Science Fiction Clubs
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British SF Clubs and Meetings
Team - Britain's largest Star Trek local group. Meets at the
Central Hotel, Glasgow about every month for a day (10am-10pm)
of videos, dealers room etc. Details from AWAY TEAM, PO BOX 867,
Glasgow G73 4HR.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Next meetings: 21/2, 28/3 and 9/5.
SF Group - http://scifi.meetup.com/273/?a=wm1_mem3
British Fantasy Society - membership £15. Details from The BFS Secretary (F), c/o 2 Harwood Street, Stockport, SK4 1JJ.
Bristol SF Group www.bristolsfgroup.com
We meet twice a month, on the first and third Thursday, at the Hillgrove Porter Stores in Kingsdown.
BSFA - Fourth Wednesday each month (not December) at Jubilee Tavern, York Rd, nr Waterloo stations. Upstairs room, 7pm.
BSFR - The
BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW
(originally founded 1982 as the BRISTOL STARFLEET REGISTRY) Award-winning
International Star Trek and Science Fiction Fan Club. VOYAGER
- awarded "Best British Zine" at the UFP 94 convention.
BSFR - awarded "Best British Fan Club" at the Cult TV
95 convention. Bringing you quarterly publications, featuring
news, reviews, interviews, photos and much much more. BSFR supports
the annual NEXUS SF Media conventions, held in Bristol since 1995.
Membership: UK £12; Europe (EU) £17; Worldwide £22.
Contact: Alan Roberts, 1 Lullington Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4
Cambridge The venue previously listed has changed. The organisers of SF meetings in Cambridge do not (apparently) want outsiders to visit them. Draw your own conclusions.
CGUK - Costume
Guild UK. A club for people
interesting in creating, wearing and viewing costumes of all sorts,
from accurate medieval to wild science fiction and comic inspired
creations. A frequent newsletter, meetings, email list and more
are available to members. I've been a member in the past and it
is only my laziness in renewing that stops me being a member at
the moment. The frequent UK costume convention MASQUE is not an
official CGUK event, but it usually has many CGUK members on the
committee and the CGUK AGM is held there.
Delany's Children - The British Science Fiction Group for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and their Friends. The stated aim is to "enliven fandom with a bit of colour if not some riotous rainbows to light up your life". Membership is 12 pounds per year. Details from "BM Delanys, London, WC1N 3XX", please enclose an S.A.E. for a prompt reply.
Fans Across the World (FAtW) - maintaining international links with, you guessed it, fans across the world. Monthly newsletter is available from B.Wilkinson, Ground Floor Flat, 8 West Avenue Road, Walthamstow, E17 9SE, Great Britain or by e-mail from email@example.com
The London Group - London's largest Star Trek local group! Meets at the New Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London WC2 about every two months for a day of videos etc. Details from Alison Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them via the Telefantastique 2 convention site. Meetings start at 10:30am.
The (London) "Ton" - NEW VENUE!The regular monthly London fandom meeting, 1st Thursday of each month in the Florence Nightingale, York Road, On west side of roundabout on south side of Westminster Bridge, nearest tube stations Waterloo & Westminster. Crowded, no scheduled events, 5pm onwards. Used to be held in another pub, hence the name Ton. If you stand on Westminster Bridge with your back to the houses of Parliament there's a roundabout going around a building straight in front of you. The Florence Nightingale is on the right hand side of the roundabout. From Waterloo walk past the old pub (Jubilee Tavern) and keep going for another 100 yards or so, the pub is on the far side of the roundabout in front of you.
Lower Decks Star Trek (NextGen, DS9 and Voyager) fanclub. Membership: £10 per year. Contact Lower Decks, 44 Swans Court, High Street, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN8 7BH UK. Email email@example.com or on the web at http://members.aol.com/lowdec/LD/page1.htm
Octarine - Science Fiction and Fantasy Humour
Appreciation Society. Membership £5. Contact OCTARINE, 12
Thorne Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1RG.
NOTE: There is a rumour going around that Octarine have "gone quiet", so write first before sending cash ... my apologies if this rumour is out of date!
Page's Bar is also worth visiting. Page Street near Westminster London which is decorated with Star Trek and other SF TV memorabilia and has a special Star Trek evening every Saturday with merchandise on sale, special cocktails and videos on the large screen. They have also hosted several Babylon 5 mini-cons and intend to do more with B5 and Dr.Who in the future. The redecoration is complete and well worth a visit (if you like drinking on the main deck of a spacecraft!) They have a web page (which is updated occasionally!) at http://home.rednet.co.uk/homepages/stbob/
Space Discussion Society (ex London ASTRA) WWW: http://www.compulink.co.uk/~vicarage/sds.html
SHSFG - South Hants Science Fiction Group meet on the second and forth Tuesday of the month at The Magpie, Fratton, Portsmouth, a two minute walk from Fratton railway station. The group is open to all and covers anything to do with science fiction and fantasy. Come and have a good time in Portsmouth.
Sproutlore, The Now Official Robert Rankin Fan Club.
Membership £7 UK, full details at www.sproutlore.com
The UK Star Trek Clubs listing The best (and longest) listing of UK Star Trek fanclubs that I've found so far is on the web at http://www.earth2.demon.co.uk/clubs.htm Jeremy also has pages on British Indoor American Football, so if you're interested go look!
UK Student SF Societies WWW: http://www.arcfan.demon.co.uk/sf/clubs/student/index.htm Additions or corrections can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or entered into the online form from the web page.
WiGGLe - Monthly SF filk meeting, usually somewhere in London, usually last Friday of month unless it conflicts with conventions or Christmas! Contact Rafe Culpin 12 Tower Hamlets Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4RH. phone (0181) 521 3784. email: (I've been asked to not make this an active link, but to tell you his email address in a way that won't be picked up by automatic spam mailers) the bit before the at sign is "rafe" and the bit after the at sign is "cix.compulink.co.uk"
ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, The Official Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Appreciation Society. Membership £6 UK, full details at www.zz9.org
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