B-movie Script Writing Event

At Sciffy, we’re big fans of B-movies (Shark in Venice, Manborg, Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, to name a few) so we’re collaborating with CreateSoc and the Movie Production Society to bring you a special B-movie script writing workshop! Delicious cake and biscuits will be provided!

When: 7-9:30pm,Tuesday 29th November 2016

Where: G.06, 50 George Square

Remember that in order to write scripts, you’ll need to bring something like a laptop/tablet or a writing utensil and some paper!

Series Nights

Series nights are every Thursday during the semester, beginning on the 22nd of September. Series nights take place in David Hume Tower LG.11 from 7pm-9pm.

We’ll be watching Star Wars: Rebels, Dollhouse, Futurama and Adventure Time, then heading to the pub to hang around and chat!

Freshercon 2016 – EVEN MORE DETAILS

We’ll be watching The LEGO Movie!

That’s actually the only new detail but here are some old ones to make the post longer.

Freshercon will take place in the Teviot Dining Room, between 7pm and 11pm on Thursday 15th September. There are lots of exciting prizes to be won in the quiz, and plenty of snacks and soft drinks will be provided!

Freshercon 2016

Freshercon is our annual Freshers’ Week (Welcome Week?) event!

This year, Freshercon will take place on Thursday 15th September, between 7pm and 11pm in the Teviot Dining Room.

We’ll be watching a sci-fi or fantasy film, then having a quiz with fabulous prizes! We’ll also provide various snack foods and soft drinks.

More details (e.g. what film we’re watching) will be provided closer to the start of the semester!

Semester Finished!

Both film nights and series nights are officially finished for the semester.

Series nights will resume on Thursday 22nd September. Film nights will resume on Saturday 24th September. Locations and series will be announced closer to September.

Our annual Freshers’ Week/Welcome Week event will also happen in September. We’ll be watching a film and have a quiz. More details will be posted here and on our social media pages closer to September.

End of Semester

Sciffy is nearly over for this semester!

The final series night will be next Thursday (31st March), in Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 2 from 7-9pm.

The final film night is this Saturday (26th March), at 105/7 Buccleuch Street from 8pm.

Film nights and series nights will resume in September.

AGM 2016

As many of you are probably already aware, our AGM took place on Thursday 10th March.

After an incredible display of democracy in action, we’ve decided on next year’s committee!

President: Tay McDonald

Secretary: Arran Rashid

Treasurer: Esther Bates

Librarian: Sarah Beggs

Webmaster/mistress/slinger: Erin Corbett

Series So Far

As I have neglected the show summaries for the past few weeks, I’ll provide an overview of anything that’s happened that is likely to be important in future episodes!

Warehouse 13: Someone was trying to hack into the warehouse computer system and Artie was not pleased. It turned out to be a young woman named Claudia Donovan, who showed up and kidnapped Artie. Her older brother Joshua had been “killed” 12 years ago while doing some mad science teleportation experiment and she held Artie responsible because he hadn’t stopped Joshua. Claudia now believed that Joshua was still alive and trapped in another dimension. With Artie’s help, they managed to rescue him and the pair came back to the warehouse for a while before Joshua left to go and explore the world a bit. Myka and Pete have solved numerous cases involving artifacts including a chair, a sculpture and a record.

Hitchhiker’s Guide: We have now finished all 6 episodes! So this week we’re moving onto Dirk Gently. In the last few episodes of Hitchhiker’s Guide, the team went to Magrathea and met Slartibartfast. They learnt that Earth was basically just a big computer running a program to determine what the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything was (the answer was 42). They then accidentally travelled very far into the future to end up at the restaurant at the end of the universe. They stole a ship belonging to a famous rock band, and then had to teleport away from it before it crashed into the sun. Ford and Arthur ended up on an ark ship that then crash-landed on prehistoric Earth.

Legend of Korra: The Fire Ferrets do well enough to make it into the pro-bending tournament. However, a large entry fee is required. Bolin does work for the triads to get money, but gets into trouble. Korra and Mako go to rescue him, where the encounter Amon and his Equalist followers. They learn that Amon has the power to take away anyone’s bending abilities permanently. Korra is very frightened of Amon but later agrees to join an anti-Equalist taskforce led by Councilman Tarrlok. Mako gets hit by a girl on a moped. Her name is Asami and she has a very rich father, who agrees to sponsor the Fire Ferrets so they can enter the tournament. Asami and Mako start dating, Korra confesses her feelings to Mako, Mako rejects Korra, Korra goes out for the evening with Bolin, Korra kisses Mako, Bolin sees and is sad. This affects their performance in the tournament, but they get over it and make it to the final. They’re up against the Wolfbats and everyone is on high alert because Amon threatened the stadium. The Wolfbats win by cheating and then Amon bursts into the stadium and takes away the Wolfbats’ bending. Korra and Lin Beifong attempt to stop Amon as he flies away in his blimp, but they fail.

Steven Universe: Steven has attempted to eat breakfast, fought a fry monster, and turned into a ball of cats.

Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM will take place immediately after series night on Thursday 10th March, at 9pm in Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 2. We’ll vote for new committee members and any changes to the constitution before sacrificing a pineapple as usual.

Details of the roles of committee members and the requirements for holding each position can be found here, and details of the constitution here. If you want to stand for a position, just show up on the night and say so. If you want to stand but can’t make it to the AGM, let us know and we’ll tell everyone that you’re running. You must be a member to stand for a position or vote, but you can join at any point up to the start of the AGM.