Birmingham Science Fiction Group

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Founded in 1971, meeting monthly and still going strong, the B.S.F.G. is a non-profit-making organisation that provides an informal atmosphere in which SF fans can meet one another and professionals in the field. You can find out more about us elsewhere on this website, meanwhile here are some details of our future meetings.

next meeting
14th June 2019

Jeanette Ng and Micah Yongo


This time, thanks to a deal with the publishers, we have two guests.

Jeanette NgJeannette Ng is originally from Hong Kong. Her MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies eventually led her to writing gothic fantasy with a theological twist.
She has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the British 2018 and the Sydney J Bounds Award (Best Newcomer) in the British Fantasy Awards 2018.


Micah YongoMicah Yongo is a UK-based writer and videographer. When he's not writing articles he can be found working on his true passion - fiction writing - or blogging about the varied things that make the world - and those who live in it.
He is also the author of Lost Gods - An ancient Africa and Middle East-inspired epic fantasy about betrayal, hidden mythologies and adolescent assassins.

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PLACE: Briar Rose Hotel, Bennett's Hill
TIME: Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start.
Admission : £3 (members) £6 (others)


future meeting
12th July 2019

Christopher Priest and Nina Allan


Another double guest month, this time we have our newly appointed honorary president Christopher Priest and his partner Nina Allen.

Chris PriestChristopher Priest has been a regular guest of the group since 1976. Last year he celebrated 50 years as a full-time writer. In that time he's had 15 novels and 4 short story collections published, written film tie-ins and scripts for film, TV and radio. He's won awards for literature, fantasy, and science fiction on three continents. His last novel was An American Story, published last year, a short story collection is due this year and he is working on his next novel "presently
untitled, which is unlike any of his previous novels — so therefore consistent with them."


Nina AllenNina Allen is a comparative newcomer. Her first published fiction came out in 2002 in Dark Horizons. Subsequent stories have appeared in "best" anthologies of science fiction, horror and crime. Last year the Guardian listed her in "Fresh Voices: 50 writers you should read now.".  Her third novel, The dollmaker has just been published. She also has a regular column in Interzone.

PLACE: Briar Rose Hotel, Bennett's Hill
TIME: Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start.
Admission : £3 (members) £6 (others)


future meeting
9th August 2019

Summer Social


The Summer social is a meal at a pub somewhere around the city's jewellery quarter with around a dozen of our regular members. No guests just food and conversation.

TIME: Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start.
Admission : £5 deposit taken against price of meal

Future Meetings

14th June 2019 - Jeannette Ng & Micah Yongo
12th July 2019 - Christopher Priest and Nina Allan
9th August 2019 - Summer Social
13th September 2019 -
11th October 2019 - Dr Amaury Triaud
1st November 2019 -
6th December 2019 - Christmas Social