Conventions News

SMOFcon, the annual convention for people who run science fiction conventions, is taking place this weekend in Boston. Kevin is there. I am missing Legal Seafood. There have been announcements.

First up there was a joint announcement from the 2018 (San José) and 2019 (Dublin) Worldcons that they will both be presenting Retro-Hugos. These will be for works published in the years 1942 and 1943 respectively.

Also I’m delighted to announce that San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions Inc. (of which I am still a director) has won the right to host the 2018 SMOFcon. It will be held in beautiful Santa Rosa where it will be warm and sunny in December. It is in California’s wine country, and very close to redwood forest. The local airport is the fabulously named Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, though to be honest you may be better off flying into San Francisco and either taking the shuttle or renting a car. I wish I could go.

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