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. NBSt. Vincent's has decided not to open it's doors 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 2009

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
13 January Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings, Book Reviews
27 January John Varley, Part 3 Mike
10 February Colonies Carol (Chair)
24 February Homes of the Future All
10 March Fabulous Fantasists All
24 March Alan Moore (Filmed Interview) NB Not at usual venue Ed
14 April Transformations Steve (Chair)
28 April Charles de Lint Estelle
12 May Underground Societies Steve (Chair)
26 May Epidemics, Outbreak, Infestations, etc Howard (Chair)
9 June Adam Roberts Dave
23 June Unusual Deaths Lynne (Chair)
14 July Planning Meeting, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
28 July The Worst Book(s) You (Used To?) Love
(Dare you re-read it?)
Mike (Chair)
11 August Zodiac Colonies Dilys
25 August Games & Sports in SF Ed (Chair)
8 September TBA
22 September Joe Abercrombie Steve
13 October Steampunk Dave
27 October Edgar Allen Poe Mark & Howard
10 November Fantasy Tropes: the Good, the Bad, & the Over-used Steve
24 November Mars Carol
8 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.

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