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.
SFSFC announced today that the dates of the 2009 World Fantasy Convention have changed to October 29-November 1, 2009, rather than the following weekend as originally announced. Details of the announcement are in the press release and on the newly redesigned 2009 World Fantasy Convention website.
At their July 19, 2008 meeting, the SFSFC Board of Directors decided to not hold ConStruction, SFSFC’s series of convention-running conferences, in 2008. We now plan to hold one in 2009 and 2011, and are soliciting proposals from other groups to hold one in 2010 with our assistance.
SFSFC has announced a bid to host the 2011 Westercon. See the Westercon San Jose in 2011 bid web pages for more information. The bid kicks off at Westercon 61 in Las Vegas, July 3-6, and continues with an appearance at Denvention Three in Denver, August 6-10.