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LASFS: The Panel Continues with author Peter Atkins
THIS WEEK: Interview with author Peter Atkins About Peter Atkins: Peter Atkins is the author of the novels Morningstar, Big Thunder, and Moontown and the screenplays Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser IV, and Wishmaster. His short fiction has been selected eight times for one or more of the various "Year's Best" anthologies and his collection, Rumors of the Marvelous, was a finalist for the British Fantasy Award. He is the co-founder with Glen Hirshberg of The Rolling Darkness Revue, an annual folly they commit at whatever theatre will let them. He blogs at and tweets at @limeybastard55. At LASFS The Panel Continues, board member Kristen Renee Gorlitz interviews members of the community to collectively learn more about the LASFS, science fiction, science, the arts, and any other variety of topics that come up. About LASFS: The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (, founded October 27, 1934, is this world's oldest continuously-active science-fiction and fantasy club. This is a public club, everyone is welcome. We would love for you come be part of science fiction history! A bit of history: The Los Angeles Science Fiction League (LASFL) met irregularly during its first year. This changed when Forrest J Ackerman [masked]), a hyper-enthusiastic L.A. fan who was in college in San Francisco at the time, returned home at the beginning of 1936 and quickly became the club's most active member. Bolstered by Forry's efforts, LASFL began meeting regularly every other Thursday in February 1936, increasing to the first four Thursdays of the month in January 1939 and every Thursday in July 1942. He became the nucleus of a group of similarly enthusiastic young fans such as Walter Daugherty, T. Bruce Yerke, Paul Freehafer, Ray Bradbury, and Ray Harryhausen who transformed the LASFL from a tiny literary discussion club into a lively social group. They invited all SF authors visiting or living in Los Angeles to come to the LASFL. Arthur J. Burks, Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Williamson, Henry Kuttner, and other celebrities accepted the invitation. And thus, the club was born! Today: Some of science fiction's most prestigious authors meet weekly or speak at our programs. Find out more on our website: Club dues are $4 and will be collected at each meeting. All visitors are welcome and can attend 3 FREE meetings before being asked to join the club.

American Lutheran Church

Burbank, California · Burbank, Ca

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The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, founded October 27, 1934, is this world's oldest continuously-active science-fiction and fantasy club. We would love for you to join us. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome!

Visitors ( may attend three free meetings. After that, if you choose to become a member, you will be asked to pay a $10 membership fee ( Once you've joined, there is no need to renew — ever. However, Dues ( at $4) are required for members who attend the weekly meetings, though monthly and annual rates are also available. These dues help cover the cost of our meeting space.

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