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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.

Christmas Social
10th December 2021

The Committee know that the past 18 months or so have been very difficult for many of our members. We have been unable to have in-person meetings and some of our members are for various reasons unable to join in our virtual Zoom meetings.  So we have elected to have a proper Christmas “do” in person. Due to the restricted circumstances we have all gone through, the Committee have also decided that this year’s Christmas event should be free to members.

The Selly Park Tavern has been booked for 10th December, in the Skittles Alley.  As previously, we will be having the usually excellent buffet. However we are currently undecided if to hold the annual skittles competition, as we felt that people may just want to chat and renew friendships. There will be raffles and prizes, so some of you will not go away empty handed.

 For further detals see the emails previously sent or contact the committee using[email protected]

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January 2022
AGM

Meeting News and Book Chat

There will be a Book Chat Zoom meeting on Friday 19th November

this meeting is open to all using the link below:

 Topic: Birmingham SFGroup's Zoom Meeting
Time: Nov 19, 2021 07:45 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89454574231?pwd=aVloV2JZNU5ydzhseTFoZ1BSbGkvZz09

Meeting ID: 894 5457 4231
Passcode: 120777


Note there will not be a Book Chat in December

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