Documents

Download      Code of Conduct  55 KB
Download      Joint SMOFCon links  184 Bytes
Download      ConSuite Report  35 KB

Speakers

Former CEO and founder of Cymmetria [acquired], coordinates global response to cyber threats, chair of the World Economic Forum’s Cyber Risk Insight Council, and led the post-mortem for The First Internet War. In fandom, Gadi is the Worldcon bid chair for Tel Aviv in 2027, is the host of the web show Essence of Wonder, and is Division Head of Events for Discon III. In his free time, he writes science fiction and fantasy, teaches dance, and trying to learn how to cook.

Schedule

Con Suite  

Virtual Con Suite with breakout rooms for general discussions.

Zoom link will be posted when available.

08:00 Welcome from SMOFCon 38 & 39

11:00 Grenadine w/ Henry Balen

12:00 Maree Pavletich

13:00 Discussion about Hotel Contracts under Covid-19 conditions, led by Eddie Chang 

15:00 Tel Aviv for 2027

18:00 Sponsorships Discussion with Stephan Herman

20:00 Virtual Art Show discussion

20:00 Westercon 74 committee meeting

Download      Con Suite Report  35 KB
The seated 2021 and 2022 Worldcons give updates on their plans.

Each seated Worldcon will have 10 minutes to present and then there will be a joint Q&A of 30 minutes.

Question Time Rules of Engagement:

The Moderators will review submitted questions. At their discretion, they can dismiss any question they feel is already covered by the questionnaire or that they deem inappropriate.

The moderators will ask all the questions during the session. Questions may be submitted during the Question Time via chat; however, they will be gathered by the Zoom manager and submitted to the moderators for their review. It is not the moderators' task to monitor the chat stream for questions.

All questions will be neutrally reframed as necessary.

There will be no personal attacks.
Personal attacks will be considered grounds for a Code of Conduct violation.

Questions can be hard but they must be fair.

(NB=Not Before; i.e. does not start before this time)

There will be intermissions between bid years.

(NB)09:00 EST 2027 bid Tel Aviv 16:00 (IST) contact e-mail: gadi.evron@telaviv2027.org

09:05 - 09:25 EST

2026 bids: Jeddah 17:00 (AST) website: https://jeddicon.com/, Nice 15:00 (CET) website: nice2026.com, Orlando (EST) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Orlandoin2026, Los Angeles 06:00 (PST)

Joint 2027 & 2026 bids Q&A

09:45 Break (5 min)


NB 09:50-10:30 EST 2025

2025 bids: Brisbane 00:50 (AEST) website: https://australia2025.com/ . Seattle 06:50 (PST) website: http://seattlein2025.org/

Joint Q&A

10:30 Break (10 minutes)


NB 10:40-11:00 EST

2024 bids: Glasgow 15:40 (BT) website: https://glasgow2024.org/

Q&A

11:00 Break (10 minutes)


NB 11:10 EST.

2023 bids: Chengdu 00:10 (CNST) Dec 6, website: http://www.worldconinchina.com/about-e.html, Memphis 10:10 (CST), website: https://www.memphis23.org/

Q&A

11.50 EST End Time

Question Time Rules of Engagement:

The Moderators will review submitted questions. At their discetion, they can dismiss any question they feel is already covered by the questionnaire or that they deem inappropriate.

The moderators will ask all the questions during the session. Questions may be submitted during the Question Time via chat; however, they will be gathered by the Zoom manager and submitted to the moderators for their review. It is not the moderators' task to monitor the chat stream for questions.

All questions will be neutrally reframed as necessary.

There will be no personal attacks. Personal attacks will be considered grounds for a Code of Conduct violation.

Questions can be hard but they must be fair.

Download      Brisbane for 2025  110 KB
Download      Chengdu for 2023  510 KB
Download      Glasgow for 2024  2 MB
Download      Jeddah for 2026  120 KB
Download      LA for 2026  97 KB
Download      Memphis for 2023  310 KB
Download      Nice for 2026  320 KB
Download      Orlando for 2026  110 KB
Download      Seattle for 2025  180 KB
Download      Tel Aviv for 2027  19 MB
SMOFCon 39 (Lisboa, 2021) website: https://www.smofconeurope.com/ and SMOFCon 38 (Montreal, 2022) website: https://smofcon38.ca/will give updates and answer questions about their plans.
There will be joint Q&A for SMOFons 38 and 39.

SMOFCon 40 bids: Cleveland, and New York will present.

SMOFCon 41 bids: Seattle and Austin will present.
The bids for SMOFcon 40 and 41 will have a joint Q&A.


Question Time Rules of Engagement:
The Moderators will review submitted questions. At their discretion, they can dismiss any question they feel is already covered by the questionnaire or that they deem inappropriate.


The moderators will ask all the questions during any given sessions. Questions may be submitted during the Question Time via chat; however, they will be gathered by the Zoom manager and submitted to the moderators for their review. It is not the moderators' task to monitor the chat stream for questions.

All questions will be neutrally reframed as necessary.

There will be no personal attacks.
Personal attacks will be considered grounds for a Code of Conduct violation.

Questions can be hard but they must be fair.