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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.

Brief schedule : see Upcoming Events
Current
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.
New Location Coming Soon:  Karl Lembke, Chairman of the LASFS Board of Directors, wrote in his zine for APA-L (October 27, 2016):  "As you may have heard by now, the LASFS building has been sold.  We have eight months to find new digs and move in to them.  Or rely heavily on the kindness of members with storage spaces.  (Maybe both.)"  Elayne Pelz says, "The building is sold as of November 28th.  We can rent back for six months after that time."  

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
  • December 1 -- Presidential nominations open (LASFS meeting)
    December 3, 12 PM - 8 PM -- Forrest J Ackerman Centennial Birthday Party
    December 8 -- Procedural elections (President, Vice-president, Registrar, Scribe) (LASFS meeting)
    December 15 -- Big Auction (LASFS meeting)

  • December 16, 7 PM -- LASFS Gift Exchange
  • December 25, 2 PM -- Winter Holiday Party
  • The Official Manual for Spice Cadets is now available on Kindle.
  • December 29 -- Special video surprise (LASFS meeting)
 
Announcements
Cover of "Ad Astra and beyond" 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.
Recent deaths:
  Memorials
  • 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.


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.  But now they are mostly held at Mel's Drive-in, 14846 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, (818) 990-6357.

 

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 November 2016 )