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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 Twitter @SciFiZa
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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!


NEXT EVENT - Speaker and Movie
  • Date: Saturday 21 July 2018
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Nexus Hub 21 Harley Street, Ferndale (Google Maps)
  • Speaker: Gerhard Hope
  • Subject: Star Trek vs Star Wars
  • Movie: An episode from "Counterpart", a parallel Earth thriller
  • Cost: R10 (members) R20 (non-members)

We will start with a talk by Gerhard Hope called "Star Trek vs Star Wars". We will then have supper at Nexus for those who wish to stay and will finish off with an episode from "Counterpart". This is a political/spy thriller where the foe is a parallel Earth. This takes the Cold War to a new dimension. The action takes place in Berlin. But instead of a bridge crossing to a neighboring country, we have a portal crossing to a parallel Earth.

Please remember there is extra parking across the road

For more information, phone Ian on 083 523 0081


Following Event

Minicon
  • Date: Saturday 18 August 2018
  • Time: 2:30 PM for 3:00 PM
  • Venue: Ron's House 34 Royal St 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 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.

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

Gavinís home


19 May

Movie & Dinner

Nexus


16 June

Speaker & Movie

Nexus


21 July

Speaker & Movie

Nexus


18 August Mini Con Ronís home
22 September


20 October


17 November



8 December
Social Ronís home


Venues for 2018

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

    42 Pyramid Road
    Edenglen
    Edebnvale


2017 Calendar of Events

WHEN

TYPE

VENUE

DETAILS

18 February

Speaker & Movie

Cesco's


18 March

Speaker & Movie

Cesco's


22 April

Social

Ronís 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

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

Social

Ronís home


 



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