Birmingham Science Fiction Group

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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 Event
13th August 2021

SF Author Gary Gibson

Gary Gibson is from Glasgow, Scotland, but now lives in Taipei. He is the author of fifteen science fiction books, including the galaxy spanning Shoal Sequence books, including Stealing Light and Nova War.  He has also written The Apocalypse Duology, that feature multiple alternative Earths, each apocalyptic versions of our world.

Most recently he has Published Devil Road (Newcon Press) which has had great reviews.  Gary is an exciting and thought provoking SF author, and it is sure to be a fascinating meeting.

Zoom Meeting 13th August at 7.45 pm for an 8pm meeting commencement.
Free to BSFG Members link will be emailed to you

Note that this meeting is a prerecorded interview with the author

 
Non-Members can attend this event for free by booking tickets via Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsfg-welcomes-gary-gibson-tickets-165669157911?utm-campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=checkoutwidget


September 2021
TBA

Meeting News and Book Chat

The next Book Chat Zoom meeting will be on 23rd July at 7.45pm

this meeting is open to all using the link below:

Birmingham SFGroup is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 Topic: BSFG Book Group meeting

Time: Jul 23, 2021 07:45 PM London

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85970278405?pwd=bjU2OHJmQXpNZVZzRWhjaTg0MlA1Zz09

 

Meeting ID: 859 7027 8405

Passcode: 046072

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.

 

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