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 previously 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 St. Vincent's Social Club, Queens Road, Hull, HU5 2QP.
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.
|8 January||Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings, Book Reviews
|22 January||Sequels, Prequels, Remakes; Good, Bad or Indifferent?||All|
|12 February||Identity in SF & F||All|
|26 February||Where SF Meets History||Carol|
|11 March||Predicting the Future||Howard & Lynne|
|25 March||Use of Astrology in SF&F||All|
|8 April||Jasper Fforde||Estelle|
|22 April||John Christopher, Part 2: Childrens Stories||Ed|
|13 May||John Varley||Mike|
|27 May||Death as Character and/or Concept in SF&F||Steve (Chair)|
|10 June||Gerry Anderson (NB not at usual venue)||Steve|
|24 June||John Shirley||Dave|
|Sunday 28 June||Planning Meeting & Barbecue (NB not at usual venue)||All|
|8 July||Short Story Readings, Book Reviews||All|
|22 July||Time Travel||Carol|
|12 August||John Varley, Part 2||Mike|
|26 August||Arthurian Mythos||All|
|9 September||The Next Big Thing||Howard & Lynne|
|23 September||Radio SF & The Spoken Word||Mark|
|14 October||Bryan Fuller (NB not at usual venue)||Dave|
|28 October||Cities as Characters (NB not at usual venue)||Lynne (Chair)|
|11 November||Alan Moore||Ed|
|25 November||Unusual Titles||All|
|9 December||Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue||All|
|23 December||NO MEETING|
The usual rider applies - if any guest authors are arranged meetings will be rearranged as appropriate.