Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society Celebrates 75th Year as Oldest Meeting Club for Speculative Fiction Genre

Thanksgiving Weekend Annual Convention to Honor Achievement

Oct 19, 2009, 10:25 ET from Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- It was on October 27, 1934 when the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) first opened its doors to fans of a new genre, "scientific fiction," later to be known simply as "Sci-Fi."

Those doors have never closed - admitting such popular science fiction writers as Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, David Gerrold, Ray Harryhausen, John DeChancie, Tim Powers and Steven Barnes, while in its formative years it had been visited by several of science fiction's greats, such as A.E. van Vogt, L. Ron Hubbard and Robert Heinlein - making LASFS the world's oldest and continuously-meeting science fiction and fantasy club.

In part to honor its 75th anniversary, LASFS will host LosCon 36, the club's annual Los Angeles Regional Science Fantasy Convention on Thanksgiving weekend from Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th at the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel (5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles).

"All fans throughout Los Angeles and beyond are invited," said Christian McGuire, LASFS President. "We are continuing this great tradition and share with all fans the joy and wonder of science fiction and fantasy that has captivated Hollywood films for decades."

Several of today's top writers and illustrators of science fiction and fantasy will be on hand to speak to fans and autograph books. Discussion panels on the subjects of science fiction and fantasy writing and illustration, movie, anime and TV take place throughout the weekend.

For more information on the convention and how to get tickets, go to www.loscon.org.

Since 1934, the Society has hosted club members and the general public every Thursday to discuss relevant trends and topics in the worlds of science, fiction and fantasy. The meetings are free to first-time visitors.

The Society maintains the largest private lending library of science fiction books, fantasy books, magazines, and videos, which are available for check out by the membership.

For more information on the club go to www.lasfsinc.info.

SOURCE Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society