Nov 23 2017

November 2017 Minutes Posted; Directors, Officers Elected; 2018 Meeting Dates Set

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Minutes of the regular meeting of November 11, 2017 and the meeting of directors-elect to elect officers for 2018 are now available on our meeting minutes page, along with all available past minutes.

Incumbent directors David W. Clark, Cheryl Morgan, Andrew Trembley, and Lisa Deutsch Harrigan were re-elected to three-year terms commencing January 1, 2018. Incumbent officers David Gallaher (President), David W. Clark (Vice President), Kevin Standlee (Secretary), and Lisa Deutsch Harrigan (Treasurer) were re-elected to one-year terms commencing January 1, 2018. Updated director/officer information is posted on our Directors page Meeting dates for 2018 were set and are published on the meeting information page.

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Oct 30 2017

July 2017 Minutes Posted

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Minutes of the regular meeting of July 15, 2017 are now available on our meeting minutes page, along with all available past minutes.

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Apr 08 2017

March 2017 Minutes Posted

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Minutes of the regular meeting of March 18, 2017 are now available on our meeting minutes page, along with all available past minutes.

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Sep 10 2016

San Jose to Host 2018 Worldcon

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San José will host Worldcon 76 after the members of the 2016 Worldcon in Kansas City, Missouri voted to select SFSFC’s bid. Worldcon 76 will be held Thursday, 16 August through Monday, 20 August, 2018 at the McEnery Convention Center in downtown San José, California. For more information about Worldcon 76, including how to join and attend the convention, see the Worldcon 76 website.

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Oct 29 2015

San José in 2018 Worldcon Bid Crowdsources Guest Candidates

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The San José in 2018 Worldcon bid is asking the science fiction & fantasy community’s assistance in ensuring worthy candidates are not overlooked as the bid considers its choices for Guests of Honor for the 76th World Science Fiction Convention.

Worldcon’s Guest of Honor appointments function as a sort of lifetime achievement award for contributors to SF & F literature, arts and the community. SJ in 2018 asks people to send guest recommendations to goh@sjin2018.org, and to include in their recommendation how the candidate meets the basic criteria for consideration and why they think the candidate should be honored.

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Recommendations will be accepted through December 15, 2015.

See the press release for full details.

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Oct 21 2015

San José in 2018 Worldcon Bid Announces Prospective Convention Chair

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The San José in 2018 Worldcon Bid has announced that Kevin Roche will chair Worldcon 76 in San José, California should their bid to host the World Science Fiction Convention win.

The Board of Directors of SFSFC, San José in 2018 Worldcon bid’s parent non-profit corporation, unanimously voted to select Kevin Roche as the chair of the committee that will host Worldcon 76 should the San José in 2018 bid win the election to be held at the 2016 Worldcon, MidAmericon II. Members of the 2016 Worldcon will vote on where to hold the 2018 Worldcon.

See the press release for full details of the announcement.

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Jul 29 2014

SFSFC Launches Worldcon Bid: San Jose in 2018

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The San José in 2018 Worldcon Bid, sponsored by San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., officially launched with a presentation, bid table, and party. Bid Chair Andy Trembley was there and made a presentation and answered question at Westercon’s “Fannish Inquisition.” The San José bid was also present at this year’s North American Science Fiction Convention, Detcon 1, and will also host a table at the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, as well as many other conventions in the future.

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San José in 2018 is a committee of SFSFC, the parent non-profit corporation behind the 1993 Worldcon in San Francisco and the 2002 Worldcon in San José. SFSFC has also run Westercons, World Fantasy Conventions, SMOFCons (the SF/F conrunners convention), and other SF/F genre conventions.

The site of the 2018 Worldcon will be selected by the members of the 2016 Worldcon in Kansas City. You need to be a member of the 2016 Worldcon in order to vote for San José. For more information about San José’s bid to host the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention, see the bid’s web site.

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Aug 08 2013

Convention Anti-Harassment Policies

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In recent weeks the SF&F blogosphere has spent a lot of time talking about anti-harassment policies at conventions. In particular John Scalzi adopted a minimum requirements policy that he will demand of any convention that invites him to attend. SFWA has suggested that its members might wish to adopt similar policies.

SFSFC does not run conventions itself. Rather it charters other bodies to run conventions under its corporate umbrella. These conventions can vary considerably in size, from 100-person relaxacons to Worldcons with thousands of attendees. Crafting a single policy to suit all types and sizes of convention would not be easy. Nevertheless, SFSFC requires all its conventions to be safe and welcoming spaces. To this end, in 2012 we adopted general guidelines for anti-harassment policies that all chartered conventions much use to develop their own policies. It is our belief that following these guidelines will enable a convention to abide by the requirements set by John Scalzi and others.

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To date, only one convention has taken place under that policy. That was Westercon 66. Their code of conduct can be found here .

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Mar 03 2013

RIP Wombat

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On February 23, 2013 in Albany, New York, one of ConFrancisco’s Guests of Honor, jan howard finder (known as “Wombat”), died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 73 years old. His obituary in the Albany Times-Union includes the 1993 Worldcon as one that “[solidified] his place in the ranks of fan culture” and details his interests and activities in Fandom. SFSFC sends our condolences to his girlfriend, Lin Daniel, and shares our regret in the passing of one of Fandom’s colorful figures.

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Memorial donations are being asked to go towards The Wombat Foundation.

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Aug 10 2011

July 2011 Minutes Posted

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Minutes of the regular meeting of July 30, 2011 are now available on our meeting minutes page.

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