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Avengers: Infinity War

April 10th, 2018 · No Comments

Join SF in SF for a sneak preview

Thursday, April 26
doors open at 6PM
film starts PROMPTLY at 7PM

Tickets $9 each – available via PayPal or Venmo to sfinsfevents@gmail.com
(NOTE: use friend-to-friend option!)

The Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa Street, at 37th

Note: you must prepay to secure your seats.
Attendees will receive an email on Sunday, April 22,
confirming their attendance with further details.
TICKET SALES CLOSE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22 AT NOON

Due to convention travel, SF in SF will be on hiatus for the month of May. We’ll be back in June with great authors, and great films at the Balboa!

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An Evening with Michael Moorcock

April 2nd, 2018 · Comments Off on An Evening with Michael Moorcock

Join SF in SF for a very special event!

Michael Moorcock
in conversation with Terry Bisson

Monday, April 9, 2018
Doors open at 6PM – Event begins at 7PM

$10 – Pre-order – general admission, guaranteed seating
GET YOUR SEAT AHEAD OF TIME!

Tickets available here
$12 at the door
$8 for students with valid high school/college ID
The American Bookbinders Museum


REGARDING BOOKS AND SIGNING
Booksigning will be done at the end of the event.
~~~~~Three books at a time, then back in line~~~~

Multiple trips through the line as time, and the author’s discretion, permits
Bring your best to ensure you get what you want signed!

A variety of Moorcock titles will be available at the event as well
courtesy of our bookseller, Borderlands Books.

PLEASE NOTE:
No shipments of books will be accepted for signing for this event
either to Borderlands, or to SF in SF


This event will be recorded for later podcast, by San Francisco’s premier internet radio station
SOMA FM


One of the literary greats, Michael Moorcock is an English science fiction and fantasy writer, best known for his novels about Elric of Melniboné and Jerry Cornelius. As editor of the British SF magazine New Worlds, in the 1960s and 1970s, Moorcock fostered the development of the SF “New Wave” in the UK and the US. Moorcock collaborated with the British rock band Hawkwind on many occasions, as well as writing lyrics for Blue Öyster Cult. Moorcock also has his own music project, recording as Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix.

Central to many of his fantasy novels is the concept of an “Eternal Champion” who has potentially multiple identities across multiple dimensions of reality and alternative universes. This cosmology is called the “Multiverse” within his novels, and is based on the concept which arose in particle physics in the 1960s and is still a current theory in high energy physics. The Multiverse deals with good and evil, law and chaos, and order and entropy.

Michael Moorcock has received great recognition for his career contributions as well as for particular works. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002, and received life achievement awards at the World Fantasy Convention in 2000, the Prix Utopia at the Utopiales International Festival in 2004, the Bram Stoker Award in 2005 from the Horror Writers Association, and was named a Grand Master in 2008 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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Weird at Winchester Mystery House!

March 5th, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018
The Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA
Saturday March 24, 2018.
Hosts: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

Taking place at the Winchester Mystery House, this is an amazing opportunity to dig deep into THE WEIRD, and participate in a full day of groundbreaking and global discussion.

The symposium will feature a full day of panels, readings and signings, with a diverse slate of participants, with additional Friday night readings, and other opportunities for continuing the conversation and socializing. All programming will be featured on The Outer Dark weekly podcast which airs on This Is Horror, reaching thousands of listeners who are readers of Weird and speculative fiction.

The all-inclusive membership for The Outer Dark Symposium is $150
This will sell out SOON so act now!
Memberships are available for purchase here.

Your ticket includes a full day of programming (10 am- 10 pm) at the Winchester Mystery House, including meals (continental breakfast/coffee, sandwich box lunch, post-symposium signing reception and buffet dinner), a Friday evening signing event, AND a tour of the Winchester Mystery House. The reception and buffet dinner will have a cash bar.

Members so far include:
Rebecca J. Allred / Mark Bode / Gregory Norman Bossert / David Bowles / Daniel Braum / Heather Buckley / Sam Cowan (Dim Shores) / Rios de la Luz / John Foster / Craig Laurance Gidney / Cody Goodfellow / Orrin Grey / Michael Griffin / Marc Laidlaw / Izzy Lee / Ross Lockhart (Word Horde) / Paul Mavrides / Silvia Moreno-Garcia / Liv Rainey-Smith / Sumiko Saulson / Tiffany Scandal / Eric Schaller / John Claude Smith / Jacob Weisman (Tachyon) / Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and more to come!

More details on Facebook.

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A Wrinkle in Time

March 2nd, 2018 · Comments Off on A Wrinkle in Time

Join SF in SF for a sneak preview of A Wrinkle in Time.

Thursday, March 8 – 7PM
doors open at 6PM
film starts PROMPTLY at 7PM

Tickets $9 each – available via PayPal or Venmo to sfinsfevents@gmail.com
(use friend-to-friend option!)
Ticket sales close on Tuesday, March 6, 5PM

The Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street, at 37th

Note: you must prepay to secure your seats. Attendees will receive an email on Tuesday, March 6, confirming their attendance with further details.

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March Reading

March 2nd, 2018 · Comments Off on March Reading

Sunday, March 25, 2018

NANCY KRESS / JACK SKILLINGSTEAD / SILVIA MORENO GARCIA
with moderator, Terry Bisson

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

$10 at the door
$8 for students with valid high school or college ID card

