08/04/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Running a SFF convention? Get some folding green stuff for training.
San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (aka the SFSFC) have just 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 3rd-5th, 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, and the convention is held in a different city each year.
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."
Check them out at www.smofcon22.org
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