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Founded in 1991, the Bay Area Science Fiction Association (aka BASFA) is one of the longest running general science fiction social networks in the San Francisco Bay Area. It meets every Monday at 8:00 p.m. for discussion of anything of interest to science fiction fans. Our motto is, "We do these things not because they are hard, but because we are weird."

Upcoming events (5)

Weekly BASFA ZOOM Meetings

Online event

Register in advance for the weekly meetings:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcuqorDMsHtTgbbD44ZgG2WzrVGkr6pnX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is the same recurring meeting that was set up for the month of August, so the same log-in details should work for the duration.

You can join the meeting either through a Zoom client or by telephone. We recommend joining before 8 p.m. if you can, to work out any bugs and familiarizing yourself with the zoom environment.

Because things can get crazier on Zoom than in person, we request that you are on mute unless recognized to speak (by raising your hand). There is a text based chat that you can use to communicate silently with everyone or a specific person (though all chat is logged.)

Phone users have two controls at their disposal: *6 to toggle mute/unmute and *9 to raise your hand.

We've also turned on the waiting room function. This means that you will need to be admitted to the meeting. If you are planning on attending by phone, please list your phone number on the reg form so we know who to look out for.

The meeting may be open to anyone, but we don't need a random person coming by to mess with things...

Weekly BASFA ZOOM Meetings

Online event

Register in advance for the weekly meetings:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcuqorDMsHtTgbbD44ZgG2WzrVGkr6pnX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is the same recurring meeting that was set up for the month of August, so the same log-in details should work for the duration.

You can join the meeting either through a Zoom client or by telephone. We recommend joining before 8 p.m. if you can, to work out any bugs and familiarizing yourself with the zoom environment.

Because things can get crazier on Zoom than in person, we request that you are on mute unless recognized to speak (by raising your hand). There is a text based chat that you can use to communicate silently with everyone or a specific person (though all chat is logged.)

Phone users have two controls at their disposal: *6 to toggle mute/unmute and *9 to raise your hand.

We've also turned on the waiting room function. This means that you will need to be admitted to the meeting. If you are planning on attending by phone, please list your phone number on the reg form so we know who to look out for.

The meeting may be open to anyone, but we don't need a random person coming by to mess with things...

Weekly BASFA ZOOM Meetings

Online event

Register in advance for the weekly meetings:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcuqorDMsHtTgbbD44ZgG2WzrVGkr6pnX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is the same recurring meeting that was set up for the month of August, so the same log-in details should work for the duration.

You can join the meeting either through a Zoom client or by telephone. We recommend joining before 8 p.m. if you can, to work out any bugs and familiarizing yourself with the zoom environment.

Because things can get crazier on Zoom than in person, we request that you are on mute unless recognized to speak (by raising your hand). There is a text based chat that you can use to communicate silently with everyone or a specific person (though all chat is logged.)

Phone users have two controls at their disposal: *6 to toggle mute/unmute and *9 to raise your hand.

We've also turned on the waiting room function. This means that you will need to be admitted to the meeting. If you are planning on attending by phone, please list your phone number on the reg form so we know who to look out for.

The meeting may be open to anyone, but we don't need a random person coming by to mess with things...

(Tentative) Weekly meeting at Black Bear Diner in Milpitas

Black Bear Diner

Meeting starts around 8:00 p.m., but many members arrive early (usually around 7:00 p.m.) to dine and socialize before it begins. Dinner is Dutch treat.

We practice recreational parliamentrianism, based on Robert's Rules of Order. The usual meeting order, after approval of previous minutes (which is sometimes an adventure) and officer reports, consists of announcements from members of things they think other members might want to hear, followed by members' reviews of books, movies, events, and other points of potential interest. The evening usually ends with auctions of items donated by members, followed by the adoption of the BASFA's "Rumor of the Week." Meetings normally end shortly after 9:00 p.m., but can last a little longer depending on how enthusiastic the members are about discussing things.

Also, please be forewarned of the Numismatic Responsibility Act (https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Science-Fiction-Association/pages/BASFA_Numismatic_Responsibility_Act/), the pun tax applies to everyone attending, regardless of membership status.

Black Bear Diner has plenty of free parking.

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