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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
On Thursday nights (starting May 4), the LASFS will be meeting in Robert Boyle Studio 800 on the first floor of the Art Directors Guild (ADG) building at the corner of Ventura Blvd., and Radford.
Art Directors Guild
Robert Boyle Studio 800, 1st floor
The space is open to LASFS members and guests from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm each Thursday.
Do not arrive before 6:30 pm. We will be out of the space by 9:30 pm.
We are responsible for setting up and putting away chairs and tables.
Nothing will be left behind or stored on the property.
No food will be allowed in the building. Drinks are ok. The water cooler is off limits, as are any random bottles of Sparklett’s water.
No opening of random doors. The club has use of the meeting room, the hallway, and the bathrooms.
None of the media equipment, nor the wifi, are available for club use.
There are no other days or times where the space is available. Please do not ask.
The liaisons between the LASFS and the ADG are Christian B. McGuire, and Elayne Pelz. All questions, comments, and your .02 must go through them.
PARKING: LASFS MEMBERS CANNOT ENTER THE PARKING LOT BEFORE 6:30 PM. NO NOT EVEN YOU. NO.
The parking lot is accessible from Radford Blvd. through an alley behind the ADG building. The lot is the first gated lot on the south side of the alley. Pull up to the parking card reader; on the bottom of the reader is a black button - press the button and the parking gate will open. Fill in the spaces starting from the Ventura Blvd side of the lot. If the lot is full you can also find parking along the alley, metered parking on Ventura Blvd., and the local streets.
If you park across the street where the Trader Joe's market is, your car may be towed. They have two guys with chalk markers and cell phones diligently looking for cars that have been parked there longer than reasonable.
Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery is across the street and open 24 hours and can be used for after meetings. In case the ADG space is unavailable, an alternative meeting may be held there. Everyone will have to order at least a drink.
All other regularly scheduled events at the LASFS building are suspended until further notice..
The (unofficial) LASFS newsletter is De Profundis.
The Official Manual for Spice Cadets is now available on Kindle.
What's New on the LASFS WebsiteAnnouncements
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
Gerald Aho, Douglas Crepeau
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
The LASFS meeting begins around 8:00 PM, every Thursday night, but there's always something going on before then.
Visitors 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.
(The LASFS Library has been packed up. Our loss of the clubhouse means we no longer have open houses.)
After the meeting, some attendees adjourn to a late-night food place for the aftermeeting. and continue their conversations.
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. Then they were held at Mel's Drive-in, 14846 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, (818) 990-6357. Maybe they'll now be held at Du-Pars near the ADG.
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