Please note that NISFA is currently inactive, and no meeting are taking place.
For details of science fiction events that may be happening, please visit scifi.ie, the Irish Science Fiction hub.
Pat Mills, Creator of science fiction cult comic 2000AD and the Irish
fantasy hero SLAINE is doing a book signing at Waterstones, Dublin 6.30PM
- 8.00PM on Thursday April 15.
The book signing is for Requiem Vampire Knight, the new, best selling
graphic novel series with great science fantasy art by leading French
artist Olivier Ledroit
NISFA may currently be "resting", but every so often it wakes up to spread joy.
Confirmed reports indicate that there has been an invasion of intergalactic troopers who have arrived in Dublin to kick off the Invasion Dublin event taking place at the New CityWest Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, 3rd-5th April.
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, pass through the portal to Ireland’s largest ever celebration of science fiction which will showcase costume characters, life-size space craft and themed sets and backdrops by Emerald Garrison along with original actors from the Star Wars movies.
Don’t let this moment be lost in time - sci-fi enthusiasts and families alike will have the opportunity to view for the first time ever, a life-size recreation of the Y-Wing fighter constructed by the world renowned Emerald Garrison. Follow your own path to the show and check out some of the other amazing life size sets and props including a Scout Walker (20ft tall), Skiff (30ftlong), Emperors Throne Room Set (16ftx10ft), Cantina Band Set with Band Members (14ftx10ft) a fully working R2D2 Droid a Deathstar Wall Set and much more.…
The Invasion brand in sci-fi conventions is so strong that five actors from the original Star Wars movies will be keeping on the right side of the dark side for the event and will include, Boba Fett (aka Jeremy Bulloch), R2-D2 (aka Kenny Baker), Darth Vader (aka David Prowse), Mon Mothma (aka Caroline Blakiston) and General Madine (aka Dermot Crowley) who will all be on site to meet and greet, have their photos taken with and sign autographs for the fans.
We hope this newsletter finds you well.
You are probably aware that NISFA closed its doors over a year ago, and that there hasn't been an active science fiction society in Dublin since. This month Sorcha Power would like to announce her plans to form a new science fiction society.
If you're interested in hearing more, please come along on Tuesday, 9th Feb, to the White Horse Inn close to Tara Street Dart Station.
Although there is currently no official science fiction association holding monthly meetings in Dublin, some of us would like to get together for old times sake.
On Tuesday 8th December, the Dublin Science Fiction Party - a gathering of Sci-Fi fans from the greater Dublin area for a little Xmas cheer - will take place in The White Horse Inn (now called McCormacks). Whether you were part of ISFA/SFI/Sci-Fi Club/Unlikely Society/NISFA, or you just like a bit of sci-fi, everyone is welcome.
NISFA may be dead, but some of the ex-members thought they fancied a night out, so we're going to see the new Harry Potter movie. Come along if you're free. We're meeting at Cineworld, Parnell Street at 6pm.
Or if you'd like to get a bite to eat beforehand, meet at Eddie Rockets next door at 4:30pm.
As we announced recently, the last ever meeting of NISFA takes place on Tuesday March 10th, so if you were ever part of ISFA, SFI, Sci-Fi Club, the Unlikely Society or NISFA please join us on the Ghost Tour Bus to give them a good seeing off.
We looked into booking a whole bus to ourselves, but it wasn't going to be possible for the number of confirmed attendees, so the simplest thing is for everyone to book their own tickets. You can book online on the Dublin Bus website:
NISFA is Dead! The club will have it's last gathering on Tuesday March 10th, where we will load the bodies of the ISFA, SFI, Sci-Fi Club, the Unlikely Society and NISFA into a coffin and drag them around Dublin on the Ghost Tour Bus to give them a good seeing off.
If you've ever been a part of any of the above associations, please come along and give them a good seeing off.
Just a quick reminder that the January meeting takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 13 January at 8pm. There's no formal topic, but some of our northern friends will be joining us for the evening.
We've had some more personell changes in the club, and we hope to finally get our act together and come up with new meeting topics over the next few months. If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics, please drop us an email.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
The NISFA team