POSTPONED: BSFA London Meeting 28th February Tade Thompson interviewed by Liz Williams

With apologies, this event will no longer be taking place on Wednesday February 28th due to the current and forecast inclement weather conditions. We will endeavour to reschedule this event for another time.

This month's special guest is author Tade Thompson. Tade's story story The Apologists was nominated for a BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction for 2016 and also selected for Newcon Press's anthology Best of British Science Fiction 2016. Tade is also the author of Rosewater, which was a John W. Campbell Award Finalist, and Making Wolf, which won the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award. The Murders of Molly Southborne is his latest work, which has recently been optioned for screen adaptation.

Tade will be interviewed by Liz Williams, a multiple nominee for the Philip K. Dick Award, Liz is the author of many novels such as Winterstrike, Nine Layers of Sky, Banner of Souls (which was also shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award), The Ghost Sister, Empire of Bones, Darkland, Bloodmind, The Poison Master and the Detective Chen novels. She has also written two volumes of The Diary of a Witchcraft Shop, concerning the everyday bemusements of running a witchcraft shop in Glastonbury.

 

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.

Where:
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.

Future meetings: 28th March TBA

BSFA and SFF Mini-convention and AGM 25th June 2016

it was great to see fellow SF fans and BSFA members on Saturday, on a gloriously warm June day. If you couldn't make it, once again, Chad Dixon has kindly provided us with media links  recorded from the BSFA and SFF joint mini-convention and AGM from this Saturday and photos.

Audio downloads:

Whither Human Space Flight.

Panellists:

David A Hardy, Una McCormack, Graham Sleight & mod, Phil Dyson

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BSFA Special Guest: Liz Williams Interviewed by Kari Sperring

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Representations of Mars

Liz Williams, Andrew Butler, Sophia MacDougall & Dave Lally

2016-06-26 13.45.18P1150518P1150516Youtube video links are here, but you can also catch up via Chad Dixon's Periscope channel. Here is David A. Hardy's Art Show presentation.  Here is Whither Human Space Flight. Here is Liz Williams interviewed by Kari Sperring, and here is Representations of Mars.

BSFA/SFF Mini Convention and AGM Saturday 25th June 2016

We are delighted to be able to tell you about this year's Mini Convention and AGM in London, in collaboration with  Science Fiction Foundation.
Our special guest is novelist Liz Williams.
Science-Fiction author Williams is the daughter of a stage magician and a Gothic novelist. She holds a PhD in Philosophy of Science from Cambridge and is the author of fourteen novels including the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated The Ghost Sister, and Empire of Bones, while Banner of Souls was nominated both for the Philip K. Dick Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. She is also the creator of the popular Inspector Chen novels, and a  diarist - two volumes of Diary of a Witchcraft Shop have been published by Newcon Press. She has had numerous short stories published in the likes of Asimov and Interzone and also writes on matters of literature and paganism for The Guardian.
SFF's special guest is David A. Hardy.
David A. Hardy is the longest-established living space artist, and has illustrated for the likes of Patrick Moore, Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan. Hailing from Bournville, he first started producing space art as a teenager, and his early art career was as a packaging designer for Cadbury's. Since 1970, his science-fiction artwork has graced the covers of hundred of books and magazines, and led him to various other commissions, such as Hawkwind album covers, and working on shows like Tomorrow's World and Blake's Seven, and films like The Neverending Story. He is European Vice President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, and former Vice President of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, as well as having been heavily involved with the Birmingham Science Fiction Group, for which he has been Chairman, Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Publicity Officer.
Venue: Lecture theatre 1, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ

The following schedule may be subject to slight alterations, so please check ahead of travel if there is a particular panel you wish to see. The AGMs will take place during the time assigned to the lunch break on the schedule below.

The event is free and open to all for the panels and interviews, so you don't need to be a member of either organisation to attend.

Time Event
09:30am Doors open
10:00am Welcome
10:05am David A. Hardy panel discussion
10:55am Short break
11:05am-11:55am Liz Williams interview
noon-2:30pm Lunch (confirmed lunch venue: Queen's Arms - it's a 3min walk away from the Blackett Lecture theatre)
Noon SFF AGM
1:30pm BSFA AGM
2:30pm-3:20pm David A. Hardy talk
3:30pm-4:20pm Liz Williams panel discussion
4:30pm Finish

             
Then... (optional) drinks!

BSFA London Meeting – January 25th: LIZ WILLIAMS interviewed by Ian Whates

On Wednesday 22nd February 2012* from around 7pm:

Liz Williams (author of The Ghost Sister, Empire of Bones, The Poison Master, Nine Layers of Sky, Banner of Souls, the Inspector Chen series (Snake Agent, The Demon and the City, Precious Dragon, The Shadow Pavilion, The Iron Khan, Morningstar), Darkland, Bloodmind, and Winterstrike, among others) http://mevennen.livejournal.com/
will be interviewed by Ian Whates (BSFA Chair)

Location:
Cellar Bar, The Melton Mowbray Public House
18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE



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(Note that this is now the new permanent home for the London meetings.)

Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane (Central Line)

All welcome! (No entry fee or tickets. Non-members welcome.)
Interview will commence at 7pm, but the room is open from 6pm (and fans will very likely be in the ground floor bar from 5pm).
There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.

FUTURE EVENTS:

28th March 2012 – BSFA Awards Meeting
25th April 2012 - Sharyn November interviewed by Farah Mendlesohn
23rd May 2012 * = CJ Lines interviewed by Tony Keen

 

* Note that this is a month with five Wednesdays. The meeting will be on the fourth, not the last, Wednesday of the month.