22 Program Information
The fourth, nearly
final, draft of the SMOFcon 22 program is available as a PDF document.
Travel: Coming Then to a SMOFcon Near You
On Friday night
of SMOFcon, convention members will be invited to time travel to the destination
— time and place — of their choosing. None of us
will be surprised when Grant chooses one of the Ice Ages; the only question
is likely to be "which one"? If I find one of the "Tour
the Glacier" passes that's here somewhere, I'll bring it along so
he can use on his journey.
The rest of us might
also want to give the destination question some thought, especially since
there will be weird prizes for convention-runners who come in some way
prepared for their destination. It could be by dressing to blend
in with the natives (if there are any), bringing along currency of the
era, a time-appropriate book to read, maps, or anything else you think
might prove specifically useful.
Both future and past
itineraries will be available for time-travelers to complete, and there
are no known limits concerning doppelgangers. Tests suggest that
the equipment is correctly calibrated to bring everyone back by the end
of the Friday night event so they'll be able to benefit from the rest
of the convention as well as from their time travel experience. If
not, well, we know convention-runners are a resourceful bunch; I'm sure
we'll figure out something.
P.S. If you have one
or more items you'd like to donate to the weird prize stash, please contact
me directly. Or just bring it along and make sure to get it to me
by noonish Friday. Thanks!