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A Resource and Gathering Place for Central Iowa’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Community Since 1989 re-imagined in 2018.

The Des Moines Science Fiction & Fantasy Society, INC (DMSFFS) is an non-profit charity 501(c)(3) organization located in Des Moines, Iowa. That is totally volunteer run.

DMSFFS drives to inspire individuals and communities to READ, IMAGINE AND THINK; creating a better world through education and support of literacy, science and the arts.

DMSFFS generally meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Valley Junction Activity Center Center at 217 5th Street. It is 2 doors north of the Tavern Restaurant in the Valley Junction district. Officers meeting at 6:30 pm with business meeting and program at 7:00 pm. There is a parking lot off of the 4th Street side of the building with plenty of room. The building is a 2 story sandstone building with burgundy awnings and trim.

Besides the bi-weekly meeting we host DemiCon, Summer and Winter SACC, DemiCon Lite our monthly educational program, and a monthly movie get together.

Our big event is DemiCon – Des Moines Annual Science Fiction, Fantasy and Gaming Convention.

For many years the organization was known at the Des Moines Science Fiction Society, LTD a faternal non-profit, and was reimagined in 2018 to be reformed as a charity non profit to forcus more on education and the love of reading through literacy, science and the arts.


Organization Information

The Des Moines Science Fiction & Fantasy Society (DMSFFS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to work cooperatively with local individuals, organizations, and media to promote a variety of causes, focued around scientific literacy, science, and the arts.

Persons seeking information on science, science-fiction, or fantasy-related topics, and organizations looking for additional resources (including volunteers) for similarly-related activities, are invited to contact any board of directors/officers or member at info@dmsffs.org

DMSFFS is the sponsor of DemiCon, Des Moines’ annual science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. But we do other things, too, such as getting together twice a month to discuss science fiction and fantasy, have programs with educational opportunities, and hold meetings to keep everyone up to date on upcoming events. Go to a monthly movie. Hosting DemiCon Lites, our educational program as well as learn awesome things and supporting the community like knitting, computer security, listening to live music, costuming, walking for a cause, and the list goes on.

DMSFFS meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Valley Junction Activity Center at 217 5th Street. It is 2 doors north of the Tavern Restaurant in the Valley Junction district. There is a parking lot off of the 4th Street side of the building with plenty of room. The building is a 2 story sandstone building with burgundy awnings and trim. We meet in the lower level large room.

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