San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) (the group that ran the 2002 Worldcon) is offering a $500 scholarship to help conrunners attend Smofcon this December.
See full press release behind the cut.
SFSFC Continues SMOFCon Scholarship for 2008
San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) has voted to offer a scholarship of $500 to help convention runners in training attend the SMOFCon convention-runners convention in
SMOFCon <http://www.smofcon.org/> is an annual convention about organizing science fiction conventions. Subject matter ranges from managing small conventions up to the unique challenges of World Science Fiction Conventions. The convention is held in a different city each year. The 2008 SMOFCon will be in
The scholarship is open to anyone involved in running science fiction conventions, regardless of their place of residence. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate that their attendance at SMOFCon will benefit San Francisco Bay Area conventions. Applications will be judged by the scholarship administrators, who for 2008 are the three directors of SFSFC who have chaired Worldcons: David W. Clark, Kevin Standlee, and Tom Whitmore.
An application form is available at http://sfsfc.org/?page_id=33 or by writing to SFSFC at
This is the fifth year that SFSFC has issued a scholarship to allow a promising convention runner to attend SMOFCon.
The name “SMOF” stands for “Secret Masters Of Fandom,” and is a humorous reference to the people who organize and manage science fiction conventions. Another term sometimes used for such people is “conrunner.”
SFSFC was the parent non-profit corporation of ConJosé, the 2002 World Science Fiction Convention, and ConFrancisco, the 1993 Worldcon.
SFSFC Inc.: Kevin Standlee [email protected]
SMOFCon 26: http://midohiosf.org/
San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. is a California non-profit corporation recognized as tax-exempt under US Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
“ConJose” and “ConFrancisco” are service marks of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., a
“Worldcon” and “World Science Fiction Convention” are registered service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.