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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.

Future Guests
5th November 2021

James Murdo

James Murdo

Stephen Jeffrey, writing under the pen name James Murdo, is an emerging UK Sci-Fi author. After studying Physics at university and a stint in finance, he currently spends much of his time writing novels set in the WANDERER UNIVERSE.

His novels are known for their interwoven plotlines that converge into satisfying conclusions, and typically fit into the Hard Science Fiction and Space Opera genres.

Stephen’s most recent work, ECHOES OF GRAVITY, is published by Cranthorpe Millner, and is the first in the TAPACHE’S PROMISE TRILOGY. It has been described as “complex space opera on an epic scale”, and expands on interactions between a machine civilisation, the Wanderers, and a biological species, the Roranians, who were first introduced in standalone novels SIOUCA REMEMBERS and LONG PARADISE.

Alongside writing, Stephen has also created a computer program to help identify glossary-worthy terms in novel manuscripts. The software is freely available for other authors to use via his website.

Zoom Meeting 5th November at 7.45 pm for an 8pm meeting commencement.

Free to BSFG Members link will be emailed to you

 
Non-Members can attend by booking tickets via Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/192268639677

Tickets priced £3.02 each including booking fee


December 2021
Christmas Social

Meeting News and Book Chat

There will be a Book Chat Zoom meeting on Friday 22nd October

this meeting is open to all using the link below:

 Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89133921077?pwd=OUVleHJNTXNsNm9pY0tVQkdjblpVZz09

Meeting ID: 891 3392 1077
Passcode: 233617


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.

 

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

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 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