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December Reading – Ken Scholes & Ben Loory

December 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Sunday, December 10, 2017

KEN SCHOLES, with Hymn — the final book in the Psalms of Isaak series

BEN LOORY, with Tales Of Falling And Flying — his new story collection

Doors and bar open at 6:00PM
HOLIDAY PARTY! COOKIE-FEST!!
WE’LL BE SERVING UP DESSERT BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT

Event begins at 6:30PM

$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum. Cash or Square. All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Cash bar on a donation basis benefits the ABM.

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson.

Books for sale at event, courtesy of Borderlands Books — please feel free to bring your own books from home.

Our podcasters — SOMA FM — San Francisco’s premier internet station, with over 30 unique channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting to the world

Come join the live audience!


KEN SCHOLES is appearing with his new book, Hymn — the last book in the Psalms of Isaak series, published by Tor Books. He is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of five novels and over fifty short stories, and has appeared in print for over sixteen years. Along with The Psalms of Isaak, his short fiction has been collected in three volumes published by Fairwood Press. Ken is a winner of the Writers of the Future Award, France’s Prix Imaginales, the Endeavour Award and a scattering of others. His work is published internationally in eight languages. Ken is also a public advocate for people living with C-PTSD and speaks openly about his experiences with it. Ken’s eclectic background includes time spent as a label gun repairman, a sailor who never sailed, a soldier who commanded a desk, a preacher (he got better), a nonprofit executive, a musician and a government procurement analyst. He has a degree in History from Western Washington University. Ken is a native of the Pacific Northwest and and lives in Saint Helens, Oregon, with his twin daughters.

BEN LOORY is appearing with his new collection, is the author of the collections Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day and Tales of Falling and Flying, as well as a picture book for children, The Baseball Player and the Walrus. 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. They have also been translated into many languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, and Indonesian. 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.


Since 2004, SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Moderated by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Ford, Michael Boatman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Cecelia Holland, Lev Grossman, Gene Wolfe, Connie Willis, Brian & Wendy Froud, Cecil Castelluci, Andy Weir, Samuel R. Delaney, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Peter S. Beagle, Charlie Jane Anders, Karen Joy Fowler, and Nalo Hopkinson, among others. We hope you will join us!

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. The closest BART station is Powell Street — just turn down 5th Street, cross Mission and Howard, and turn left onto Clementina. NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction.

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November Reading – Annalee Newitz & Robin Sloan

November 16th, 2017 · Comments Off on November Reading – Annalee Newitz & Robin Sloan

Sunday, November 19, 2017

ANNALEE NEWITZ with her debut novel, AUTONOMOUS

ROBIN SLOAN with his new book, SOURDOUGH

Doors and bar open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30PM

$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum. Mo one turned away for lack of funds / cash or Square.

All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Cash bar on a donation basis benefits the ABM.

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson.

Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books — please feel free to bring your own books from home.

Our podcasters — SOMA FM — San Francisco’s premier internet station, with over 30 unique channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting to the world,

Come join the live audience!


Since 2004, SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Moderated by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, Gene Wolfe, Connie Willis, Brian & Wendy Froud, Samuel R. Delaney, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Peter S. Beagle, Charlie Jane Anders, Karen Joy Fowler, and Nalo Hopkinson, among others. We hope you will join us!

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. The closest BART station is Powell Street –- just turn down 5th Street, cross Mission and Howard, and turn left onto Clementina.

NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction.

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Women in Horror Reading

October 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Women in Horror Reading


Sunday October 29th

Erika Mailman, Loren Rhoads, Dana Fredsti

It’s a party!

Join us early for cupcakes*, candy, snacks and drinks!

Doors and bar open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30PM

$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum
no one turned away for lack of funds / cash or Square
All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum
Cash bar on a donation basis benefits the ABM

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson

Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books — please feel free to bring your own books from home.

ERIKA MAILMAN is an American author and journalist. Born in Vermont, she is the descendant of a woman who twice stood trial for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials in 1692. Mailman attended both Colby College and the University of Arizona, Tucson, later writing a column for the Montclarion edition of the Contra Costa Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has taught at Chabot College, in Hayward. Her debut novel The Witch’s Trinity, is set in a medieval German town in 1487 and examines the struggle between Christianity and pagan tradition through the story of a Christian woman on trial for witchcraft. Her current novel, The Murderer’s Maid, focuses on the Lizzie Borden legend from a unique perspective.

