March 24, 2021
The Simulation Football League is proud to announce the 2021 Convention will be taking place Week 3 of our 17th season in the suburb of League City, just south of Houston at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center August 6-8. This marks the first Convention since Atlanta in 2019 after COVID-19 postponed and then later cancelled the planned 2020 Convention in Jacksonville.
“It is so exciting to have such a great facility and setup for our return to interaction,” said Commissioner Cameron Irvine. “Our community overwhelmed the league office with requests for a 2021 event and in short-notice planning we were able to secure a great weekend of facilities and events. Texas had the most responders to our survey and is one of the few states that can book event spaces at full capacity, currently. With a limited amount of time to plan, prior knowledge of the area, two different airport options to fly into and a different location within Texas than we’ve been before, Houston quickly became a great choice for the league’s return to live-in-person games and events. We hope to one day host a convention from Florida, along with many other popular destinations that we have not hosted from yet.”
The inaugural SFL Convention was in the Dallas area in 2018. This will be the first Convention that will provide rooms and event space for all events all weekend long. In 2018, the hotel and event space was 1.8 miles from the hotel. In Atlanta, the league utilized two different event locations for two different days, both approximately 1.6 miles from the hotel. In 2021, all league events and games will be in the resort and conference center, meaning no shuttles, car pooling or extra planning will be needed once on site.
South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference center is nestled right in between Houston and Galveston, perched on Clear Lake. It’s just 13 minutes away from the Kemah Boardwalk, 16 minutes from the NASA Space Center and 30 minutes away from Galveston Beach. Guests at the event will have access to the South Shore Harbour Country Club for golf (1.2 miles away) and the Bella-Vita Day Spa on site (both are separate fees). The hotel features the 185-ft long Oasis Pool, the swim-up Oasis Bar, the Paradise Reef Resturant for weekend brunch, the Lighthouse Bar and Bistro and the Opus Bistro and Steakhouse. For more information about South Short Harbour, click here.
The SFL will utilize three different event spaces over the weekend. Friday night, the Oasis Room will host a meet-and-greet, the SFL Hall-of-Fame Class of 2021 Induction Ceremony, a State of the League address and Trivia Night. Saturday, the Ampitheater will host live games and podcasts, with tiered seating and a 12-foot projection screen. Sunday, the league will utilize the Poolside Salon room, where remaining games that week will be shown two at a time, with easy access to outdoor seating and activities, the pool and the bar.
The league is also in the planning stages of an auction, having custom convention items from Sector Six being made available for purchase at the conclusion of the weekend and finalizing lunch catering options. If you’re interested in attending the Convention, please direct message Commissioner Irvine on Discord to be added to the 2021 Convention group and make sure you reserve your room.
Room rates are $109 for either two queens or a king. To reserve your room at this special SFL group rate, click here. Upgrades to suites are available upon request. Shuttle services from either airport are also available to book through Express Clear Lake shuttle – rates can be found here. Of the two airports, Hobby Airport is closer to the resort (20 miles). Bush International Airport is roughly 45 miles from South Shore.
The 2021 Hall-of-Fame voting will take place in April and the class will be unveiled during halftime of the SFL Championship Game on Sunday May 9. To make the ballot as a HOF finalist, two different team ownerships must nominate the person in one of two categories: as a player on the field, or for contributions on and off the field. This season’s 2021 class will include eight user players, two non-user players from the league’s past and three league contributors.
Team Owners and Contributors
Commissioner and Founder Cameron Irvine – 2018
Deputy Commissioner Andrew Rastelli – 2018
Former President of Football Operations and current owner of the DC Dragons Jermaine Smith – 2018
New York Knights/Queen City Corsairs Owner Erik Barkley – 2018
Creator of the APF Editor King Javo – 2018
Alaska/Florida Storm Owner Max Paul – 2019
Minneapolis Maulers Owner and Baltimore Vultures Co-Owner Thomas Paterniti – 2019
Baltimore Crabs Owner and Baltimore Vultures Co-Owner Tim Johnston – 2019
Orlando Intimidators Owner Kyle Walsh – 2019
DC Dragons RB Richard Snowden – 2018
Houston Hyenas WR DR Sim – 2018
Sante Fe Gorillas/Mexico City Aztecs QB Matt Willson – 2018
Sioux Falls Sparrows SS AJ Levye – 2019
Houston Hyenas SS Eddie Gauge – 2019
Mexico City Aztecs RB Ray Bentley – 2019
Baltimore Crabs/Vultures QB Mike Dazzo – 2019
Carolina Skyhawks RB Johnny English – 2018
Dallas Ruffnecks QB Rocco Marconi – 2018
Cleveland Vipers S Koma Keleka – 2018
St. Louis Gladiators RB Park HeeChul – 2019
Queen City Corsairs WR Jake Legacy – 2019