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Art Directors Guild

11969 Ventura Boulevard · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Robert Boyle Studio 800, 1st floor. The parking lot is accessible from Radford Blvd. through an alley behind the ADG building.

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Details

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (http://lasfs.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=148), 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: http://www.lasfs.org

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.

Parking:

The parking lot is accessible from Radford Blvd. through an alley behind the ADG building. The lot is the first gated lot on the south side of the alley. Pull up to the parking card reader; on the bottom of the reader is a black button - press the button and the parking gate will open. Fill in the spaces starting from the Ventura Blvd side of the lot. If the lot is full you can also find parking along the alley, metered parking on Ventura Blvd., and the local streets.