Stereo Card Makers SIG

National Stereoscopic Association Convention for 3D Photography


This meeting is for people interested in making stereo cards. Topics open for discussion include materials, and where to find them, techniques for making cards, tools to make making cards easier, artistic considerations, archival quality of materials and anything else that people who make stereo cards, or want to start making them, feel like talking about. Anyone who has specific questions about any aspect of card making is encouraged to let me know in advance, (email to, and I will try to make sure we talk about them. We will also talk about ways of sharing the cards you make with others.

Presented by Steve Hughes

3D-Con ( is the annual convention of the National Stereoscopic Association (NSA). It is for photographers and collectors of stereo (3D) images and anyone interested in 3D imaging including 3D movies and Virtual Reality. It will be held August 12-15, 2021

PLEASE NOTE that we are limited to posting 3 main events per day, but we have many more as seen in the “all” tab, and in the “3D (Stereoscopic) Photography” channel

The convention has programming for the collector as well as the photographer. Among the highlights are the 3D Theater, Workshops, virtual Art Gallery, Guest and Keynote Speakers and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. There will also be social gatherings on Zoom and other online forums. A highlight will be a symposium on the history of stereoscopic photography.

It is free of charge, but we do accept donations. With a paid registration you will receive a package that includes a commemorative Viewmaster type reel and several types of viewers and glasses you will need to view images presented during the convention.

The 3D-Con website will have a calendar of events and will be updated regularly. Facebook users are encouraged to join the 3D-Con group ( There will be ongoing updates and opportunities to connect with other attendees. There will also be spontaneous workshops or social live streams. The group is currently open and may be joined anytime.