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British Fantasy Society => BFS Events => Topic started by: BFS_Events_Karen on November 23, 2015, 09:05:15 AM

Title: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on November 23, 2015, 09:05:15 AM
We have a December social in London on the 4th December from 6.30pm at http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/doggettscoatandbadgesouthbanklondon

It is not a private room, it is a reserved area (which was not my preference) and so we are going for an informal social.

Hope to see you there. 

Karen
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on May 24, 2016, 08:17:58 PM
BSF London Social 10th June

We have decided to ensure that our social events are accessible for everyone, which we are prioritising over having a private room. This means we are not planning formal content or book readings at this event.

We are at a new venue http://www.finelinebow.co.uk/find-us and would love your thoughts about this. If we enjoy it we may be back again.

So this will be a relaxed friendly social where everyone is very welcome!

(we also had a social in March, but I clearly forgot to post here...  apologies!)

You can keep up to date about BFS events on:
The website http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/events/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/britishfantasysociety/
Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/794498883993725/

Hope to see you all soon!
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: IanH on May 31, 2016, 11:16:35 PM
Shouldn't the venue be on the BFS events page rather than in the Forum where less people might see it? And maybe it should be a news feature on the homepage as well?
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 02, 2016, 09:23:32 AM
Shouldn't the venue be on the BFS events page rather than in the Forum where less people might see it? And maybe it should be a news feature on the homepage as well?

I agree
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: Djibril on June 02, 2016, 09:29:18 PM
Is the BFS social a members-only event?
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 03, 2016, 08:49:07 AM
Is the BFS social a members-only event?

It hasn't been in the past so I assume not this time, either.
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: Djibril on June 04, 2016, 01:41:30 PM
Cool thanks, I'll keep my eyes open for the next one then. Would be nice to put some faces to names some time. :)
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on June 11, 2016, 01:50:15 PM
Apologies, I didn't manage to put the venue on the website, have been busy with other stuff and overlooked this, will try and ensure this is addressed in future. 
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on June 11, 2016, 01:53:27 PM
The next one will be on the 30th September, venue tbc. 

It is also on Facebook if you ever use those channels... https://www.facebook.com/events/797855470337601/

Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on June 11, 2016, 01:54:10 PM
And yes, non members very welcome. 
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on September 03, 2016, 08:16:18 PM
London Social - everyone welcome
30th September 7pm
http://www.finelinebow.co.uk/find-us
Accessible venue

Let us know if you can make it on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/797855470337601
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on November 17, 2016, 12:30:06 AM
BFS Open Night 2 December 2016, 7pm at The Counting House, London EC3V 3PV
Function room accessible to people in wheelchairs. 

Come and join us at the BFS Open Night as we celebrate two of the genre’s finest independent publishers – Eibonvale Press and The Exaggerated Press. Eibonvale will be launching Andrew Hook’s new collection “Human Maps”, “Sangria in the Sangraal” by Rhys Hughes and Allen Ashley’s revised and updated novel “The Planet Suite”. The Exaggerated Press will be launching the collection “Slow Motion Wars” by Andrew Hook and Allen Ashley; as well as “Wordland 7: Mountebanks” Edited by Allen Ashley.

Publishers David Rix (Eibonvale) and Terry Grimwood (Exaggerated) have confirmed their attendance as have featured British Fantasy Award winning authors/editors Andrew Hook and Allen Ashley and short story powerhouse Rhys Hughes. There will be a fun “Design a Bookmark” competition – with prizes. Plus a chance to chat and enjoy a drink with fellow genre writers, artists and fans.

Everyone is welcome (members and non members) as long as they are interested in Fantasy, Horror and or Science Fiction!
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: Djibril on November 17, 2016, 05:37:17 PM
Sounds great! I'll try to be there... it'll be nice to meet a bunch of people at last (as well as to see Terry and Rhys again). Thanks for sharing the event!
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: Djibril on December 03, 2016, 04:49:00 PM
It was great to meet everyone at the BFS London Social last night. Especially nice to catch up with TFF old friends Rhys Hughes and Terry Grimwood, and to meet for the first time David Rix, Dolly Garland, Andrew Hook, Fiona Duffin, C.C. Adams, Allen Ashley, Karen Fishwick, Stephen Oram… and apologies to everyone else whose name I didn't catch. :) Also congratulations to Valeria Vitale, who won the Eibonvale Press design-a-bookmark contest!

It was fun. I hope I'll be able to make more of these in the future—please do keep us posted on this forum as they're organized.
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on April 10, 2017, 03:45:13 PM

Apologies, London BFS events are not taking place at the moment due to a couple of factors, firstly that my life has been really busy and secondly because free private venues in central London are difficult to come by so there is a discussion with the BFS committee to decide if there is a budget for this.  Until those discussions are resolved I will not be running any London Events. 

I am more than happy to put details of other events onto the BFS calendar/website social media, so if you are organising something do still let me know. 

Thanks
Karen
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: Rolnikov on April 19, 2017, 03:17:20 PM
Understandable that after taking on FantasyCon at short notice other things might suffer. I'm still quite interested in setting something up in Birmingham if you want to get back to me on that. No worries if not.
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on May 16, 2017, 04:27:15 PM
I have the following dates for your diary:

Friday 7th July - waiting on confirmation from the venue

Friday 13th October - Counting House (50 Cornhill, London,EC3V 3PD)

Friday 8th December - Venue TBC

I will confirm details of these asap. 

Thanks
Karen
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on May 18, 2017, 12:58:57 PM
I'm still quite interested in setting something up in Birmingham if you want to get back to me on that. No worries if not.

Apologies, I would love you to set something up, I will respond via email.  Thank you
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on May 18, 2017, 01:00:21 PM
The July event is now confirmed:

Friday 7th July, 7pm – late, at the Counting House, 50 Cornhill, London

The Counting House is a lovely venue and serves a range of beers and ale (as well as all the other alcohol you would expect!) and has a great food menu.  We have a private, accessible room which gives us  space to chat and meet others.  Everyone is welcome, it is entirely free and you don’t need to be a member of the BFS to come along.
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: IanH on June 27, 2017, 08:37:43 PM
Any guests coming along on the 7th of July? Or is it drinks only?
Title: Re: BFS Social London
Post by: BFS_Events_Karen on July 10, 2017, 11:57:03 AM

IanH - apologies for not getting back to you, lovely to see you at the pub. 

I realise I had posted the Xmas Social as Friday 7th December...  it is of course the 8th!  I have amended this to save confusion. 

It was also suggested that the October Social clashed with Octocon in Dublin, but I have checked the dates and it does not! Octocon is the 6th - 8th and the BFS social is the 13th. 

Would potential attendees prefer a Guest/interview/reading or would they prefer just to meet and chat?  Let me know what you think and I will try and ensure it is arranged to suit the majority. 

Thanks
Karen