BSFA & SFF One-Day Convention & AGM June 8th

Saturday, 8 June 2019 from 10:00-17:00

Blackett Laboratory

Department of Physics, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College

1000: Intro/welcome
1005-1100: Panel 1 – BSFA
The Zero Sum of Literature: are some SF writers wrong to not welcome “literary” writers with open arms to the genre?
1105-1200: Interview/talk 1 – Rachel Livermore
1200-1230: SFF AGM
1300-1330: BSFA AGM
1330-1430: SFF panel – “Return to the Moon: how and why?” – GS (M), Dave Clements, Rachel Livermore
1430-1530: Interview 2 – Juliet E McKenna interviewed by Sophia McDougall.

The BSFA &SFF One Day Convention is free to attend and open to the public. The AGMs are the only parts of the day that will be members only, but are around lunchtime.
Attendees are free to spend lunch where they wish, but our lunchtime recommendation is The Queens Arms, Kensington.

The BSFA’s guest is Juliet E McKenna.

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Juliet is a prolific fantasy author, whose series include The Tales of Einarinn, The Aldabreshin Compass, The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution,  and The Hadramal Crisis. Her standalone novels include Shadow Histories of the River Kingdom (2016) and The Green Man’s Heir (2018).

Juliet will be interviewed by Sophia McDougall

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Sophia is an author of the alternate history novels Romanitas, Rome Burning and Savage City, and the science-fiction novels Mars Evacuees and Space Hostages.

 

Advance financial statements are here. BSFA Draft Financial Statements 30_09_18

And last year’s minutes are here. BSFA AGM 2019 – Agenda and minutes 2018v2

Update: during the AGM this year, I’ll be giving a summary of reports received, but you can read the full ones here.2019 BSFA AGM agenda and Annual Reviews I will be distributing some of the proposals for constitutional change at the meeting only.

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

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:

BSFA/SFF AGM and Mini Covention

Location: Lecture theatre 1, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ
Advance Notice!
BSFA/SFF AGM and Mini Convention
June 17th 2017
Lecture theatre 1, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ

Times: 10:00am – 4:30pm (doors open from 09:30am)
BSFA AGM: noon
SFF AGM 1:30pm

Special Guest for BSFA: Anne Charnock


A Calculated Life, Anne’s debut novel, was a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick and Kitschies Golden Tentacle Awards. Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind was one of The Guardian’s best SFF books of 2015. Dreams Before the Start of Time is one of Publishers Weekly’s most anticipated titles of Spring 2017.
Special Guest for SFF: Stephanie Saulter.


Stephanie Saulter is the author of the near-future science fiction @Evolution trilogy, including the novels Gemsigns, Binary and Regeneration. She is published by Jo Fletcher/Quercus.

Further guests to be announced.

The event is free and open to all for the panels and interviews, so non-members who wish to attend may wish to take advantage of the AGM times scheduled around lunch to mingle at a nearby venue (one will be suggested closer to the date).
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2017-06-17
End Time: 16:30