Birmingham Science Fiction Group

Contact us at [email protected]

Founded in 1971, meeting monthly and still going strong, the B.S.F.G. is a non-profit-making organisation that provides a friendly and 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.

Heide Goody & Iain Grant
10th June 2022

We are pleased to welcome local (and prolific!) authors Heide Goody and Iain Grant, who are mainly known for that most difficult of things to write, SFF comedy.

This will be another in-person meeting, again at the Gunmakers Arms in the Brewery Room. We also, as last time will simultaneously run a Zoom meeting so those of you who can’t attend in person. The Zoom link will be emailed to all members before the event.

Iain and Heide have found the most success as co-authors with Clovenhoof, a comic fantasy series which details Satan's adventures in suburban Birmingham after being fired from his job in Hell. To date there are seven books in the series, with other short stories etc. set in the same world.

They are the co-founders of Pigeon Park Press. This was formed in 2012 primarily as a means to publish their own works although they do promote other local writers as well. They also run and facilitate collaborative writing events in the Birmingham area

Further details about their books and Pigeon Park Press can be found at

In-Person and Zoom Meeting 10th June at 7.45 pm for an 8pm meeting commencement. At The Gunmakers Arms in the Brewery Room, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG

Free Entry For All

For BSFG Members a Zoom link will be emailed to you

Non-Members attending by Zoom book tickets via Eventbrite here:

July 2022

Meeting News and Book Chat

There will be a Book Chat Zoom on 24th June at 7:45pm for 8pm start

this meeting is open to all using the link below:

 Topic: Birmingham SFGroup's Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 24, 2022 07:45 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 848 6650 8458
Passcode: 771969

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.


COVID-19 Coronavirus

Reintroduction of In Person Meetings

In April The Brum Group was very pleased to hold it's first in person meeting for over two years 

One of the benefits, perhaps the only benefit, of the Covid pandemic was the use of Zoom to hold our monthly meetings. It allowed us to have authors from other countries, or those for whom travel is difficult.  It also allows those members who have limited mobility to participate equally in the group's events. It is for these reasons that we have now started to Zoom broadcast in person meetings. Going forward we will have Zoom only meetings as well as in person meetings. This will allow us to have a more varied program of speakers for our members.

Our previous regular venue has not been able to offer it's meeting rooms since reopening. We are therefore likely to have meetings at different venues over the next few months until we find a venue that is the right fit for the group.

 You can follow our twitter or 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