Established in 1969 and based in Johannesburg, Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa (SFFSA) is a club for fans of both science fiction and fantasy. Membership benefits include:

Monthly meetings 
Annual mini-conventions An extensive library
Quarterly  Probe fanzine
NOVA Short story
  competition
Much, much more!

International and country members are more than welcome 

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Join us at our monthly meetings, monthly Film Club evenings and annual conventions!

Don't be shy to bring your friends or even strangers you've met in a bookshop!


NEXT EVENT - SPEAKER & DINNER

  • Date: Saturday 20 October 2018
  • Time: 5:30PM for 6:00PM
  • Venue: Nexus Hub
  • Speaker: Tim Carter
  • Subject: Travel In Fact (& sometimes in SF)
  • Cost: R10 (members) R20 (non-members)

  • Tim is a consulting engineer in his own company. He has presented talks to SFFSA a number of times over recent years. He is a Physical Metallurgist, and will be giving a talk on Travel In Fact. And sometimes in Science Fiction.

    The talk will be followed by supper at Nexus for those who wish to stay.  We will finish off with the next episode of ďCounterpointĒ.

    As Nexus is not licensed please bring along your own alcohol, but do not bring cool drinks or snacks.

    Please remember there is extra parking across the road.

    For more information, contact Ian on 083 523 0081

    FOLLOWING EVENT
    YEAR END DINNER

  • Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
  • Time: 5:30PM for 6:00PM
  • Venue: Nexus Hub
  • Speaker: Digby Ricci
  • Subject: Forbidden Planet and The Tempest
  • Cost: R10 (members) R20 (non-members)






  • Types of Events


    Monthly meetings
    These usually occur on the afternoon of the third Saturday of the month, from 18h00 onwards and may take the form of presentations, regular speakers, bring and braai's (barbecues), an outing to the Planetarium and movie screening... R10 for members, R20 for non-members.

    Film Club evenings
    Usually on the second Saturday evening of the month, at Franz and Simone's house. Here we watch the movie for the evening. Can vary from the ridiculous to the sublime, and is selected from our members' extensive personal libraries. We normally start at 19h30 and finish by about 23h00. Entrance is R30.

    Mini-conventions
    These include a midyear convention for the more serious fan - consisting of a day of talks, discussions, debates, quizzes and movie screenings - as well as speciality small conventions, such as a Star Trek minicon held in the first half of the year.


    2019 Calendar of Events


    WHEN

    TYPE

    VENUE

    DETAILS

     19 January
    AGM
    Jamieson's home

    16 February

    Speaker & Movie

    Nexus

    TBA

    2018 Calendar of Events

    WHEN

    TYPE

    VENUE

    DETAILS

     20 January
    AGM
    Jamieson's home

    17 February

    Speaker & Movie

    Nexus

    Deirdre Byrne (Ursula le Guin)

    25 March

    Speaker & Movie

    Nexus

    Denis Droppa (SF Motor Cars)

    21 April

    Social

    Gavinís home


    19 May

    Movie & Dinner

    Nexus


    16 June

    Speaker & Movie

    Nexus

    Mary-Anne Potter (Why Trees)

    21 July

    Speaker & Movie

    Nexus

    Gerald Hope (Trek Wars)
    18 August Mini Con  Ronís home  
    22 September Speaker & Dinner  Nexus  Fred Strydom (SF Role in SA)
    20 October Speaker & Dinner  Nexus  Tim Carter (Travel in Fact & SF)
    17 November
    Speaker & Dinner  Nexus  Digby (Forbidden Planet & The Tempest)
    8 December
    Social  Ronís home


    Venues for 2018

    Ron's Home :
       34 Royal Street
       Ferndale


    Ian and Gail's Home :
       30 Gustav Preller Street
       Vorna Valley
       Midrand


    Nexus Hub

        21 Harley Street
        Ferndale
        Randburg


    Gavin's Home

        42 Pyramid Road
        Edenglen
        Edenvale


    2017 Calendar of Events

    WHEN

    TYPE

    VENUE

    DETAILS

    18 February

    Speaker & Movie

    Cesco's


    18 March

    Speaker & Movie

    Cesco's


    22 April

    Social

    Ronís home


    20 May

    Classic Movie Day

    Cesco's


    24 June

    Speaker & Movie

    Cesco's

    Marco Andreoli (Lifeforce)

    15 July

    Speaker & Movie

    Cesco's

    Nial Mollison (The Wind Rises)

    19 August

    Speaker & Movie

    Central City Comics

    Lee Herrmann (Zombieland)

    16 September

    Mini Con

    Ronís home

    Games and Quizzes

    14 October

    Speaker & Movie

    Central City Comics

    Owen Swart (Star Trek)

    18 November

    Year End Dinner

    Nexus Hub

    Digby Ricci on Narnia

    9 December

    Social

    Ronís home


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