Hi all. Name's Andy, and I found this site because someone linked though to a T5 review I posted on my blog. I'm happy with the find - looks like a solid SF RPG community.
Bit about me: I live in Dubai, where we have a thriving, multinational RPG community: Westerners, Arabs, Indians, Philipinos, Chinese and more - some old hands, some newbies. We started a loose group las year, the Gulf Roleplaying Community
; as well as putting players in touch with the dozen or so GMs we're aware of, we organise group cons 2-3 times a year, where we currently muster about 40 players and GMs.
I'm one of the old hands. Started RPGing with Holmes D&D in 1981, and bought the first (1977) version of Traveller as soon as I saw it.
Stuck with Traveller as my primary SF RPG thrugh the 80s. Loved Megatraveller. Got heavily into 2300AD when that came out. Drifted away from Trav with TNE, though I do at least have a core rulebook in print or PDF for each incarnation of Trav so far. I'm ambivalent towards Mongoose Traveller - I'd probably use it more if I didn't love Megatraveller so much (despite its errata).
While I've never been able to do as much SF RPGing as I'd like (players always seem to want fantasy, sigh), I've racked up experience with a good number of systems over the years.
Systems I've run (or played in) include: Space Opera, Aftermath (does this board count post-apocalypse as SF?), Psi World, FASA Star Trek (I sold all my books of that, and really, really regret it now), Spacemaster, Alternity, GURPS Space, Star Hero (Hero is my go-to system these days), D20 Space.
I've got an unused copy of the Last Unicorn Dune RPG on the shelf, and a little-used copy of the Battlestar Galactica RPG next to it (should have gone for Serenity RPG; difficult to think of campaigns for BSG).
I was a Traveller 5 kickstarter backer, and am working my way through it in the hopes of getting a tabletop game together and testing the thing in action.
I'm also eying up Thousand Suns, but haven't taken the plunge yet (P&P to the Middle East is rarely trivial).
Away from SF, I play or run Pathfinder/3.5, Hero System, HarnMaster, Runequest III, GURPS and more. But not all at once.