This small virtual event replaces the postponed Smofcon 38.
Smofcon is an annual convention for organizers of science fiction and fantasy conventions, where there is a chance to share ideas, discuss solutions, talk, learn and develop skills on matters relating to their passion for running conventions.
THE PROGRAMME OF SMOFCON 37 ¼. There will be online Question Time sessions for currently seated Worldcons and SMOFcons and bids for future Worldcons and SMOFcons, plus two sessions focusing on the shift to virtual conventions.
- Three Question Time sessions for Worldcon and SMOFcon committees to make presentations and answer questions:
- The two seated SMOFcons and future SMOFcon bids
- An opportunity for the “CoNZealand Chairs Chat”
- A virtual panel on ‘Pivoting to a virtual convention and best practices’
As bids and seated cons complete the questionnaires, they will be placed on the site and linked to their relevant sessions. A simple question form for each Question Time session is linked in each programme description. The SMOFcon committee is offering bids and seated cons zoom practice sessions upon request.
CON SUITE. A Virtual Con Suite with breakout rooms for general discussions will also be available for the duration of SMOFCon 37 ¼. Groups may request time slots in breakout rooms. Request forms here.
OTHER INFORMATION. Full details of the event, including the schedule, free registration, participation information and contact details are now available online here.
They are using Grenadine and Zoom as their systems. Send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
SMOFCon 37 ¼ committee Jannie Shea, Kevin Standlee, Vincent Docherty, Marguerite Smith and James Bacon say, “We hope that you join us,”