Smofcon 1 was held in October 1984 in Washington, DC. It was chaired by Joe Siclari, Teresa Renner and Ben Yalow.
This Smofcon began the tradition of doing an ice-breaker game of some sort on Friday night with "Fannish Trivial Pursuit".
A flyer for the con had a formal bowtie as a symbol (a reference to Ben Yalow's uniform black watch patterned bowtie) with "aka SMOFcon" beneath it. The committee tried to call the convention "ConCon", but (as happened with Nycon II and the Tasfic, "the fans wouldn't have it" and it was called "Smofcon".
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