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.

Online schedule for Smofcon 35:

Mobile app: Download the “Grenadine Event Guide” on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Enter this event code once you’ve installed Grenadine Event Guide: SMOF35.

The hotel block is closed and the pre-registration rate is also closed. You may purchase full and one-day rates at the “at-the-door” rate in advance.

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.

All activities take place on the second floor of the Back Bay Hilton (except for Hospitality). Program will start at 4:00pm Friday and run until 4:00pm Sunday. There will be some workshops earlier in the day on Friday.

Registration (pre-reg and at-the-door) is open Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm and Sunday 9:30am – 11:00am in the Pre-function area on the 2nd floor. If you’re pre-registered you can pick up your badge between 8:00pm and 10:00pm Thursday in Hospitality.

Hospitality will be up on 2601 and open 8:00pm Thursday evening and run until Sunday night.

Weather is predicted to be in the 40s during the day during Smofcon:

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

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

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.
  • Arisia, Worldcon 76, Smofcon 37 Albuquerque bid, Dublin in 2019 Worldcon, NASFiC Utah in 2019 bid, DC in 2021 bid, Confluence for Con Suite sponsorships.

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