Apr 7, 2004, SFSFC SMOFCon Scholarship

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Press Release 2004-3


A California Non-Profit Corporation
PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 USA

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

For immediate release: April 7, 2004

SFSFC Establishes SMOFCon Scholarships

At their Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, March 14, 2004, San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) established two scholarships of $500 to help convention runners in training get to the SMOFCon convention-runners convention in Washington DC this year over the weekend of December 3-5, 2004.

SMOFCon is an annual convention about organizing science fiction conventions. Subject matter ranges from managing small conventions up to the unique challenges of World Science Fiction Conventions. The convention is held in a different city each year. The 2004 SMOFCon will be in Washington DC at the Wyndham Hotel Washington, December 3-5, 2004. More information about this year’s SMOFCon is available on their web site.

The scholarships are open to anyone involved in running science fiction conventions, regardless of their place of residence. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate that their attendance at SMOFCon will benefit Bay Area conventions. Applications will be judged by the scholarship administrators, who for 2004 are the three directors of SFSFC who have chaired Worldcons: David W. Clark, Kevin Standlee, and Tom Whitmore.

An application form is available at http://www.sfsfc.org/smof-scholarship/ or by writing to SFSFC at PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363. Applicants are encouraged to submit their forms quickly as the time scale for awarding this year’s grants is quite short.

The name “SMOF” stands for “Secret Masters Of Fandom,” and is a humorous reference to the people who organize and manage science fiction conventions. Another term sometimes used for such people is “conrunner.”


SFSFC Inc.: Kevin Standlee info@sfsfc.org

SMOFCon 22: http://www.smofcon22.org/

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.