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

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. Jer

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. Jer

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Join Laura Brodian Freas Beraha on Friday at Loscon 47 "Celebrating the Science in Science Fiction & the Fan in Fantasy"...
11/19/2021

Join Laura Brodian Freas Beraha on Friday at Loscon 47 "Celebrating the Science in Science Fiction & the Fan in Fantasy" for an Illustrator Workshop.

Limited to 30 people
$5 materials fee
You must register by Wed Nov 25 at 6pm

Friday, Nov 26th, 2021 at 4pm

https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=86898

Join Laura Brodian Freas Beraha on Friday at Loscon 47 "Celebrating the Science in Science Fiction & the Fan in Fantasy" for an Illustrator Workshop.

Limited to 30 people
$5 materials fee
You must register by Wed Nov 25 at 6pm

Friday, Nov 26th, 2021 at 4pm

https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=86898

We LOVE sparkly!!!and we love ScientistsJoin us at Loscon 47 "Celebrating the Science in Science Fiction & the Fan in Fa...
11/18/2021

We LOVE sparkly!!!
and we love Scientists

Join us at Loscon 47 "Celebrating the Science in Science Fiction & the Fan in Fantasy" Thanksgiving weekend, with or without sparkles

scientists can be sparkly ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

#womeninscience

Thank you to Geeky Los Angeles for the shout out. Subscribe to their newsletter for all the fun happenings online and in...
11/02/2021

Thank you to Geeky Los Angeles for the shout out.

Subscribe to their newsletter for all the fun happenings online and in RL!

Time Travel book, Dungeon of Doom, Anime Los Angeles, SoCal Gaming Expo, and two film screenings: Raya and Spock!

Check out this week's Geeky Los Angeles newsletter.

#Geek #event #LosAngeles #book #museum #film #anime #gaming #StarTrek

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The Story Behind "Bonestell 3129"
10/14/2021
The Story Behind "Bonestell 3129"

The Story Behind "Bonestell 3129"

From the documentary "Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future"Buy the movie here: chesleybonestell.com/buy-the-film.html-Expand for More-Chesley Bonestell...

On Thursday, October 7th, 2021, the LASFS ( Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society) voted to honor composer John Williams w...
10/08/2021

On Thursday, October 7th, 2021, the LASFS ( Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society) voted to honor composer John Williams with the 2021 Forrest J Ackerman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction, also known as the Forry Award.

Loscon 47 is just weeks away. With writers, artists, scientists and many more interesting people. We have panels, dealer...
10/06/2021

Loscon 47 is just weeks away. With writers, artists, scientists and many more interesting people. We have panels, dealers room, art show, cosplay, a tea party, tabletop gaming, electronic gaming and much more.

Nov 26-28, 2021 LAX Marriott

Check out the link in our bio for more info and purchase memberships. Loscon.org

There are a few spaces in the art show and dealers room see link for more details.

#sciencefictionconvention #sciencefictiondwriters #whattodoinla #Loscon47 #gaming #artshow #dealersroom #cosplay #cosplayinla #conlife #gregorybenford #jeffsturgeon #craigmiller #larryniven #blooddrive #toydrive #authorsigning #thanksgivingweekend

Loscon 47 is just weeks away. With writers, artists, scientists and many more interesting people. We have panels, dealers room, art show, cosplay, a tea party, tabletop gaming, electronic gaming and much more.

Nov 26-28, 2021 LAX Marriott

Check out the link in our bio for more info and purchase memberships. Loscon.org

There are a few spaces in the art show and dealers room see link for more details.

#sciencefictionconvention #sciencefictiondwriters #whattodoinla #Loscon47 #gaming #artshow #dealersroom #cosplay #cosplayinla #conlife #gregorybenford #jeffsturgeon #craigmiller #larryniven #blooddrive #toydrive #authorsigning #thanksgivingweekend

Do you know any aspiring teen Science Fiction writers in the LA area?This is a great competitions to submit tohttp://fil...
10/01/2021
Aspiring Teen Writers from Across Los Angeles to Participate The Tomorrow Prize Science Fiction Writing Competition

Do you know any aspiring teen Science Fiction writers in the LA area?

This is a great competitions to submit to

http://file770.com/aspiring-teen-writers-from-across-los-angeles-to-participate-the-tomorrow-prize-science-fiction-writing-competition/

Los Angeles County high school students are invited to submit their original short science fiction stories to The Tomorrow Prize through December 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The finalistsโ€™ stories will โ€ฆ

We have a new museum in town!https://www.academymuseum.org/en/Opening on September 30, 2021...follow link for tickets an...
09/28/2021
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We have a new museum in town!

https://www.academymuseum.org/en/

Opening on September 30, 2021...follow link for tickets and more info.

Opening on September 30, 2021, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will celebrate the art and science of moviesโ€”past, present, and future. Its exhibitions and programs will convey the magic of cinema and offer a glimpse behind the screen, illuminating the creative and collaborative process of fi...

