Conscription

Conscription was a Minn-stf fallcon held 2–4 November 1990 at the Bradbury Suites.

Program Book

Small image of the Conscription program bookPDF of the program book (41 MB). Also available as individual page images: cover | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11.

Flyer

Small image of the front of the Conscription flyer | Small image of the back of the Conscription flyer

Con Reports

Here is some information from Dave Romm's Flashback report:

Eight years ago, before the fallcon run of Reinconations, we ran Conscription. The committee was larger, though the con was the same size. To have fun and to train in some new people, we recruited 15-year-old Corwin Brust to be our Chair. That worked out really well. Cory wrote his first check ever, though (as the Jerry Corwin, the Treasurer who had to cosign put it) the check was _"a technical success but an artistic failure"_.

This year, we also wanted to have a bit of fun as well as revive the idea of the fallcon being a training convention. Almost immediately, Amber Tatge and Aliera Brust (15-year-old daughters of concom Sharon and GoH Steve respectively, though they had turned 16 by the con) took up the challenge. But the two of them didn't want to be co-chair. "Loveseat!" they suggested. "No!!!" said Sharon. So they were officially the Sofa.

The Sofa designed the badges, and spent a lot of time handling at-the-con Registration. Sharon set up a database and the bank account, and the girls did an excellent and responsible job over the weekend. It helped that Registration was in the main courtyard, so they were in the middle of the action.

Sharon Kahn says:

Richard [Tatge] was GoH. It was in The Bradbury Suites, which had silly themed suites. For some reason the room I recall the most clearly was the one with the putting green. [...]

In a stunning display of fannish nepotism, I was head or co-head of Programming. That might have been the year we did all the butcher paper programming - the Fannish timeline, meditations on the number 7, and metaphorical vilification. I still have the Fannish timeline scroll."