2010 Smofcon Will Be in San Jose

San Jose has been officially confirmed as the site of Smofcon 28. The event will be held December 3-5, 2010 at the Sainte Claire hotel. The theme of next year’s Smofcon is “Building Bridges.”

Glenn Glazer and Craige Howlett will chair, and Tom Whitmore will coordinate the program. San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) is the host organization.

SMOFcon is an annual conference for conrunners, especially those who work on  events such as the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). Black bow tie required.

Berry Wins Smofcon Scholarship

Veteran conrunner Kirsten M. Berry is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) to attend SMOFCon 27 in Austin TX over the weekend of December 4-6, 2009.

Besides a great deal of experience working Bay Area conventions, Berry has been a member of the Advisory Council for the Burning Man Department of Mutant Vehicles since 2007. And that’s not just another con-goers hack like “Elevator Fandom.” They are the people who keep Burning Man from being overrun by traffic. Mutant Vehicles are an exception to the general restriction on motor vehicles in Black Rock City. They are likened to “sublimely beautiful works of art floating across the playa like a Miro painting.”

The full press release appears after the jump.

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