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BSFA Event Nov 23rd: STEPHEN BAXTER interviewed by Paul Cornell

On Wednesday 23rd November 2011* from around 7pm:

STEPHEN BAXTER (President, British Science Fiction Association)

will be interviewed by Paul Cornell (Writer of books, tv, comics, etc.)

Location
Upstairs Room, The Antelope Tavern
22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia
London, United Kingdom

 

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Nearest Tube: Sloane Square (District/Circle)

All welcome! (No entry fee or tickets. Non-members welcome.)
Interview will commence at 7.00 pm, but the room is open from 6.00 (and fans in the downstairs bar from 5).
There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.

FUTURE EVENTS:

(No meeting in December.)

25th January 2012 – CHRISTOPHER PRIEST interviewed by Paul Kincaid

22nd February 2012* – LIZ WILLIAMS interviewed by Ian Whates

28th March 2012 – BSFA Awards Meeting


(Please note that future events will not take place in the Antelope.  A new venue will be announced soon.)


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

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Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space: The Fantastika and the Classical World. A Science Fiction Founda

Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space: The Fantastika and the Classical World. A Science Fiction Foundation Conference
29 June – 1 July 2013
At The Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool
Guests of Honour/Plenary Speakers: Edith HallNick Lowe, and Catherynne M. Valente
Website: 
Call for papers
The culture of the Classical world continues to shape that of the modern West. Those studying the Fantastika (science fiction, fantasy and horror) know that it has its roots in the literature of the Graeco-Roman world (Homer’s Odyssey, Lucian’s True History). At the same time, scholars of Classical Reception are increasingly investigating all aspects of popular culture, and have begun looking at science fiction. However, scholars of the one are not often enough in contact with scholars of the other. This conference aims to bridge the divide, and provide a forum in which SF and Classical Reception scholars can meet and exchange ideas.
We invite proposals for papers (20 minutes plus discussion) or themed panels of three or four papers from a wide range of disciplines (including Science Fiction, Classical Reception and Literature), from academics, students, fans, and anyone else interested, on any aspect of the interaction between the Classical world of Greece and Rome and science fiction, fantasy and horror. We are looking for papers on Classical elements in modern (post-1800) examples of the Fantastika, and on science fictional or fantastic elements in Classical literature. We are particularly interested in papers addressing literary science fiction or fantasy, where we feel investigations of the interaction with the ancient world are relatively rare. But we also welcome papers on film, television, radio, comics, games, or fan culture.
Please send proposals to conferences@sf-foundation.org, to arrive by 30 September 2012. Paper proposals should be no more than 300 words. Themed panels should also include an introduction to the panel, of no more than 300 words. Please include the name of the author/panel convener, and contact details.
Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space is organised by the Science Fiction Foundation, with the co- operation of the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool.
Tony Keen
Chair, 2013 SF Foundation Conference
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September BSFA London Meeting: Jo Fletcher Interview - 28th September 2011 - Free entry

 On Wednesday 28th September 2011 from around 7pm:

JO FLETCHER (Editor of Jo Fletcher Books) will be interviewed by Tom Hunter (Arthur C. Clarke Award Administrator).

Venue:

Upstairs Room
The Antelope Tavern
22, Eaton Terrace
Belgravia
London
SW1W 8EZ

Nearest Tube: Sloane Square (District/Circle)
Map:here.
All welcome! (No entry fee or tickets. Non-members welcome.)
Interview will commence at 7.00 pm, but the room is open from 6.00 (and fans in the downstairs bar from 5).
There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.

FUTURE EVENTS:

26th October 2011 – TANITH LEE interviewed by Nadia Van Der Westhuizen

23rd November 2011* – STEPHEN BAXTER interviewed by Paul Cornell

(No meeting in December.)

25th January 2012 – CHRISTOPHER PRIEST interviewd by Paul Kincaid

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

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July BSFA London Meeting: Sophia McDougall Interview - 27th July 2011 - Free entry

 On Wednesday 27th July 2011 from around 7pm:

SOPHIA McDOUGALL (author of the Romanitas trilogy) will be interviewed by Roz Kaveney (popular culture critic and author).

Venue:

Upstairs Room
The Antelope Tavern
22, Eaton Terrace
Belgravia
London
SW1W 8EZ

Nearest Tube: Sloane Square (District/Circle)
Map:here.
All welcome! (No entry fee or tickets. Non-members welcome.)
Interview will commence at 7.00 pm, but the room is open from 6.00 (and fans in the downstairs bar from 5).
There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.

FUTURE EVENTS:

24th August 2011* – KIM LAKIN-SMITH interviewed by Paul Skevington

28th September 2011 – JO FLETCHER interviewed by Tom Hunter

26th October 2011 – TANITH LEE interviewed by Nadia Van Der Westhuizen

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

 

Bristol Beer & Blake's 7 - 23rd July 2011

We are only a week away from the next Bristol Beer & Blake's 7 - Saturday the 23rd of July, so make a date in your diaries:

When: Saturday, 23 July, 12:15 PM

Where: The Knight's Templar, Unit 1 Temple Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, Avon, BS1 6DG.

To get to the pub from the (railway) station, you walk straight through
the ticket gates and foyer, ignoring the main exit to your left, and out
into the covered car park. Go straight through the car park and out, and
you'll be on the path leading to Temple square. As you arrive in the
square, the pub is the large glass-fronted building on your left.
http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/10/10235/Knights_Templar/Bristol

Here's how to get to the pub from the station
http://www.spacefall.co.uk/FC/b7meet.jpg

The event goes from approx 12.20 to 7pm, though some of us may stay longer.

If this is your first time and you don't know any of us, let us know what you look like and roughly when you'll be arriving so we can look out for you.

The Facebook event is:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151635348239617