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Title: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 02, 2011, 08:34:21 am
News just in: Joe Hill will be attending tomorrow night's Open Night

The next BFS London Open Night is scheduled for Friday 3 June from 6.00pm until going-home time at the Mug House, 1-3 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PF (free entry).

Both British Fantasy Society members and non-members are welcome to join us for an evening of friendly chat and a drink or two. If you enjoy fantasy, horror, or SF books, movies and television and have been waiting to cast off the shackles of an online social life this event is aimed at you. Past attendees of these BFS soirees include Tim Powers, Clive Barker, Lauren Beukes, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Jones, Brian Aldiss, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Pinborough so don't be a stranger, come along and join in the fun.

The Mug House is a Victorian-style wine bar and ale house situated in the last remaining arch of the original London Bridge in Southwark, a short walk from London Bridge Station and close to many of the attractions on the South Bank.

Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Steppedonwolf on June 07, 2011, 09:57:49 am
'Twas a fantastic night. Really enjoyed it. Big up respec' in da area to Martin Roberts and co for organising it.  ;D
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 07, 2011, 03:32:21 pm
Just miffed that I couldn't make it to London
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Selina on June 07, 2011, 04:48:36 pm
Sorry to have missed it, but we were compensated by spending the evening at an Iain M Banks talk & then drinking with said author thanks to the company of Graham Joyce, along with some of the other Speculators (the writing group we're in).
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Martin Roberts on June 28, 2011, 08:27:58 pm
Thanks guys... we're staying with The Mug House at present due to our wonderful host Mr. Craig Lockley, and his great venue.

Just waiting for confirmation on the date of the next one... get in touch if you want to launch a book at this or future events

Can't make it to London? Have a go at organising a local event... I can hear the Welsh crowd from here, Chris!
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: jim mcleod on June 29, 2011, 07:51:39 am
21 - 24 August please
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Steppedonwolf on June 29, 2011, 01:02:30 pm
Thanks guys... we're staying with The Mug House at present due to our wonderful host Mr. Craig Lockley, and his great venue.

Just waiting for confirmation on the date of the next one... get in touch if you want to launch a book at this or future events

Can't make it to London? Have a go at organising a local event... I can hear the Welsh crowd from here, Chris!

Hi Martin,

I'll drop you a line later about this - Dark Continents would like to launch P is for Phobia at the December event.
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Martin Roberts on August 23, 2011, 09:02:27 pm
I don't get the time to go on the forums much, hence the late reply  :) but I can't see there being a problem with this!
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: benedictjjones on November 15, 2011, 12:53:18 pm
will there be a Christmas London event this year??
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: CarolineC on November 15, 2011, 01:59:54 pm
Hi Ben - yes. Here's the info on it from the website:

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/bfs-xmas-open-night-in-london/

Are you signed up for Martin's newsletter? (there's a button to click on the right-hand side of the website - scroll about half way down the page - if you want to sign up for it) There's always news on it in there too.
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: joshua rainbird on November 15, 2011, 05:52:15 pm
anyone know if there will be a charity raffle again this year ?   :)
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: benedictjjones on November 16, 2011, 08:18:51 am
cheers caroline, nothing on on the 9th so looks like i might make it (i have said that for the last few years though...)
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: CarolineC on November 16, 2011, 09:51:57 am
No problem, Ben - we could do with putting it on the new events calendar and I need to update the news bit too, to be honest.

Josh - I don't know about a charity raffle as I've never been to one of those London open nights (too far for me). Might be best to PM Martin Roberts or email him on events@britishfantasysociety.org. He'll be able to tell you if something's been arranged there.
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Martin Roberts on November 30, 2011, 10:58:22 am
Just to confirm to those not signed up to the FREE e-Newsletter...I will be running a raffle but the funds raised will go to the BFS to help finance publicity etc.

Feel free to email me on events@britishfantasysociety.org I just don't get the spare time at the moment to keep up to date with the forum.
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on November 30, 2011, 06:53:25 pm
Any chance of the next meeting being in Inverness?.....no, didn't think so :'(
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: jim mcleod on November 30, 2011, 07:10:20 pm
Any chance of the next meeting being in Inverness?.....no, didn't think so :'(


or  about Halfway Dundee
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on November 30, 2011, 07:13:46 pm
My mother's in Crieff Jim, that's about half way. We could have it at her house, I'm sure she wouldn't mind, she might even make triangular sandwiches.
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: jim mcleod on November 30, 2011, 07:28:38 pm
Awesome
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on November 30, 2011, 07:31:41 pm
Do you think Joe Hill would prefer cheese or tuna sandwiches?
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: jim mcleod on November 30, 2011, 07:37:09 pm
everyone loves cheese
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on November 30, 2011, 07:38:06 pm
She might even splash out on Dairylea slices.
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: jim mcleod on November 30, 2011, 07:41:40 pm
Wo, hold on a minute. They are English, no need to bring out the expensive stuff
Title: Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
Post by: benedictjjones on December 05, 2011, 12:45:52 pm
anyone else going on friday?

i heard the pendragon launch had been cancelled? will still be there though - after about fours or five years of saying i'd make the london open night!