Some panels to listen to

Hi folks, the redoubtable Chad Dixon has been recording events recently, as is his wont. Here’s a panel at the recent BSFA AGM. The title is “The Future of Fandom,” and it is chaired by our Chair, Donna Bond.

At the last London meeting, Naomi Foyle was interviewed by Dan Jones, Chad posted a video of this on Twitter, as well as putting the audio on SoundCloud.

And here’s a photo of the latter event, also provided by Chad.

Naomi Foyle  Dan Jones  The BSFA

London meeting, Wednesday 27th June 2018

This month, we have Naomi Foyle interviewed by Dan Jones!

Naomi Foyle is the author of cyberchiller Seoul Survivors (2013), named by the Guardian as ‘among the best of recent SF’, and The Gaia Chronicles, an eco-science fantasy quartet set in a post-fossil fuel Mesopotamia. Astra, Rook Song and The Blood of the Hoopoe are currently available from Jo Fletcher Books, with Stained Light due in Sept 2018.

Born in London UK, raised in Hong Kong, Liverpool and Saskatchewan, Naomi currently lives in Brighton and works as a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester. Also an award-winning poet, editor and human rights activist, she has travelled widely in the Middle East, Americas, Europe and Asia and is a non-Muslim Fellow of the Muslim Institute. For her essays and poetry about Ukraine she was awarded the 2014 Hryhorii Skovoroda prize.

Dan Jones is signed with Snowbooks and his debut novel, Man O’War, is out now!

The BSFA’s Monthly London Meetings are FREE!

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec). Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar upstairs start at 19:00 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier. Interview starts ~19:15.

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

Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican).
Brewery: Fullers. Hot food available. SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)
Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal.

Talos II: The Science Fiction Theatre Festival of London 2018

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​Talos: the Science Fiction Theatre Festival of London is the UK’s first and only sci-fi theatre festival staging science fictional plays from all over the world. After the first festival in 2015, Talos returns to stage even more plays with science fiction and fantasy elements, providing a platform for mind-blowing new writing and testing the boundaries of contemporary theatre. Continue reading

BSFA London Meeting 23rd August: Jeff Noon interviewed by Matthew de Abaitua

Jeff Noon is an award-winning British cult novelist, short story writer and playwright. He won the Arthur C Clarke Award for Vurt, the John W Campbell award for Best New Writer, a Tinniswood Award for innovation in radio drama and the Mobil prize for playwriting.

Angry Robot author Jeff Noon

He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His work spans SF and fantasy genres, exploring the ever-changing borderzone between genre fiction and the avant-garde.

He will be interviewed by Matthew de Abaitua, author of Arthur C Clarke shortlisted The Red Men and the novels If Then and The Destructives.


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BSFA Monthly London Meetings (all welcome- free : one does NOT have to be a BSFA member to attend)

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec).  Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar-prompt upstairs start at 1900 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier.

Where: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St)  EC1Y 8ND
Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican).  Brewery: Fullers.  Hot food available.  SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)
Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal. (though no obligation to partake).


Future meetings:

27th September TBA

25th October TBA

22nd November TBA

AGM 2017 Documents

In respect of the AGM on 17th June 2017 at noon, please find attached for members’ review in advance of the meeting:

Martin Potts

BSFA London Meeting Wed 26th October: Jason Arnopp interviewed by Scott K. Andrews

Location: The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8ND
 Jason Arnopp is the former editor of Kerrang magazine turned scriptwriter extraordinaire. Author of various BBC and Big Finish Doctor Who works, scriptwriter of numerous horror features, he is also the author of The Last Days of Jack Sparks published this year by Orbit.


Jason is interviewed by Scott K. Andrews, who is the author of The Timebomb books published by Hodder & Stoughton and The Afterblight Chronicles: School’s Out books for Abaddon books.


6pm Fans gather
7pm: start of interview.
8pm Q&A
8.15pm: book raffle (win a selection of sf novels for just £1 for 5 tickets).

Start Time: 19:00