Krypton Radio Newswire
The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society is inviting all who wish to contribute and attend a tribute to one of their most cherished members, Ray Bradbury who passed away recently at the age of 91 on June 5, 2012.
In a statement issued by the LASFS:
A beloved member of the LASFS has recently passed. To celebrate his life we will be holding a Potluck Memorial to reminisce, and talk about how this special and talented man influenced and impacted our lives.
We have lost many an influential and important member of our club over the years, but none with such an affect not only on genre fiction fans but also, on the general public. His work brought needed attention to the world of science fiction/fantasy literature.
He joined the LASFS as a youth and was guided by such LASFS members and professional writers as Robert A. Heinlein, Henry Kuttner and Jack Williamson. As quoted by another of our beloved members Forrest J. Ackerman, a founder of the society (Born: November 24, 1916 – Died: December 4, 2008) said in a 1988 Times story, “It’s a wonder that he survived because we were all ready to strangle him,” ”He was such an obnoxious youth — which he would be the first to admit. He was loud and boisterous and liked to do a W.C. Fields act and Hitler imitations. He would pull all sorts of pranks.”
Memories, video interviews are just some of the things we will have at the memorial. We hope you will join us in remembering this special man and his works.”
We have a web page for people’s memories of Ray — and for tributes to his writing. It’s currently empty, but once it has some content we’ll put a link to it on the home pages. People should write the webmaster, and we will transfer whatever they write to that page. We hope someone will get copies of any written tributes from the July 7th Memorial and give them to us to put up.
The tribute is planned for Saturday July 7, and will be held at the Society’s Clubhouse at 6012 Tyrone Ave., Van Nuys, CA
You may contact the LASFS at lasfsmktg(at)yahoo.com or call 818-904-9544 for more information.