Loscon wishes our Fan Guest of Honor, Dennis Amador Cherry, a very happy Birthday today!
09/17/2021

Loscon wishes our Fan Guest of Honor, Dennis Amador Cherry, a very happy Birthday today!

Loscon wishes our Fan Guest of Honor, Dennis Amador Cherry, a very happy Birthday today!

Last minute share, but still time to check it out. Happy Star Trek Day!https://www.space.com/star-trek-day-2021-55th-ann...
09/08/2021
Star Trek Day 2021: Celebrate 55 years of Trek with live panels and more tonight

Last minute share, but still time to check it out.

Happy Star Trek Day!

https://www.space.com/star-trek-day-2021-55th-anniversary-webcasts

Home News Entertainment Star Trek Day 2021: Celebrate 55 years of Trek with live panels and more tonight By Tariq Malik 08 September 2021 Fifty-five years ago today a science fiction franchise was born, beaming itself into the hearts of fans around the world. We're talking about "Star Trek," of cour...

Timeline Photos
09/08/2021

Timeline Photos

Yes!

08/29/2021
We are delighted to support this online convention, Cokocon 2021, over Labor Day weekend. It's free to attend, so go che...
08/28/2021

We are delighted to support this online convention, Cokocon 2021, over Labor Day weekend. It's free to attend, so go check them out!

ONE MONTH TO GO - DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER!

Virtual CoKoCon 2021 will be held within our CoKoCon Discord server from September 3-6, 2021. It's FREE to attend, but you do need to register. We recommend you do that soon on our website:

Register: cokocon.org/2021/members.html.

Those who purchased memberships to CoKoCon 2020, which have been rolled automatically to CoKoCon 2022, are already registered. Please feel free to fill out the form if your information has changed.

If you're unsure if you already have a membership (COVID definitely does that to our brains), please contact us at [email protected].

PROGRAMMING IS LIVE AND UPDATING OFTEN!

Our mobile friendly online program schedule has been live throughout the year but there hasn't been much to see until recently. However, our programming team has been hard at work firming up panels, demos and concerts and more are appearing daily on our schedule.

Dee Astell is our programming head and is scheduling our events, as well as a variety of general panels and oodles of science. Local favorites like David Lee Summers and Dr. David Williams will be back at CoKoCon with more astronomy and planetary science panels. They'll be on a Science During the Pandemic panel too, with physicist, chemist and author Catherine Asaro. The Phoenix Astronomical Society are on board, with another presentation from president Mike Marron. Physicist, astronomer and author James C. Glass will get us up to date with What's New in Science.

Michael Senft is programming our books and authors track. In addition to the many names listed in the previous newsletter, he's confirmed more. Catherine Asaro, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, Rhonda Parrish and Joyce Reynolds-Ward will be joining us as well. This year's Book Discussion will be on Mary Robinette Kowal's The Calculating Stars, so now is a great time to pick that up and get reading, if you haven't done so already.
Valerie Ritchie is programming our filk track and there are a host of huge filk names already on the grid. Past CoKoCon GoHs Cheshire Moon and Alexander James Adams will be back with concerts, as will next year's GoHs Margaret & Kristoph. Also performing and/or leading panels and filk sessions are Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff, Cat Greenberg, Blind Lemming Chiffon and Valerie herself.

Participants: cokocon.org/2021/participants.html.

Program Schedule: www.cokocon.org/2021/program/#.
And that's not all, folks! Keep watching the schedule (or the skies) because it's updating daily.

fair warning...
08/25/2021

fair warning...

Loscon is excited to meet and celebrate Jeff Sturgeon in November. Please take a moment to check out Jeff Sturgeon's Las...
08/21/2021

Loscon is excited to meet and celebrate Jeff Sturgeon in November.

Please take a moment to check out Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth for more about Jeff and his recent project!

Memberships are available at: www.loscon.org

We also have a VIP Tea on Sunday, Nov 28th, with our Guests of Honor and you can sip and chat with Jeff if you reserve your seat now. https://events.membersolutions.com/em_list.asp?id=em0542&s=event_manager&fbclid=IwAR3xEmL0Ohpve7xEEbULKpi9Fia1bkRhoOHSiz6aBpAj6JQ2p2GQq3tJTws#eventDetail

Please note that proof of vaccine is required to attend Loscon 47.

Loscon is excited to meet and celebrate Jeff Sturgeon in November.

Please take a moment to check out Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth for more about Jeff and his recent project!

Memberships are available at: www.loscon.org

We also have a VIP Tea on Sunday, Nov 28th, with our Guests of Honor and you can sip and chat with Jeff if you reserve your seat now. https://events.membersolutions.com/em_list.asp?id=em0542&s=event_manager&fbclid=IwAR3xEmL0Ohpve7xEEbULKpi9Fia1bkRhoOHSiz6aBpAj6JQ2p2GQq3tJTws#eventDetail

Please note that proof of vaccine is required to attend Loscon 47.

