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Jo Walton and the Tiptree Award

August 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on Jo Walton and the Tiptree Award

Space Babe

Tiptree Award to be presented at Borderlands Books
Sunday, August 9, at 3PM!

It’s a party!

Join SF in SF &
Jo Walton / Ellen Klages / Pat Murphy
and special guests!

It’s always a blast to be at this event — usually held at Wiscon, in Madison, WI, this year author Jo Walton was unable to attend, so this ceremony is THE presentation and party for the award!

The 2014 James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award will be presented to Jo Walton for her novel My Real Children at Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street in San Francisco.

Author Ellen Klages, the Scott O’Dell Award winning author of The Green Glass Sea, will be present to interview Ms. Walton. Author Pat Murphy will talk about the founding of the Tiptree Award — and while there will not be a bake sale (one of the best ways the Tiptree Award organization raises money) the Borderlands Cafe will be open during the event as well.

As you may know (!) this is an award ceremony with lots of fun traditions 😉 The winner will be crowned with a tiara, serenaded with a song, and given chocolates and art — all specially created to honor her novel, My Real Children. In addition, this event will also include an interview with Jo Walton, a reading and a capella musical performance by Ada Palmer, and a CAKE! Other mischief may ensue. At a Tiptree event, it’s hard to say what might happen….but it’s always fun.

Special guests are expected — meet author Julie Phillips, who wrote the definitive biography, James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon! Books about and by Tiptree will also be for sale, courtesy of Borderlands Books — and play your cards right, and win a SPACE BABE temporary tattoo!

Come join us all – SF in SF is delighted to help support this wonderful special event!!

Walton is the co-winner of the 2015 Tiptree Award.
Monica Byrne and her novel, The Girl in the Road were celebrated at Wiscon 39 in May, 2015.

Summary of My Real Children

Jo Walton’s My Real Children is a richly textured examination of two lives lived by the same woman. This moving, thought-provoking novel deals with how differing global and personal circumstances change our view of sexuality and gender. The person herself changes, along with her society. Those changes influence and are influenced by her opportunities in life and how she is treated by intimate partners, family members, and society at large. The alternate universe trope allows Walton to demonstrate that changes in perceptions regarding gender and sexuality aren’t inevitable or determined by a gradual enlightenment of the species, but must be struggled for. My Real Children is important for the way it demonstrates how things could have been otherwise — and might still be.

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July Movie – Logan’s Run, with William F Nolan

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on July Movie – Logan’s Run, with William F Nolan

Tuesday – July 7th

LOGAN’S RUN

With author William F. Nolan in attendance!

A rare opportunity to speak with one of the original authors of Logan’s Run — the best-selling dystopian novel, first published in 1967 by Dial Press, and now available in a fabulous new edition from Vintage — which will be available for sale at the event, and you can get them SIGNED by Nolan!

In attendance with Nolan will be Jason Brock, editor and anthologist, for The Bleeding Edge, and The Devil’s Coattails, both featuring Nolan’s work.

6:00-7:00PM – Booksigning in lobby. Feel free to bring items from home!

7:00PM – Film of LOGAN’S RUN begins

Informal chat with author in lobby after film, time permitting

Beer/Wine for sale at concession stand

Tickets — $10 at box office, or pre-purchase at website.

The Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa, between 37th & 38th Avenue

Street parking, metered til 6PM, free after!

Plan your MUNI trip here.

The Balboa Theatre of San Francisco is a member of the San Francisco Neighborhood Theatre Foundation (SFNTF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic movie theatres. We believe that historic theatres contribute to the unique character of neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life of City residents. To learn more, visit http://sfntf.squarespace.com/.

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May Movie – Labyrinth (with David Bowie!)

May 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off on May Movie – Labyrinth (with David Bowie!)

Wednesday, May 27th, 7:30PM

Labyrinth

The Balboa Theatre and SF in SF present the ultimate fantastic fantasy film staring David Bowie, Jennifer Connolly
Toby Froud, Warwick Davis & Kenny Baker.

Left home to babysit her little brother Toby, Sarah resorts to storytelling to keep him from crying at bedtime…but what to do when he won’t stop crying? Sarah’s story inadvertently conjures the fearsome Goblin King, Jareth, who forces her to race against time and his mysterious Labyrinth when he steals Toby away from her. She must rescue her brother, or he will became a goblin, forever…

A classic, directed by Jim Henson, screenplay by Terry Jones (Monty Python), with the magic of Brian Froud’s costume design and the genius of the Jim Henson Creature Shop (Hoggle!) — and David Bowie chewing up the scenery — it’s not to be missed!

$10 per person
Buy your tickets here!
OR, at the box office 1 hour before showtime

Beer and wine for sale at the concession stand. Don’t forget to grab a raffle ticket for prizes as you enter the theatre!

The Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street between 37th & 38th Street, SF, CA
(415) 221-8184

Come early and dine in the area – lots of good eats around the Balboa!
Street parking is metered til 6PM


Support your local independent MOVIE THEATRE!

The Balboa is a historic theatre, built in 1928, and one of only a dozen neighborhood movie theatres still remaining in San Francisco – where there used to be over a hundred! To help support and keep what little we have left — including fantastic movie palaces like the Balboa, the Vogue, the Castro — you can become a member of the San Francisco Neighborhood Theatre Foundation! Learn more and donate here.

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May Reading – Peter Straub & Michael Marshall Smith

April 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on May Reading – Peter Straub & Michael Marshall Smith

Join SF in SF and the Locus Science Fiction Foundation

Friday, May 1st

At the Book Club of California, 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor.
Doors open 5:30PM
Event begins promptly at 6:30PM

Tickets on sale now! Price $20 — proceeds benefit the Locus Science Fiction Foundation, and the Book Club of California. (Entry $25 on the door.)

