Established in 1969 and based in Johannesburg, Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa (SFFSA) is a club for fans of both science fiction and fantasy. Membership benefits include:

Monthly meetings 
Annual mini-conventions An extensive library
Quarterly  Probe fanzine
NOVA Short story
Much much more!

International and country members are more than welcome 

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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!


  • Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Venue: Gavin's home: 41 Pyramid Road, Edenglen
  • Social: Bring & Braai
  • Activities: Chat with other members; browse the library of 3000+ books
  • Cost (with the braai): R20 (members) R30 (non-members)
  • Cost (without the braai): R10 (members) R20 (non-members)

  • Come along and join in the SF&F conversations. We will hold a bring & braai in the evening. The fire will be provided, but please bring anything you would like to eat or drink or share. Bring a friend. Or two.

    Gavin hosts the club's library of over 3000 SF&F novels, hundreds of short story collections, historical documents, a complete set of Probes (including the original newsletters dating back to June 1969), and some weird objects called VHS tapes. If you don't feel like chatting, browse the library instead. Even better: do both

    Following Event

    • Date: Saturday 19th May 2018
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Venue: Nexus Hub 21 Harley Street, Ferndale (Google Maps)
    • Speaker: TBA
    • Subject: TBA
    • Cost: R10 (members) R20 (non-members)

    Types of Events

    Monthly meetings
    These usually occur on the afternoon of the third Saturday of the month, from 15h00 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
    Usually on the second Friday 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 R20.

    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.

    2017 Calendar of Events





    18 February

    Speaker & Movie


    18 March

    Speaker & Movie


    22 April


    Ronís home

    20 May

    Classic Movie Day


    24 June

    Speaker & Movie


    Marco Andreoli (Lifeforce)

    15 July

    Speaker & Movie


    Nial Mollison (The Wind Rises)

    19 August

    Speaker & Movie

    Central City Comics

    Lee Herrmann (Zombieland)

    16 September

    Mini Con

    Ronís home

    Games and Quizzes

    14 October

    Speaker & Movie

    Central City Comics

    Owen Swart (Star Trek)

    18 November

    Year End Dinner

    Nexus Hub

    Digby Ricci on Narnia

    9 December


    Ronís home


    Venues for 2017

    Ron's Home :
       34 Royal Street

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

    Nexus Hub

        21 Harley Street

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