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New Event: The SFSF Social pt II — Sun 1st March, Sheffield

01/03/2015 @ 16:00 - 20:00


After a hugely successful launch, the Sheffield Sci-Fi Social (aka The SFSFS!) is back, with a different venue and two new readers!

Because we’re running on a Sunday this time, we’ve had to move down the road to the Old Queen’s Head, behind the bus station on Pond Street. It’s Sheffield’s oldest pub, and is apparently haunted too. We hope the ghosts enjoy the stories as much as you will! We’ve also moved a little further back into the afternoon, so that all those of us unlucky enough to be working early Monday morning don’t have too long an evening…

Our readers will be none other than Sheffield’s own, award-winning Ian Sales, and – all the way from San Francisco! – author and theatrical swordfighter Dana Fredsti.

About Dana Fredsti: As a theatrical swordfighter, Dana Fredsti‘s film credits include Army of Darkness. Her Ashley Parker novels, Plague Town, Plague Nation, and Plague World, all published by Titan Books, has been described by The Book Smugglers as “A diverting, entertaining zombie siege novel complete with all the delicious, bone-crunching, blood-gushing awesomeness a zombie lover could ever want.”

About Ian Sales: Ian Sales has published three volumes of his hard science fiction/alt-history Apollo Quartet through his own Whippleshield Books; the first volume, Adrift on the Sea of Rains, won a BSFA award in 2012 and was called “one of the most outstanding self-published books of the year” by the Guardian. The final volume in the series, All That Outer Space Allows, will be published this year – as will the first book in his new space opera trilogy, A Prospect of War, which will come from Tickety Boo Press.

There will, once more, be giveaway prizes to be had, and once the upstairs readings and talks are done, we’ll be sticking around for a good old chat in the bar too. Please check out the website at sfsfsocial.wordpress.com as there is an EventBrite link — this not only helps us by letting us know if you are coming, but you can see who else is too! Please follow the event on Twitter  @SFSFSocial and spread the word to anyone who might be interested! We hope to see you there!

(ps. our thanks to Steven Poore for organising and hosting the event).



16:00 - 20:00
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The Old Queen’s Head
40 Pond Hill
Sheffield, South Yorks S1 2BG United Kingdom
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0798 355 9073


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