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We haven't had a Birmingham meet up for a while, but we are now. This is for all science-fiction fans, not just lovers of Blake's 7. The date for the meet will be Saturday the 26th of October, so make a date in your diaries:
When: Saturday, 26 October 2013, 12:15 PM
Where: The Dragon Inn, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD.
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:https://www.facebook.com/events/363140303818757
It's that time again!
The Xmas social with the Brum SF Group is Friday 7th Dec, starting 7pm.
It's at the Selly Park Tavern on Pershore Road (same as last few years). We'll be going as a group, meet in Mermaid Square from 6:30pm or (for those in Selly Oak) by the church at the top of Bournbrook Road.
It costs £9 for Students and £10 for non-Students; price includes dinner, raffle tickets and skittles. There is a bar in the function room and one in the main pub which has a wider range.
If you would like to go please tell Steve at a sci-fi meeting, let him know if you need vegetarian or vegan food options. He'll also be collecting the money.
Pictures from last year can be found here
under the Photo section.
Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007, 09:57 am
Sci-fi soc have been invited to a quiz with the Brum SF Group.
I think most of the people on this community know who they are and what they do. If you don't please speak up cos you're presumably a new person.
The Quiz is on Fri 9th Nov at the Britannia Hotel on New Street, doors open 7:30 for 8pm start. Admission is only £3 and the hotel has a licensed bar.
People will be meeting at University station from 7:10 and should be at New Street by 7:30.
Don't worry about how much you know, we mixed the groups together last time to balance out the teams. And if last year's anything to go by they know more about books but we know more about TV and film. That said there were only about 4 of us last year so if we could get a few more people along that'd be great.
Also look out for the Xmas Social in December, ask anyone who's been before it's always a lot of fun. :)
Damn it Shaz, responding on yahoo groups is some sort of dystopian nightmare I want no part in. What's wrong with good old fashioned emails?
I'll say the same thing I said last year, we're playing into their hands if we pick popular games, they've got experts in all of them. Cat is right, they would've beaten us if we'd played their best players. I think she might try to prove the point this year and I think it'd be hilareous if they lost using their best players :D
Therefore I recommend we scrap the games list and find games that our society members have some particular advantage in. The following comes to mind:
A number of us are playing a fallout RPG. (And a couple of us know the game inside out) Add fallout tactics to the list!
I'm fairly sure I'm the only person in the world who doesn't think Chaos League sucks, I'll play that.
They've got more gamers, but we've got more rules lawyers, something with a painfull character creation process that can be abused...I recommend freedom force with the X cubed mod (Adds a million and one new options)
Anything else come to mind peeps?
Exams are finally over and it's time to relax. It is also time for the Sci-fi and Roleplay Summer BBQ!
This is always a lot of fun and a great chance to get together with friends. This year it's hosted by myself and Dave, and as usual the societies will pay for the food.
The BBQ takes place straight after the lunchtime meeting on Wednesday.
We'll be in the Rosa Parkes room as usual, and will leave for the BBQ sometime after 2pm.
If you would like to come along later in the afternoon reply to this email before Wednesday and I'll send directions.
Basic soft drinks are available but I recommend bringing your own drink along. Rob has offered to run people over to a near by off licence if necessary.
If you have any dietary issues please let us know in advance. We're already providing vegetarian and gluten-free options and are happy to cater for people as long as we know what they need.
There's no evening event on Wednesday, but Friday lunchtime will be 1-2pm in Rosa Parkes as normal.
Mon, May. 28th, 2007, 12:21 pm
tj_dragon: Week 5
This Wednesday (30th May) is our final DVD + game night. Although considering the amount of games we've been playing it'd be nice to watch some DVDs, cos I'm the one lugging the DVD player around. But of course it's up to you what we do. We'll be in the Mandela room from 7pm.
Lunchtime socials are in Rosa Parkes, 1-2pm Wednesday and Friday.
We'll be going to see Pirates of the Caribbean next Wednesday (6th June) when more people have finished their exams. Times and location to be announced.
The UK Games Expo is this weekend, Dave will be meeting people at Fiveways train station around 10:30am on Saturday 2nd June.
Friday 8th June there is a large book signing at Waterstones in town, including various SF&F authors. Robert Holdstock will be there signing his new book and in the evening he'll be joining our friends at the Birmingham Science Fiction Group. They meet in the Britannia Hotel on New Street.
Mon, May. 21st, 2007, 10:07 am
tj_dragon: Week 4
Hope everyone is doing OK, the 3rd semester isn't fun but it'll all be over soon.
If you want to relax and forget your troubles then come along to Sci-fi. We're continuing our casual events. DVDs, games and socialising will be available in the Mandela room from 7pm on Wednesdays.
Our lunchtime socials are from 1pm in the Rosa Parkes room on Wednesdays and Fridays. The library will be available during these sessions, including a selection of new books.
- In a few weeks we're going to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean film. Arrgh!
- On Wednesday 13th June its the annual Sci-fi & Roleplay BBQ, an afternoon of fun and free food. More details later, but if you want to come and have any dietary issues (vegetarian, coeliac, lactose intolerant, etc.) please let us know and we can accommodate you.
The committee has now officially signed over but I'll continue doing these messages until the new officers get transferred on the mailing list.
Sat, May. 12th, 2007, 10:26 pm
tj_dragon: Week 3
With exams happening over the next 4 weeks we'll be running mostly relaxed, informal events. There'll be assorted DVDs and games available with much chance for socialising and relaxing.
This week we're in the Rosa Parkes room for all our meetings; that's Wednesday and Friday from 1pm, and Wednesday evening 7-11pm.
Dates to Remember:
+ Next weekend (19-20th) is Tolkien Weekend, and this year sees the 70th Anniversary of the Hobbit. There will be various activities and events at Sarehole Mill. Follow the link for more details: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=102364&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=10254
+ 2-3 June: The UK Games Expo is being held right here in Edgbaston. Entry = £3.95 max and there'll be various traders, demos, tournaments and gamers. The event is cheap, easy to get to, and should be fun for all the gamers among you. If you want to go with other people speak to davegotsu
. More info can be found here: www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk
+ Fri 8th June: Sci-fi and Fantasy author Robert Holdstock visits our friends at the Birmingham Science Fiction Group. Meeting at the Britannia Hotel, New Street, Birmingham City Centre. Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start. The hotel is licensed. Admission = £3 members, £4 non-members.