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The motion to amend the LASFS, Inc election procedures has passed and the new procedure will be used for the board elections in November and the procedural elections in December.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Up until pandemic set in, LASFS met in 'Freehafer Hall', located in the Friendship Hall of the American Lutheran Church, 747 N Whitnall Highway, Burbank 91505 -- near the intersection of Clark Ave and Hollywood Way (between Magnolia Blvd and Verdugo Ave). There was plenty of street parking and a parking lot behind the church (enter from Screenland Dr).'' We asked visitors to note that the gate to the parking lot on Screenland closes promptly at 10:00 PM.  We told visitors that after the meeting is over, some members go out for more conversation over a late dinner or midnight snack usually at Mel's Drive-In, a diner at 14846 Ventura Blvd.

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.
The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) is aware of the situation with respect to Westercon 73, and we regret that the Seattle Westercon Organising Committee (SWOC) who won the bid for Westercon 73 has experienced the troubles it has.  Karl Lembke, Board Chairman, Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. 
See Loscon or Westercon History for the Board Chairman's Full Statement. 

Brief schedule : see Upcoming Events.

Usual order of business for LASFS meetings. (per LASFS President Matthew Tepper)

For more information about LASFS, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (818) 246-2552

The (unofficial) LASFS newsletter is De Profundis .

Upcoming Events
The Zoom meeting starts a little before 8 PM and lasts about an hour. .
September 23 - (LASFS meeting)
  1. September 30 - (LASFS meeting)
  2. October 7 - Forry Award Nominations & Voting (LASFS meeting)
    October 14 - (LASFS meeting)
    October 21 - (LASFS meeting)
    October 28 -  (LASFS meeting)
    November 4 - Corporate (Board) Nominations (LASFS meeting)
    November 11 - Corporate (Board) Election - (LASFS meeting)
    November 18 - (LASFS meeting)
    November 25 - (LASFS meeting)
    December 2 - Presidential nominations open -  (LASFS meeting)
    December 9 - Procedural Elections (President, Vice President, Scribe, & Registrar) - (LASFS meeting)


Author reading, Brenda W. Clough (she says it "rhymes with enough"), Hugo- and Nebula- nominated author of sf, fantasy, adventure, and romance, will join us that evening, for a reading from her work. Brenda says, "I learned recently that I am the first female Asian SF writer in the US. Nobody tells me these things." Well, now we know that too.She adds, "My bibliography is up on my web page".

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What's New on the LASFS Website:
Member Updates
:  Luise Perrin (November, 2020), Don Fitch (January, 2019),

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 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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Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 September 2021 )

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