Join us at our monthly meetings, monthly Film Club evenings and annual conventions!

Don't be shy to bring your friends or even strangers you've met in a bookshop!

Click here for a list of venues for the current year, or here for the calendar of current and previous events.

NEXT EVENT: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

  • Date: 15 January 2022
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Venue: (PROVISIONAL) Ian and Gail's Home, 30 Gustav Preller Street, Vorna Valley
  • Type: Bring & Braai
  • Cost: With braai - R20 (members) R30 (non-members)
    Without braai - R10 (members) R20 (non-members)

    We will hold our Annual General Meeting on 15 January 2022. Currently, the plans are the usual Bring & Braai. However, Covid restrictions change on a daily basis, and we are very conservative with our approach to live meetings. If the situation changes, we will hold the AGM virtually on the Zoom platform. Be sure to check the latest information here, before you leave home.

    The meeting will start as usual at 3:00 PM. Please bring your mask and camping chair. And snacks, braai food, and something to drink. The decision to show our traditional B-grade movie will be made at a later date.

    For any queries please call Ian on 083 523 0081

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    FOLLOWING EVENT - TBA

  • Date: 19 February 2022
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Event: TBA
  • Venue: TBA
  • Cost: TBA
  • The events for 2022 will still be very erratic, as lockdown regulations can change quickly. We will try to plan as well we can, but be sure to check back before the events for final arrangements.

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    ABOUT ZOOM

    Zoom provides (free and paid-for) virtual meetings, conferences, webinars, etc. We experimented with a very successful meeting on 15 August 2020. To take part, you'll need to download the Zoom client. It is not necessary to do so in advance, because Zoom will automatically do it the first time you join a meeting. If you have not done so before, it is best to download it in advance of joining our first meeting, because the setup will take some time, and you might miss the best bits. Alternatively, click on the link well in advance of the meeting, allowing time to download the zoom client.

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    TYPES OF EVENTS

    Monthly meetings

    These usually occur on the afternoon of the third Saturday of the month, from 18h00 onwards and may take the form of presentations, regular speakers, bring and braai's (barbecues), an outing to the Planetarium and movie screening... R10 for members, R20 for non-members.

    Film Club evenings

    Held on the second Saturday evening of the month, at Franz and Simone's house. Here we watch the movie for the evening. Can vary from the ridiculous to the sublime, and is selected from our members' extensive personal libraries. We normally start at 19h30 and finish by about 23h00. Entrance is R30.

    Mini-conventions

    These include a midyear convention for the more serious fan - consisting of a day of talks, discussions, debates, quizzes and movie screenings - as well as speciality small conventions, such as a Star Trek minicon held in the first half of the year.


    VENUES

    Venues for 2022 Ron's Home :
      34 Royal Street
      Ferndale


    Ian and Gail's Home :
      30 Gustav Preller Street
      Vorna Valley
      Midrand


    Nexus Hub :
      21 Harley Street
      Ferndale
      Randburg


    Gavin's Home :
      41 Pyramid Road
      Edenglen
      Edenvale



    2022 Calendar of Events

    WHEN TYPE VENUE DETAILS
    15 January AGM Jamiesons' home Bring & Braai
    15 January
    19 February
    19 March
    16 April
    21 May
    18 June
    16 July
    20 August
    17 September
    15 October
    19 November
    10 December

    2021 Calendar of Events

    WHEN TYPE VENUE DETAILS
    17 January AGM Jamieson's home
    20 February Speaker Zoom Arthur Goldstuck (Messaging: Myths and Realities)
    20 March Social Zoom SFFSA Members
    17 April Speaker Zoom Philip Machanick (Fake Science)
    15 May Speaker Zoom AL du Pisani (Texas Tank Watchers)
    19 June Speaker Zoom Digby Ricci (The Midwich Cuckoos/Village of the Damned)
    17 July Speaker Zoom Gerhard Hope (Triangulum)
    21 August Speaker Zoom Nick Wood (South African SF)
    18 September Speaker Zoom Deirdre Byrne & Gerhard Hope (Klara and the Sun)
    16 October Speaker Zoom John Carter
    20 November Speaker Zoom Gerald Gaylard
    4 December

    2020 Calendar of Events

    WHEN TYPE VENUE DETAILS
    18 January AGM Jamieson's home
    15 February Speaker Nexus Deirdre Byrne, Andrew Skinner
    21 March
    18 April
    16 May
    20 June
    18 July
    15 August
    TBC: 19 September
    17 October
    21 November
    5 December

    2019 Calendar of Events

    WHEN TYPE VENUE DETAILS
    19 January AGM Jamieson's home
    16 February Meeting Nexus Sample Series
    23 March
    Meeting Nexus Prof Ahmed Wadee (Man vs TB)
    13 April Speaker Nexus Prof Gerald Gaylard (Afrofuturism)
    18 May
    15 June 50th Anniversary Dinner Nexus
    21 July Speaker Nexus Arthur Goldstuck (The Shape of the Future)
    17 August Minicon Ron's
    14 September Stand at Scopex Scopex
    21 September Speaker Nexus Dezi Lemmer (SF becomes Science)
    19 October Speaker Nexus
    16 November Annual Dinner Nexus Digby Ricci
    7 December Social Ron's Bring & Braai

    2018 Calendar of Events

    WHEN TYPE VENUE DETAILS
    20 January AGM< Jamieson's home
    17 February Speaker & Movie Nexus Deirdre Byrne (Ursula le Guin)
    25 March Speaker & Movie Nexus Denis Droppa (SF Motor Cars
    21 April Gavin's home
    19 May Movie & Dinner Nexus
    16 June Speaker & Movie Nexus Mary-Anne Potter (Why Trees)
    21 July Speaker & Movie Nexus Gerald Hope (Trek Wars)
    18 August Mini Con Ron's home
    22 September Speaker & Dinner Nexus Fred Strydom (SF Role in SA)
    20 October Speaker & Dinner Nexus Tim Carter (Travel in Fact & SF)
    17 November Speaker & Dinner Nexus Digby Ricci (Forbidden Planet & The Tempest)
    8 December Social Ron's home

    2017 Calendar of Events

    WHEN TYPE VENUE DETAILS
    18 February Speaker & Movie Cesco's
    18 March Speaker & Movie Cesco's
    22 April Social Ron's home
    20 May Classic Movie Day Cesco's
    24 June Speaker & Movie Cesco's Marco Andreoli (Lifeforce)
    15 July Speaker & Movie Cesco's Nial Mollison (The Wind Rises)
    19 August Speaker & Movie Central City Comics Lee Herrmann (Zombieland)
    16 September Mini Con Ron's home Games and Quizzes
    14 October Speaker & Movie Central City Comics Owen Swart (Star Trek)
    18 November Year End Dinner Nexus Hub Digby Ricci (Narnia)
    9 December Social Ron's home