Birmingham Science Fiction Group

Contact us at [email protected]

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.

Future Meeting
12th August 2022

Ian R MacLeod

We welcome back multi-award winning SFF author, Ian R MacLeod. Born in Solihull, he studied law and worked as a civil servant before going freelance in the early 1990s. His first publication was his short story, "Through" in Interzone magazine in August 1989. His subsequent works such as THE GREAT WHEEL, BREATHMOSS, THE SONG OF TIME, "The Summer Isles" , "The Chop Girl" have won many prestigious awards such as Locus, Sidewise for Alternative History, World Fantasy and the Clarke Award. He will be talking to us about "The Future is Past It" about the difficulties of writing Near Future Fiction.

This meeting will be held in-person and on Zoom

Meeting 12th August Doors Open 7.30 pm for 8pm meeting commencement at Gunmakers Arms, Bath Street, Birmingham, B4 6HG (in the Brewery room)

Members £3 entry Non-Members £6 on the door

For BSFG Members a Zoom link will be emailed to you

Non-Members via Zoom book tickets (£3.02) via eventbrite website here:

September  2022

Meeting News and Book Chat

There will be a Book Chat Zoom on 26th August starting at 7:45pm

Topic: BSFG August Book Chat 26th August 2022 19:45
Time: Aug 26, 2022 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 889 8094 9532
Passcode: 119928

Our Book Chats are informal discussions about the books or films we have enjoyed over the past few weeks, it is interesting to hear what people are reading and what they recommend.  These chats are free and open to everyone so you can join in using  the above link.


COVID-19 Coronavirus

Reintroduction of In Person Meetings

In April 2022 The Brum Group was very pleased to hold it's first in person meeting for over two years 

One of the benefits, perhaps the only benefit, of the Covid pandemic was the use of Zoom to hold our monthly meetings. It allowed us to have authors from other countries, or those for whom travel is difficult.  It also allows those members who have limited mobility to participate equally in the group's events. It is for these reasons that we have now started to Zoom broadcast in person meetings. Going forward we will have Zoom only meetings as well as in person meetings. This will allow us to have a more varied program of speakers for our members.

Our previous regular venue has not been able to offer it's meeting rooms since reopening. We are therefore likely to have meetings at different venues over the next few months until we find a venue that is the right fit for the group.

 You can follow our twitter or our new instagram feed, where we post updates and items of interest such as new book releases and SF news take a look here @BirminghamSF