Temporary LASFS Home Page

This is the temporary LASFS* home page. Hostcolor installed a new version of PHP, which broke our existing site. Most of the links on this page don't work, but here are links to the most urgently needed pages:

*The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society

Contact the LASFS
LASFS Standing Rules
LASFS Board of Directors Standing Rules
Patron Saints & Other Donors
LASFS Calendar

Welcome to our website. Please see our Welcome Message.

Zoom LASFS Meetings will be held by Matthew Tepper while California's "Shelter at Home" rules are in force. Contact Matthew by email or Facebook for information. Dues can be paid by Paypal to payment@lasfs.org.

Susan Fox posted  on the LASFS's Facebook group: The LASFS has been meeting via Zoom since a year ago April. [I'm hosting them, and donating the premium access.] This spring, we discussed when and if to start renting meeting space for live meetings, and it was decided to stay on Zoom until December, and probably until we bought our own new place. Why throw rent money away? And some of the members who have moved away have enjoyed spending time with the club again, in the comfort of their own homes.

This move is temporary until we find a better place to rent and/or buy.

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, founded October 27, 1934, is this world's oldest continuously-active science-fiction and fantasy club. Come in any Thursday at 8 PM to our weekly meeting. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. Click Visitors to learn about membership fee and dues. Ask someone to point out the Registrar, who will ask you to fill out a guest card.

For more information about LASFS, email info@lasfs.org

The (unofficial) LASFS newsletter is De Profundis .

Upcoming Events
The Zoom meeting starts a little before 8 PM and lasts about an hour. .

LASFS Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHO2DVr1jhERrFN3d1aTSbg/playlists - Please Subscribe

LASFS Info: ask a question: email info@lasfs.org

San Francisco Beat ,
number 27 in "The Emperor's Secret Files" series, is now available on Amazon in Kindle edition . Four detective stories set in the BArea, with science-fictional elements and exciting action.
LASFS's First Digital Publication : LASFS has made available on amazon.com an anthology publication, Ad Astra and Beyond : The Forry Award Anthology , containing contributions by Forry Ackerman, John DeChancie, David Gerrold, Charles Lee Jackson, II, Frank Kelly Freas, Len Moffatt, CL Moore, Larry Niven, Fred Patten, Jerry Pournelle, and AE van Vogt, all laureates of the Forrest J Ackerman Award for lifetime service to science fiction.
Complete schedule , see Calendar (Intro) and Interactive Calendar

The LASFS meeting begins around 8:00 PM, every Thursday night, but there's usually something going on before then.

Visitors may attend three free meetings. After that, we'll ask them to fill out a membership form and pay a $10 membership fee. Once you've joined, there is no need to renew — ever. (Dues are required each time you attend a meeting, though monthly and annual rates are available.) Dues are also required if you attend an open house or any other "non-paid event" on a day other than Thursday.

(The LASFS Library has been packed up. Our loss of the clubhouse means we no longer have open houses.)

For a more complete list of LASFS events, visit our calendar . There is something for every SF enthusiast at the LASFS!

After the meeting is over, some members go out for more conversation over a late dinner or midnight snack. We call this the "aftermeeting". Ask members who are leaving the meeting where they're heading. It's usually Mel's Drive-In, a diner at 14846 Ventura Blvd.

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