About KaCSFFS/Activities

The Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society is a club for fans of science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror.

The club's main focus is science fiction and fantasy in all its many forms. There are many members who share an interest in sf&f literature (novels, short stories magazines and online publications), sf&f visual art, media (films and TV), games, and other areas of the science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction genre.

We sponsor an annual science fiction and fantasy convention, ConQuesT, on the first weekend in June. We also have hosted a Worldcon, Midamericon in 1976. (Note MASFFC hosted Midamericon II on our first Worldcon's 40th anniversary in 2016.)

KaCSFFS (pronounced "kax-fuss") was founded in July 1971. We have been meeting monthly ever since, weather permitting.

KaCSFFS Board of Directors

Margene Baum, Director
Carol Doms, Treasurer
Liz Gooch, Secretary
Bob Clark, Communications Officer
(position open), Programming Director
Rosemary Williams & Devin Scrogum, ConQuesT 54 Co-Chairs
Rosemary Williams, Quartermaster
Earline "Cricket" Beebe, Registered Agent

Find us on Facebook:
Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS)
Find us on Twitter: @Kcsffsociety 
Email: KaCSFFS@gmail.com 

Snail Mail:
PO Box 22833
Kansas City, MO 64113

ConQuesT KC Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

KAXFEN Stay Busy!
KaCSFFS members are involved in a variety of activites -- some sponsored by the club, others sponsored by independent groups or organized on an ad hoc basis. You're invited to attend our regular meetings, as well as these special events of interest to members and like-minded fans.

KaCSFFS meetings
KaCSFFS meetings are usually held in the evening on the third Saturday of the month, Setup usually starts at 6:00, with a business meeting (if any) at 6:30, and the program starts at 7:00 p.m. Our location is currently in flux. Updates will be posted on the front page of this blog, and on our Facebook Page.

ConQuesT is the area's oldest and most enduring science fiction convention, celebrating science fiction, fantasy, and horror in all its forms, with an emphasis on the literary. ConQuesT is sponsored by KaCSFFS.  This year, 2023, ConQuesT is moving to a new weekend, June 2-4, and will be held at the Airport Hilton.

SF&F Literati book club
The SF&F Literati meet on the fourth Monday of every month (except December, when they don't meet, and May, when they typically meet on the third Monday). Check their Facebook page for information on upcoming books. Meetings are currently being held online, with a post-pandemic location TBA.

Film Cadets
Film Cadets get together to watch movies (or view films, if you prefer) at local movie houses. It's an ad hoc activity, and sometimes involves a meal before or after the movie. Watch the KAXFEN email list and this activities blog for announcements. Sometimes we receive a few sneak-peak passes for upcoming films. Want to organize a Film Cadets outing? Toss a suggestion out to the club members using the KAXFEN email list.

Fanivores get together to visit new and/or favorite restaurants in the KC area. Watch the KAXFEN email list and this activities blog for announcements. Want to organize a Fanivores outing? Toss a suggestion out to the club members using the KAXFEN email list.  There's a regular First Thursday Fanivores group that's currently meeting outdoors when possible, or on zoom for discussions on culinary matters, find them on Facebook at First-Thursday Fanivores

Laser Rangers
The Laser Rangers are a monthly movie group. Each month, two movies are selected based on a common theme. Anyone is allowed to attend regardless of KaCSFFS membership. Please note that COVID vaccination is required for all attending; no exceptions.  See the group's Facebook page or the KaCSFFS Blog (yes! Right here among our posts) for current films. Please e-mail David Sooby for more information: lensman03 [at] gmail [dot] com.

X-Ray Delta One
The X-Ray Delta One Podcast is a (still in the development stages) monthly podcast that discusses all things Science Fiction and Fantasy literature based. Common topics also include readings from local writers and some selected history of Science Fiction and Fantasy.  We frequently feature new guests. Tune in and join the fun.