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SF in SF - Science Fiction, San Francisco

A Perfect Fit!

We host monthly author events and films at the Variety Screening Room at 582 Market Street @2nd & Montgomery, SF 94104. Since 2005 we've been featuring authors and films that focus on the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related literary genres.  Previous guests include Cory Doctorow, Rudy Rucker, Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Lev Grossman, Steven Gould, Robert J. Sawyer, Kage Baker, Mary Robinette Kowal, Carol Emshwiller, Kim Stanley Robinson, Laurie King, Ray Garton, William F. Nolan, Seanan McGuire, Roz Kaveney, John Shirley, Pat Murphy, Ellen Klages, Brian & Wendy Froud, and too many more to list here.

Authors read a selection from their work, and Q & A after the reading is moderated by author Terry Bisson. Books are for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books, and booksigning and schmoozing in the lounge closes out each evening. A great way to meet and chat with your favourite authors in a relaxed atmosphere.

Film nights feature free popcorn, and we always raffle off some great schwag! Come see some old favourites - occasionally we'll toss a new film (like Amazing Spiderman, in 3-D) into the mix.  Most films are first come, first seated. Courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment, and teaming up with, we also now host a Doctor Who series, the last Saturday of each month; we mix up viewing the new episodes followed by a classic episode, with lots of fun stuff (Sonic Screwdrivers at the bar!).

We often feature special invitations to other events around the Bay Area, and give away tickets to shows and films as well.

A suggested $5-$10 per person at the door, and our cash bar, all raises money for Variety Children's Charity of Northern California!  We've raised over $50,000 for the kids of our community!

All events take place at:

Variety Screening Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor - entrance bet. Citibank & Spicely
582 Market Street @2nd & Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

We strongly suggest taking public transportation; parking is a hassle.  We're directly adjacent to the Montgomery Street BART/MUNI Station, and all bus stops on Market around 2nd St.

Email: Any questions, just drop me a line at  You can also sign up for our bimonthly newsletter about all SFFH stuff going on in the community.

Visit our website to learn more, at

Variety Children's Charity of Northern California is a registered 501(c)(3) in the State of California; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To learn more, visit their website at

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Rina Weisman

Our Sponsors

  • Tachyon Publications

    Tachyon Publications...saving the world, one good book at a time.

  • Borderlands Books

    Borderlands Books is the bookseller at the SF in SF Author events.

  • Fly By Night Books & Gifts

    Fly By Night is happy to sponsor SF in SF with raffle gifts!

  • The Book Club of California

    The Book Club of California occasionally hosts SF in SF author events.

  • Wizard's Tower Books

    Wizard's Tower Books maintains the SF in SF website

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