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
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
FOLLOWING EVENT - TBA
ABOUT ZOOMZoom 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.
TYPES OF EVENTS
Monthly meetingsThese 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 eveningsHeld 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-conventionsThese 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 for 2022||
Ron's Home :
34 Royal Street
Ian and Gail's Home :
30 Gustav Preller Street
Nexus Hub :
21 Harley Street
Gavin's Home :
41 Pyramid Road
2022 Calendar of Events
|15 January||AGM||Jamiesons' home||Bring & Braai|
2021 Calendar of Events
|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|
2020 Calendar of Events
|18 January||AGM||Jamieson's home|
|15 February||Speaker||Nexus||Deirdre Byrne, Andrew Skinner|
|TBC: 19 September|
2019 Calendar of Events
|19 January||AGM||Jamieson's home|
|16 February||Meeting||Nexus||Sample Series|
||Meeting||Nexus||Prof Ahmed Wadee (Man vs TB)|
|13 April||Speaker||Nexus||Prof Gerald Gaylard (Afrofuturism)|
|15 June||50th Anniversary Dinner||Nexus|
|21 July||Speaker||Nexus||Arthur Goldstuck (The Shape of the Future)|
|14 September||Stand at Scopex||Scopex|
|21 September||Speaker||Nexus||Dezi Lemmer (SF becomes Science)|
|16 November||Annual Dinner||Nexus||Digby Ricci|
|7 December||Social||Ron's||Bring & Braai|
2018 Calendar of Events
|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
|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|