LOREN RHOADS is a Bay Area writer, editor, and cemetery travel expert. For 10 years she was the editor of the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity. A collection of some of her favorite essays drawn from the magazine, Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual, was published by Scribner in 2009. The space opera trilogy, In the Wake of the Templars, was published by Night Shade Books in 2015. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Best New Horror #27, The Haunted Mansion Project, Year One, and in Cemetery Dance Magazine, among others. Her latest book, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, is a beautiful travel guide to the world’s most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents.

DANA FREDSTI is an author, theatrical sword-fighting actress, and producer, director, and screenplay writer for both stage and film, whose credits include the cult classics Army of Darkness and Dawn of the Dead, and a mystery-oriented theatrical troupe based in San Diego. These experiences were fodder for her mystery novel, Murder for Hire: The Peruvian Pigeon. She has written numerous published articles, essays, and shorts, including stories in Cat Fantastic IV, Zombie, and Hungry for Your Love. Her essays can be seen in Morbid Curiosity magazine, and the anthology Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. She also has written spicy genre romance under her nom de plume, Inara LaVey. Her extracurricular activities include volunteering at EFBC/FCC (Exotic Feline Breeding Facility/Feline Conservation Center), and interests include zombies, surfing, collecting beach glass, and wine tasting.

*there will be some gluten-free offerings, as well!

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For over a decade SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Moderated by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, Gene Wolfe, Connie Willis, Brian & Wendy Froud, Samuel R. Delaney, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Peter S. Beagle, Charlie Jane Anders, Karen Joy Fowler, and Nalo Hopkinson, among others. We hope you will join us!

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. The closest BART station is Powell Street – just turn down 5th Street, cross Mission and Howard, and turn left onto Clementina.

NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction.

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Blade Runner 2049 Preview

September 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on Blade Runner 2049 Preview

Join SF in SF, courtesy of the Balboa Theatre, for a sneak preview of Blade Runner 2049!

Thursday, Oct. 5th

Program begins at 7PM PROMPTLY – film begins at 7:30PM

We are extremely pleased to present the premier expert on all things Blade Runner — author Paul M. Sammon — with a discussion and talk on all things BR 1982 and 2049.

In addition, Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of Sammon’s book, Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, as well as various Philip K. Dick titles. A great chance to ask questions and find out behind-the-scenes details!!

Mr. Sammon will speak before the film, beginning at 7PM promptly. Booksigning and schmoozing follows the film in the lobby.

Tickets must be purchased in advance: $8.50 each, with a maximum of 6. Please pay via PayPal (choosing Friends & Family option, please) or Venmo, to sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

Everyone who has paid for tickets will receive an email a couple days before the event with meetup details to get your tickets at the door.

If event sells out we will post that news here. If you cannot use either payment method, please text 415-572-1015 to make other arrangements.

See you at the movies!!

**Please note; due to the courtesy extended by the Balboa for this special event, we are unable to offer a refunds for no shows. However, your payment will become a credit towards our next special event film at the Balboa.

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September Reading – Daryl Gregory, Becca Gomez Farrell

September 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on September Reading – Daryl Gregory, Becca Gomez Farrell

SUNDAY, SEPT. 10

DARYL GREGORY and REBECCA GOMEZ FARRELL

Doors and bar open at 6:00PM

Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum

No one turned away for lack of funds / we accept cash, Venmo, and Square.

All proceeds, including a cash bar on a donation basis, benefit the American Bookbinders Museum.

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson. Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books — please feel free to bring your own books from home to be signed.

All proceeds from the event benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

DARYL GREGORY is a science fiction, fantasy and comic book author. A Clarion Writing Workshop alum, he was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 1987 from Illinois State University with majors in English and theater. After graduation, he taught high school in Michigan for three years, lived in Salt Lake City for several years, then moved with his family to State College, Pennsylvania, where Gregory was employed by Minitab. Gregory moved in 2016 to Oakland, California, where he lives with his partner Liza Groen Trombi, who is the Locus Magazine Publisher and Editor in Chief.

