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Every year, over the long Thanksgiving weekend, LASFS puts on a convention in the LA area.

Loscon 2021
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.
LASFS will host the functions mandated in the Westercon Constitution for Westercon 73 at Loscon 47, held over Thanksgiving Weekend, 2021. This includes the Business Meeting and Site Selection voting.
Individuals who decline to get their memberships of Westercon 73 refunded from SWOC are welcome to attend Loscon 47. Those keeping their supporting memberships will be able to vote as well, but have no other participation. If  the supporting members wish to attend Loscon 47, they may pay the difference, for the current attending rate and the supporting rate for Westercon 73. All attending badged members at Loscon 47/Westercon 73 will be able to participate in Westercon 75 site selection. LASFS undertakes no other obligations for Westercon 73. All contracts and agreements made by SWOC in the name of Westercon 73 remain the responsibility of SWOC. Please watch for further statements.
Karl Lembke
Board Chairman
Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society

See https://westercon73.org/

Go to the Loscon website and click there for information on this year's  Loscon.

We are starting an archive of material about past Loscons.
Loscon Hall Costume Award Duties (by Bill Ellern)

Arlene Satin's interview about Loscon 38 (2011) on Hour 25 (recorded at Loscon 37).

Opening of Loscon 11 Masquerade (1984)

Like all organized SF fandom conventions, Loscon is run by volunteers.  Amateurs and professionals join as panelists (and a number of rooms host competing panels).  There's open discussion plus snacks in the con suite, a dealers room, an art show, nighttime parties in hotel rooms, dances, singing, gaming, and other activities. 

Think of a fan-run convention as a family reunion, except that the attendees are related by common interests instead of by genetic ties.

Each year's Loscon has its own name and theme, selected by the con chair, who is one of a number of candidates approved by the LASFS Board of Directors and then chosen by the vote of attendees at a Club meeting.  Click here for the Loscon History webpage. 

Please remember that the Loscon website is under the control of the Loscon webmaster, not of the LASFS webmaster.




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