Back to School 

And so my lovely, peaceful and restful Reading Week comes to an end. (Good luck to everyone with deadlines!)

Some exciting news, the society twitter account is back in action! Event locations and updates will be tweeted out as well as anything that amuses me. Follow us here: twitter.com/uclsffs

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK
FILM NIGHT Primer, Monday 12th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Pearson G22
Come along to film night to watch Primer, the mind-boggling time travel movie. The film screening will be followed by a 20-minute Youtube explanation of the plot.

BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 14th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Chadwick 2.18
Boardgames followed by the pub! If you’d like to play a specific boardgame, be sure to request it from Jo Winter. Remember to check here for the list of boardgames the society owns.

RPG ONE-SHOTS, Thursday 15th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Cruciform Basement
Various society members will be running one-shots from various systems, some of them freshly trained after Sunday’s GM Crashcourse. Come along and join us whether you’re a veteran or a beginner! If you’re interested in running something contact Logan Forth. If you want to use anything from the society RPG library he’s also the guy to contact.

BOOK CLUB, Friday 16th November, 18:00 – 20:00, Dillon’s Coffee (in Gower Street Waterstones)
Starting from this session and continuing for the next few weeks the book club will be discussing William Gibson’s cyberpunk-defining Neuromancer.

2. UPCOMING EVENTS
FILM NIGHT High School Musical 2, Monday 19th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Pearson G22

PUB QUIZ, Thursday 22nd November, 19:00 – 21:00, IOE W2.05
wonderful time where we both celebrate and mock nerdy trivia.

ALL DAY RPGS, Saturday 24th November, 12:00 – 21:00, Cruciform Basement
Just like regular one-shot nights, except that you now have the chance to have longer sessions or multiple sessions within a single day!

3. SOCIETY RESOURCES
Our Website
www.uclsffs.org/
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!

Instagram
www.instagram.com/uclsffs/
Check out our posts and story!

Discord Server
discord.gg/sAaRXsB
Use our discord server to chat with other members about video game-y matters!

Twitter
twitter.com/uclsffs
Updates, event venues, and other fun little things.

If you ever want to send us an email, please do so here: su-scifi.society@ucl.ac.uk
If you ever have an enquiry for a specific member of the committee, they’re most easily contacted via Facebook:
President – Hannah Okumura Jones
Treasurer – Lewis Iain
Secretary (Book Club, Library) – Andrea Petrou
Board Games Officer (All Boardgame-related events) – Jo Winter
RPG Officer (All RPG-related events) – Logan Forth
Events Officer (All other events) – Joseph Holopainen Hadaway
Webmaster – Kari Clark

– Hannah, Master of All Four Elements, Watcher of Drinks, “She’s Always the Werewolf Don’t Trust Her”, and the Hounder of UCL Estates

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Happy Reading Week!

It’s finally Reading Week! I can finally catch up on sleep!

Film Night and Boardgames will still be on but the Book Club is taking a break this week.

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK
“FILM NIGHT” The Simpsons, Monday 5th November, 17:00 – 21:00, Pearson G22
This week’s “film night” is a tv marathon night! We’ll be watching some finely selected episodes of The Simpsons (i.e. Hadaway’s favourites).

BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 7th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Roberts 110
If you’d like to play a specific boardgame on the night, be sure to request it from Jo Winter.

DM Crash Course, Sunday 11th November, 12:00 – 17:00, IOE W2.06
Ever wanted to try out DMing your own D&D games but found the whole concept way too daunting? Come along to our DM crash course where we have years of combined experience running games to pass on directly to you so that you can have the know how and tools needed to conjuring up your own beautiful tabletop tales.

2. UPCOMING EVENTS
FILM NIGHT Primer, Monday 12th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Pearson G22

RPG One-Shots, Thursday 15th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Cruciform Basement
Various individuals will be running one-shots of various systems. Come along whether you’re experienced or a beginner. If you’re interested in running anything contact RPG Officer Logan Forth.

BOOK CLUB, Friday 16th November, 18:00 – 20:00, Dillon’s Coffee (in Gower Street Waterstones)
Starting from this session and continuing for the next few weeks the book club will be discussing William Gibson’s cyberpunk defining Neuromancer.

PUB QUIZ, Thursday 22nd November, 19:00 – 21:00, IOE W2.05
A wonderful time where we both celebrate and mock nerdy trivia.

ALL DAY RPGS, Saturday 24th November, 12:00 – 21:00, Cruciform Basement
Just like regular one-shot nights, except that you now have the chance to have longer sessions or multiple sessions within a single day!

3. SOCIETY RESOURCES
UCL SFFS Website
www.uclsffs.org/
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
www.instagram.com/uclsffs/
Check out our posts and story!

UCL SFFS Discord Server
discord.gg/sAaRXsB
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: su-scifi.society@ucl.ac.uk
If you ever have an enquiry for a specific member of the committee, they’re most easily contacted via Facebook:
President – Hannah Okumura Jones
Treasurer – Lewis Iain
Secretary (Book Club, Library) – Andrea Petrou
Board Games Officer (All Boardgame-related events) – Jo Winter
RPG Officer (All RPG-related events) – Logan Forth
Events Officer (All other events) – Joseph Holopainen Hadaway
Webmaster – Kari Clark

– Hannah, Master of All Four Elements, Watcher of Drinks, “She’s Always the Werewolf Don’t Trust Her”, and the Hounder of UCL Estates

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Post MCM Blues

I hope everyone’s looking forward to the spooky week ahead of us!

Also, don’t forget to purchase membership if you haven’t already!

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK
FILM NIGHT Halloween, Monday 29th October, 18:00 – 21:00, Medical Sciences G46 (H O Schild Pharmacology LT)
I know the remake-quel is out in theatres, but here in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Society we like to keep it OG. By which I mean, the new sequel which is also a remake, and not the original sequel, released in 1978, the original remake of the sequel, released in 1998, or the original remake, released in 2007 or the remake sequel, released in 2009. Or the six additional films released in the interim period with various chronologies, timelines and genuinely the most confusing naming in Hollywood. Anyway, the main takeaway out of this is this film does not contain Busta Rhymes.

Every Monday during term we watch a film as a society. This week, we’re watching John Carpenter’s classic and the greatest slasher film of all-time, Halloween, due to the upcoming holiday named after this film.

BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 31st October, 18:00 – 21:00, Anatomy B15
Come along to our weekly boardgames sessions; from rookie to veteran, all levels of board game experience are welcome.
If you’d like to play a specific boardgame on the night, be sure to request it from Jo Winter! Just check here for the list of boardgames we own: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/uclsffs…

BOOK CLUB, Friday 2nd November, 18:00 – 20:00, Dillon’s Coffee (in Gower Street Waterstones)
This week we’ll be reading “Understand”, a short story about a regular person gaining heightened intelligence and an imagining of what that feels like.
https://royallib.com/read/Chiang_Ted/Understand.html
(Story starts at ‘A layer of ice…’ paragraph 4)

Announcement: In two weeks’ time and over several weeks we’ll be discussing “Neuromancer” by William Gibson. This is a full-length novel that interested members will have to procure for themselves. The book has defined cyberpunk and is a dark, dystopian sci-fi story about a hacker doing one last job for a mysterious employer.

ALL DAY BOARDGAMES, Saturday 3rd November, 12:00 – 21:00, Chadwick G07
Boardgames all day! This will be the chance to play some of those longer games that can’t be contained within three hours. Feel free to drop in or leave at any time throughout the day. Just know that it will be our Halloween celebration, so come dressed in your best spooky regalia and join us for karaoke at Mully’s Basement Bar afterwards!

2. UPCOMING EVENTS
“FILM” NIGHT The Simpsons Marathon, Monday 5th November, 17:00 – 21:00, Pearson G22

DM CRASH COURSE, Sunday 11th November, 12:00 – 17:00, IOE W2.06
Ever wanted to try out DMing your own D&D games but found the whole concept way too daunting? Come along to our DM crash course where we have years of combined experience running games to pass on directly to you so that you can have the know how and tools needed to conjuring up your own beautiful tabletop tales.

RPG ONE-SHOTS, Thursday 15th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Cruciform Basement

3. SOCIETY RESOURCES
UCL SFFS Website
www.uclsffs.org/
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
www.instagram.com/uclsffs/
Check out our posts and story!

UCL SFFS Discord Server
discord.gg/sAaRXsB
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: su-scifi.society@ucl.ac.uk
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, Watcher of Drinks and the Hounder of UCL Estates

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Onwards to week 4 of events!