Gregory’s first sale was “In the Wheels” to the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1990. His first novel, Pandemonium (Del Rey Books, 2008) won the 2009 Crawford Award for best first fantasy book, and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the Mythopoeic Awards and the Shirley Jackson Award. His second novel, The Devil’s Alphabet (Del Rey Books, 2009) was named one of 2009’s best books by Publishers Weekly, and was also nominated for the 2010 Philip K. Dick Award. His third novel, Raising Stony Mayhall (Del Rey, 2011), was named one of the best science fiction books of the year by Library Journal, and his story collection Unpossible and Other Stories (Fairwood Press, 2011), was also named one of 2011’s best SF books by Publishers Weekly. Afterparty (Tor, Titan, 2014) followed, along with the novella “We Are All Completely Fine”, published by Tachyon Publications in 2014; this was a Nebula Award finalist, and won the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, as well as the Shirley Jackson Award.

Gregory’s new book, the literary speculative novel Spoonbenders was published by Knopf in June, and is being developed for television by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

REBECCA GOMEZ FARRELL writes all the speculative fiction genres she can conjure up. An associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Becca’s shorter works have been published by Future Fire, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Typehouse Literary Magazine, and Pulp Literature among other outlets. She is thrilled to have had Meerkat Press publish her debut fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, in August 2017.

Her food and drink blog, theGourmez.com, has garnered multiple accolades and influences every tasty bite of her fictional worldbuilding. In the past, she has also contributed her photography skills and commentary to her love of General Hospital, which has been in her blood since the womb. She credits soap operas for heightening her fiction’s romantic elements and appreciating the layers generational history can add to her work. Becca lives in Oakland, CA, with her tech wizard husband and two trickster cats. If this writing gig doesn’t work out, becoming a tour guide is next. Learn more at RebeccaGomezFarrell.com.

For over a decade SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Moderated by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, Brian & Wendy Froud, Samuel R. Delaney, Cory Doctorow, Karen Joy Fowler, and Nalo Hopkinson. We hope you will join us!

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. The closest BART station is Powell Street – just turn down 5th Street, cross Mission and Howard, and turn left onto Clementina. NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction.

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July Reading – Curtis Chen & Megan O’Keefe

July 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on July Reading – Curtis Chen & Megan O’Keefe

Sunday, July 9, 2017

CURTIS CHEN & MEGAN O’KEEFE

We also welcome guest moderator, Cliff Winnig. Terry Bisson is taking a well-deserved vacation, but will be back in August with Daryl Gregory and Lisa Mason.

Doors and bar open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum

No one turned away for lack of funds / cash or Square. All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Cash bar on a donation basis benefits the ABM.

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Cliff Winnig.

Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books — please feel free to bring your own books from home to be signed.

All proceeds from the event benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

Curtis Chen was once a Silicon Valley software engineer, but now writes fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel, Waypoint Kangaroo, (Thomas Dunne Books) is a science fiction thriller about a super-powered spy facing his toughest mission yet: vacation. But he’s not your average spy….what sets Kangaroo apart is the pocket: a portal that opens into an empty, seemingly infinite, parallel universe, and he’s the only person in the world who can use it. While on a mandatory vacation of a cruise to Mars, two passengers are found dead. Kangaroo risks blowing his cover to investigate, but it turns out he’s not the only spy on the ship—and he’s just starting to realize that there is a massive conspiracy to unravel. Weren’t vacations supposed to be relaxing?

The story continues in his new novel, the sequel, Kangaroo Too, which lands our hero on the Moon to confront long-buried secrets.

Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen’s Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline and intrigue in this unique outer space adventure. Come hear him read from one of the most entertaining novels of 2017!

(And a shout-out to his publisher, Thomas Dunne — way to go with putting INDIEBOUND.ORG up as an option for purchase!)

MEGAN O’KEEFE was raised among journalists, and as soon as she was able to, she joined them by crafting a newsletter which chronicled the daily adventures of the local cat population. She has worked in both arts management and graphic design, and spends her free time tinkering with anything she can get her hands on. Megan lives in the Bay Area and makes soap for a living. It’s only a little like Fight Club. She is a first place winner in the Writers of the Future competition.

