3. zmaj (translation: The Third Dragon) is a NGO from Rijeka, Croatia. Our main mission is to promote cultural activities regarding youth, primarily through science fiction and fantasy themed projects. It was founded on May 3rd 2005 in Rijeka, with some of the founding members being ex-members of "Aurora", a now-defunct science fiction NGO.
The aim of "3. zmaj" is to promote speculative fiction both as a source of entertaiment and as an art form and to stimulate the creativity and imagination of fans through various events and publications.
The organization's memebers frequently attend major SciFi conventions in Croatia and the neighbouring countries, participating by giving lectures, hosting workshops, organizing tournaments and presenting boardgames and card games.
Several members of the organization are award-winning writers and illustrators, recieving recognition both in Croatian and European fandom (SFera and ESFS awards).