CANSMOF has announced that Danielle MacDonald (Ontario, Canada) and James Shields (County Meath, Ireland) are the receipients of this year’s SMOFCon scholarships. Both recipients will receive aid to attend this year’s SMOFCon in Philadelphia, PA and are required to write a report about the event for CANSMOF.
San Diego has announced that they will no longer be bidding to host SMOFCon in 2014, citing potential plans for holding a different event the following year. After the San Diego announcement, Colorado Springs announced plans to bid for SMOFCon in 2015.
CanSMOF Inc. has announced two recipients of scholarships to help con-runners attend SMOFCon 29 in Amsterdam this December. Catherine Crockett of Toronto, Ontario and Megan Totusek of Maryville, Missouri will each receive scholarships of $1000 to help them attend.
CanSMOF Inc., the parent organization for Anticipation, has announced it will offer two scholarships to convention runners to help them attend this year’s SMOFCon in Amsterdam. One of the $1,000 scholarships is reserved for a Canadian conrunner with the other available to any applicant. This year’s SMOFCon is scheduled to run from December 2–4.
Amsterdam has won the right to host SMOFCon in 2011 The Amsterdam bid, led by Vincent Docherty, had competition from a bid for Maui, led by James Stanley Daugherty. Votes were note actually counted as a separation of ballots into piles indicated that Amsterdam had a majority. SMOFCon 29 will be held at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel from 2-4 December 2011.
CanSMOF, Inc., the parent organization for Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon in Montreal, has announced the award of two scholarships to help fans attend SMOFCon this December in San Jose, CA. The winners will each receive $500 to defray expenses. One of the awards was limited to a Canadian con-runner, while the other was open to any con-runner.
- Canadian Scholarship: Kent Pollard, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Open Scholarship: Norman Cates of Wellington, New Zealand
ALAMO, the Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization, is offering a scholarship for $300 to help a Texas-based fan attend this year’s SMOFcon, to be held December 3-5, 2010 in San Jose, CA. The winner is expected to report to ALAMO following the con, letting them know what information they learned. Scholarship applications must be received by September 30.