Hey, I hoped y’all enjoyed your first week of sci-fi and fantasy events and are ready for a second jam-packed week! There have been some room changes so please pay close attention to the new locations for the events.
I would greatly encourage all of you to come along to the pub after these events (even if you find yourself unable attend the event itself, feel free to just come to the pub after 9pm!), they’re a great way of getting to know other freshers and members of the society. We usually go to the Institute Outside Bar (the one right outside the IOE), so join us there and don’t at all feel pressured to drink!
Final note: Use our forums! Our website boasts a great forum to let you guys discuss and argue nerdy topics to your heart’s content. If you’re not sure where to start, why not try to convince me to watch (or alternatively scare me off of watching) the original trilogy of Star Wars here: http://www.uclsffs.org/…/should-i-watch-the-original-star-…/
1. EVENTS THIS WEEK
FILM NIGHT Space Jam, Monday 8th October, 18:00 – 21:00, IOE 537
Bugs Bunny? Michael Jordan? According to my focus group, kids love both those things. Add in a meme-worthy soundtrack, significant product placement and an uncomfortably gender-swapped Bugs Bunny and what can go wrong?
RPS TOURNAMENT, Tuesday 9th October, 18:00 – 21:00, IOE 739
Anybody want to prove to their friends that they’re the Michael Jordan of Rock, Paper, Scissors?
Anybody love the theatrics of the WWE but hate the actual athleticism?
Anybody want to prove to their friends that their time-tested strategy of “Always Go For Rock” never fails?
We have the event for you.
This night and this night only, we have THREE official UCL SFFS Championships up for grabs. THE SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP, the TAG TEAM and the NO HOLDS BARRED BELTS are ALL ON THE LINE!
BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 10th October, 18:00 – 21:00, IOE 784
Never heard of Settlers of Catan? Or play Twilight Imperium on the regular? Either way, feel free to come along; from rookie to veteran, all levels of board game experience are welcome. A selection of the society’s library will be available to play, with committee members available to demo or provide rules explanations as needed.
RPG ONE-SHOTS, Thursday 11th October, 18:00 – 21:00, Institute of Education Lobby
Ever dreamed of being a wizard? An orc? Buffy the Vampire slayer?
A werewolf? Now’s your chance.
A selection of individuals from our society will be running taster sessions to introduce you to the world of RPGs. These will cover a variety of roleplaying games from Dungeons & Dragons to Microscope to Fiasco.
Whether you haven’t heard of a dungeon nor a dragon or are an experienced player looking for new people to talk Owlbears with or make your own group, come on and try it out!
BOOK CLUB, Friday 12th October, 18:00 – 20:00, Dillon’s Coffee (in Gower Street Waterstones)
This week’s reading is ‘The Gig Economy’. All you need to know is that this is an intriguing lovecraftian story set in modern times.
Read online: https://zerohplovecraft.wordpress.com/…/…/the-gig-economy-2/
PICNIC, Saturday 13th October, 14:00 – 18:00, UCL Main Quad
This is your chance to start to get to know the members of UCL SFFS and an opportunity to make new friends over chips, avocados or whatever picnic people eat.
We’ll have an initial group of people meet at the quad and head to Regents Park, if you plan on coming after 2pm, you can find us via the live location we’ll be sharing on the Facebook Event page.
BYOFAB (Bring Your Own Food and Beverages).
2. UPCOMING EVENTS
PUB QUIZ, Thursday 18th October, 19:00 – 21:30, Print Room Café
Think of yourself an expert in The Lord of the Rings? How about a savant at The Simpsons? An obsessive Potterhead who couldn’t sleep without the soothing voice of Jim Dale?
Whether you are an authority on Douglas Adams or if you can’t differentiate your Tony from your Robb Starks, give the UCL Sci-Fi and Fantasy Society Pub Quiz a try, where a variety of questions from the realms of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Nerd-Adjacent and even general knowledge will be asked.
Teams will be made at the event, you don’t need to know anybody to compete.
Not the most traditional pub quiz, we made it more Game Show-y and hopefully more fun.
3. SOCIETY RESOURCES
UCL SFFS Website
Our beautiful multifaceted website is a thing of wonder. It contains everything you need concerning the society: a lovely google calendar, a list of the boardgames, books, and RPG materials we own and can lend out, our forum, and even some suggestion forms!
UCL SFFS Instagram
Check out our posts and story!
UCL SFFS Discord Server
Use our discord server to chat with other members about video game-y matters!
If you ever want to send us an email, please do so here: email@example.com
And of course if you ever have an enquiry for a specific member of the committee, you can always contact us through Facebook messenger.
4. IN THE WORKS
This section is for members to advertise events they are running independently of the committee for members of the society, if there’s something you wish to have advertised in this section just contact me!
– Hannah, Master of All Four Elements and the Hounder of UCL Estates