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 Post subject: March 2008 Book Events in Sydney
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:43 pm 
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March Science Fiction and Book interest group events in Sydney

Thursday - March 06 - The Infinitas SF&F Discussion group meet to discuss SF, Sci-Fi, Movies TV Games and comics at the Infinitas bookshop (inside the 'Blokey Stuff' shop), 6.45 pm to 8.15 pm, in the arcade at 48 George St. PARRAMATTA. For more details see www.infinitas.com.au



Friday – March 07 - Sydney Dr Who Tavern meeting, pub food and an opportunity to talk about Dr Who and Brit Sci-Fi in general 6.00 pm to real late. At the Town Hall Hotel NEWTOWN close to the station and busses. There are also occasional Video nights held at DWCA members' homes.



Friday - March 14 - Sydney Futurians meet to discuss ''Women and Girls in SF&F, Archetypes, Stereotypes and Iconoclastic characters (due to International Women's day?)', come and compare your choices with our choices. Meeting at 6.55 pm (to 8.30 pm) in the foyer at the UTS Tower building BROADWAY SYDNEY. Web site - www.sydneyfuturian.org If you care to get in touch with the Sydney Futurians you can email me, or write to PO Box 152 BEXLEY NORTH NSW 2207.



Thursday - March 20 - The Infinitas Book review group meet to discuss two books each meeting. This month, 'Light’ by John Harrison (SF) and 'Obernewtyn', by Isobel Carmody (Fantasy) at the Infinitas bookshop (inside the 'Blokey Stuff' shop), 6.45 pm to 8.15 pm, in the arcade at 48 George St. PARRAMATTA. For more details see www.infinitas.com.au



You might also be interested in; March Book fairs



- 2MBS Book and Music Bazaar – February 29 to March 03 - Ku-Ring-Gai Town Hall, Pacific Highway Pymble

- Lifeline Northern Beaches Warriewood Bookfair - February 29 to March 02 – at the Ted Blackwood Community Centre, Warriewood

- Lifeline Canberra Bookfair - March 07 to 09 – Budawang Building, Exhibition Park Mitchell ACT



Astronomy / Space and Book Interest Meetings



- The SMSA Detective / Crime readers’ discussion group – Saturday March 01 – Topic, Ghosts & Gothic – at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA) 10 am to 11.30 am (usually every third Saturday, except for public holidays etc.) 280 Pitt Street, Street, Sydney CBD, just behind Town Hall Station.

- Sydney City Skywatcher’s - Astronomy – Monday March 03 - from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm. Meetings feature reports of members' observations and a Guest speaker to talk on some aspect of Astronomy, Telescope viewing on clear nights. Contact – Elizabeth Cocking on 02 9398 9705, Website - http://www.sydneycityskywatchers.asn.au/body.htm

- Sydney Skeptics at the Pub – Thursday March 06 - Rational thinking, conversation, food and drinking – 6.00 pm onwards at the Crown Hotel’s, upstairs ‘library lounge’ bar (and servery!) Corner of Goulbourn and Elizabeth Streets Sydney CBD, between Museum & Central Stations, Website - www.skeptics.com.au

- The Friends of Science Fiction – Sci-Fi - Sunday March 09 - monthly showings of overseas Sci-Fi and Horror programs, second Sunday of the month at BANKSTOWN Sports Club (close to the Bankstown Railway Station). They may also still have a book discussion group. website http://www.fsf.net.au/

- The Bronte Society – Anne Collett on reading Intelligence - Saturday March 8 - Held at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, street, Sydney CBD, behind Town Hall Station, $4 meeting charge.

Contact – Dr Chris Cooper – chris@maths.mq.edu.au Website - http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~chris/bronte/aba.htm

- The Sydney Passengers – Sherlock Holmes etc. – Sunday March 09 AND 29 or 30 – The meeting is usually a Saturday or Sunday lunch, usually at an inner city Sydney pub or restaurant, so it is important to see the website or email Bill Barnes for booking details. Contact – bbarnes@ozemail.com.au Website - http://www.sherlock.on.net

- The Sydney Space Frontier Society – Space Interest - Tuesday March 11 - 7.30 pm Powerhouse Museum, Harris Street ULTIMO, Sydney. Website - http://www.nssa.com.au/chapters/chapterslist.shtml

- Jane Austen Society of Australia – Jane Austen – Study day, Saturday March 15 - at 2 pm at 7 Lord Street Roseville, in the Uniting Church Hall, very close to Roseville Railway Station, Contact – on 02 9380 5894 or info@jasa.net.au or For more details see the JASA Website - http://www.jasa.net.au/jacalend.ht

-The SMSA Detective / Crime readers’ discussion group – Saturday March 29 – Topic Stories set in Northern Europe – at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA) 10 am to 11.30 am (usually every third Saturday, except for public holidays etc.) 280 Pitt Street, Street, Sydney CBD, just behind Town Hall Station.


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