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!

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01/01/2021
Happy Birthday to Kristine Cherry, Loscon 47 Fan Guest of Honor.Hope you are having an awesome, Timey-Wimey Birthday!
12/30/2020

Happy Birthday to Kristine Cherry, Loscon 47 Fan Guest of Honor.

Hope you are having an awesome, Timey-Wimey Birthday!

Star Trek Memes
12/30/2020

Star Trek Memes

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Check out this new interview with David Gerrold
12/11/2020
Interview With an Author: David Gerrold

Check out this new interview with David Gerrold

David Gerrold has been writing professionally for half a century. He created the tribbles for Star Trek and the Sleestaks for Land of the Lost. His most famous novel, of the more than 50 he has authored, is The Man Who Folded Himself. His semi-autobiographical tale of his sonโ€™s adoption, The Marti...

12/10/2020
CLJII's Christmas Carols, Confections, and Caprices
12/08/2020

CLJII's Christmas Carols, Confections, and Caprices

The typically delightful cover to Galaxy Science Fiction's December 1953 number, one of a series by Ed Emshwiller.

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12/06/2020

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For all the families that are struggling or just bored with the online school, Loscon would like to spotlight GriffinEd....
12/06/2020
Loscon Virtual 2020: Tim Griffin & Griffin Ed Thanksgiving Concert

For all the families that are struggling or just bored with the online school, Loscon would like to spotlight GriffinEd. This is a beautiful website with educational and FUN learning songs brought to you for FREE.

You can search on subjects (heavy on the STEM/STEAM curriculum, but it goes wider than those subjects) You can search via age/grade level.

Most of all, it's a way to spark your child's interest in learning.

Please share with all your friends and family who are elbows deep in searching for ways to make learning from home fun and effective in these difficult times.

We would like to thank Tim Griffin and Griffin Ed for the fantastic video concert you shared with us for Loscon Virtual 2020.

http://www.griffined.org/

If you can support this worthy organization, please see the donation link on the website.

Here is a link to the video concert from last weekend:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIUmz14o0vs&t

A concert with Tim Griffin & friends, of Griffin Education Solutions (GriffinEd), which is a 501c3 educational non-profit (IRS #45-5513411) dedicated to putt...

Inspiration!
12/05/2020

Inspiration!

Invention starts with inspiration. I never would have become an astronaut without science fiction stretching my mind.

SpaceX Canadian Space Agency
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Do you have a favorite "holiday" issue of a comic book?
12/04/2020

Do you have a favorite "holiday" issue of a comic book?

The cover for the February, 1972, number of "Batman", one in series of Christmas-themed covers that actually represented a story inside the magazine. By Neal Adams and Dick Giordano.

12/02/2020
Christopher

Coming up this Friday!

๐ŸคฉHello Loscon Friends! I think whether you're excited about ๐Ÿš€space, ๐Ÿ›ธsci-fi, ๐ŸŽจ art, ๐ŸŒ‰architecture or ๐ŸŽฌHollywood visual effects, this live Internet Q&A on Friday is a great chance to learn something new about "The Father of Space Art," Chesley Bonestell, from the producers who made the first-ever film about his amazing life!

https://www.facebook.com/bonestellmovie/posts/805248713369925

Good evening, Loscon 2020 Virtual is 'over', but ALL the programming content is available on our YouTube channel: https:...
12/01/2020
Loscon

Good evening, Loscon 2020 Virtual is 'over', but ALL the programming content is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VALgs4nFbRWwk8ojB3cSg

We will keep the group Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun open through Sunday, Dec 6th to view content over there.

Thank you to everyone who has helped, shared and commented...keep it coming!

LOSCON is Los Angeles' longest running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, held Thanksgiving weekend by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS). As...

More sad news :-(
12/01/2020
LibertyCon

More sad news :-(

It is with a heavy heart we share the news of the passing of Ben Bova. Aside from being Scientist, Hugo Award winner, and prolific science fiction author and editor, he was a part of the LibertyCon Family, former Guest of Honor, and a regular returning guest.

He will be greatly missed and very much remembered.

We are all better people for having had Ben be a part of our lives.

Ben Bova passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 88.

