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Jul 29 2014

SFSFC Launches Worldcon Bid: San Jose in 2018

Published by under Worldcon

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 […]

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Jul 30 2011

Westercon 66 Joins SFSFC Fold

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 […]

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Mar 31 2011

SF Outreach @ Wondercon

Published by under SF Outreach Initiative

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.

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Jan 21 2011

Introducing FOGCon

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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, […]

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Aug 03 2010

ALAMO to Offer SMOFCon Scholarship

Published by under SMOFCon,SMOFcon Scholarships

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.

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Aug 02 2010

No SFSFC SMOFCon Scholarship This Year

Published by under SMOFCon,SMOFcon Scholarships

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 […]

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Nov 22 2009

Austin SMOFCon Memberships for Sale

Published by under SMOFCon

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.

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Dec 28 2008

SFSFC Formally Files Westercon Bid

SFSFC files bid for 2011 Westercon, selects Fairmont Hotel San Jose.

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Oct 22 2008

2009 World Fantasy Convention Changes Dates, Revamps Website

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.

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Jul 20 2008

No ConStruction in 2008

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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.

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