The Hull SF Group was set up in 1988 to bring together people interested in speculative fiction/science fiction. Activities include informal member's talks, guest speakers (including authors), debates, readings and social events (eg meals). For a description of what we actually do, see Meeting Formats.
Previous guests have included authors Pat Cadigan, Graham Joyce, Colin Greenland, Neal Asher, and Ian Watson. A few examples of topics discussed: 'Alternative Histories', 'Mythical Creatures', 'Music and SF', and 'Feminist Utopias'. Authors recently discussed include Samuel R. Delany, Joanna Russ, Garry Kilworth, and Jeff Noon.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month (except the 4th Tuesday in December), 8.00pm to 10.30pm upstairs in The New Clarence, Charles Street (near the New Theatre). Please contact us in advance to confirm.
For more information, contact Mike Cross, Carol Ann Kerry-Green, or visit our new web site at www.hullsf.plus.com.
|11 January||Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings
|25 January||How to write a best-selling fantasy novel: discussion||Mike (chair)|
|8 February||Not The Clarke Award Shortlist
|22 February||Room 101: The Annex||All|
|8 March||The Clarke Award Shortlist||Carol|
|22 March||Web Comics / Patrick Shaughnessy||Ed|
|12 April||Sub-genres||Mark B.|
|26 April||Fantasy of Manners||Carol & Mike|
|24 May||The nature & development of the character of the Hero||Howard|
|14 June||Vampires in SF||Carole|
|28 June||Paolo Coelho||Estelle|
|Planning Meeting, & Barbeque||All|
|12 July||Short Story Readings, Book Reviews||All|
|26 July||What would we recommend to someone who hadn't read SF but wanted to?||Mike (Chair)|
|9 August||100 SF books you just have to read||All, Ed (Chair)|
|23 August||Liz Williams/Steph Swainston/Susanna Clarke - a triptych of new authors||Carol|
|13 September||Guest Author/ Editor/ Publisher - NB in The Plotting Parlour, Ye Olde White Harte||Peter Crowther of PS Publishing|
|27 September||"B" is for Bad Movies - Not at usual venue||Steve|
|11 October||Comedy & Humour in SF||Dave (Chair)|
|25 October||Guy Gavriel Kay||Mike/Carol/Estelle|
|8 November||Robertson Davies||Dave|
|22 November||Short Story Readings, Book Reviews||All|
|13 December||Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue||All|
|28 December||NO MEETING|