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by conversation and Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson. Books will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Borderlands Books; feel free to bring titles for signing.

Event will be podcasted by SOMA FM, San Francisco’s premier internet radio station.

All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

NANCY KRESS is from East Aurora, New York, and graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a degree in elementary education, and became a 4th grade teacher. While she never planned on becoming a writer, she started writing fiction in 1973, while pregnant with her second child; staying at home full-time with infants left her time to experiment! Her first story, “The Earth Dwellers,” appeared in Galaxy in 1976. Her first novel, The Prince of Morning Bells, appeared in 1981 from Pocket Books. In 1984, she became a corporate copywriter at an advertising agency, writing fiction part-time, raising her children, and occasionally teaching at SUNY at Brockport, where she had earned an M.S. in education (1977) and an M.A. in English (1979). In 1990 Kress went full-time as an SF writer, beginning with the novella version of “Beggars in Spain.” She currently writes science fiction, often about genetic engineering, and teaches regularly at conferences such as Clarion West and Taos Toolbox. For sixteen years, she was the “Fiction” columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine, and has written three books about writing.

Kress is the author of 27 novels, three books on writing, four short story collections, and over 100 works of short fiction. Her fiction has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and a John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her work has been translated into Swedish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Polish, Croatian, Korean, Lithuanian, Chinese, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, and Klingon, none of which she can read. In 1998, Kress married fellow SF writer Charles Sheffield, who died in 2002 of brain cancer. In 2011 she married writer Jack Skillingstead. They live in Seattle with Cosette, the world’s most spoiled toy poodle.

JACK SKILLINGSTEAD submitted a story, in 2001, to Stephen King’s “On Writing” contest. He won — and began selling regularly to major science fiction and fantasy markets. To date he has published more than 40 stories in various magazines, Year’s Best volumes and original anthologies. Jack has also published two novels, Harbinger, which was nominated for a Locus Award for First Novel, and Life on the Preservation, which was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. In addition, his story collection, Are You There and Other Stories was also nominated for a Locus Award for Best Collection. Jack’s short story “Dead Worlds” was short-listed for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. In 2019 The Chaos Function will appear from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

He has been nominated for both the Theodore Sturgeon Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. Jack occasionally lectures at writing workshops. He lives in Seattle with his wife, writer Nancy Kress, and Cosette, the world’s most spoiled toy poodle.

SILVIA MORENO GARCIA is Mexican by birth and Canadian by inclination. She holds an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her thesis can be read online and is titled Magna Mater: Women and Eugenic Thought in the Work of H.P. Lovecraft.

She has edited several anthologies, including She Walks in Shadows (World Fantasy Award winner, published in the USA as Cthulhu’s Daughters), Sword & Mythos, Fungi, Dead North, and Fractured. Silvia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press, and co-edits The Jewish Mexican Literary Review with Lavie Tidhar and the horror magazine The Dark, with Sean Wallace.

Her debut novel, Signal to Noise, won the Members Choice Copper Cylinder Award in Canada in 2016, and was nominated for the British Fantasy, Locus, Sunburst and Aurora awards. Her second novel, Certain Dark Things, was selected as one of NPR’s best books of 2016 and was a finalist for the Locus and Sunburst awards. Her recent novel, The Beautiful Ones, is a fantasy of manners about two telekinetics navigating the social strictures of their society, and their quest to find themselves and happiness. Garcia’s first collection, This Strange Way of Dying, was a finalist for the Sunburst Award. Her stories have also been collected in Love & Other Poisons.


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.


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. Hosted by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe, Laurie King, Nancy Kress, Lev Grossman, Samuel R. Delany, Carol Emshwiller, Charlie Jane Anders, Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Cory Doctorow, Peter S. Beagle, and many others. We hope you will join us!

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Black Panther Preview

February 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on Black Panther Preview

Join SF in SF for a sneak preview of the year’s hottest film!

Thursday, Feb. 15 – 7PM

Tickets $9 each – available via PayPal or Venmo to sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

Ticket sales close on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 3PM

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February Reading – Trina Robbins & Nancy Jane Moore

February 8th, 2018 · Comments Off on February Reading – Trina Robbins & Nancy Jane Moore

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trina Robbins & Nancy Jane Moore with moderator, Terry Bisson

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

$10 at the door
$8 for students with valid high school or college ID card

All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

TRINA ROBBINS is an American cartoonist. She was an early and influential participant in the underground comix movement, and one of the first few female artists in that movement. Both as a cartoonist and historian, Robbins has long been involved in creating outlets for and promoting female comics artists. In the 1980s, Robbins became the first woman to draw Wonder Woman comics. She is a member of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, and was recently honored by Prada with couture based on her drawings.

