Loscon LOSCON is Los Angeles' longest running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, held Thanksgiving weekend by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS).
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In December 1975 the Los Angeles Science Fantasy prepared LA 2000, a special convention to celebrate the club's 2,000th meeting. The event was so enjoyable that it was repeated in 1976. At this time it moved to October to honor the club's anniversary and called itself LOSCON for the first time. It was held twice in 1977, the second that year being the first with an official guest of honor, Dr. Jerry Pournelle. By 1978 it had finally settled into an annual November affair, the Los Angeles Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Then starting with LOSCON 9 in 1982, the Thanksgiving weekend was chosen and became subsequently the traditional date. This years themes: Star Wars 40th Anniversary and Urban Fantasy

Mission: LosCon is a science fiction convention for fans, by fans, held every Thanksgiving weekend in the LA area. We have an awesome time doing what we love and sharing it with you!

Price Range: $$

To the writers on Loscon, what are your tips/suggestions/warnings for new writers and promoting their work?
02/26/2020
Los Angeles Editors & Writers Group (LAEWG)

To the writers on Loscon, what are your tips/suggestions/warnings for new writers and promoting their work?

Authors are now expected to market their own books in addition to writing them. While that may seem daunting, many resources are available to help along the journey. The key theme running through all the advice is to start early. Here are some of those resources to help you sell your book.

But what "World" we might ask...
02/26/2020

But what "World" we might ask...

Love words, agonize over sentences, and pay attention to the world. —Susan Sontag

We might posit that all fiction is escapism...but please read to the end. While this is a historical perspective of how ...
02/25/2020
Fan of sci-fi? Psychologists have you in their sights

We might posit that all fiction is escapism...but please read to the end. While this is a historical perspective of how the genre was negatively depicted and why (such a narrow narrow view) Ursula Le Guin has a very good reply, handy if you run into judgmental family members in the future.

https://theconversation.com/fan-of-sci-fi-psychologists-have-you-in-their-sights-131342

Psychologists have stigmatised science fiction fans as losers who retreat into fantasy worlds. This is unfair.

May she rest in peace.
02/25/2020
ABC News

May she rest in peace.

BREAKING: Katherine Johnson, a mathematician and real-life subject of the film "Hidden Figures," has died, according to NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She was 101. https://abcn.ws/2w3U0zO

Hubble Space Telescope at the California Science Center #hubbletelescope #astronomy #spacescience #astrophysics #stars h...
02/22/2020

Hubble Space Telescope at the California Science Center #hubbletelescope #astronomy #spacescience #astrophysics #stars https://ift.tt/38PR7kW

Random trivia for the day.
02/18/2020

Random trivia for the day.

02/18/2020
Jeff Sturgeons Last Cities of Earth

The more we learn about this project, the more excited we are to see the anthology this summer and meet Jeff Sturgeon in November at Loscon 47 "Putting the Science in Science Fiction".

An interview with the creator of "Last Cities of Earth", Jeff Sturgeon, by friend and award winning New york Times best selling author Kevin J. Anderson.

02/18/2020
Jeff Sturgeons Last Cities of Earth

Here is a short video with Kevin J. Anderson talking about the kickstarter behind the Last Cities of Earth project. We are so excited to have Jeff Sturgeons Last Cities of Earth as our Loscon 47 Artist Guest of Honor in November. This anthology will be released this summer, so keep an eye out for it, or pick it up at Loscon to be signed.

An interview with the creator of "Last Cities of Earth", Jeff Sturgeon, by friend and award winning New york Times best selling author Kevin J. Anderson.

More of #jeffsturgeon with "Vegas 16". #Loscon47 is excited to have Jeff as our #artistguestofhonor in November. Check o...
02/17/2020

More of #jeffsturgeon with "Vegas 16". #Loscon47 is excited to have Jeff as our #artistguestofhonor in November. Check out more of his #lastcitiesofearth work on his website. Jeffsturgeon.com #loscon #illustrator #sciencefictionart #dystopianartist #sciencefictionandfantasyconvention #sciencefictionconvention #scifi #whattodoinla https://ift.tt/38CvFQ3

Happy Birthday to Andre Norton, Aka Alice Mary NortonShe wrote under the pen names Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen ...
02/17/2020

Happy Birthday to Andre Norton, Aka Alice Mary Norton

She wrote under the pen names Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston. She was the first woman to be Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy, first to be SFWA Grand Master, and the first inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

https://writerswrite.co.za/literary-birthday-17-february-andre-norton/

Flying by to wish Mike Glyer a very Happy Birthday. Thank you for your participation and support of fannish culture thro...
02/16/2020

Flying by to wish Mike Glyer a very Happy Birthday.

Thank you for your participation and support of fannish culture throughout the years.

Multi-award winning creator of File 770, the community would be lost without you.

