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A Resource and Gathering Place for Central Iowa's Science Fiction & Fantasy Community Since 1989

The Des Moines Science Fiction Society (DMSFS) is a 501(c)(7) organization that seeks to work cooperatively with local individuals, organizations, and media to promote a variety of causes, including: scientific research, space exploration, literacy, and the arts.  Basically,we are a gathering of central Iowa science fiction and fantasy fans. Our interests include reading science fiction and fantasy (of course), watching science fiction and fantasy (of course), cutting-edge science and technology (of course), the space program (of... you get the idea), computers, F&SF gaming, alternative philosophies and faiths such as neo-paganism, cyberpunk, overdressing, under-dressing, and many, many, many other cool things.

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DMSFS Meeting & Potluck Night - Friday July 25th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jon Mohning - DMSFS VP & Dinner Cat Herder & Starship Cruise Director   
Monday, 14 July 2014 20:04

Just a reminder we WILL NOT be meeting at the West Des Moines Community Center on July 25th..

Instead we are having our third annual DMSFS meeting and Potluck Night (on July 25th) at the Pearson Park Shelter House at 1256 19th St in West Des Moines. We have the shelter house from 5pm – 9pm (but since we are the last group to have the shelter house and it can’t be booked later than 9am we can stay later if we want).

A few other things to note about the potluck:

There is a large outdoor grill by the shelter house.  We will light this grill so you may cook a slab of something over hot charcoal.

Bring a main or side dish to share.  Bring whatever you feel like: salad, dessert, casserole, etc. There are a few outlets located around the shelter house, so you can bring a slow cooker or roaster pan, but bring along your own extension cord or power strip just in case.

Bring along your own plates and silverware.  We will have some plastic silverware and plates and cups just in case.

Bring an outdoor lawn chair in case there aren't enough outdoor picnic tables for us or if you’re more comfortable in an outdoor lawn chair.

Feel free to bring whatever outdoor and/or table games you feel like.


NO ALCOHOL.  We did not secure the necessary permits and this is a public club function, so no booze.  Feel free to bring whatever non-alcoholic beverage you desire.  We will provide some large coolers of water. It seems Google Maps has no idea that Pearson Park exists. Google calls it the 19th Street Park,  so use the address of 1256 19th St, West Des Moines, IA to plug into your mapping app or GPS gadget.  You can also look at a Google map of the area here: Remember you will have to cross a 40-foot bridge from the parking lot then walk up a short hill to the shelter house.  This is the official West Des Moines info web page for Pearson Park:


See you all Friday July 25th at the park!

Jon Mohning
DMSFS VP & Dinner Cat Herder & Starship Cruise Director
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Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 20:13
Summer SACC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheril Harper   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 19:42

It is time once again to plan Summer SACC... It will be held at The Holiday Inn Northwest, the weekend of August 29 thru September 1.  We have the Parlor Suite on 5th Floor (opposite end of the hall from our usual ConSuite), that would be Rooms 529, 531, 535. We also have the Minnesota Room for gaming all weekend long. Remember, this is a potluck event, so bring things to share... Meals may happen, but are not guaranteed, so plan accordingly. There is also a small room block under DMSFS Summer SACC.  There may be some other activities happening, stay tuned for further information.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 19:48
Officer Elections PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheril Harper   
Monday, 07 October 2013 19:53

Just a quick reminder that officer elections will take place at the meeting this coming Friday night, October 11. The meeting will be held at Chamber of Champions, as it is Gallery night in Valley Junction. The nominees are as follows:

President: Greg, Jon

Vice President: Jon, RJ

Secretary: Sheril, Jason (declined)

Treasurer: Sallie

Property Manager: Tammy, Greg


If you can't attend the meeting, but would like to vote, please send your proxy to Greg Abba ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by noon on Friday, October 11.


Also this will be games night after the meeting, so bring games if you wish. Dinner will also be on your own. There are several restraunts close, and we can game until Chamber of Champions closes at 10 PM. Look forward to seeing you there.


Sheril Harper, RN BSN

DMSFS Secretary

DMSFS Officers for 2013-2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheril Harper   
Sunday, 13 October 2013 18:57

The votes were cast and tallied..... The officers for the upcoming year are:

President-- Greg
Vice President-- Jon
Secretary-- Sheril
Treasurer-- Sallie
Property Manager-- Greg

Congratulations to you all

Officer Elections PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheril Harper   
Sunday, 29 September 2013 18:35

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.  It is time again for the election of DMSFS club officers.  Nominations have taken place and the following individuals have been nominated for office.  The election of officers will take place at the October 11th club meeting which will be held at Chamber of Champions, 2625 Beaver Ave, Des Moines. The meeting will be there, as it is Gallery Night in Valley Junction.  Please join us for our meeting that night, followed by gaming until the store closes.

Officer Nominees:

President--  Greg Abba, Jon Mohning

Vice President-- Jon Mohning, RJ Lundgren

Secretary-- Sheril Harper, Jason White (declined)

Treasurer-- Sallie Abba

Property Manager-- Greg Abba, Tammy Mohning

If you are not able to join us, but would like to cast your vote by proxy, please follow these guidelines:

4.1 Proxy votes are submitted by sending a signed letter or sending an email via a previously registered email address to the Speaker prior to the time of the vote. Email proxies must be received by no later than Noon on the day of the vote.  Emails should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with Proxy vote in the subject line.

4.2 Each member must submit their own proxy i.e. a member may not submit their own and a spouse’s proxy.



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