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
13th September 2019

 Catherine Webb, Kate Griffin, Claire North

Catherine WebbCatherine's first novel, Mirror Dreams, was completed when she was 14 years old. The book was published in 2002 and garnered comparisons with Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman. She went on to publish a further seven young adult novels under her own name, earning her extensive critical acclaim and two Carnegie nominations for her novels Timekeepers and The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle.
While studying International History at the London School of Economics, she wrote an urban fantasy series for adults, writing as Kate Griffin. On graduating LSE she went to the Royal Academy|for Dramatic Arts to study Technical Theatre and Stage Management. Throughout her training she continued to write, and while working as a lighting technician at the Royal National Theatre wrote her first Claire North novel. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, which became a word-of-mouth bestseller and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
The follow-up Touch was described by the Independent as 'little short of a masterpiece', and her next novel The Sudden Appearance of Hope won the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Her recent novel The End of the Day was shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and her latest book, 84K has been shortlisted for the Brave New Words and Philip K. Dick Awards.
Catherine currently works as a live music lighting designer, teaches women's self-defense, and is a fan of big cities, long walks, Thai food and graffiti-spotting. She lives in London.


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
11th October 2019

Dr Amaury Triaud

Amaury TriaudDr Amaury Triaud is the discoverer of
over one hundred exoplanet planets (planets which orbit stars other than the Sun). His
research concentrates on extracting empirical evidence about the physical processes that
lead to the formation and evolution of planets. His main attention is on discovering and
investigating planetary systems that are different to our own, either by the type of planets that
compose those systems, by their architectures, or because of the type of star(s) they orbit.

Amaury is interested in featuring recent scientific concepts or discoveries in cultural products such as films, novels, illustrations and graphic novels; heis fascinated by the link between scientific investigations and art. He regularly comments on recent discoveries in the written press, on radio and on television.

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
1st November 2019

to be announced


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
6th December 2019

Selly TavernChristmas Social


The Christmas social will,as usual, be held in the skittle alley at the back of the Selly Tavern. There will be games on the skittle alley, prizes and a meal.

PLACE: Selly Tavern, Pershore Road
TIME: Doors open at 7 pm
Admission : £10

Future Meetings

9th August 2019 - Summer Social
13th September 2019 - Catherine Webb, Kate Griffin, Claire North
11th October 2019 - Dr Amaury Triaud
1st November 2019 -
6th December 2019 - Christmas Social