Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
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We're Going to Kansas City, Kansas City Here We Come...

And so (officially) ends another SMOFCon, and possibly among the most successful. The total reported membership is 154, with around 10 no-shows, which, according to Tom Whitmore, makes it the largest (by one person) SMOFCon to date. Patty Wells thanked everyone for coming and for their participation, and, commenting on how the long-running Fannish Inquisition delayed the start of the Poker Tournament, suggested that in the future, we should combine the two, so that as time goes by, the blinds go up and the winner gets to hold the Worldcon.

One person in the audience called out, "Watch out! Your daughters may end up running a Worldcon that way!"

I quipped, "That may happen anyway."

With much applause and joviality, the mantle was passed to Kansas City, who will host SMOFCon next year, and promised to get a web site linked up through the main SMOFCon web site realsoonnow. The $50 membership price will be good until February. Elaine Brennan said that (as I mentioned in a previous entry) that Communications will be the programming theme.

And now we start to scatter back to the four winds, with those of us with flights this evening heading out already, and some of us like me sticking around until tomorrow. I couldn't hold a wireless signal in the con suite long enough to make this entry, so I popped back to my room for a little while, but I plan to return to the Con Suite soon.

Incidentally, I got a voice-mail from Lisa saying that she was feeling better enough today that she might drive back up this evening.
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