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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Westercon 66, the 2013 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, has been adopted as part of the SFSFC corporate family and will be run as a committee of SFSFC, like the two past Westercon run by SFSFC. Convention co-chairs Kevin Roche and Andy Trembley will continue to run Westercon 66, which will be held at a […]
The Science Fiction Outreach Initiative will be staffing a table at Wondercon 2011, starting Friday, April 1, giving away free books and working to let more people know about the wide array of fannish activities in our region. Stop by and say hello or even volunteer to help staff the table if you have time.
A brand-new convention has arrived in San Francisco. FOGcon (“Friends of Genre” Con) is scheduled for March 11-13, 2011, so now’s the time to buy your membership. It’s a literary-themed San Francisco SF/F con in the tradition of Wiscon and Readercon, with Honored Guests ranging from writers to scientists to artists. We will build community, […]
Although SFSFC will not be offering a scholarship to attend SMOFCon 28 in San José, the Texas-based convention-running group ALAMO announced yesterday that they will offer one. ALAMO will offer a $300 scholarship to be used toward the cost of attending SMOFCon 28. See their SMOFCon Scholarship Application for further details.
SFSFC originally created its SMOFCon Scholarship Program to send promising Bay Area conrunners to the annual SMOFCon convention-runners conference, and while we have occasionally made awards to people outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, the scholarship has generally retained a Bay Area focus. Because this year’s SMOFCon is in San José (December 3-5, 2010 […]
SFSFC has two memberships available to the SMOFCon 27 convention-running conference in Austin, Texas, December 4-6, 2009. We will sell them for $50 (memberships will cost $75 at the door). To buy one of the memberships, e-mail the SFSFC Treasurer. Update: The two memberships are now spoken for. Thank you for your interest.
SFSFC files bid for 2011 Westercon, selects Fairmont Hotel San Jose.