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 Welcome to Smofcon 32

All Roads Lead to the Same Castle: Traveling Together Into the Future

Manhattan Beach Marriott
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

December 5th – 7th 2014

What Is Smofcon

Smofcon is an annual conference for the planners of science fiction & fantasy (SF&F) and other genre conventions. Attendees discuss and share insights into many aspects of convention planning at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Of course, discussions of Worldcons past, present and future are unavoidable.

Why The Castle

Smofcon is intended as a venue to discuss and exchange ideas about convention running and we feel that the broader the base, the more different points of view and experience, the more enriched we all are. Whether your “road” is SF&F, anime, comics, gaming, steampunk or anything in between, we all want to build the strongest castle we can.

What to Do

You can meet up with old friends, make new ones, attend panels on a variety of subjects regarding convention running, and debate the best ways to do this or that. It’s a great way to learn together. Smofcon is also a wonderful opportunity to recruit knowledgeable, able and passionate people to staff SF&F and related conventions.

Who Attends

Genre cons all have one thing in common – passionate volunteers who are willing to organize and work behind the scenes for months, sometimes years, to produce the best conventions ever. It is a great way to rub elbows and talk with those who have been involved for years and those who bring new energy and fresh ideas.

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