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Oct 25, 2007: ConStruction Registration Deadline Nears

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Press Release 2007-4
BAY AREA CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE
REGISTRATION DEADLINE NEARS

SAN FRANCISCO SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTIONS, INC.
A California Non-Profit Corporation
PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 USA

info@sfsfc.org; http://www.sfsfc.org/

For immediate release: October 25, 2007

Bay Area ConStruction Conference Registration Deadline Nears

Advance registration for the Bay Area ConStruction 2007 convention-running conference closes on October 31. Membership in the conference will increase from $25 to $35 at that time.

ConStruction is a conference about organizing science fiction, fantasy, horror, anime, and related conventions with a focus on Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. The conference will be November 10-11. It will be held at the Holiday Inn San Jose on North First Street. The event includes a “get acquainted” social for Bay Area conrunners on the evening of November 9 for which conference membership is not required.

Programming at ConStruction will consist of panel and round table discussions. Topics include convention operations; staffing; program building and managing guest expectations; contracts; budgeting; customer relations and communication. Saturday evening, members will play the convention-planning simulation game “If I Ran the Z/o/o/…Con.” The convention’s schedule will be available on their web site.

Membership in ConStruction, including Sunday Brunch, is $25 through October 31, 2007 and will be $35 at the door. Advance registration can be purchased through the SFSFC web site at, or by mail to ConStruction, c/o SFSFC, PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363. (Make checks payable to “SFSFC.” Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) are accepted.)

ConStruction kicks off at 8 PM on Friday, November 9, when SFSFC, sponsor of the convention, hosts a Dessert Social for Bay Area convention-runners. SFSFC invites anyone with an interest in local convention-running to attend the social event on Friday night. Membership in ConStruction is not required to attend Friday’s nights Dessert Social. Saturday is the convention’s seminar day, with panels throughout the day. Sunday morning, the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (“CVB”) will host a brunch for ConStruction members and present an overview of convention running resources available through the CVB. The SFSFC Board of Directors will hold their quarterly meeting immediately following ConStruction. The meeting is open to the public.

SFSFC was the parent non-profit corporation of ConJosé, the 2002 World Science Fiction Convention, and ConFrancisco, the 1993 Worldcon.

Contact:

ConStruction: Jan Price
SFSFC Inc.: Kevin Standlee

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 California non-profit corporation.

“Worldcon” and “World Science Fiction Convention” are registered service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.