SMOFcon 36 wants to encourage members to break out of their comfort zone and become better acquainted in an intimate setting with others they may not know as well. We’ve recruited hosts to take small groups to nearby restaurants during the scheduled dinner breaks from Thursday to Saturday. The hosts will pick a topic to start the dinner conversation and keep it moving, but there are no promises it will end with the given subject. Please be adventurous and choose groups that may give you potential new friends and contacts. You can sign up either in the Garden Room at the convention. Dinners are Dutch treat. Some groups may require transportation to the designated restaurants.
Reservations have been made for 6:30 p.m. at the restaurants listed below.
For restaurants farther than the hotel parking lot, we encourage folks to carpool. The signup sheets will show who else has signed up and how many places are available for each dinner.
If you are a host and don’t see your session listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups are as follows:
|HOST||DAY||RESTAURANT||TOPIC||Brad Lyau||Friday||Yeti||SF Outside of the US||Bobbi Armbruster||Friday||Monti’s||Georgette Heyer and SF crossover fandom||Bruce Farr||Friday||Terrace Grill||Budget and Finance at Cons||Maurine Starkey||Friday||Terrace Grill||Ways of overcoming roadblocks in creativity||Linda Deneroff||Friday||Osake||What was your first convention and why did you stick around||Bobbi Armbruster||Saturday||Cattleman’s||Football and SF crossover fandom||Mike Willmoth||Saturday||Osake||Bidding for a rotating convention|
Signups will be in the Garden Room in the Con Office area
There is limited seating for each group, and when the spaces on the form are filled up, the group is filled. So, stop by and sign up and see who else will be joining you!
We will note at convention how groups will meet for the trip to the restaurant (likely will meet in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before)