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Welcome to the LASFS website.Visitors please see our Welcome Message.

LASFS Current Location:   6012 Tyrone Ave , Van Nuys, CA 91401
New Location Coming Soon:  Karl Lembke, Chairman of the LASFS Board of Directors, wrote in his zine for APA-L (October 27, 2016):  "As you may have heard by now, the LASFS building has been sold.  We have eight months to find new digs and move in to them.  Or rely heavily on the kindness of members with storage spaces.  (Maybe both.)"   Elayne Pelz says, "The building is sold as of November 28th.  We can rent back for six months after that time."
Announcement:  Helop Wanted:  The LASFS Library is looking for several teams of two people each to help pack up the library.  The first work parties will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, and (Second) Sunday, January 8, 2017.  We can also use a few individuals to help tape the packing boxes ahead of time and to move full boxes away from the packing teams.  Please contact Gavin Claypool at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to volunteer, letting him know your name(s) and which day(s) you can work.  
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Upcoming Events
  • January 5 -- Pre-program (starting 7 PM): Tim Griffin performs; family- and fan-friendly music.(LASFS)
    January 7 and 8 - 2 PM:  Library Work Parties:  see Announcement above
    January 19 -- Big Auction (LASFS meeting)
    February 26, 2 PM - 8 PM -- TYRONE AVENUE "GOING AWAY" PARTY POT-LUCK:  One last party before the buildings A) fill up with boxes; and B) we go away from them.
The Official Manual for Spice Cadets is now available on Kindle.

What's New on the LASFS Website
Added to Forry Ackerman Memorial Page:  Commemorating the Centenary of Forrest J Ackerman by John L. Coker IIIDedication of Forrest J Ackerman Square (with LASFSians present)LASFS Info:  ask a question:  email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Announcements
    Cover of "Ad Astra and beyond"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
  • Hugo Nominees available for reading in the Library.
  • LASFS meets every Thursday evening, starting around 8 PM, but there's stuff happening at the clubhouse starting at 6 PM.  Click the start of this paragraph to find out about the restaurant "aftermeeting."
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 January 2017 )