I’m going to remind you all that if you’re coming to this week’s events, please make sure that you’ve purchased society membership (you can do so here). If it’s your first time attending our events then don’t worry too much about it, but otherwise please do buy membership!

Those of you who came to the pub quiz on Thursday may have noticed the nifty whiteboards we used, and as a matter of fact they are now part of the society’s RPG inventory. If you ever want to borrow them or anything else in the RPG inventory just contact RPG Officer Logan Forth: https://www.dropbox.com/…/SFFS-RPG-Library-Catalogue-2018-2…
If you want to borrow any of the many books in our library, contact Secretary Andrea Petrou: https://www.dropbox.com/…/SFFS-Book-Library-Catalogue-2018-…
And, if you ever want to borrow a boardgame, contact Boardgames Officer Jo Winter.

A final note, if you ever need a room for a small event (with other paying members of society), such as an RPG session, just send me (Hannah Okumura Jones) a message and I can try to book a room for you.

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK
FILM NIGHT Truth or Dare, Monday 22nd October, 18:00 – 21:00, Medical Sciences G46 (H O Schild Pharmacology LT)
Films based on video games? Horrible
Films based on board games? Even worse
Films based on party games? I guess it’s in the public domain.
Every Monday during term we watch a film as a society. The second in our three film Horror Movie trilogy (Thrillogy?) is so-bad-it’s-laughable film Truth of Dare? Based on the party game of the same name.

If you enjoy the game, you may enjoy the film?

BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 24th October, 18:00 – 21:00, Foster Court 215
Come along to our weekly boardgames sessions; from rookie to veteran, all levels of board game experience are welcome.
If you’d like to play a specific boardgame on the night, be sure to request it from Jo Winter! Just check here for the list of boardgames we own: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/uclsffs…

BOOK CLUB, Friday 26th October, 18:00 – 20:00, Dillon’s Coffee (in Gower Street Waterstones)
This week’s reading is ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’, an interesting story about a utopian city.
http://engl210-deykute.wikispaces.umb.edu/f…/view/omelas.pdf

MURDER MYSTERY, Saturday 27th October, 14:00 – 18:00, Chadwick 2.18
A wild afternoon of intrigue, backstabbing and trickery! Those of you who have signed up will have received your characters by now, and I hope you all enjoy it.

2. UPCOMING EVENTS
FILM NIGHT Halloween, Monday 29th October, 18:00 – 21:00, Medical Sciences G46
I know the remake-quel is out in theatres, but here in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Society we like to keep it OG. By which I mean, the new sequel which is also a remake, and not the original sequel, released in 1978, the original remake of the sequel, released in 1998, or the original remake, released in 2007 or the remake sequel, released in 2009. Or the six additional films released in the interim period with various chronologies, timelines and genuinely the most confusing naming in Hollywood. Anyway, the main takeaway out of this is this film does not contain Busta Rhymes.

Every Monday during term we watch a film as a society. This week, we’re watching John Carpenter’s classic and the greatest slasher film of all-time, Halloween, due to the upcoming holiday named after this film.

ALL DAY BOARDGAMES, Saturday 3rd November, 12:00 – 21:00, Chadwick G07
Boardgames all day! This will be the chance to play some of those longer games that can’t be contained within three hours. Feel free to drop in or leave at any time throughout the day. Just know that it will be our Halloween celebration, so come dressed in your best spooky regalia and join us for karaoke at Mully’s Basement Bar afterwards!

3. SOCIETY RESOURCES
UCL SFFS Website
www.uclsffs.org/
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
www.instagram.com/uclsffs/
Check out our posts and story!

UCL SFFS Discord Server
discord.gg/sAaRXsB
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: su-scifi.society@ucl.ac.uk
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, Watcher of Drinks and the Hounder of UCL Estates

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God, it’s Cold

Aaaaaaanndd…. That’s Freshers Fortnight over! Thank you to everyone who attended our events these past two weeks, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves, and are settling in nicely for the year ahead of you.

If you guys have any suggestions for events you’d like to see us run in the future, make good use of our suggestion form: https://goo.gl/forms/Xj8cuBrIbW09VKRj1 (If you’d like to suggest other things, such as board games and books we could acquire, you can find other suggestion forms on our website!)

