Science Fiction, Fantasy & Anime Society
About the Society
The University of Nottingham Science Fiction, Fantasy & Anime Society (SFFAS) exists to provide its members with a steady and nourishing diet of films and TV series’ old and new from a variety of genres, and to cater likewise for those with more literary tastes with its expansive libary of over 1000 books, which can be viewed here.
While best efforts are made to keep this page up to date you may do better by checking our website. We can also be found on facebook.
Wednesday: SciFi & Fantasy Nights
Portland Building E126, 7pm - 10pm
On Wednesdays we watch a Sci-Fi or Fantasy Film. Anyone can bring their own DVDs, then we choose what to watch via the sometimes confusing system known as “all stick up your hands and we’ll attempt to count”. Afterwards the same insanity is repeated for TV shows, and then it’s off to find a quiet place to sit and discuss all things geeky.
Monday: Anime Nights
Portland Building C27, 7pm - 10pm
Monday Night is Anime Night! We begin with an episode or two of a series chosen to watch throughout the term (after auditioning series for the first couple of weeks), and then follow with a film, more series, or whatever you like. As always, feel free to bring anything you think we would enjoy watching!
Every Second Friday: Alternate Friday Social Nights
Alternate Fridays are when we hold those other events that don’t quite fit on our other nights. Author talks, Cinema Trips, Bowling Socials, Treasure Hunts, Pumpkin Carving, and more. If our members will enjoy it we will do our best to make it happen. As our president will tell you, it’s Alternate because we do different things every other week.
Previous Alternate Friday events have included:
Every Third Thursday: Reading Group Meetings
Trent Building A54, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
On Thursday the 21st of February, we are launching the first in a series of informal meetings dedicated to Science Fiction literature. This reading group will be very informal and we encourage everybody who might have any interest in science fiction to attend, whether you are a die hard fan of the genre or a complete neophyte who is just looking to start reading some great books. The goal of the reading group is for people to share opinions and ideas, and to allow discussions around the themes that each reading will bring up. Every session will take place on Thursdays, from 5:15 pm to about 6:15 pm (with possible drinks afterwards).
We have already selected some books for this term and the idea is to meet about every three weeks to discuss one specific book (and in two cases their cinematographic adaptation or source of inspiration). Under you will find the reading list, along with the dates of each meeting. Unless mentioned otherwise, all meetings will take place in the Trent building, room A54, in University Park, and will begin around 5:15 pm.
21/02/2013 George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1948)*
27/02/2013 Screening of Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers (1997) - Hallward Screening Room (140)
07/03/2013 Robert A. Heinlein. Starship Troopers (1959)*
13/03/2013 Screening of Marcel Camus’s Black Orpheus (1959) - Hallward Screening Room (140)
21/03/2013 Samuel R. Delany, The Einstein Intersection (1967)
25/04/2013 William Gibson. The Neuromancer (1984)*
16/05/2013 Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) (Trent A19)
06/06/2013 Octavia E. Butler. The Parable of the Sower (1993)
20/06/2013 Jane Rogers, The Testament of Jessie Lamb (2011)
We tried to build our reading list around books that should all be available either as hard copies or ebooks on Amazon or Abebooks, but if you are having trouble securing a copy, please let us know in advance. Books marked with a * are available from the society library, e-mail email@example.com to borrow one.
So if you are interested in joining us, come to our introductory session on the 21st of February where we will discuss George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (feel free to join even if you haven't read the book).
We produce short films in collaboration with Black Stump Films. Two films were made last year: Jeremy and Geek Love. This year we have made Codex Noctumbra, another film is currently in the works.
We've teamed up with The Last Line, an independent publisher specialising in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Steampunk, to assemble and publish a collection of stories written by students. If you would like to get involved with the anthology, then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or look out for 'Anthology Meeting' events on this page.
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