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All Left Turns: Making the Right Plans

Our convention theme takes inspiration from a well known cartoon rabbit who liked to complain about our fair city: "I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque."

By taking left turns, we will be making Right Plans. A lot of our programming will emphasize the planning that goes into running a convention.

We will have other programming, including the traditional time where the seated Worldcons and NASFiCs as well as bids for future SMOFCons, Worldcons and NASFiCs will be questioned about their plans.

Programming Survey

We are actively soliciting ideas for panels, workshops and "Bird of a Feather" (BoF) or group discussion sessions.  Please fill our our online survey if you have any ideas for SMOFCon 37 programming.

Important Note: Due to a misunderstanding with how Grenadine surveys are configured, the survey was originally configured to not be anomous.  This resulted in only allowing one entry per person to be saved.  If you made more than one suggestion, we probably lost some of them.  Please go back and enter them again.

General Information

December 6-8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Albuqueruqe Hotel.

Programming will begin on Friday with the traditional daytime workshops, and with panels in the afternoon.  Workshops will be offered throughout the weekend.

Our plans also include a poster session for seated Worldcons, NASFiCs, Westercons, nearby fan run conventions, and bids for future SMOFCons, Worldcons, NASFiCs, and Westercons on Friday night, and the traditional Fanish Inquistion/Question Time on Saturday night.

We are also planning on having our hospitility suite open as much as possible from Thursday through Sunday.

Visiting Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a great city for visiting.

Highlights of a visit to Albuquerque can include:

  • Old Town Plaza
  • New Mexico Natural History Museum
  • Albuquerque Museum
  • Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

Albuquereque also has an extensive restaurant scene, with a number of local restaurants and local chains, as well as quite a few national favorites.