About the Group

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. NB St. Vincent's has decided not to open on Tuesdays over the winter, so our last meeting at St. Vincent's for 2009 will be on September 22nd.

We are looking for an alternative venue from October 13th onwards: a small function/meeting room, not too noisy, in a city centre pub, available on Tuesday evenings for a zero or small fee. If you know of something that might be suitable, please get in touch.

Please contact us in advance to confirm.

For more information, contact Mike Cross, Carol Ann Kerry-Green.

Meetings 2012

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
10 January Planning Meeting, 100 Best Book Reports, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
24 January Short talks from a Hat, Part 2 All
14 February Lindsay Buroker Carol
28 February Playing with time Dave (Chair)
13 March Steven Moffat, Part 2 - Postponed Ed
27 March Short Stories?
10 April Collected Stories (Who, why, enough) All
24 April What books should(n't) be made into films? Lynne (Chair)
8 May Virtual Reality Steve
22 May The Future Ain't What It Used To Be Howard
12 June Christopher Moore Dave
26 June It's Fantasy, Frodo, but not as we know it (Daniel Abraham, N. K. Jemisin, Sharon Shinn) Mike
10 July Planning Meeting, 100 Best Book Reports, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
24 July Short talks from a Hat, Part 3 All
14 August Industrial/Post-Industrial Fantasy Dave(Chair)
28 August Favourite Scenes from DVDs All
11 September Alan Campbell Steve
25 September Steven Moffat, Part 2 Ed
9 October Comedy in SF Howard & Lynne
23 October A. E. van Vogt Mark
13 November Books not finished (as readers) Mike
27 November The Weird Dave
11 December Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue All
25 December NO MEETING  

The usual rider applies - if any guest authors are arranged meetings will be rearranged as appropriate.


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