RIP Ben, and God's speed.

https://www.tor.com/2020/11/30/legendary-science-fiction-author-ben-bova-has-passed-at-the-age-of-88/

Loscon Virtual 2020 Panel: Writers and Illustrators of the Future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFG6yH4kG2kWriters of ...
11/28/2020

Loscon Virtual 2020 Panel: Writers and Illustrators of the Future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFG6yH4kG2k

Writers of the Future Panel
Moderator Joni LaBaqui, Director of the International L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest since 1995; with authors Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, Tim Powers, artist Laura Freas Beraha, with Michelle Pincus of Loscon.

If you are interested in the contest and/or workshop discussed please visit www.https://www.writersofthefuture.com/

Virtual Loscon 2020
presented by Krypton Radio โ€œSci-Fi for your Wi-Fiโ€ kryptonradio.com

Storytelling with Nick Smith video releases at 11am on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VALgs4nFbRWwk8ojB3cSgNi...
11/28/2020

Storytelling with Nick Smith video releases at 11am on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VALgs4nFbRWwk8ojB3cSg

Nick Smith, telling two stories: Japanese tale of The Boy Who Painted Cats, and genuine Los Angeles area legend of the Monster of Lake Elizabeth.

Nick Smith, telling two stories: Japanese tale of The Boy Who Painted Cats, and genuine Los Angeles area legend of the Monster of Lake Elizabeth.

Virtual Loscon 2020
presented by Krypton Radio โ€œSci-Fi for your Wi-Fiโ€ kryptonradio.com

MERCH! What is a convention without memorabilia? Get your Loscon tee shirt, fashionable face mask, and other fine items with the elegant Loscon logo.
https://teespring.com/stores/loscon

Please join us next year for Loscon 47, โ€œPutting the Science in Science Fictionโ€
November 26-28, 2021
http://loscon.org/47

Good Saturday morning! Loscon 2020 Virtual continues today with Nick Smith's Storytelling panel, video releasing at 11am...
11/28/2020

Good Saturday morning! Loscon 2020 Virtual continues today with Nick Smith's Storytelling panel, video releasing at 11am.

All programming content continues to be available on YouTube.

Join us on the temporary Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun group for more convention activities.

Welcome video from our con Chairman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3ccOKd98RU

11/25/20 9am Video clip from closing ceremonies of Loscon 46 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OucT0zZOSXI

11/26/20 5pm Tim Griffin & Griffin Ed Thanksgiving concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIUmz14o0vs&t=43s

11/27/20 1pm Afrofuturism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-egfs8Dnk8&t=2303s

11/27/20 5pm Conversation with Loscon 47 Guests of Honor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npdoOUpF7CE

11/27/20 7pm Open Room on Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun

11/28/20 11am Storytelling with Nick (YouTube)

11/28/20 2pm Writers & Illustrators of the Future (YouTube)

11/28/20 5pm Open Room Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun (Public Facebook Groop)

11/28/20 7pm Open Room Hosted by Heather Stern Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun (Public Facebook Groop)

11/29/20 11:00am Virtual Tour of JPL (YouTube)

11/29/20 1pm What it was like to collaborate with Jerry Pournelle (YouTube)

11/29/20 3pm Closing Live Zoom link will be posted)

We are just about to open the Party Room in the Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun group...we will see how it goes...I e...
11/28/2020

We are just about to open the Party Room in the Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun group...we will see how it goes...I expect it to be a lot like the hallway on the 17th floor.

Join us if you can, we will try to keep open as long as you are interested in having it.

11/28/2020
Chairman's message for Loscon 2020 Virtual

A message from our Chairman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3ccOKd98RU

Our programming and event schedule this weekend.

