Smofcon 35

Back Bay Hilton, Boston, MA

December 1-3, 2017

A weekend of panels and workshops on conference planning, brought to you by MCFI. Our theme is Lessons Learned, identifying conventions issues and implementing solutions.

Back Bay of Boston, general map

First Smofcon in downtown Boston, across from the Sheraton Boston, home of 4 Noreascons and many Boskones. Very close to the Prudential Center Mall and 100-odd restaurants in the Back Bay.

Very roughly, Program will start around 4pm Friday and run until 4pm Sunday. There will be some workshops earlier in the day on Friday, and those will be announced shortly. Hospitality will open early Thursday evening and run until Sunday night. A draft schedule will be online later this fall.

CanSMOF has announced their Smofcon scholarship winners: Amanda Brant of Winnipeg MB, Marcin Klak of Krakow, Poland, and Nina Törnudd of Helsinki, Finland.

There’s still time to apply for one of Arisia’s Smofcon scholarships.

MCFI’s Code of Conduct. Accessibility info for Smofcon is available on the About page.

If you’re with a Worldcon, NASFiC or other bid or fan group and you’d like to sponsor something at Smofcon, please write to

Thanks to:

  • Barb Van Tilburg from Offworld Design for the the donation of book bags.
  • CanSMOF, Arisia, SWOC and ALAMO for their Smofcon scholarship programs.
  • Chicago, Smofcon 34 for pass-along funds.
  • Confluence for beverage donations.

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