San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) has voted to offer a scholarship of $500 to help convention runners in training to attend the SMOFCon convention, to be held in Austin TX, December 4-6, 2009. SMOFCon is an annual convention about organizing science fiction conventions. The scholarship is open to anyone involved in running cons, 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 adminstrators, who for 2009 are once again the three directors of SFSFC who have chaired Worldcons: David W. Clark, Kevin Standlee, and Tom Whitmore. An application form is available from the SFSFC web site, or by writing to SFSFC at PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363. SFSFC must receive applications by October 15, 2009 (postmark date does not count).
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