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.

Meeting News and Book Chat

There is no planned speaker meeting for Feburary.

There will be a Book Chat Zoom meeting on 19th February at 7:45pm. Our Book Chats are informal discussions between members where we chat about the books or films we have enjoyed over the past few weeks.

This informal meeting is open to all and can be accessed here:


Meeting ID: 948 1799 7539

Passcode: 699825

Need help connecting to our Zoom Meetings

Whilst we are under the current Covid restrictions and unable to have in person meetings, you will have noticed that we are using zoom for speaker meetings and for the informal book chats. Although you can join these meetings by landline phone, it feels really interactive if you use a camera enabled phone, tablet or laptop.  We have prepared a video on YouTube that shows how easy it is to join a meeting and urge our members to take a look and have a go, and we look forward to seeing you sometime, even if it is only virtual

The video on YouTube has a detailed explanation and can be seen here :

Future Guests
12th March 2021

Professor Ian Stewart

Professor Ian StewartProfessor Ian Stewart is a mathematician, science-fiction and science-fact author as well as being Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He has published more than 120 books and has five honorary doctorates and is an honorary wizard of Unseen University on Discworld. A Fellow of the Royal Society and a recipient of many awards and medals. He is also an SF author, having a number of published short stories and has co-written a number of SF novels; WHEELERS and HEAVEN (co-written with Dr Jack Cohen), THE LIVING LABYRINTH and ROCK STAR (with Tim Poston) and JACK OF ALL TRADES. He has also collaborated with Dr Jack Cohen and Sir Terry Pratchett in producing the four The Science of Discworld books, of which the first was shortlisted for a Hugo. Twitter: @JoatStewart Website:

Zoom Meeting 12th March at 7.45 pm for an 8pm meeting commencement.

 April 9th April
SF author Una McCormack
Star Trek and Dr Who tie-in novels plus her own original SF

April 14th May
an International guest Carrie Vaughn
SF and Urban fantasy author

COVID-19 Coronavirus

Cancellation of In Person Meetings

Due to the current advice regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus the BSFG regrets that all in person meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future

The BSFG committee will continue to review the situation and is holding  Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future. We shall recommence physical meetings when the health and safety of members and attendees can be assured

The BSFG continue issue the monthly newsletter to members and update our Twitter feed @BirminghamSF where further announcements regarding meetings will be published

You can also follow 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

We hope that all our members, friends, previous speakers and their families stay safe and look forward to recommencing our regular meetings as soon as we are able