November 22nd, 2020

SMOF Zone

Virtual Con Planning

I attended what I think will be the next-to-last planning meeting for SMOFCon 37¼, which will be on December 5. The various committee members took on various tasks; mine was to send out notices to the SMOFCON and SMOFS e-mail lists and to the JOF Facebook group reminding people how to submit questions for the three sets of Q&A sessions (Worldcon bids, seated Worldcons, and seated SMOFCons and bids). This led to me also including reminders of how to request a breakout room in the virtual con suite, how to register, and that the questionnaires turned in by the various bids/seated conventions can be downloaded from the scheduled items' event pages.

Then it was back to working on the SFSFC minutes and updating the SFSFC web site. Because we elect directors and officers at the November meeting, that means updating the director list. In addition, we adopted a small bylaw change — the first since 2012 — and so the bylaws page had to be updated as well. Also, we tentatively scheduled our meetings for 2021 (subject to change), so that page needed updating as well. It was a bunch of writing and checking pages, making sure I had dates right, and so forth, and it's rather tiring. Hope I didn't miss anything.