For more of Mike's work, check out http://file770.com/

What do you think?
02/15/2020
The Nerd Stash

What do you think?

Will this film be full of heartache or a heartthrob for fans? Find out!

Dalek in the shadows at Gallifrey One #gallifrey2020 #31flavorsofgallifreyone #dalek https://ift.tt/2tYKU6V
02/14/2020

Dalek in the shadows at Gallifrey One #gallifrey2020 #31flavorsofgallifreyone #dalek https://ift.tt/2tYKU6V

Our very own Larry Niven is the Author Guest of Honor at MystiCon at the end of the month in Roanoke, VA. If you are any...
02/14/2020

Our very own Larry Niven is the Author Guest of Honor at MystiCon at the end of the month in Roanoke, VA. If you are anywhere nearby, check it out!

02/12/2020
Skywalking Through Neverland

If you missed this panel at Loscon 46, here is a second chance!

Thank you to Skywalking Through Neverland for sharing this panel and participating at Loscon, we hope to see you again this year.

Movie Lovers, this video is for you! Paul Hirsch, Film Editor of Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and so many more, joined us for a great discussion on a panel at Loscon. He talks about famous scenes he's edited, and it's all intercut with the scenes themselves. Here is the entire Panel for you viewing pleasure: https://youtu.be/iuOLb2EqBGQ

You might see this in the #gallifreyone program book. We love Dr Who and all the #cosplay and #fandom you all bring to #...
02/10/2020

You might see this in the #gallifreyone program book. We love Dr Who and all the #cosplay and #fandom you all bring to #Loscon. Check out the link in our bio for early registration and we will see you in November. Did I mention, we are at the same location? #Loscon47 #Loscon #gallifreyone #gallifrey2020 #programbook #joinusinnovember #drwho #LAXMarriott https://ift.tt/2SBsQb8

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02/08/2020

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And what happens on a cloudless day... #cloudstorage #losconlaffs #blueskies #confused #yesweknowbetteritshumor https://...
02/07/2020

And what happens on a cloudless day... #cloudstorage #losconlaffs #blueskies #confused #yesweknowbetteritshumor https://ift.tt/2v8I27M

02/07/2020
Andrew Heaton

Andrew Heaton visited LASFS this evening, check out his podcast, Alienating the Audience.

Delighted to have an actual Duke biology professor explain how the hell a desert planet like Tatooine can have enough oxygen and biomass to support bantha-sized animals. We've all been wondering! Dr. Eric Spana is on the new Alienating the Audience!

#Loscon is excited to have Jeff Sturgeon and his "Last Cities of Earth" project as our Artist Guest of Honor at #loscon4...
02/03/2020

#Loscon is excited to have Jeff Sturgeon and his "Last Cities of Earth" project as our Artist Guest of Honor at #loscon47. Registration is open, use the link in our bio. #Lastcitiesofearth #jeffsturgeon #dystopianartist #dystopian #metalart #anthology #sciencefictionart #sciencefictionfansofinstagram #sciencefictionconvention #sciencefictionandfantasy #losconguestofhonor #artistsofinstagram https://ift.tt/2SdM3Qe

Scientific proof you gave me fake mouse. #caturday #catsofinstagram #sciencecat https://ift.tt/37TRvy8
02/02/2020

Scientific proof you gave me fake mouse. #caturday #catsofinstagram #sciencecat https://ift.tt/37TRvy8

Thanks Bob Borck for the share!
02/01/2020

Thanks Bob Borck for the share!

Never too early

Loscon would like to wish Dr Gregory Benford a Happy Birthday today. Thank you for all your support.If you would like to...
01/30/2020

Loscon would like to wish Dr Gregory Benford a Happy Birthday today. Thank you for all your support.

If you would like to know what he's been working on, check out the pre-order of Glorious, his upcoming release co-written with Larry Niven. https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Bowl-Heaven-Gregory-Benford/dp/0765392402

We look forward to having you as our Writer Guest of Honor in November, at Loscon 47 "Putting the Science in Science Fiction"

Honoring Philip Jose Farmer on his birthday.Farmer's novelette "Some Fabulous Yonder" was the cover story on the April 1...
01/26/2020

Honoring Philip Jose Farmer on his birthday.

Farmer's novelette "Some Fabulous Yonder" was the cover story on the April 1963 issue of Fantastic

Good Caturday morning. #catsofinstagram #caturday #datascience #instincts #sciencememes #sciencecats #losconlaffs #datao...
01/25/2020

Good Caturday morning. #catsofinstagram #caturday #datascience #instincts #sciencememes #sciencecats #losconlaffs #dataorinstincts https://ift.tt/2NYowkK

Pop-up shopping at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, Jan 26 from Noon-6pm
01/25/2020

Pop-up shopping at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, Jan 26 from Noon-6pm

You want something a little different to give your loved one this Valentines Day? Then join us Sunday from Noon to 6 pm when Dark Delicacies presents a Valentine Popup Shopping Day. Occult Cosmetics, BubbleBroad Soaps, Ghoulish Bunny, Abbyville & others will be here for your special shopping pleasure. Pick up that Valentines Day present for that special body.

