Loscon 50 “Celebrating 50 Loscons”

LOSCON is Los Angeles’ longest running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, held Thanksgiving weekend by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS).
Like all organized SF fandom conventions, Loscon is run by volunteers. Amateurs and professionals join as panelists (and a number of rooms host competing panels). There’s open discussion plus snacks in the con suite, a dealers room, an art show, nighttime parties in hotel rooms, dances, singing, gaming, and other activities.

Loscon 49

Loscon 49 is a gathering of writers and fans of all ages, with common interests in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Cosplay, Film, Art and Music. Held over Thanksgiving weekend (November 24-26, 2023). A presentation of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS), the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club, calling to order a meeting of the membership every Thursday night, since its founding on Oct. 27, 1934.

Altadena Library Indie Author Night with Carolina Rivera Escamilla, Eric J. Guignard, Willa C. Richards, and Cody Sisco

July 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Meet local authors and hear readings of their best and newest works. Book sales will take place on-site.
Carolina Rivera Escamilla is an educator, bilingual writer, theater actor, and documentarian who lives in Los Angeles. A Fellow of Pen America Emerging Voices, her first book of short stories, entitled “…after…” was published in 2015 (Worlds Stage Press). Born in El Salvador, Rivera Escamilla is currently writing a novel. Her recently released first book of poetry entitled, “In a Corner of Your Country,” was published by Bellucci, Palms & Carmichael Publishing, LLC. in March 2023. www.carolinariveraescamilla.com • IG @carolinariveraes

Eric J. Guignard is a writer and anthologist of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He’s twice won the Bram Stoker Award, won the Shirley Jackson Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and International Thriller Writers Award. His latest books are his novella “Last Case at a Baggage Auction” (Harper Day), novel “Doorways to the Deadeye” (JournalStone), and short story collection “That Which Grows Wild” (Cemetery Dance). www.ericjguignard.com • Twitter: @ericjguignard IG @eric_j._guignard

Willa C. Richards is the author of the novel “The Comfort of Monsters.” She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Prize for Emerging Writers.
www.willacrichards.com • IG @willacatherr

Cody Sisco is an author, editor, publisher, and literary community organizer. His science fiction series includes two novels, “Broken Mirror” and “Tortured Echoes.” In 2017, he co-founded Made in L.A. Writers, an indie author co-op dedicated to the support of independent authors. His startup, BookSwell, is a literary events and media production company dedicated to lifting up marginalized voices. He serves as a Co-Executive on the Board of Governors for the Editorial Freelancers Association. www.codysisco.com • IG @codybriansisco Twitter @codysisco