Subject: ALAMO Awards 2010 SMOFCon Scholarship
ALAMO AWARDS 2010 SMOFCON SCHOLARSHIP
ALAMO LITERARY ARTS MAINTAINANCE ORGANIZATION, INC.
P.O. Box 27277, Austin, Travis Country, Texas 78755-2277 USA www.alamo-sf.org
For immediate release: October 12th, 2010
ALAMO Awards 2010 SMOFCon Scholarship
Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization, Inc. (ALAMO) has awarded a scholarship of $300 to Jesi Lipp to
attend the SMOFCon 28 convention-runners convention in San José, CA, during the weekend of December 3-5, 2010.
Jesi Lipp has been attending conventions since birth, having been born into a fandom family. For the past four
years she has been on the ConQuesT ConCom in various rolls including guest liaison and program book designer. She
is currently finishing her undergraduate degree and intends to complete her graduate school in Texas.
SMOFCon is an annual convention held in a new city every year, for people who run science fiction conventions.
This year, it will be held on December 3-5, 2010 at the historic Sainte Claire Hotel in downtown San José, CA.
Additional information about this year’s SMOFCon is available on their website: www.smofcon28.org
ALAMO, Inc. (Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit literary corporation recognized by the
IRS since 1996. ALAMO, Inc. is organized for the purposes of promoting the understanding and appreciation of the literary
fields of fantasy, science fiction and horror, and to provide a forum for the free discussion of the ideas and concepts
associated with these literary fields. In this role it acts to further the interests of the international community of
active science fiction fans and the field's professional writers, editors and artists. ALAMO, Inc. was enfranchised by the
World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) to run the 55th annual World Science Fiction Convention in 1997.
ALAMO, Inc.: Kimm Antell, firstname.lastname@example.org
SMOFCon 28: www.smofcon28.org
ALAMO, Inc. is a Non-Profit organization and as such cannot make grants to any organization or person(s) that do not meet
the applicable IRS rules governing the disbursement of funds for 501 (c) 3 corporations.
ALAMO (Austin Literary Arts Maintenance Organization) has made a series
of grants to Texas Fandom. Notable has been a number of grants to bring guests to
- 1998 - Peter Hamilton, ArmadilloCon 20
- 1999 - Neil Gaiman, ArmadilloCon 21
- 2000 - Kathleen Goonan, ArmadilloCon 22
- 2001 - Esther Friesner, ArmadilloCon 23
- 2002 - Robin Hobb, ArmadilloCon 24
- 2003 - ArmadilloCon 25th Anniversary - Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois, Gordon Van
Gelder, David Hartwell, John Douglas,
Ginger Buchanan and Harry O. Morris
- 2004 - Todd McCaffrey,
Jacqueline Carey -