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Message from the chair
Welcome to the website of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc.!
The LASFS, as we are familiarly known, has been around nearly 90 years, having been formed in 1934 as the Los Angeles Chapter of the Science Fiction League. Over the ensuing years, we survived the breakup of the League, began meeting every Thursday (doing so without exception ever since), added “Fantasy” to the club’s name, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We were the first speculative literature club with our own Clubhouse.
Thanks to a suggestion by one of our distinguished members, writer Steven Barnes, we were able to transition smoothly from in-person meetings to virtual ones via Zoom when the Pandemic hit in early 2020. We are hoping to get back to in-person meetings, in rented quarters, until we can move full-time into a new Clubhouse.
LASFS members do not just come from Los Angeles, or even Southern California. We have members all over Planet Earth! Perhaps someday we’ll have members staying on the International Space Station, or even residing in colonies on the Moon or even Mars. We are a forward-thinking society!
Our members have participated in science fictional and fannish events all over the world.
Some of us have served on committees running conventions and conferences all over North America, Europe, Australia, and China. Our membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations, including published authors, research scientists, physicians, lawyers, librarians, entertainment industry professionals — you name it.
I hope you will enjoy perusing our website. Our webmistress is constantly adding new content, so please return frequently!
Matthew B. Tepper
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc.