For its April meeting this year the Birmingham Science Fiction Group is proud to welcome Robert Blackham, noted Tolkien expert, who will be showing his new presentation about Tolkienâ€™s experiences in the World War. Bob returns to the BSFG following his successful and popular presentation in 2009.
Bob is the author of several books about J.R.R.Tolkien, including The Roots of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, Tolkien’s Oxford, The Pitkin Guide to Tolkien and Tolkien and the Peril of War. Bobâ€™s presentations always give a fascinating insight into Tolkienâ€™s experiences, as well as suggesting possible inspirations that would later turn up in Middle-Earth.
The meeting is on 13 April 2012 at the Briar Rose Hotel on Bennettâ€™s Hill, Birmingham; this venue is just 5 minutes walk from New Street Station and handy for all bus routes. The meeting opens its doors at 7:30 pm.
The group itself has many members of all ages, and between them the membership has an enormous wealth of knowledge of literary SF, as well as film, television, etc. If you want to know about a particular author or book, the BSFG may be able to help you! Just let them know you are a first timer when you turn up and any member will be happy to introduce you to the committee and make you feel as welcome as we canâ€¦
If you live anywhere in or around the West Midlands, the BSFG is the group for you! For further information, and a copy of our monthly newsletter, please email: BHAMSFGROUP@YAHOO.CO.UK