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The old men of scifi

20/10/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society to host a 2009 thanksgiving weekend convention in honour of their 75th year. It was back in October 27, 1934 when the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society first opened its doors to fans of a new genre, scientific fiction, aka science fiction or Sci-Fi.

Its members have included such luminaries as 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 writers such as A.E. van Vogt and Robert Heinlein - making LASFS, they claim, the world's oldest continuously-meeting science fiction club.

To honour 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 2009 at the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel (5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles).

Christian McGuire, LASFS President told the Nest, "All fans throughout Los Angeles and beyond are invited. 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."

More on the con over at

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