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Welcome to our website .  Please see our Welcome Message. 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.
Brief schedule : see Upcoming Events
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Location
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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)
  • May 21 - 7 PM -- Tim Grinn; 8:30 PM:  Auction (LASFS meeting)
    May 24 -- Movie Day -- 4 PM to 10 PM in Freehafer Hall -- -- rare Barbara Steele films (Italian Black and white Gothics). A sponsored event -- no dues or admission charge.
    May 25 (Memorial Day) -- Movie Day -- 2 PM to 10 PM in Freehafer Hall.--Original versions of first "Star Wars" trilogy (Chapters 4, 5, and 6) with rare interviews between featrures. A sponsored event -- no dues or admission charge.
    May 28 - Schirm Slide Show (LASFS meetinng)
    June 4 -- Presidential nominations open and recess; Tom Safer presents Bugs Bunny cartoons.(LASFS meeting)
    June 11 -- Presidential nominations re-open, Procedural Elections for President, Vice-President, Scribe, Registrar, and Treasurer. (LASFS meeting)
    June 18 -- Big Auction. (LASFS meeting)
    June 25 -- "More Like the Movies" video part one (LASFS meeting)

    June 28
    -- FW-EMs serial double feature: G-Men Vs. The Black Dragon and Daredevils of the West in 27 chapters.o doorways south
    July 17, 2015 - January 4, 2016:  The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Aritsts - exhibit at the Norton Simon Museums
What's New on the LASFS Website

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.


LASFS LibraryVisitors 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 from 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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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 May 2015 )
 

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