02/06/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin
SFSFC continues the SMOFCon scholarships.
At their Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, March 18, 2006, San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) voted to continue two scholarships of $500 to help convention runners in training attend the SMOFCon convention-runners convention in Kansas City MO this year over the weekend of December 1-3, 2006.
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 San Francisco Bay Area conventions. Applications will be judged by the scholarship administrators, who for 2006 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. SFSFC must receive (postmark date does not count) applications by September 10, 2006.
This is the third year that SFSFC has issued scholarships to allow promising convention runners to attend SMOFCon. SFSFC issued two SMOFCon scholarships in 2005, helping send two fans to SMOFCon 23 in Portland OR.
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 was the parent non-profit corporation of ConJosé, the 2002 World Science Fiction Convention, and ConFrancisco, the 1993 Worldcon.
Contact: SFSFC Inc.: Kevin Standlee firstname.lastname@example.org or SMOFCon 24 over at http://www.midamericon.org/smofcon/
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