Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society Celebrates their 39th Annual Convention

Science fiction/fantasy fans and authors explore the subject of Steampunk versus Zombies, amongst more scientific ideas at this year's festivities.

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We provide this convention to introduce folks to the science fiction and fantasy community here in Los Angeles. You will find thought provoking conversation in the dozens of ongoing panels throughout the 3 days.

(PRWEB) October 11, 2012

LASFS will host LosCon 39, the club’s annual Los Angeles Regional Science Fantasy Convention on Thanksgiving weekend from Friday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 25th at the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel 5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles.

It was 1973 when the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) decided to hold a convention of their own. Los Angeles has always had a large science fiction community with the likes of JPL and other local technological companies. Through the years famous writers in the field such as Steven Barnes, John DeChancie, David Gerrold, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Tim Powers have become regulars at the Con. In the club's formative years, members included some of science fiction’s greats, such as Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and A.E. van Vogt. The club itself was founded in 1934 making LASFS the world’s oldest and continuously-meeting science fiction and fantasy club.

“Everyone is invited,” said Michelle Pincus, the communications specialist for the convention. “We provide this convention to introduce folks to the science fiction and fantasy community here in Los Angeles. You will find thought provoking conversation in the dozens of ongoing panels throughout the 3 days including space technology, science fiction and fantasy writing, and art."

There is also great steampunk clothing and gear shopping, several booksellers on hand, a costume ball and endless parties.

The author guest of honor this year is Vernor Vinge, author of Hugo award winning novels - A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), Rainbows End (2006), Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002) and The Cookie Monster (2004).

Additional guests of honor this year are: Artist - Alan White; Fans - Lloyd and Yvonne Penney; and Costume - Mela Hoyt-Heydon.

For more information on the convention and how to purchase tickets, go to http://www.loscon.org.


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