Refreshments for sale at the venue
Books by all authors will be available for sale, courtesy of Borderlands Books.

Each author will read a selection from their work, then join Terry Bisson in conversation and Q&A with the audience. Book signing follows; please feel free to bring your books from home for signatures. (3 books at a time, then back in line.)

Peter Straub is one of America’s foremost authors and a poet. His horror fiction has has received numerous literary honors such the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, The World Horror Convention Grand Master Award, the Bram Stoker Award, among others. He edited the Library of America volume, H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (2005), and is known for his books Ghost Story, Julia, Koko, In the Night Room, Floating Dragon, and A Dark Matter, among others. Learn more at his website.

Michael Marshall Smith is a recent transplant to the United States, and the Bay Area. Originally from England, he is a novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer who also writes suspense as Michael Marshall. His first published story, “The Man Who Drew Cats”, won the British Fantasy Award in 1991 for Best Short Story. His first novel, Only Forward, won the August Derleth Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. He runs Ememess Press, focusing on producing his ebooks, and was recently the Co-Chairperson for the World Fantasy Convention held in Brighton, 2013. Learn more about this multitalented author at his website.

Terry Bisson has been the moderator of SF in SF since it began in 2004. He founded the KGB Bar readings in NYC, and has a wide selection of writings in science fiction, among them the enormously popular “They’re Made of Meat”, and “Numbers Don’t Lie”. His most recent book is Any Day Now, from Overlook Press. His amusing blog is at his website.

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April Movie – Birdman

April 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on April Movie – Birdman

Join SF in SF and the Balboa Theatre on Wednesday, April 29th, for

BIRDMAN

starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone.

Running time 119 mins. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture; Academy Award for Best Director; Academy Award for Best Cinematography; Golden Globes Best Actor, Michael Keaton; Golden Globes Best Screenplay; BAFTA Best Actor, Michael Keaton – and many more awards

Admission $10 — Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Balboa Cinema website, or at the door.

Wine/beer will also be available for purchase at the concession stand, with a free raffle for prizes!

Indeed, we had announced GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY as our film for April…however, Marvel has put an embargo on their films until the new Avengers movie comes out! We hope to bring it to you for May…as well as a special movie event, so stay tuned!!!

For more info on the Balboa, please visit their website — they are a great community venue, and part of San Francisco’s landscape since 1926!

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Coming Soon – Peter Straub

April 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Coming Soon – Peter Straub

Peter Straub Ad


Link to booking information coming soon.

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Movie Night: Leonard Nimoy Tribute

March 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Movie Night: Leonard Nimoy Tribute

Join SF in SF and the Balboa Theatre
Wednesday, March 25th
for
A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

THE WRATH OF KHAN
7pm – PG | 113 min

THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
9:30PM – PG | 105 min

$10 for one movie – or both!
Tickets may be purchased in advance here
or at the door
Wine/beer will also be available for purchase at the concession stand, with a raffle for all attending for prizes!

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
Admiral Kirk and the Enterprise crew must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son’s life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
Admiral Kirk and his crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the Genesis planet.
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Join us for a send-off to one of the great roles of an actor’s life.

Leonard Nimoy as Spock was the consumate science fiction character. We loved him, respected him, and we invite you all to come say goodbye. A condolence book, to be sent to the family, will be available in the lobby for anyone to sign.
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For more info on the Balboa, please visit their website at www.balboasf.com — they are a great community venue, and part of San Francisco’s landscape since 1926!

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Movie Night – Galaxy Quest

February 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Wednesday, February 25th

SF in SF, and the historic Balboa Theatre present

GALAXY QUEST

Schmoozing in the lobby & raffle – 6pm – 7pm
Film begins – 7pm
$10 general admission at the door — or buy tickets here
Beer, wine, cider, for sale at concession stand

The Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street, between 36th & 37th
SF, CA • (415) 572-1015, sfinsfevents@gmail.com
Ample street parking, or plan your bus trip here

Lots of restaurants in the area — come for dinner before the show!

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New Movie Season

February 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on New Movie Season

Save the Date!

Wednesday, February 25th

SF in SF will be partnering with the historic Balboa Theatre for film night!

6-7PM – schmoozing in the lobby!
7PM – Film begins
Title to be announced next week

We’re VERY excited to begin this partnership — the luxury of seeing the films in a REAL theatre, and a historic one with great ties to the SF community at that! Wine/beer will also be available for purchase at the concession stand, and we’ll have a raffle for all attending for prizes!

For more info on the Balboa, please visit their website — they are a great community venue, and part of San Francisco’s landscape since 1926!

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January Reading – Kim Stanley Robinson & Cecelia Holland

December 29th, 2014 · Comments Off on January Reading – Kim Stanley Robinson & Cecelia Holland

Thursday, January 22nd

Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland, in conversation with Terry Bisson
Doors and refreshments: open at 5:30PM
Event: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

This event takes place at:

Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500 (cross street Grant)
San Francisco, CA 94108
Nearby BART Stations: Powell, Montgomery
Nearby Muni lines: 2, 3, 10, 30, 45
Nearest Parking Garage: The Stockton Street Garage; parking $1 hr. after 6PM

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

$8 at the door — Book Club of California Members, reserved seating; RSVP to jennifer@bccbooks.org
$10 at the door — General public, general seating
Cash or charge at the door
Refreshments at the bar

All admission costs, donations and tips benefit the Book Club of California.
The Book Club of California is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1912. It supports the art of fine printing related to the history and literature of California and the western states of America through research, publishing, public programs, and exhibitions.
Interested in becoming a member? Click here.

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