Sciffy is the nickname of the University of Edinburgh Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, a student society dedicated to science fiction and fantasy in all their forms – books, films, TV shows, everything.

What does Sciffy do?

During the semester, on Thursdays we have our series night. We watch episodes of various TV shows for a couple of hours and then head to the pub (probably at Pleasance). There will also be an opportunity to visit our library.

The series for this semester (September-December 2018) are Merlin, Korra, Battlestar Galactica and The Twilight Zone. Series night will be held from 7-9pm every Thursday, currently in Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 1. Next semester series night will be held in Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 3.

Film/Games nights are roughly every second Saturday from 7pm at a member’s flat and don’t follow a strict schedule, showing pretty much whatever people bring along and want to watch. The first film night of the semester will be on the 22nd of September.

We also have many other events on during the semester! The best way to stay up to date is to join our Facebook group, or our mailing list which one of our committee members can sign you up to at our series nights.

How do I join?

Membership costs £3 for students and £6 for non-students, which can be given to any member of the committee. You don’t have to be a member to come along for a week or two, though you will have to join if you want to take anything out of the library.