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.
Friday 9th February 2024
We are excited to announce our first guest for 2024, Alex Davis. Alex is an author, editor, publisher, creative writing tutor and events organiser based in Derby.
His long love affair with literature started back in the early to mid-90s with a host of Fighting Fantasy books, from which he moved on to a host of the classics in SF, Fantasy and Horror, devouring Asimov, Clarke, Moorcock, King, Herbert and many more as a teenager. This led him to study Creative Writing at the University of Derby.
He went on to a position as Literature Development Office in Derby, running Festivals of Words and establishing Alt.Fiction (which focused more on SFF). While working in Derby he also established the successful Edge-Lit, Sledge-Lit and UK Ghost Story Festivals, as well as many other workshops, readings etc. within the city. To date, he has run more than 25 festivals, including in addition to those mentioned above, FantasyCon and ChillerCon. He also runs a wider range of online events, workshops and activities, and provides individual proof-reading, editing and mentoring services.
He has also worked in publishing, as Desk Editor for Black Library, and for Solaris Books. He runs his own small press (Boo Books, based in Derby) and has published a Science Fiction novel, THE LAST WAR, and a short story collection, FIGHTING CATS AND DOGS.
He also is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Derby, where he leads the MA Creative Writing Programme.
Meeting online via Zoom. Paid up members receive free entry and will be emailed a link before the event. Non-members are welcome - cost £3.15. Book via Eventbrite:
Friday 8th March 2024 - Tendai Huchu
Friday 12th April 2024 - TBC