O’Keefe’s trilogy — The Scorched Continent — began with her debut novel, Steal the Sky, in early 2016. The second book, Break the Chains, and the third book (which we celebrate at this event!) is Inherit the Flame (all from Angry Robot Books). In the first book, Detan Honding is a wanted conman of noble birth and ignoble tongue; with his friend Tibs, he may have pulled off one too many cons against the city’s elite. To make a quick escape, they set their sights on the airship of the exiled commodore Thratia. But plans go awry…did Detan accidentally walk into a revolution and a crusade? He has to be careful — there’s a reason most people think he’s dead.

Book two sees Detan undertake a more dangerous task…rescuing Nouli, the infamous engineer who built the century gates that protect the imperial capital of Valathea. But Nouli is imprisoned on the Remnant Isles, an impervious island prison run by the empire, and it’s Detan’s fault. Detan doesn’t dare approach Nouli himself, so his companions volunteer to get themselves locked up to make contact with Nouli and convince him to help. Now Detan has to break them all out of prison, and he’s going to need the help of a half-mad doppel to do it.

Book three….come to SF in SF and hear Megan bring you up to speed on what her characters are up to in Book 3!

For over a decade SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Moderated by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, Brian & Wendy Froud, Samuel R. Delaney, Cory Doctorow, Karen Joy Fowler, and Nalo Hopkinson. We hope you will join us!

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. The closest BART station is Powell Street – just turn down 5th Street, cross Mission and Howard, and turn left onto Clementina. NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction.

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June Movie – Despicable Me 3

June 27th, 2017 · Comments Off on June Movie – Despicable Me 3

SF in SF PRESENTS A SNEAK PREVIEW
DESPICABLE ME 3
THURSDAY, JUNE 29 – 7PM

Complete with our raffle for all attendees AFTER the film – get your raffle tix when you enter

TICKETS
• $8.50 each / limit of 10 per sale

• Pay via either PayPal or Vendmo to sfinsfevents@gmail.com – sales end at noon Thursday.

• NOTE: if you buy more than one ticket, please make sure your group is together when you enter the theatre.*

• Tickets will be held under the buyer’s name. From 6:15PM til the show starts, check in with SF in SF for in the lobby for entry. Do not go to the Box Office to get your tix.

• The film is general seating -a place for you is guaranteed with purchase of your ticket, but get there early to get a good seat!

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LOCATION
The Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa, between 37th & 38th Avenues. Street parking is free: for MUNI, visit 511.org to plan your trip.

NO outside food is allowed in the theatre – but hey!!! The Balboa has a GREAT concession stand at the Balboa, and serves BEER!

Any questions, at any time, email sfinsfevents@gmail.com / Phone/text day/night of event is 415-572-1015

See you at the movies!

*Due to the special arrangements made with the Balboa Theatre for this screening, we cannot offer a refund for unused tickets

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Podcast: Steven Boyett and Ken Mitchroney and “Fata Morgana”

June 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on Podcast: Steven Boyett and Ken Mitchroney and “Fata Morgana”

Here is the podcast for our June event featuring Steven Boyett and Ken Mitchroney and “Fata Morgana”. As always our thanks to the lovely people at SOMA FM for providing the technical expertise and podcast hosting.

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Podcast: Pat Murphy & Madeleine Robins

June 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Podcast: Pat Murphy & Madeleine Robins

Here’s the podcast from our April event, courtesy of the fabulous folks at Soma FM.

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Schedule Updates

June 21st, 2017 · Comments Off on Schedule Updates

We have firmed up on the schedule for the rest of the year. Here’s what we have coming:

  • Sun Jul 9: Curtis Chen, Megan O’Keefe
  • Aug: No meeting due to Worldcon & Dragon*Con
  • Sun Sep 10: Daryl Gregory, Lisa Mason
  • Sun Oct 29: Halloween! Women in Horror with Loren Rhoads, Erika Mailman, and Dana Fredsti
  • Sun Nov 19: Annalee Newitz, Trina Robbins
  • Sun Dec 10: Ken Scholes, Claude Lalumiere

Also we have decided not to open the doors until 6:00pm. We’ll still start at 6:30, but it seems that y’all prefer to be out enjoying San Francisco’s fine restaurants rather than arrive very early, so we’ll do that too.

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