SMOFcon Scholarships

CanSMOF Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of up to two scholarships of up to 1000 CAD each for convention runners to be used towards the cost of attending SMOFCon 29, to be held in Amsterdam, December 2–4, 2011.

The first Scholarship is open to a Canadian citizen or resident involved in running conventions with a preference for those who have not previously attended a SMOFCon.

The second scholarship is open to anyone involved in running conventions, regardless of their place of residence or citizenship.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that their attendance at SMOFCon will benefit their local fandom and Canadian fandom. The selection committee for 2011 will be Diane Lacey, Kevin Standlee, and René Walling.

SMOFCon is an annual convention with a focus on the running and organization of science fiction conventions. The location of the convention changes each year, the first one took place in 1984. The location of each SMOFCon is determined by the membership of the previous year’s convention.

Deadline for applications was October 1st, 2011. An application form is available at here.

The winner(s) will be expected to write a report on their experience.

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Update - October 2011

CanSMOF Inc., parent non-profit organization of Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon, is pleased to announce that two $1000 scholarships for the purpose of attending Smofcon 29 in Amsterdam have been awarded.

The first scholarship was open to a Canadian citizen or resident, while the second was open to anyone involved in running conventions, regardless of their place of residence or citizenship. CanSMOF Inc. created these scholarships to allow promising convention-runners to attend the annual SMOFCon convention-runners convention.

The two scholarships have been awarded to Catherine Crockett of Toronto, Ontario and Megan Totusek of Maryville, Missouri. We wish to congratulate Catherine and Megan and to thank all those who applied.