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There are often expenses entailed in running a meetup, so collecting money from attendees is done in many ways. Friday Night Dice had a slot atop a post with a sign requesting a voluntary donation of between $3 and $5. A newly formed board game meetup in Burbank has an entry fee of $5.

Friday Night Board Gaming at the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, though, does things a bit differently. To start with, the meetup does not collect any money from its attendees, either voluntarily or as an entry fee. However, the facility we use is wholly owned by the LASFS and this 80-year-old society does have to fund upkeep of its building.

To answer some inquiries about LASFS, it should be noted that the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is entirely funded by its members, having no outside grants or sources of funding. Yes, it does run a yearly convention, LOSCON, but most of the monies raised by the convention are spent ON the convention and only a small amount of this money is returned to the society.

The LASFS allows all of its guests three free meetings. Then, feeling that people continuing to visit its premises obviously like being there after three visits, it asks these guests to join the society - and a one-time fee of $10 makes one a member for life. Then, any time a member shows up for any function, a dues payment of $4 will suffice for entry into all functions held during that week. In other words, what is charged by the host society is right in line with what some other meetups charge their members. But members get more than just attending board-gaming functions.

All of the society officers are democratically elected by the membership and those meetup members who join to play board games can eventually run for elective office if they so desire. And, there are also appointed positions in the society. Indeed, one of the new meetup attendees has recently been appointed assistant librarian. Oh, did I mention that the 20,000+ books in the library are loaned to the members?

And that we board game from 2 pm onwards on the Second Sunday of each month?

Come on by and enjoy some board-gaming - and enjoy the other amenities of our hosts, the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society.

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