SMOFCon Scholarships Available

CanSMOF has announced a call for applicants for this year’s scholarships to SMOFCon 34, to be held in Rosemont, IL, December 2-4, 2016. Three scholarships are being made available, one scholarship is available to a Canadian citizen interested in learning more about con-running, one is for a non-North American fan, with the third scholarship available to any fan. The deadline for applications is September 18, 2016.
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Midwest Furfest Evacuated

The Rosemont Hyatt, which was hosting Midwest Furfest, was evacuated just before 1 am on December 7 following a chlorine leak, which police are treating as an intentional spill. The leak occurred Saturday night during parties on either the ninth or tenth floor of the hotel, resulting in the evacuation and the hospitalization of nineteen con members. Attendees were permitted to return to their rooms at 3:30 in the morning.

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