In honor of C.L. Moore's birthday, we would to share a Fantastic Novels cover. Earth's Last Citadel was reprinted in the...
01/25/2020

In honor of C.L. Moore's birthday, we would to share a Fantastic Novels cover.

Earth's Last Citadel was reprinted in the July 1950 edition of Fantastic Novels.

Loscon would like to wish David Gerrold a very Happy Birthday today. Thank you for all your support through the years.To...
01/24/2020

Loscon would like to wish David Gerrold a very Happy Birthday today. Thank you for all your support through the years.

To see what he is serving up lately, check out his Patreon page here:
https://www.patreon.com/DavidGerrold

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01/24/2020

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5855 W Century Blvd
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General information

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS), the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club (founded Oct. 27, 1934), presents the 46th Loscon — Los Angeles’ longest running fan convention — over Thanksgiving weekend (November 29 – December 1, 2019). This family-friendly gathering includes a variety of panels, discussions, activities, a film festival, an art show, and shopping. Diverse participants include area authors, such as Steven Barnes, Harry Turtledove, and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. First held in 1975 at the International Hotel (now the Hyatt Regency), Loscon is hosted down the street at the recently redesigned Los Angeles Airport Marriott, located on Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport. Day/weekend memberships and room reservations are available at discounted rates before the convention. For updates, follow Loscon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and search for #Loscon.

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In December 1975, the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society presented LA 2000, a special convention to celebrate the club's 2,000th meeting. The event was so enjoyable that it was repeated in 1976. At this time it moved to October to honor the club's anniversary, and called itself Loscon for the first time. It was held twice in 1977, the second that year being the first with an official Guest of Honor, Dr. Jerry Pournelle. By 1978, it had finally settled into an annual November affair, the Los Angeles Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Then, starting with Loscon 9 in 1982, the Thanksgiving weekend was chosen and became subsequently the traditional date. Our Guests of Honor this year are: Professional Writer Guest of Honor: Howard Waldrop

Fan Guest of Honor: Edie Stern

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Never too early
Loscon 47 in 2020... is there a theme?
If anyone is in LA early, please join us TODAY, 4-6, at Neotropolis Bar (on Broadway in DTLA) for a reading and open mic! Note that Bryan will likely NOT make it, as he has been waylaid by a series of freak occurrences on his drive from Minnesnowta. But I'd love to hear lots of voices at the open mic!
Looking for the schedule ...to plot when I should arrive and leave. If it's here or on the website, it is well hidden.
Here are some of your possible destinies in the Jedi Order. Come to the Midichlorian Blood Drive and find out your destiny!
Sadly and very regrettably we wont be able to make it to Loscon. Our van has had it. I have two membership for sale.
When is Nicholas Meyer scheduled to appear?
I have been attending Loscons since I was fourteen. This was back in the late 70's. While I used to go regularly I haven't been in 10 years for financial reasons. It is still my favorite convention and where It feels most like home. This year will be bittersweet for me. This year I will be bringing my new husband Lloyd to the convention. He has never been to a convention before. He is hoping to be able to play a game of D and D. Something he also has never done before but has wanted to do his whole life. He is Autistic, so I hope you are all patient with him and make him feel at home. This will also be a sad convention. There are so many people who have died in the last 10 years that I'm used to spending time with at the convention. I will be thinking about them and memorializing them. This list is in no particular order: Ioanna Stern Brian Gitt Whiskey Jerry Pournelle Alan Rothstein People who died a long time ago I still miss. Dan Alderson Bruce Pelz Marjorie Holt Bruce Dane I'm sure there will be people, I will realize, have passed away I didn't know about. I knew when I joined LASFS back in the 70s, that this time would come. Many of these people were so much older then me. I would probably outlive them (Whiskey is the exception and was a surprise). I am hoping to make many more friends young and old, this year. I'll be out reading Tarot cards so please stop by and introduce yourself.
I am looking for donations of Harry Potter or the like books for an orphanage. Bring them to LOSCON. Ages 7-18 can drop off Ops.
How do I transfer a membership?
Suggestion: So far it looks like this year Loscon 46 will have no Masquerade, the same as last year. I find this to be rather sad, but would suggest that for an alternate, you have a Fashion Show instead. I just saw one done at the Gaslight Steampunk Expo in San Diego. Each entrant put in a description of their character and costume, how much of it they made themselves and makers / origin of other parts where applicable for the MC's to read off as they took a turn of the stage. Everyone had a great time and it wasn't a competition. 😄
Hey, so the website doesn’t appear to have a committee list. Is it just hiding somewhere that I missed?