NANCY JANE MOORE jumps around within the speculative fiction genre. Her work ranges from straightforward science fiction to fantasy to slipstream and varies in length as well as subject. She has published five books with Book View Cafe and has also published with PS Publishing and Aqueduct Press, which is releasing her science fiction novel, The Weave. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and in magazines ranging from the National Law Journal to Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. She holds a fourth-degree black belt in Aikido. A native Texan, she now lives in Oakland, California after spending many years in Washington, D.C.

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by conversation and Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson. Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books; feel free to bring titles for signing.

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.

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. Hosted by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe, Laurie King, Nancy Kress, Lev Grossman, Samuel R. Delany, Carol Emshwiller, Charlie Jane Anders, Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Cory Doctorow, Peter S. Beagle, and many others. We hope you will join us!

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Forthcoming Events

January 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on Forthcoming Events

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
Join Trina Robbins and Nancy Jane Moore
Doors and bar open at 6PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 admission
$8 for students with a valid college or high school ID card.
All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A moderated by author Terry Bisson. Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books, and booksigning and schmoozing follows.

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, 366 Clementina at 5th St., between Folsom and Howard. NOTE: no access to Clementina from 4th St. due to construction
For more information, email Rina at sfinsfevents@gmail.com


Sunday March 25, 2018
Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, and Silvia Moreno Garcia

and more to come!


Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
7PM
The Balboa Theatre
SNEAK PREVIEW — BLACK PANTHER!
Tickets $9 – pay via PayPal to sfinsfevents@gmail.com, choose “friends/family” option to avoid service fees
We’ll be out in force to see the film, so much fun to see it in a group!
We’ll have our fabulous raffle for prizes after the film – please join us!!


Thursday, March 15
The Balboa Theatre
SNEAK PREVIEW – A WRINKLE IN TIME!!
Time and details to be announced

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January Reading – Kim Stanley Robinson & Cecelia Holland

January 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on January Reading – Kim Stanley Robinson & Cecelia Holland

Sunday, January 28, 2018

KIM STANLEY ROBINSON
CECELIA HOLLAND

with moderator, Terry Bisson

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

$10 at the door
$8 for students with valid high school or college ID card

All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum
Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by conversation and Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson. Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books; feel free to bring titles from home for signing. Podcast courtesy of SOMA FM, San Francisco’s premier internet radio station.

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American writer of science fiction. He has published nineteen novels and numerous short stories but is best known for his Mars trilogy. His work has been translated into 24 languages. Many of his novels and stories have ecological, cultural, and political themes running through them and feature scientists as heroes. Robinson has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the World Fantasy Award. Robinson’s work has been labeled by The Atlantic as “the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing.” According to an article in The New Yorker, Robinson is “generally acknowledged as one of the greatest living science-fiction writers.”

Cecilia Holland is an American historical fiction author, also well-known for her science fiction novel, Floating Worlds. Her first novel, The Firedrake, was published in 1966, and Holland has been a full-time professional writer ever since. Her character-driven plots, scrupulously researched, are often developed from the viewpoint of a male protagonist. With plenty of action (her battle scenes are noteworthy for their bottom-up viewpoint and understated verisimilitude), her work focuses primarily on the life of the mind—whatever that might mean in a particular culture—and especially on politics, in the broadest sense, whatever politics might be in a monarchical, feudal or tribal society. Holland lives in rural Humboldt County, CA. For ten years, Holland taught creative writing classes at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, CA. She was visiting professor of English at Connecticut College in 1979. Holland was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981–1982.

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.

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. Hosted by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe, Laurie King, Nancy Kress, Lev Grossman, Samuel R. Delany, Carol Emshwiller, Charlie Jane Anders, Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Cory Doctorow, Peter S. Beagle, and many others.
We hope you will join us!

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New Year, New Season

January 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on New Year, New Season

The 2018 season of SF in SF will be getting underway at the end of January. We are delighted to welcome back regular guests, Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland. As usual the event will be hosted by Terry Bisson; books will be on sale thanks to Borderlands Books; and SOMA FM will be on hand to record and podcast the event.

366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom
Doors and bar open at 6:00PM
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.

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