22nd Annual Convention
• Tour of the Library of Congress
• Draft SMOFcon 22 Program Posted
• 123 Attending Members as of 30 November 2004...
• Pennsylvania Avenue Reopened to Pedestrians
• SMOFcon 22 Hotel Reservation Deadline was 11 November 2004
• Pre-Con Membership Registration Closed on 31 October 2004
• SMOFcon 22 Progress Report
For immediate release: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
ConJose Parent Corporation Awards SMOFCon Scholarships
Two San Francisco Bay Area science fiction convention organizers will be able to attend the SMOFCon convention-runners convention in Washington DC this December thanks to scholarships funded by surplus funds from ConJose, the 2002 World Science Fiction Convention.
At their Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, July 17, 2004, San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) awarded $500 scholarships for the purpose of attending SMOFCon to Tomoko Shintani Stocksiek and Wolfgang Coe. SFSFC was the parent non-profit corporation of ConJose, and the corporation established these scholarships to allow promising convention-runners who would otherwise not be able to afford the cost to travel to attend the annual SMOFCon convention-runners convention.
is an annual convention about organizing science fiction conventions.
Subject matter ranges from managing small
Tomoko Shintani Stocksiek has been attending and working on science fiction
conventions since 1993, mainly in the Bay Area, and has held positions
Wolfgang Coe has more than 20 years of convention attending and organizing experience, including positions with TimeCon, SiliCon, BayCon, Anime America, Further ConFusion, ConJose, and FanimeCon. He has held positions from gopher to operations director to Chairman. He chaired BayCon 2001.
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, the 2002 Worldcon, had an operating surplus (net of funds passed along to its three successor Worldcons) of approximately $39,000. SFSFC has issued a number of grants to various organizations and individuals to further the development of fantasy and science fiction literature and related activities such as science fiction conventions.
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."
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