But nevertheless interesting. After all mankind have always been telling stories, but it's more or less just a 200 y old idea to put all those tags and labels to them. Earlier they were just "tales"
Then we have the sub genre 'Steampunk' - a while back I was involved in quite a heated debate in the forum regarding if SP was Fantasy or SF. And then there's contemporary fantasy with elves in the subways and vampires in the penthouses and so on
Nevertheless my main point was that I wanted the club to stay a pure fantasy club just because I think I'll enjoy it more as such.