I’m aware that many of you are eager to run or join an RPG campaign, if you’re interested in doing either sign yourself up on our campaign sheet here: https://docs.google.com/…/1-33QqlzEK_JbHK_gNwGz_NRClp…/edit…

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK
FILM NIGHT The Conjuring 2, Monday 15th October, 18:00 – 21:00, Chadwick B05
Ghosts? Demons? Creepy Nuns? We start our trilogy of October Horror Movie film nights where we try to uncover the spookiest thing of them all – the end of the Piccadilly line.
Every Monday during term we watch a film as a society. The film we’re showing this week is James Wan’s masterpiece in Horror “The Conjuring 2”. You do not need to see the first one to understand this one.

BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 17th October, 18:00 – 21:00, Foster Court 215
Come along to our weekly boardgames sessions; from rookie to veteran, all levels of board game experience are welcome.
If you’d like to play a specific boardgame on the night, be sure to request it from Jo Winter!

PUB QUIZ, Thursday 18th October, 19:00 – 21:30, IOE W2.05
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.

BOOK CLUB, Friday 19th October, 18:00 – 20:00, Dillon’s Coffee (in Gower Street Waterstones)
This week’s reading is a short sci-fi story about religion: ‘The Way of Cross and Dragon’ by George R. R. Martin http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/…/the-way-of-cross-and-d…/

2. UPCOMING EVENTS
FILM NIGHT Truth or Dare, Monday 22nd October, 18:00 – 21:00, Medical Sciences G46
Films based on video games? Horrible
Films based on board games? Even worse
Films based on party games? I guess it’s in the public domain.
Every Monday during term we watch a film as a society. The second in our three film Horror Movie trilogy (Thrillogy?) is so-bad-it’s-laughable film Truth of Dare? Based on the party game of the same name.
If you enjoy the game, you may enjoy the film?

3. SOCIETY RESOURCES
UCL SFFS Website
www.uclsffs.org/
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
www.instagram.com/uclsffs/
Check out our posts and story!

UCL SFFS Discord Server
discord.gg/sAaRXsB
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: su-scifi.society@ucl.ac.uk
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

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Here We Go Again!

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?
A lot.

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)
To
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
www.uclsffs.org/
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
www.instagram.com/uclsffs/
Check out our posts and story!

UCL SFFS Discord Server
discord.gg/sAaRXsB
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: su-scifi.society@ucl.ac.uk
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

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Welcome!

Hello, everyone! Welcome to a new term of strange and nerdy shenanigans with the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Society! I’m the President, Hannah, and I’ll be the one posting announcements every Sunday. They will keep you updated on our events and socials, and other things I think deserve your attention. Hope to see you all at some point in the next two weeks!

EVENTS THIS WEEK
FILM NIGHT – The Shape of Water, Monday 1st October, 18:00 – 21:00, Pearson G22
Do you love Beauty and the Beast but also hate SeaWorld?
Boy, have we got a film for you.

BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 3rd October, 18:00 – 21:00, Foster Court 243
Come join us for our first board game evening of the term!
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.
Afterwards, feel free to join us at the IOE bar for post game trash talk (alcohol not mandatory)

RPG ONE-SHOTS, Thursday 4th 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 Fiasco to Paranoia.
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 5th October, 18:00 – 20:00, Dillon’s Coffee (in Gower Street Waterstones)
Welcome to SFFS book club, a brand new event where we discuss sci-fi and fantasy literature! We’ll be starting off with a short story, Ted Chiang’s ‘Story of Your Life’.
Narrated by a linguistics professor tasked with deciphering an alien language. The sci-fi story that formed the basis of the 2016 film ‘Arrival’. For those who have watched the film, we will be discussing the narrative, themes and how the film works as an adaptation, but the focus will be on the short story.
Read online: http://www.kameli.net/…/ted-chiang-story-of-your-life-2000.…

GEEK TOUR, Saturday 6th October, 12:00 – 17:00, UCL Main Quad
For many of you it’s your first couple of weeks in London, and we figured that it might be nice to give all of you a tour of the various geeky highlights that aren’t on other London tours. From merch stores to comic book stores to specialist game stores, we will give you the geeks eye-view to London that only SFFS can provide.

