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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:


LASFS has moved to Burbank starting August 2!

Starting at 8 PM.
Closest to Hollywood Way and Clark (between Magnolia and Verdugo).
Plenty of street parking and a small lot off of Screenland Drive,
at the end of N. Whitnall.
This move is temporary until we find a better place to rent and/or buy

The (unofficial) LASFS newsletter is De Profundis.

The new phone number for LASFS info is (818) 246-2552.

Upcoming Events
  • November 8th - 8:00 PM - Board of Directors Elections  Four seats to be filled. Nominees are Karl Lembke, Michelle Pincus, Scott Beckstead, Marty Cantor, Debra Levin. (LASFS meeting)
    November 15th - 8:00 PM - Auction (LASFS meeting)
    What's New on the LASFS Website:
  • MemorialsKaren Anderson (March, 2018), June Moffatt (May 31, 2018), Harold Harrigan (June 1, 2018)
    Charles Lee Jackson II Announcement:  We need some help, gang. The LASFS VIdeo Collection has been being stored at Moffatt House, and now it has to be moved. We need some people to a) help move the boxes; and b) places to store them (it's a lot of boxes, so probably three or four places would minimize the inconvenience). Places to store the tapes and DVDs need to be climate-controlled -- that is, noit likely to become ovens over the summer. Anybody who can help, let me know. Thanks.
  • Member Updates  [Latest update in parens]: Mark Poliner (July 16, 2018)

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  • Cover of "Ad Astra and beyond" 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.
  • Recent deaths-- Memorials: Dwain Kaiser, Len Wein (joined LASFS 7-16-1987), Jerry Pournelle, Leonnard (Tex) Smith, Milt Stevens, Dian Crayne, Betty Knight
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 decide they must like it here and ask them to fill out a membership form and pay a $10 membership fee. OLASFS Librarynce 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.)
The following paragraph currently does not apply. 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 of LASFS events, visit our calendar. There is something for every SF enthusiast at the LASFS!

New LASFS merchandise now available on our 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.

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 ( Friday, 02 November 2018 )