11/25/20 9am Video clip from closing ceremonies of Loscon 46 (Youtube)

11/26/20 5pm Tim Griffin & Griffin Ed Thanksgiving concert (YouTube)

11/27/20 1pm Afrofuturism (YouTube)

11/27/20 5pm Conversation with Loscon 47 Guests of Honor (Live Zoom, link will be posted)

11/27/20 7pm Open Room on Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun (Public Facebook Groop)

11/28/20 11am Storytelling with Nick (YouTube)

11/28/20 2pm Writers & Illustrators of the Future (YouTube)

11/28/20 5pm Open Room Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun (Public Facebook Groop)

11/28/20 7pm Open Room Hosted by Heather Stern Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Room Fun (Public Facebook Groop)

11/29/20 11:00am Virtual Tour of JPL (YouTube)

11/29/20 1pm What it was like to collaborate with Jerry Pournelle (YouTube)

11/29/20 3pm Closing Live Zoom link will be posted)

A welcome from Loscon 47 Chair, Scott Beckstead. Schedule for Loscon 2020 Virtual Programming 11/25/20 9am Video clip from closing ceremonies of Loscon 46 (Y...

11/28/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Next programming item at 5pm, or watch the recording later.

Zoom link:
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Thanksgiving Concert with Tim GriffinThe video will be available on our Youtube channel at 5pm tonight, Thanksgiving eve...
11/26/2020

Thanksgiving Concert with Tim Griffin

The video will be available on our Youtube channel at 5pm tonight, Thanksgiving evening Nov, 26, 2020.

Please subscribe to our channel to be notified when each of our video's are available.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VALgs4nFbRWwk8ojB3cSg

If you want to join the Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Floor facebook group, please answer the quick question, the answer doe...
11/26/2020

If you want to join the Loscon Virtual 2020 Party Floor facebook group, please answer the quick question, the answer does not matter, answering it does. If you can't see the membership question on your phone or device, send me a pm on this page and we will approve you. We have many people invited by others (which we appreciate) but use the query to make sure you 'chose' to be in the group willingly.

Remember, this is a very temporary group and will be deleted next week, so it doesn't clog up your account with posts or extraneous groups on your profile.

Congratulations Craig Miller.https://www.animationmagazine.net/events/craig-miller-named-wgaws-2020-awc-animation-writin...
11/26/2020
Craig Miller Named WGAW's 2020 AWC Animation Writing Award Honoree | Animation Magazine

Congratulations Craig Miller.

https://www.animationmagazine.net/events/craig-miller-named-wgaws-2020-awc-animation-writing-award-honoree/

TV animation writer and WGAW Animation Writers Caucus Chair Craig Miller (The Smurfs, Curious George, Pocket Dragon Adventures) will receive the Writers Guild of America Westโ€™s 2020 Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award at November 24โ€™s virtual AWC awards ceremony. Comic-book writer a...

Join Loscon 2020 for a Virtual Convention with FREE content on our YouTube Channel.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VA...
11/26/2020
Loscon

Join Loscon 2020 for a Virtual Convention with FREE content on our YouTube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VALgs4nFbRWwk8ojB3cSg

We have a special concert with Tim Griffin that goes live on Thanksgiving evening at 5pm

Panels include: Storytelling, Afrofuturism, a Virtual Tour of JPL, Memories of Jerry Pournelle, and Writers & Illustrators of the Future. They will go live at various times over Friday and Saturday.

For those on Facebook we have a Virtual Party Floor group, with many activities and a chance to share your business, art or book, with a photo booth and live interactive rooms.

To join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LosconVirtual2020PartyFloor/

Please find the membership question and provide any answer to be approved.

We would like to thank Krypton Radio and Executive Producer, Susan Fox for their support of Loscon Virtual 2020.

#Loscon2020 #LosconVirtual2020 #convention

LOSCON is Los Angeles' longest running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, held Thanksgiving weekend by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS). As...

A parting tidbit from Loscon 46's closing ceremony, courtesy of our Editor Guest of Honor, Moshe Feder...We hope that yo...
11/25/2020
Loscon 46 Closing Ceremonies

A parting tidbit from Loscon 46's closing ceremony, courtesy of our Editor Guest of Honor, Moshe Feder...

We hope that you are subscribed to our new YouTube channel for "Loscon Virtual 2020" starting on Friday Nov 27.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OucT0zZOSXI

A little clip from Moshe Feder at the Loscon 46 closing ceremony Nov 2019.

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5855 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90045

General information

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS), the worldโ€™s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club (founded Oct. 27, 1934), presents the 46th Loscon โ€” Los Angelesโ€™ longest running fan convention โ€” over Thanksgiving weekend (November 29 โ€“ 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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