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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Summer Days Drifting Away

A few new events to shake up our usual schedule. Your society needs you to participate in a play-testing of Rock Paper Scissors, it is a ridiculous idea and we need to develop it more. After that, go ahead and give up your weekend to marathon Lord of the Rings!

1. EVENTS THIS WEEK

Board Games, Wednesday 1st Aug, 18:00 – 21:00, Darwin B05

Same old, same old: playing board games then going off to the pub.

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Playtesting, Thursday 2nd Aug, 18:00 – 21:00, Chadwick 2.18

This is the stupidest idea that has ever been thought up by this society and we need to test it before ruining our reputations forever.

Lord of the Rings Marathon Day, Sunday 5th Aug, 11am or 12pm start, Goyder’s house
Spend far too many hours watching Peter Jackson’s epic film series in a marathon organised by Emily Lau!

2. UPCOMING EVENTS

Film Night, Monday 6th Aug, 18:00 – 20:30, TBA

Another Film Night is coming, and it’s looking like it’ll either be Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, or a series of Simpsons episodes.

3. IN THE WORKS

We Have an Instagram

Follow the society instagram here: www.instagram.com/uclsffs/

I Heart the Society Website

Show some love to our beautiful website: www.uclsffs.org

If you have something you want 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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Summer Lovin’ Happened so Fast

This week we have film night making an appearance, so show up and indulge in Hadaway’s Rehydration Regulations!

1. Events this Week

Film Night, Monday 23rd July, 18:00 – 20:30, Pearson G22

What we’re showing for the first film night of the summer is Tickled, the documentary following a journalist investigating the bizarre world of competitive endurance tickling.

Board Games, Wednesday 25th July, 18:00 – 21:00, Darwin B05

Same old, same old: playing board games then going off to the pub. Hopefully the IOE Bar won’t be closed this time.

2. In the Works

We have an Instagram!

Follow the society instagram here: www.instagram.com/uclsffs/

I Heart the Society Website

Our website is amazing and wondrous and comes with suggestion forms and a forum: www.uclsffs.org

– Hannah, Lazy Overseer Extraordinaire, Devourer of Popcorn, and Critic of the Room Booking System

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Summer Lovin’ Had Me a Blast

In addition to the usual board games, I’m pleased to announce that there’s also a film night coming up!

1. Events this Week

Board Games, Wednesday 18th July, 18:00 – 21:00, Darwin B05
Same old, same old: playing board games then going off to the pub.

Film Night, Monday 23rd July, 18:00 – 20:30, TBA
Film nights are back! The first film we’ll be showing this summer is Tickled, the documentary following a journalist investigating the bizarre world of competitive endurance tickling.

2. Upcoming Events

Murder Mystery Day, Saturday 28th July, 12:00 – 18:00, TBA
Kyle and Finn are planning a Murder Mystery Day and it will take place in UCL. If you’re interested, contact them or respond to the Facebook post they made on the group page.

3. In the Works

We have an Instagram!
Follow the society instagram here: www.instagram.com/uclsffs/

I Heart the Society Website
Our website is amazing and wondrous and comes with suggestion forms and a forum: www.uclsffs.com

If you have something you wish to have advertised in this section, just contact me!

– Hannah, Lazy Overseer Extraordinaire, Devourer of Popcorn, and Critic of the Room Booking System

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Happy (days-late) Pride

I hope no one suffered bad sunburns or terrible hangovers post-Pride.

1. Events this Week

Board Games, Wednesday 11th July, 18:00 – 21:00, Darwin B05

There are talks of streaming the football during board games so don’t worry about missing the match.

2. Upcoming Events

Murder Mystery Day, Saturday 28th July, 12:00 – 18:00, TBA
Kyle Graves and Phoenicia J. Rogerson are planning a Murder Mystery Day and it will take place in UCL, If you’re interested contact them or respond to the Facebook post they made on the group page.

3. In the Works

We have an Instagram

Follow the society instagram here: www.instagram.com/uclsffs/

I Heart the Society Website

Our website is amazing and wondrous and comes with suggestion forms and a forum: www.uclsffs.com

If you have something you wish to have advertised in this section, just contact me!

– Hannah, Lazy Overseer Extraordinaire, Devourer of Popcorn

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I Really Need to Start Doing These on Sundays

Another week of nerdery in weirdly sunny London.

1. Events this Week

Board Games, Wednesday 4th July, 18:00 – 21:00, Darwin B05

Same deal as last week, I’ll be the one carrying board games this week and as I am not as ripped as our board game officer I will only be bringing one bag. So if there’s a board game you really want to play this week, tell me so that I can make sure it’s included.

2. In the Works

We have an Instagram

Follow the society instagram here: www.instagram.com/uclsffs/

I Heart the Society Website

Pls show some love for our beautiful website and make use of them suggestion forms and forums. www.uclsffs.org

If you have something you wish to have advertised in this section, just contact me!

– Hannah, Lazy Overseer Extraordinaire, Sufferer of the Heat

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It’s Far Too Hot

Walking through Camden in jeans and a sweater was a very stupid idea in this weather!
I have a special request for all of you: to make use of our suggestion forms on our website.

Request books, RPGs, board games and film nights! Additionally, feel free to email us if you have more general suggestions!

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Board Games, Wednesday 27th June, 18:00 – 21:00, Chadwick G07

You know the drill: Play board games, lose horribly, lose all face, dishonour your ancestors’ legacy, then drink! As our illustrious Board Games Officer will be absent this week I will only be bringing one bag of board games, so if you want to make sure your favourite board games will be brought be sure to message me beforehand.

IN THE WORKS

We have an Instagram

Follow the society instagram here: www.instagram.com/uclsffs/

I Heart the Society Website

Your weekly reminder that our website, www.uclsffs .org is a beautiful creation that deserves your attention and love.

If you have something you wish to have advertised in this section, just contact me!

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