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Sci Fi and Fantasy

Board and card games, RPG groups, a book club, a TV showings night and a LARP group! You're welcome to join as much or as little as you like! See our Facebook for more!
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Welcome to Leeds University Union Science Fiction & Fantasy Society!

We are the premier University society that will cater to all your geeky needs. We have a multitude of regular and special events, which should provide you with lots and lots of fun and entertainment. Boasting a huge collection of board games and a library with over 2000 titles, with regular events that cover all varieties of gaming and visual entertainment, we've got something for everyone!

A typical week in the SciFi&Fantasy Society looks like this:

  • Tuesday's TV showings - We meet every Tuesday from 6:30pm until 9pm, vote on what SciFi and/or Fantasy themed TV series we want to watch, and then go down to the Hedley Verity pub for food, drinks, and lively discussion. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favourite show
  • Thursday's Mostly LARP pub meet - The Society has a very active LARP wing, which meets for a social every Thursday at the Packhorse pub from 7pm onwards. The Packhorse is the pub located right across from the Civil Engineering building. If you're interested in giving LARPing a try, come to this meet, get to know the community, and learn how to get involved.
  • Saturday's Board Gaming Day - Our flagship event. Starting at 3pm and ending at 10pm, we meet every Saturday and play board and card games in the Union building. We play anything and everything, and if you've got a game you will like to try, bring it along! Following the Gaming Day, we'll go to a pub for a nice finish to the evening.

The Society also organises and runs special events, including, but not limited to:

  • Book Club - Every 3-4 weeks we will meet to discuss our previous books of choice and decide on new things to read. Usually on Sunday afternoon. Please check the Facebook group for exact dates.
  • Video Gaming Days - Held jointly with our good friends from AnimeSoc, these are days full of console games. Between the two societies, we've got a Gamecube, a Wii, a few Xbox 360s, and many, many games. A staple of these Video Gaming Days is the Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament.
  • RPG campaigns - Our DMs run both one-off sessions and proper campaigns, based mainly on D&D/Pathfinder; however other systems are also used, e.g. Paranoia.
  • Trips to various conventions and expos - We recently went to Eurogamer Expo in London, and had a great time! More trips such as this will be organised whenever an interesting event takes place.
  • Socials - We have a tradition of visiting the German Christmas Market in Leeds, followed by a trip to the Bierkeller. Every now and then we also like to indulge ourselves with good food at Red Hot World Buffet; or go for a night of fun and song at OK Karaoke.

Membership costs only £2, and comes with a fancy membership card, giving you 10% discount in the major geeky stores here in Leeds - Forbidden Planet and Travelling Man.

 

You can join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/95177475129/. That way you can be sure that you won't miss anything!

Hope to see you all there!

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

What, where, and when

Members can use this page as a quick reference on where and when our regular events take place. Be aware though, that sometimes there are venue changes. Such changes are announced well in advance on our website or on our Facebook page.

  • Board Gaming Day - Every Saturday, from 3pm until 10pm, Room 4 in the Union. Backup locations include The Common Room, The Lounge, and upstairs in the Packhorse pub.
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy showings - Every Tuesday, from 6:30pm until 9:30pm, Room 1.03 in the Business School. If you're unsure of how to find this room, for the first few weeks of term we will meet outside the main entrance to the Union at 6:15pm, then head across for the showing at 6:30.
  • Book Club - Every 3-4 weeks on Sunday, starting from 11th October with our GIAG, Check the Facebook page for info about the dates, as each one will be decided at the previous book club. Usually in one of the Union rooms at 1pm .
  • Magic The Gathering - Every Wednesday, from 6pm, Room LG.17 in the Michael Sadler building. Again, if you're unsure of how to find LG.17, meet us beforehand at the top of Parkinson steps.
  • 'Mostly' LARP pub meet - Every Thursday, from 7pm in the Packhorse pub, which is the pub opposite Civil Engineering, across Woodhouse Lane.
  • LARP sessions - Every Sunday, meeting at the Packhorse at 12pm. We run an indoor and outdoor variant, usually alternating each week, but we will always meet at the Packhorse pub initially.


 

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