Not sure about us? Want to stalk a meeting or two and see what we’re about? Come to our Thursday night Zoom meetings and get a feel for what herding with fellow bookish sci-fi nerds is like.
Why isn’t the password to the Zoom meeting here?
To keep out the trolls, of course. We’ve had, erm, a few, try to spoil things for everyone else and the new regime decided enough is enough and threw them out.
So as long as you aren’t a troll, creeper or are MASSIVELY socially unacceptable WEIRD, email the El Presidente of the LASFS and request the password. (If you don’t have access to a local email program on your device, click here to send us a message via our contact form.
C’mon….we’re friendly. (We won’t bite…unless you’re into that, of course XD )
Once you’ve decided we’re the group you’ve been looking for:
Dues are $4.00/week, $12.00/month.
Just know that when you do…
(as found in Dr. Gafia’s Fan Terms)
Francis T. Laney said this of LASFS when he discovered the club’s exaggerated claims to 500+ members by the early 1940s was largely due to the fact that no one who’d ever paid dues as a LASFS member had ever been removed from the membership roster, even long after they failed to attend or pay dues.
Like many a Laney or Burbee catchphrase, “Death Will Not Release You” caught on with later generations of LASFS members, and on one notable reported occasion Ernie Wheatley, the dormouse of LASFS (so-called for a tendency to put his head down on his arms and fall asleep at after-meetings in local restaurants) woke up just as someone was using the phrase to add, “Even if you die!” – and then promptly put his head back down on his arms and went to sleep again.
Note: Francis Tower Laney was a 1940s and 1950s FAN. See Harry Warner Jr.’s description of him.