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Rogue One Preview

December 8th, 2016 · No Comments

Thanks to the generosity of the Balboa Theatre, SF in SF will be hosting a sneak preview of the new Star Wars film:

ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars story

Thursday, Dec 15 – film begins at 7PM

Tickets will be available from SF in SF in the lobby beginning at 6:30; no need to wait in line at the box office, yours seats are guaranteed (general seating).

$8.50 per person — to guarantee your seat please prepay and send money to sfinsfevents@gmail.com, at PayPal. If you want to call me directly to charge your tickets, please call at 415-572-1015 no later than Thursday 12-15 at noon.

PLUS!! We’ll be running a raffle for some great schwag – but there’s a catch 🙂

Participate in our toy drive for a raffle ticket!

We are hosting a toy drive for the holidays — please bring a new, un-gift-wrapped toy, book, or article of clothing (nothing gently used, please!) suitable for boy or girl of elementary school age! We will be donating all items collected to the Prince Hall Computer Learning Center and Afterschool Program.

We want to help make the holidays a little brighter for them, so please contribute! This is a wonderful community resource located in the Western Addition, aiding kids with computer skills and afterschool programs. For other ways to contribute, visit here.

Please note: we are unable to issue cash refunds if you pay and don’t attend, but we’ll give you a pass to see a show there with us another time!

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November Reading – Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas

November 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on November Reading – Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas

Sunday, November 13, 2016

5:30 PM at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco

Please join us for an evening with authors Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas, reading, and in conversation with Terry Bisson.

Rick Wilber is an author, poet, editor, and teacher whose latest book is Alien Morning (Tor Books). He has published short stories in magazines such as Aboriginal SF, Analog, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Pulphouse, and SF Age; and in anthologies such as Alien Sex and Chrysalis. In addition to his short stories, he has written the novels Rum Point and The Cold Road, and a memoir, My Father’s Game: Life, Death, Baseball.

Nick Mamatas is the author of 11 novels, as well as short story collections, anthologies, and non-fiction. I Am Providence, published in August, is his most recent. His novels have been translated into German, Italian, and Greek. Nick is also an anthologist and editor of short fiction; with Masumi Washington he co-edited the Locus Award-nominated The Future is Japanese (Haikasoru), and with Ellen Datlow he co-edited the Bram Stoker Award-winning Haunted Legends (Tor Books).

Doors and cash bar open at 5:30 – Program begins at 6:30.

$10 donation at the door (no one is turned away for lack of funds). As always Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ work.

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October Reading: Garth Nix and Helene Wecker

October 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on October Reading: Garth Nix and Helene Wecker

Sunday October 16

Join SF in SF and the American Bookbinders Museum for a FANTASTIC special event!

Garth Nix and Helene Wecker reading and in conversation

The American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina St. at 5th, SF, CA 94103

Doors and bar open at 5:30PM
Event begins promptly at 6:30PM

Tickets: $10 pre-sale GUARANTEED seating, via Brown Paper Tickets – buy yours here now!

$12 at the door, limited seating
All ticket proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

Both authors will read from their work, followed by Q&A moderated by Terry Bisson. Schmoozing with the authors and book signing follows the end of the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be an opportunity to have books signed at the end of the event. Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books, and attendees are welcome to bring books from home for signatures. There is no charge for autographs, but buying from Borderlands Books at the event would be nice!

Garth Nix is an Australian author, beloved for his award-winning young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, and Clariel; the dystopian novel Shades Children; the space opera A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newts Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series; and the Troubletwisters series and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (co-written with Sean Williams).

More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian and The Australian, and his work has been translated into 40 languages.

Helene Wecker is a local Bay Area author, who grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, a small town north of Chicago, and received her Bachelors in English from Carleton College in Minnesota. After graduating, she worked a number of marketing and communications jobs in Minneapolis and Seattle before deciding to return to her first love, fiction writing. Accordingly, she moved to New York to pursue a Masters in fiction at Columbia University. She now lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughter. Her first novel, the highly acclaimed The Golem and the Jinni, was published in April 2013 by HarperCollins. Its sequel, The Iron Season, will be released in 2018.

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Podcast: Robert Silverberg

September 30th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Robert Silverberg

The lovely people at SomaFM have delivered the podcast of our event with Robert Silverberg in double-quick time. If you couldn’t make the event, you can hear Silverberg in conversation with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro & Daryl Gregory below.

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Due in October: Garth Nix and Helene Wecker

September 17th, 2016 · Comments Off on Due in October: Garth Nix and Helene Wecker

Join us on Sunday, October 16th for another SF in SF reading session with Garth Nix and Helene Wecker.

As usual we will be at the American Bookbinders Museum. Doors open at 5:30pm, event begins at 6:30pm.

Advance Tickets $10 – sales will open to the public on Oct. 1st, via Brown Paper Tickets – stay tuned!