UPCOMING EVENTS
FILM NIGHT – Space Jam, Monday 8th October, 18:00 – 21:00, IOE 804
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?
A lot.

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, Gordon House 308

RPG ONE-SHOTS, Thursday 11th October, 18:00 – 21:00, Institute of Education Lobby

BOOK CLUB, Friday 12th October, 18:00 – 20:00, Dillon’s Coffee (in Gower Street Waterstones)
Week 2: ‘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).

SOCIETY RESOURCES
UCL SFFS Website
www.uclsffs.org/
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
www.instagram.com/uclsffs/
Check out our posts and story!

UCL SFFS Discord Server
discord.gg/sAaRXsB
Use our discord server to chat with other members about video game-y matters!

If you ever want to send us an email, do so here: su-scifi.society@ucl.ac.uk
And of course if you ever have a specific enquiry for a certain member of the committee, you can always contact them through Facebook.

– Hannah, Master of All Four Elements

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It Turned Colder That’s Where it Ends

Apologies for the late email everyone! A reminder that this week’s board games night is the last “official” one for the summer. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying the society’s board games! Contact Jo Winter if you’d like to borrow board games from the society.

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK

BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 20th Aug, 18:00 – 21:00, Darwin B05

Come along to the last board games night we’ll have in a while!

2. IN THE WORKS

We have an Instagram!

Follow our Instagram here: www.instagram.com/uclsffs/

I Heart the society website

Be sure to make use of all the features our beautiful website hosts: www.uclsffs .org

If there’s something you wish to have advertised in this section just contact me!

– Hannah, Lazy Overseer Extraordinaire, Devourer of Popcorn, Lover of 80s Pop, Sufferer of Too Many Hangovers, and Critic of the Room Booking System

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Oh, Oh the Summer Nights

Here’s some information about events this week as well as some information about boardgames for the rest of the summer!

August 22nd will be the last time before term starts that we’ll be able to use UCL rooms for boardgames (and any other society events). We have decided that this summer we will not “officially” host board game nights after the 22nd.

But! We highly encourage you guys to independently organise your own board game meet-ups and to advertise it on the Facebook group page if you wish (you can also contact me if you’d like to have it advertised in weekly emails)! We will also remind you all that there is a board game lending service in place, and you can borrow boardgames from the society for a small deposit. Just contact Board Game Officer Jo Winter!

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK

Board Games, Wednesday 15th Aug, 18:00 – 21:00, Roberts 110

Same old, same old: playing board games then going off to the pub. Remember to leave requests for the board games you want to play!

Film Night, Monday 20th Aug, 18:00 – 20:30, Pearson G22

Come along to the last film night of the summer to watch 80s Irish schoolboys start up a band in Sing Street!

2. IN THE WORKS

We have an Instagram!

Follow our Instagram here: www.instagram.com/uclsffs/

I Heart the society website

Be sure to make use of all the features our beautiful website hosts: www.uclsffs.org

If there’s something you wish to have advertised in this section just contact me!

– Hannah, Lazy Overseer Extraordinaire, Devourer of Popcorn, Lover of 80s Pop, Sufferer of Too Many Hangovers, and Critic of the Room Booking System

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Summer Sun Something’s Begun

Congratulations to Kyle, Ed and Miki for being the inaugural champions of SFFS’s Rock Paper Scissors Tournament!

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK

FILM NIGHT, Monday 6th Aug, 18:00 – 20:30, Pearson G22

Film Night’s tonight! We’ll be showing Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Be sure to check Hadaway’s post for Hydration Mandates!

BOARD GAMES, Wednesday 8th Aug, 18:00 – 21:00, Darwin B05

Same old, same old: playing board games then going off to the pub. Remember to leave requests for the board games you want to play!

2. UPCOMING EVENTS

Film Night, Monday 20th Aug, 18:00 – 20:30

This may be the last Film Night we’ll be able to host until term starts up again.

3. IN THE WORKS

We have an Instagram!

Follow our Instagram here: www . instagram . com/uclsffs/

I Heart the society website

Be sure to make use of all the features our beautiful website hosts: www.uclsffs.org

If there’s something you wish to have advertised in this section just contact me!

– Hannah, Lazy Overseer Extraordinaire, Devourer of Popcorn, Lover of 80s Pop, and Critic of the Room Booking System

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