Minicon 10

Minicon 10 was held 18–20 April 1975 at the Holiday Inn (Minneapolis). It was chaired by Don Blyly and Jim Young. Guest of honor were Poul Anderson (pro) and Gordon Dickson (fan). Lester del Ray was toastmaster. The membership was about 510.


Bev Swanson, Registration and Costume Ball
Jan Applebaum, Treasurer :: Denny Lien, Auction
Dick Tatge and Ken Fletcher, Artshow
Jerry Stearns and Al Kuhfeld, Party Supplies
Gerry Wassenaar, Huckster's Room
Chuck Holst, Films :: Margie Lessinger, Recorder
Scott Imes, Video-taping & Equipment Procurement
Fred Haskell, Official Happy Deadwood
Dave Wixon, Interfloor Communications Officer

Program Book

small Minicon 10 program book cover

Here is the program book in PDF (6 MB), or the same, but lower quality and a much smaller download (170 kB).

Here's a text-only transcription.

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And here are individual page images, available in a range of qualities and file sizes. Most people want the middle column, in which the files have been substantially cleaned up to remove the grain of the paper, bleed through from adjacent pages, etc., but are still high resolution.

Raw scans
(~5 MB)
Cleaned up
(~500 kB)
Smallest files
(~20 kB)
Front cover Front cover Front cover
2–3 2–3 2–3
4–5 4–5 4–5
6–7 6–7 6–7
8–9 8–9 8–9
10–11 10–11 10–11
12–13 12–13 12–13
14–15 14–15 14–15
Back cover Back cover Back cover

A print (or maybe the original?) of the cover art shows that there must have been at least a little numbering confusion surrounding this Minicon — shades of Minicon 14 — as it is labeled "Minicon Nine" out of the frame. Minicon 9 was a fallcon. I wonder when planning for it started?

The Minicon 10 program book is in the public domain due to having been published between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice.


Small image of a Minicon 10 badge


Minicon 10 photos by David Dyer-Bennet.