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September Reading: Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro & Daryl Gregory

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on September Reading: Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro & Daryl Gregory

Join SF in SF and the American Bookbinders Museum for a very special event!

ROBERT SILVERBERG in conversation with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and Daryl Gregory

Sunday, September 11th, 2016
The American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina St. at 5th, SF, CA 94103

Celebrating the publication of:

Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Siverberg by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Doors and refreshments – 3:30PM
Event begins promptly at 4:30PM

Tickets: $10 pre-sale. $15 at the door, limited seating

The talk will be followed by a short break, with Q&A with the audience to follow.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be an opportunity to have a limited amount of books signed at the end of the event. For each copy of one of these three titles — When the Blue Shift Comes, Traveler of Worlds, and/or the upcoming Subterranean Press book, Early Days — Mr. Silverberg will sign one other book brought from home. No exceptions, and the length of the signing time will be at Mr. Silverberg’s discretion.


Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Siverberg by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro. Published by Fairwood Press

In addition to exploring Silverberg’s career, now in its sixth decade, this collection of transcribed conversations delves into aspects of Silverberg’s life, such as his extensive travel, passion for film, opera and classical music, not covered elsewhere.

A decade-and-a-half-long friendship, and working together on When the Blue Shift Comes, afforded Alvaro the opportunity to speak at length with Silverberg. The result: a remarkably candid series of conversations that will be of interest to science fiction readers and anyone curious about the writing life.

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August Reading – Cecil Castellucci and Ben Loory

August 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on August Reading – Cecil Castellucci and Ben Loory

Join SF in SF and the American Bookbinders Museum

Sunday, August 14
5:30 – Doors and cash bar open
6:30 – Event begins

Cecil Castellucci & Ben Loory, with moderator Terry Bisson

$10 at door – all proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. No one turned away for lack of funds

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A moderated by author Terry Bisson. Book signing and schmoozing follows. Books for sale at the event courtesy of Borderlands Books. Sponsored by Tachyon Publications.

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, Stone in the Sky and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck, as well as Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus, a two time Macdowell Fellow and the founding YA Editor at the LA Review of Books. She lives in Los Angeles.

Ben Loory is the author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011), and a picture book for children, The Baseball Player and the Walrus (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015). His fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, READ Magazine, and Fairy Tale Review, been heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts, and performed live at WordTheatre in Los Angeles and London. Loory is a graduate of Harvard University and holds an MFA in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is an Instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

** To our regret, author David D. Levine is unable to attend the event — however, we will have copies of his wonderful book, Arabella of Mars, for sale at the event, and hope to welcome him back next year when the sequel will be available!

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, at 355 Clementina, off of 5th Street, between Folsom and Howard. Street parking is free; there are also two parking garages at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom reasonably priced.

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July Reading – Richard Kadrey & Thomas Olde Heuvelt

July 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on July Reading – Richard Kadrey & Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Join SF in SF and the American Bookbinders Museum.

Sunday, July 17
5:30 – Doors and cash bar open
6:30 – Event begins

RICHARD KADREY
THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT
TERRY BISSON

$10 at door — all proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum.

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A moderated by author Terry Bisson. Book signing and schmoozing follows. Books for sale at the event courtesy of Borderlands Books. Sponsored by Tachyon Publications.

Richard Kadrey is a freelance writer living in San Francisco, whose current novel, The Everything Box, is being closely followed by the release of The Perdition Score: A Sandman Slim Novel, in June. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus ten novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, “Carbon Copy,” was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. Sorry, Bridget. He has been immortalized as an action figure. “Kadray [sic]: The Invincible Wizard” was a villain in an episode of the Blackstar animated TV series. Kadrey created and wrote the Vertigo comics mini-series Accelerate, which was illustrated by the Pander Brothers. He plans to do more comic work in the near future. He has written and spoken about art, culture and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW and Wired For Sex on the G4 cable network.​ ​Richard has no qualifications for anything he does.

Thomas Olde Heuvelt is the Dutch author of five novels and many short stories. His work has appeared in many languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French. In 2015, his story, “The Day the World Turned Upside Down” was the first ever translated work to win a Hugo Award. His other stories have been nominated for both Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. In 2016, Olde Heuvelt’s critically acclaimed horror novel, Hex, which became a bestseller in The Netherlands, was launched in the US, the UK and Australia, followed by a six week US promotional tour in June-July. Ten publishers in fourteen countries have obtained the rights for the book, and Warner Bros. is currently developing a TV series based on the novel.

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, at 355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street between Howard and Folsom. Entrance is on Clementina. Parking available on street (free) or at the 5th & Mission or 3rd & Folsom garages. The MUNI/BART stop closest is Powell Street.

For more information, please email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

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Podcast: Rudy Rucker & Michael Blumlein

June 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Rudy Rucker & Michael Blumlein

Did you miss our June event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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Podcast: Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

June 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

Did you miss our May event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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