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The Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society (CASFS) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization that sponsors the CopperCon SciFi/Fantasy convention. Our purpose is to promote interest in science fiction, fantasy, media and science. As part of that effort we occasionally have special events at our monthly meetings.

CASFS was incorporated in 1979 by a group of Arizona and California fans after their attendance at the 1978 Worldcon, also known as Iggycon.

CASFS also sponsors a Book Social Usually held the Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Samurai Comics at 1051 East Camelback Road, Phoenix. This is a spirited discussion about current books and past favorites, plus other things that happen to cross our minds such as movies and TV shows.

In addition to the annual CopperCon convention, past events that we have sponsored include HexaCon (a gaming convention), SmerfCon (a conrunners event), PhringeCon (an SF media convention), and the 1982 and 1992 Westercons (regional sci-fi/fantasy conventions).


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Our meetings are held on the last Friday of the month, except for October, November and December when we switch to the second or third Friday of the month.

Our current meeting location is Denny's Restaurant in the Metrocenter area. Our meetings begin at 8:00PM, but many of us meet earlier to socialize over dinner.

The next few meetings are scheduled at the Denny's at 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix on: June 28; July 26; August 23; September 27; October 25; November 15; December 20, 2019; January 31, 2020.

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