Information on Smofcon 2013


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December 6-8, 2013
Fairmont Royal York

SMOFcon is an annual convention for those that organize science fiction conventions. The first SMOFcon took place in 1984. This is the second time that Smofcon has been held in Canada. Previously it was held in Toronto in 1989.

SMOFcon typically attracts 100-150 attendees, and usually occurs in the first weekend of December, though other dates have been known. The content includes formal and informal sessions covering insights from events held in the previous year, information about the latest trends from the community and external experts, reviews of previous events and feedback to bidders for upcoming events, with a focus on learnings that can be widely shared. A significant number of SMOFcon attendees are also Worldcon organizers and the programme usually includes sessions about the most recent Worldcon and on bids for future Worldcons. Programming for early arrivals has recently involved intensive workshops in aspects of conrunning and this trend will be continued at Smofcon 31. Hospitality and networking is also a large part of the Smofcon experience.

The name of the convention is derived from the word SMOF (also spelled smof), which is an acronym which stands for "Secret Master(s) Of Fandom" and is a term used within the science fiction fan community. Its coining is generally attributed to science fiction author Jack L. Chalker and it is intended to be tongue in cheek.

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Previous/Future Events:
SMOFcon 1986  December 5-7, 1986
Smofcon 1997  December 5-7, 1997
SMOFcon 2004  December 3-5, 2004
Smofcon 2005  December 2-4, 2005
Smofcon 2006  December 1-3, 2006
Smofcon 2007  December 7-9, 2007
Smofcon 2008  December 5-7, 2008
Smofcon 2009  December 4-6, 2009
Smofcon 2010  December 3-5, 2010
Smofcon 2011  December 2-4, 2011
Smofcon 2012  Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2012
Smofcon 2013  December 6-8, 2013
Smofcon 2014  December 5-7, 2014
SMOFcon 2015  December 4-6, 2015
Smofcon 2016  December 2-4, 2016
Smofcon 2017  December 1-3, 2017

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