About Martin McCallion

I've been the website administrator for the BSFA since around Easter 2012. In my day job I'm a programmer so I know my way around a computer and the web. I also do some writing.

AGM 2018 Announcement

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the British Science Fiction Association Ltd will be held at:

Bread & Roses Public House, 68a Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
on Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 1pm, for the following purposes:

  1. To approve the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  2. To approve the financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2017
  3. To receive and consider the Annual Review of the Year.
  4. Elections: The following Directors retire by rotation and offer themselves for re-election:
    A Sawyer
    D Langford
    Mr D Lally to be proposed as a new Director.
  5. Any Other Business

Please find attached the following documents:

London Meeting, Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The May London BSFA meeting will have our own Suzie Gray interviewed by Andrew Wallace. From Andrew's Facebook post on the BSFA group:

I'll be interviewing Dr Susan Gray about the power of science fiction theatre, interactive poetry and writing for augmented reality at the British Science Fiction Association next Wednesday 23 May at the Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND; doors 6.30pm for a 7.15pm start. Entry is free. See you there!

The BSFA’s Monthly London Meetings are FREE!

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec). Fans meet from 18:00 in the main downstairs bar. Upstairs start at 19:00 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier. Interview starts ~19:15.

Where: You can find us upstairs at: The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND

Website back, in more senses than one

Hi folks, and welcome to the new old BSFA website. You may have seen our new design a few weeks back. Unfortunately, technical problems mean that we have had to set that version aside for the moment, and return to our old one.

Plans are afoot to make some of the features of the new site available again, including managing your personal details such as address changes. In the meantime, carry on as you were.

If it's time to renew your membership, or if you want to join for the first time, you can still do that at our membership page.

The site is running on a new server, so please let me know if you see any problems.

Support an Important New Study of Heinlein

A major new critical study of the writings of a giant of the SF genre by a Hugo award-winning critic and historian.

Noted fan and BSFA committee member Farah Mendlesohn is seeking support in a Kickstarter-style campaign for the book she is writing about Robert A Heinlein and his works:

The book is a close reading of Heinlein’s work, including unpublished stories, essays, and speeches. It sets out not to interpret a single book, but to think through the arguments Heinlein made over a life time about the nature of science fiction, about American politics, and about himself. Although not a biography it tries to understand Heinlein’s work both as product and insight into the man.

Pledging will get you the eBook, the hardback, or various more luxurious choices. Tea with Farah and Edward James. Professional critiques. Even a PhD workshop.

It looks likely to be a fascinating work, and is well worth supporting.