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
Competition
Much much more!

International and country members are more than welcome

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Membership application form

Twitter @SciFiZa

Facebook: Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa.

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!


NEXT EVENT - YEAR-END SOCIAL


  • Date: Saturday 7 December 2019
  • Time: 2:30PM for 3:00PM
  • Venue: Ron's Home 34 Royal Street, Ferndale, Randburg.
  • Cost: R10 (members) R20 (non-members)


  • December's meeting will be our end of year social at the home of Ron Cowley, 34 Royal Street, Ferndale, Randburg.

    Time to relax at the end of a frenetic year. Plenty of discussions on movies and other things SF. And F.

    We will hold a Bring and Braai once the sun starts to set. Please bring along your meat and anything else you would like to eat or drink.

    For more information, please contact Ian on 083 523 0081

    FOLLOWING EVENT - AGM


  • Date: Saturday 18 January 2020
  • Time: 2:30PM for 3:00PM
  • Venue: Ian and Gail's Home, 30 Gustav Preller Street, Vorna Valley (Google Maps)
  • 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 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
    Usually 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 for 2020

    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

    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 Annual Dinner
    5 December Social TBC: Ron's Bring & Braai

    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

    Social

    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




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