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SF in SF SPECIAL EVENT July 24th! Paolo Bacigalupi & Tim Pratt at The Lost Church

June 10th, 2024 · No Comments


Join us Wednesday, July 24th, at our brand-new venue, The Lost Church in San Francisco!

Join us at SF in SF – Science Fiction in San Francisco – Our 20th year is shaping up to be extraordinary!  THAT’S RIGHT! We’ve been around since 2004!





Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience; book signing and schmoozing follows.

Event is moderated by author Cliff Winnig

This special event is taking place at The Lost Church, located in North Beach, at 988 Columbus Avenue at Chestnut, across the street from Bimbo’s 365 Club.

Doors open at 7PM – event starts at 7:30PM

PLEASE NOTE – Secure a guaranteed seat by purchasing tickets for this special event at $15 via the ticket link here (coming soon!) and at the door

Proceeds benefit The Lost Church, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit arts organization that serves the community by creating, sustaining, and defending spaces for live performance.

THERE’S A BAR! Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available during the evening, located on the main floor of The Lost Church

Books will be for sale courtesy of Fly By Night Books, and all attendees are welcome to bring their own books from home for signatures.  If you cannot attend, but would like a signed book mailed to you, please contact flybynightbooks@gmail.com.  They’ll be happy to help!

Our wonderful podcast hosts from Soma FM will be recording the evening’s talk for later broadcast – they are listener-supported, commercial-free radio broadcasting to the world!  Catch up on previous SF in SF conversations and reading at our dedicated channel, here



PAOLO BACIGALUPI is an internationally bestselling author of speculative fiction. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, John W. Campbell and Locus Awards, as well as being a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, for Shipbreaker. Paolo’s work often focuses on questions of sustainability and the environment, most notably the impacts of climate change. His writing has appeared in WIREDHigh Country NewsSalon.comOnEarth MagazineThe Magazine of F&SF and Asimov’s. His short fiction has been anthologized in various “Year’s Best” collections of short science fiction and fantasy, nominated for three Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, and won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story of the year. His collection Pump Six & Other Stories was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. His debut novel The Windup Girl was named by TIME as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany), and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France).  His other work includes a sequel to Shipbreaker, The Drowned Cities, Zombie Baseball Beatdown, The Doubt Factory, and The Water Knife.  His long-awaited new novel, Navola, releases July 9, 2024. “With echoes of Renaissance Italy, The Godfather, and Game of Thrones, Navola is a stunning feat of world-building and a mesmerizing depiction of drive and will.”  Learn more about this versatile author here.

TIM PRATT  is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author and editor, with over 30 books to his credit, most recently the kinky multiversal space opera The Knife and the Serpent.  His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Best American Short StoriesThe Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, the Best American Erotica, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Subterranean, and Tor.com, among many other places.  He’s written several roleplaying game tie-in fantasy novels, including one for Forgotten Realms and five for Pathfinder Tales.  In October 2007 he began publishing a series of urban fantasies featuring ass-kicking sorcerer Marla Mason, and you can find the “Marlaverse” online here

His debut collection Little Gods was published in 2003,and his second, Hart & Boot & Other Stories, 2007, was a World Fantasy Award finalist.  He won a Hugo Award (for “Impossible Dreams” in 2007), and has been nominated for a Nebula Award, Stoker Award, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, a couple of Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, a Seiun Award, a Scribe Award, and two Ignotus Awards, among others. In 2004 he was a finalist for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.  Tim is a senior editor and occasional book reviewer at Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field. Since 2013 he’s published a new story every month at www.patreon.com/timpratt, he makes jokes on Bluesky @timpratt.org. and you can see what else he’s up to online here .He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and kid.


SF in SF new home for events for 2024 is THE LOST CHURCH!  We are so excited to share this amazing performance space with you!  All ages are welcome!!

The Lost Church is located at 988 Columbus Avenue (at Chestnut), North Beach, San Francisco.  Bimbo’s 365 Club is across the street.  The Lost Church is a nonprofit arts organization that serves the community by creating, sustaining, and defending spaces for live performances.  The venue is ADA compliant: if you’d like to take the elevator down one floor to the performance space, please state that at the door.

Yes, we know….North Beach and parking are not always compatible!  BUT – here is a link to parking garages in the area, more info on parking in the area, and street parking is free after 6PM.  There are many easy ways to reach the venue by MUNI, or a combination of BART and MUNI!  For MUNI options, please visit https://www.sfmta.com/muni-transit to plan your trip.  For BART options, please visit https://www.bart.gov/planner.    Make it a grand evening out, and visit here to find some excellent restaurants for dinner in the neighborhood!

For more information, The Lost Church can be reached at HQ@THELOSTCHURCH.ORG; for a recorded message with general information, call 415-320-1408



Join SF in SF for these next authors on our calendar!

Sunday, September 15, 2024 – Annalee Newitz, Andrea Stewart, and Julia Vee

Sunday, October 27, 2024 – it’s a PARTY!  Come spend Halloween with SF in SF and Loren Rhoads, and horror writers to be announced


For information regarding SF in SF events, or booking an author, please contact Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com


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