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.
14th May 2021
SF and Urban
fantasy author Carrie Vaughn's work includes the Philip K. Dick Award
winning novel Bannerless, the New York Times Bestselling Kitty Norville
urban fantasy series, and over twenty novels and upwards of 100 short
stories, two of which have been finalists for the Hugo Award.
Her most recent work includes a Kitty spin-off collection, The Immortal Conquistador, and a pair of novellas about Robin Hood's children, The Ghosts of Sherwood and The Heirs of Locksley.
She's a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop.
Zoom Meeting 14th May at 7.45 pm for an 8pm
11th June 2021
BSFG 50th Anniversary Celebration
9th July 2021
Meeting News and Book Chat
There will be a Book Chat Zoom meeting on Friday 21st May
this meeting is open to all using the link below:
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.
Review All The Murmuring Bones by A. G. Slatter
To read the review of All the Murmuring Bones By A. G. Slatter click here:
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 couple of videos on YouTube that shows how easy it is to initially set up your device and also 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 videos on YouTube have detailed explanations and can be seen here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH1_5RWj7PE - initial setup of zoom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpeYaUHDU5w - join a meeting
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 is continuing 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