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.
Cancellation of All Planned Meetings
Due to the current advice regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus the BSFG regrets that all planned meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future
The BSFG committee will continue to review the situation and intends to invite speakers in the future when the health and safety of members and attendees can be assured
The BSFG shall 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
Virtual Meeting – Phoenix Alexander November 13th - 7:45 pm
The BSFG Committee are happy to announce that we are starting virtual meetings, initially using Zoom. Our first guest will be Dr Phoenix Alexander. Phoenix is the Science Fiction Collections Librarian at the University of Liverpool Special Collections and Archives, which includes the Science Fiction Foundation archives, and is the largest collection of Science Fiction and related papers in Europe. It includes collections from Brian Aldiss, John Wyndham, John Brunner and Ramsay Campbell to name but a few. In a previous position in the USA, Phoenix was involved in assessing and acquiring Samuel Delaney’s collection of papers. As well as his academic work he is also an SFF reader, fan and author (both academic and fiction). His SFF short stories have appeared in well-respected magazines such as Black Static, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and (in 2021) will be in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.