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 (http://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.