May 2nd-5th 2019
Rockville, Maryland


Latest news:

18 June 2019
Andy Hooper is scanning publications from early Corflus.
See the archive pages for Corflu 1 and Corflu 2.

20 May 2019
Corflu 36 Chair Michael Dobson's Random Jottings #18 is the Corflu 36 SMOFing Issue, a detailed analysis of Corflu 36 and an invaluable resource for anyone running or working on future Corflus.

14 May 2019
Just publlished, Chair Michael Dobson's Random Jottings #17 is also the Corflu 36 Fanthology.

12 May 2019
Preliminary details of Corflu 37 ("Corflu Heatwave"), including introductory reduced-rate membership information, are in the convention promotion publication

9 May 2019
The FAAn Awards page (link above) is now updated. The full results list is also available as a PDF.

7 May 2019
Corflu 37 will be held in May 2020 in College Station, Texas. Attending membership is just $40 until May 31st - PayPal to co-chair John Purcell at [email protected], or email John for further information.

7 May 2019
Final membership totals for Corflu FIAWOL: 70 attending and 15 supporting (pre-registered). Actual attendance was 60.

1 May 2019
Membership is now at 82, with 67 attending.

14 April 2019
The final Corflu 36 progress report does double duty as the convention program book .

13 April 2019
Membership is now at 75, with 60 attending.

24 March 2019
FAAn Award voting closed.

7 March 2019
Membership is now 61!

9 February 2019
FAAn Awards voting is now open.

16 January 2019
Four new members bring the totals to 55 (45 attending and 10 supporting).

11 January 2019
The official name of the 36th Corflu is announced as Corflu FIAWOL. Click on the logo above to see the full-size version created by Steve Stiles and Pat Virzi.

9 December 2018
Progress Report 3 (which doubles as Michael Dobson's Random Jottings 13) is now available for download. Lots of information on the FAAn Awards in this issue.

2 November 2018
Six new members bring the totals to 51 (42 attending and 9 supporting).

30 September 2018
Five new members brings the total to 45.

19 September 2018
Eleven new members added, including Steve Jeffery, the Corflu 50 Fund recipient for 2019

26 August 2018
Five new members added, and Progress Report 2 published

10 August 2018: The wrap-up edition of Nic Farey's The Incompleat Register, closing out his administration of the FAAn awards for Corflu 35, is now available

20 June 2018: Eight new members added, and Corflu FIAWOL One-Sheet published - feel free to print and distribute on convention fan tables


Corflu FIAWOL (Corflu 36) was held Thursday May 2nd through Sunday May 5th 2019 in Rockville, Maryland. The convention chair is Michael Dobson.

The hotel is the Cambria Hotels & Suites, located at 1 Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville MD 20850, with a special Corflu room rate of $109.00 plus taxes. For hotel details and booking link see below.

Inquiries: Michael Dobson: [email protected]

Corflu FIAWOL Group Photo
(Random Jottings #20 Cover - click for larger version)


Corflu Pre-Bid Package (December 2017)
Corflu Bid Package (aka Random Jottings 13)
Corflu FIAWOL Progress Report 1 (May 2018)
Corflu FIAWOL One-Sheet (June 2018)
Corflu FIAWOL Progress Report 2 (August 2018)
Corflu FIAWOL Progress Report 3 (December 2018)
Corflu FIAWOL Final Progress Report and Program Book
Corflu FIAWOL Fanthology
Corflu FIAWOL Evaluation, Post Mortem, and FAAn Awards Analysis Report

Final Publications (February 2020)

Corflu FIAWOL Program Book
Random Jottings #19 - The Corflu 36 FIAWOL Papers: A 190-page collection of all PDF publications that Michael Dobson did for the con along with additional commentary.
Random Jottings #20 - The Corflu FIAWOL Proceedings. 118 pages with more than 200 photographs, plus lots of commentary and other material.
Corflu Budget Simulator (Excel Spreadsheet)

2019 FAAn Awards:

2019 FAAn Awards Ballot (PDF)
2019 FAAn Awards Ballot (Spreadsheet)
2019 FAAn Awards Instructions

Voting for the 2019 FAAn Awards closed on March 25, 2019, at midnight Eastern Standard Time. The results are on the FAAn History page.

Fanzine Covers (and Special Publications) for 2018 may be viewed here

Membership Rates

Attending USA UK
Until 30 September 2018 $100 £75
1 October 2018 through 31 January 2019 $125 £95
1 February 2019 through the convention date $150 £110

Attending membership is inclusive of the Sunday brunch banquet.

Prodigal Fan: $25 (£18) discount on the above rates if you haven’t been to a Corflu for at least three years

Supporting: Pay whatever you want to (no, we’re not kidding). You can convert to attending membership at any time by making up your initial payment to the attending rate in effect at the time of conversion.

Premium: Pay $50 (£37) or more over the attending rate (or at least $50 (£37) for a supporting membership). See PR1 for more information on Premium membership.

Saturday-only memberships: $50 (includes publications)
Sunday-only memberships: $75 (includes banquet and publications)

Membership Payments

US checks should be made payable to Michael Dobson and sent to him at: Corflu 36, 8042 Park Overlook Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817-2724, USA.

UK checks should be made payable to Rob Jackson and sent to him at: Corflu 36, c/o Rob Jackson, Chinthay, Nightingale Lane, Hambrook, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 8UH, UK.

PayPal may be used for memberships from any country, but if your account is in a foreign currency other than British pounds, please enter the payment amount in US dollars and let PayPal make the conversion to your home currency.
Use this link to open the PayPal website, and follow these instructions:
Log in and click on "Send or request money,” then "Send money."
For payments in US dollars, enter the recipient as [email protected]
For payments in British pounds, enter the recipient as [email protected]
According to the type of membership you want, enter the appropriate amount from the options above. At this point you can also add a note if you wish.
Choose “Sending to a friend,” then complete the payment.

These payment services can also be used for payments in US dollars:
: Michael-Dobson-2
ApplePay: (301) 404-7439

FAAn Awards:

Curt Phillips is managing the FAAn Awards, which will be awarded at Corflu FIAWOL for work published in 2018. Details of how the awards work are on the FAAn Awards page.


Cambria Hotels & Suites
1 Helen Heneghan Way
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 294-2200

Room Rate: $109.00 plus taxes.
Cutoff for this special Corflu rate is April 3rd 2019. The above link to the hotel is customized for Corflu FIAWOL and shows the discounted rate.
Parking: Free
The convention hotel is located two blocks from the Rockville Metro Station (RED LINE). As well as good local facilities for food and drink, most DC tourist attractions and museums are easily accessible via Metro.

The Committee (So Far):

• Michael Dobson, Chair
• Curt Phillips, Hospitality
• Ted White, Programming
• Curt Phillips, Awards
• Andy Hooper, Auction
• Bill Burns, Webmaster
• Rob Jackson, British Agent
• Rob Jackson, Online Corflu

...and a yet-to-be-determined cast of thousands! Maybe even you!