08/20/2021

-Anya

08/12/2021
Timeline Photos
08/10/2021

Timeline Photos

A fun memory from 9 years ago ;-) Thanks George Takei
08/07/2021

A fun memory from 9 years ago ;-)
Thanks George Takei

The first image has now been received from Curiosity on Mars.

Timeline Photos
08/07/2021

Timeline Photos

Indeed!
08/02/2021

Indeed!

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07/14/2021
www.monsffa.ca

N3F has an online "mini-Con" online this Saturday, July 17th 2021

for more details:
http://www.monsffa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/TNFF202106-1.pdf

Yes it is a document, but from what I could see, it was a safe click.

Have fun!

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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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Foiled Notebooks are up for sale! We'll be debuting these in person at the upcoming Loscon 47 convention, but the online store we've been creating should have them ready now if anyone wants to grab one early! These are currently "while supplies last" as we don't yet know if we'll be making more. So get them while you can! On that note though, the store is maybe a bit freshly painted (so to speak) So please let us know if you encounter any issues!
Foiled Notebooks are up for sale! We'll be debuting these in person at the upcoming Loscon 47 convention, but the online store we've been creating should have them ready now if anyone wants to grab one early! These are currently "while supplies last" as we don't yet know if we'll be making more. So get them while you can! On that note though, the store is maybe a bit freshly painted (so to speak) So please let us know if you encounter any issues!
Foiled Notebooks are up for sale! We'll be debuting these in person at the upcoming Loscon 47 convention, but the online store we've been creating should have them ready now if anyone wants to grab one early! These are currently "while supplies last" as we don't yet know if we'll be making more. So get them while you can! On that note though, the store is maybe a bit freshly painted (so to speak) So please let us know if you encounter any issues!
Hello, by chance is anyone not going to attend and giving up their room at LAX Marriott at the room-block rate? If so, please DM me. I missed the deadline for room-block rate for a few days, and the normal rate is 4 nights at $280+/night. Thanks
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โœจ ๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—–๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ž๐—ฌ ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐——๐—œ๐—”๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ!๐Ÿคฉ https://fb.watch/8Ej3_NdiDH/
๐Ÿš€๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ ๏ฝ„๏ฝ‰๏ฝ„ ๏ฝ‰๏ฝ” ๏ฝ‰๏ฝŽ ๏ผ’๏ผ๏ผ๏ผ”๏ผŒ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๏ฝ„๏ฝ‰๏ฝ„ ๏ฝ‰๏ฝ” ๏ฝ‰๏ฝŽ ๏ผ’๏ผ๏ผ’๏ผ‘ ๏ฝ๏ฝŽ๏ฝ„ ๏ผณ๏ฝ๏ฝ๏ฝƒ๏ฝ… ๏ผก๏ฝ’๏ฝ”๏ฝ‰๏ฝ“๏ฝ” ๏ผฃ๏ฝˆ๏ฝ…๏ฝ“๏ฝŒ๏ฝ…๏ฝ™ ๏ผข๏ฝ๏ฝŽ๏ฝ…๏ฝ“๏ฝ”๏ฝ…๏ฝŒ๏ฝŒ ๏ฝ“๏ฝˆ๏ฝ๏ฝ—๏ฝ…๏ฝ„ ๏ผจ๏ผฏ๏ผท ๏ฝ‰๏ฝ” ๏ฝƒ๏ฝ๏ฝ•๏ฝŒ๏ฝ„ ๏ฝ‚๏ฝ… ๏ฝ„๏ฝ๏ฝŽ๏ฝ… ๏ฝ‰๏ฝŽ ๏ผ‘๏ผ™๏ผ”๏ผ—๏ผ https://www.facebook.com/bonestellmovie/posts/986944161867045
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€๐—™๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—–๐—˜? This ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ science fiction just a few years ago! https://www.facebook.com/bonestellmovie/posts/975838442977617
๐Ÿ›ฐ ๐—ช๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—•๐—ข๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—–๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—˜, ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ข? ๐Ÿ’ฅ The Cassini spacecraft carried a very artistically designed DVD to Saturn with 616,400 digitized signatures of people from around the world. The planet Saturn, its moon Titan and the Earth are represented, as was the Cassini spacecraft and its Huygens probe. There were feathers representing the Golden Eagle, whose feathers were used as quills for writing to spread wisdom and the bird often revered in mythology for carrying spirits above the Earth to the heavens. My name was among the signatures. In 2019, I had the pleasure of dining with the NASA/JPL engineer who issued the command to send Cassini into its final decent. Naturally, I mentioned that my signature was on board the spacecraft's DVD. "Sorry I had to crash your name into Saturn," he said. "If it's any consolation, I crashed my name into the planet, too." Me: ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† https://www.facebook.com/bonestellmovie/posts/974007986493996
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