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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 evening.  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.

Standing Rule Change:   The LASFS has modified Standing Rule #4 to raise the membership application fee to $10.  Starting March 1, 2014, children under the age of 13 who attend LASFS are not obliged to join. 

Brief schedule : see Upcoming Events.LASFS NEW Location LASFS Time LASFS Tyrone Clubhouse with readable sign

6012 Tyrone Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401 (Google Map), on the corner of Tyrone and Aetna (a block north of Oxnard and a block east of Van Nuys Blvd.). Note that the building entrance at 6012 Tyrone  is not under the sign but is two doorways south. More photos.

How Do I Get There (how to get to LASFS by public transportation or car).
For more information, call us at 818-904-9544 or visit us on a Thursday or on a Friday evening or a Second Sunday afternoon..  

The LASFS minutes are the Menace of the LASFS.

The (unofficial) LASFS newsletter is De Profundis.

Upcoming Events
  • (LASFS programs are subject to change except for elections)
  • April 17, 2014 - Big Auction (LASFS meeting)
  • April 24, 2014 - starting promptly at exactly 8 PM
  • Special Nominations for the Board of Directors
  • New Business:  Discussion on updating the By-laws on future Loscon Bids
  • Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Present (LASFS meeting) 
  • April 26th & 27th, 12 PM - 8 PM:  LA 4000 :  a celebration of the longevity of the oldest continuously active science-fiction club in this world.  Memberships $25 through March 31st; $40 at the door.  Video presentations; panels on LASFS history, publishing, and films.  Guest speakers (subject to availability) David Gerrold, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, plus fan personalities.  (LASFS Clubhouse)
  • May 1, 2014 - Special Election for the Board of Directors

The Official Manual for Spice Cadets is now available on Kindle.

What's New on the LASFS Website
Eylat Poliner has resigned her position on the LASFS’ Board of Directors for personal reasons. An election to fill the remainder of her term (which expires at the end of this year) will be held during the regular Thursday meeting of May 1, 2014. Nominations for this position on the Board will be held during the regular Thursday meeting of April 24, 2014.
John Hertz review of Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (April, 2014)
Omni Reboot article on the LASFS website
Fred Patten's newest book (March, 2014) On Amazon
More Charles Lee Jackson II books on Amazon (February, 2014)
Announcement:  Membership fee is now $10. Dues have been raised, and there's no more Voluntary Active Membership Fee or lifetime dues. Dues are $4 per week,$12 per month, $135 per year,
Hugo Nominees available for reading in the Library.  (And the Library could use donations to pay for buying these books.)
  • The LASFS has joined GoodReads (as well as GoodSearch & GoodShop):  see Donate for Free. GoodReads won't earn the LASFS money, but it will let you share your opinions of books with others on the GoodReads LASFS group.

Complete schedule , see Calendar (Intro) and Interactive Calendar

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


Tyrone Ave - first meeting thumbnailVisitors may attend three free meetings. After that, we'll decide they must like it here and 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 weekend day.  

Members can borrow books fromLASFS Library our lending library. LASFS events include Friday night open house and gaming, the Second Sunday social day, seasonal holiday parties, and our annual gift exchange. For a more complete list, visit our calendar. There is something for every SF enthusiast at the LASFS!

After the meeting, some attendees adjourn to a late-night food place for the aftermeeting. and continue their conversations.

New LASFS merchandise now available on our Zazzle.com webpage.  Check out our New Designs.

Work Parties
At the January, 2012 Board meeting, the LASFS' Board of Directors proposed that kids too young to contribute to the work not be allowed on the premises during any work parties at the LASFS. This was Moved, Seconded, and Passed with one abstention. 

Aftermeeting
After the meeting is over, some members go out for more conversation over a late dinner or midnight snack. We call this the "aftermeeting". Aftermeetings used to be held at Coral Cafe, 3321 W. Burbank Blvd (at N. California St.), Burbank, CA 91505, 818-566-9725, 818-843-6575. 
Reports say that some splinter aftermeetings are developing at
     Corky's Restaurant & Bar, 5043 Van Nuys Blvd. - (818) 788-5110
However, Michelle Pincus reports that Corky's is mobbed by motorcyclists on the fourth Thursday of each month; people should take that into account when deciding which aftermeeting to choose.

For more information, you can see Coral Cafe's website, but that loads rather slowly and doesn't have the full menu.  You can also find the full menu at Los Angeles Menupages

Aftermeeting Photos

 

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