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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

September 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Thursday, October 25th – 7:30PM

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: a wizard’s work is never done

The Balboa Theatre, San Francisco
DIRECTOR ARWEN CURRY IN PERSON!
In conversation with Anaalee Newitz
Q & A immediately after film

Tickets for this special film night are $12, and can be purchased directly from the Balboa Theater. Visit their box office person, or buy online at www.cinemasf.com.

Borderlands Books will be on hand with books for sale

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities, the Berkeley Film Foundation, and 3,185 backers on Kickstarter. (See the project, here.)

The Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street, between 37th & 38th
Street parking metered til 6PM
31 Balboa drops you across the street
Come early – lots of restaurants in the neighborhood!

Comments Off on Worlds of Ursula K. Le GuinTags: Arwen Curry · Movies · Ursula K Le Guin

September Reading – Sheila Finch & David D. Levine

September 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on September Reading – Sheila Finch & David D. Levine

Sunday, September 16th

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

Sheila Finch and David D. Levine

Evening moderated by Terry Bisson
Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books
Event recorded for later podcast by SOMA FM
all proceeds support the American Bookbinders Museum


BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!


This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street – between Howard and Folsom
NOTE: There’s NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction
Street parking is free/garages are at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom.
Take BART! Get off at Powell Street, walk down 5th to Clementina

Comments Off on September Reading – Sheila Finch & David D. LevineTags: David Levine · Readings · Sheila Finch

July Reading – Terry Bisson & Paul Park

July 19th, 2018 · Comments Off on July Reading – Terry Bisson & Paul Park

Sunday, July 22

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

Terry Bisson and Paul Park

Evening moderated by Cliff Winnig
Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books
Event recorded for later podcast by SOMA FM
all proceeds support the American Bookbinders Museum

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!
This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street – between Howard and Folsom
NOTE: There is no access to Clementina off of 4th Street due to construction
Street parking is free – garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom.
Take BART! Get off at Powell Street, and walk down 5th three blocks to Clementina

Comments Off on July Reading – Terry Bisson & Paul ParkTags: Cliff Winnig · Paul Park · Readings · Terry Bisson

Winter in August? GRRM Is Coming!

June 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on Winter in August? GRRM Is Coming!

Booking details here.

Comments Off on Winter in August? GRRM Is Coming!Tags: George R.R. Martin · Readings · Worldcon

Incredibles 2

June 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on Incredibles 2

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 — but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again — which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible!

With the voices of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Isabella Rossellini, John Ratzenberger, and many more!

Join SF in SF for a sneak preview
Thursday, June 14
doors open at 6PM
film starts PROMPTLY at 7PM
Tickets $9 each – available via PayPal or Venmo to sfinsfevents@gmail.com
****NOTE: to avoid fees, PLEASE 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 Tuesday, June 12
confirming their attendance with further details.
TICKET SALES CLOSE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 12 AT NOON

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June Reading

June 8th, 2018 · Comments Off on June Reading

Sunday, June 10

Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Meg Elison & Ellen Klages
with Moderator, Terry Bisson

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

Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books
Event recorded for later podcast by SOMA FM

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street – between Howard and Folsom

NOTE: There is no access to Clementina off of 4th Street due to construction. Street parking is free – garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. Take BART! Get off at Powell Street, and walk down 5th three blocks to Clementina.

Comments Off on June ReadingTags: Ellen Klages · Lucy Jane Bledsoe · Meg Elison · Readings

Solo Sneak Peak

May 14th, 2018 · Comments Off on Solo Sneak Peak

Join SF in SF for Solo: A Star Wars Story! A sneak preview, on Thursday, May 24th, 7PM, at the Balboa Theatre. Tickets are $9 each, via PayPal or Venmo, to sfinsfevents@gmail.com. Limit of six per purchase, and must be bought by Tuesday, May 22nd.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

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A Quiet May

April 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on A Quiet May

There will be no SF in SF events in May due to convention travel. However, we will be back on June 10th with Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Meg Elison & Ellen Klages. More details to follow once we have our feet back on the ground.

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Avengers: Infinity War

April 10th, 2018 · Comments Off on Avengers: Infinity War

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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