This November, the GameStorm Game Library will be hosting the gaming room at OryCon 35. OryCon runs from November 8-10 at the Portland Double Tree Hotel. We’ll have a large selection of games available and friendly knowledgeable staff to help you pick just the right game for your group. OryCon pre-registration is still open and runs $60 for the weekend. Don’t wait too long though because pre-registration closes October 25th and weekend passes will be $65 at the door. We hope to see you there.
The late John Andrews was one of the founding members of OryCon and OSFCI. Without his efforts, it is quite possible that neither would exist today. He was also very active in and devoted to Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, which is held in a different city every year.
In his memory, OSFCI provides a scholarship to send one person to Worldcon every year. The scholarship comprises a membership for the Convention and a cash grant to help cover expenses. Because the 2014 Worldcon will be in London (August 14-18), the usual $500 grant has been increased to $1000.
In order to be eligible, an applicant must have been active in OSFCI sponsored functions (including GameStorm and OryCon) for at least 2 years, and may not have attended a Worldcon for at least 5 years.
Applications for the scholarship to the 2014 Worldcon, must be received by January 15th, 2014. The recipient will be announced at the OSFCI Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Monday February 3, 2014.
To apply, please visit the John Andrews Memorial Worldcon Scolorship web page and follow the instructions there.