Minicon 25 was held 13–15 April 1990 at the Radisson Hotel South (Bloomington). Guests of honor were Jane Yolen, Kim Stanley Robinson (author), Patrick Price ("arthur"), David Thayer a.k.a. Teddy Harvia (artist), DavE Romm (fan), and Earl Joseph (science). Honored guests were Dave Clement, P. C. Hodgell, Dr. Joseph Romm, and Art Widner. The executive committee was Karen Cooper, Kathy Marschall, Scott Raun, and Martin Schafer.
According to the concom minutes of April 1, 1990, the final pre-reg total was 2425. We don't have good records of the total membership, but according to a Minicon 26 mailer, it was over 3000. According to a table prepared for Minicon 29, it was 2800. This may be the difference between total membership and warm bodies.
Here is the program book in PDF (42 MB), or the same, but much lower quality and a much smaller download (2 MB).
And here are the individual page scans. The first column is the raw scans. In the second column, the images are cleaned up to remove the grain of the paper, etc; they were used to make the large PDF. In the third column, the images are reduced to the smallest readable file size; they were used to make the small PDF.
The Minicon 25 Program Book by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
This overrides the copyright notice in the original document.
Here is a video of the Minicon 25 Masquerade. (If you have trouble with the video format, try VLC.) It was filmed by Jon Hyers. This video was lost until Jon contacted us in 2009 to ask if we wanted the master. He sent it to us along with a DVD he made of it. This file is a rip of that DVD. The master is a VHS tape with the following label: "Minicon 1990 Master. Edited Master".
For slightly higher video quality, you can also download all of the files needed to make yourself a copy of the DVD.
Minicon 25 photos by David E Romm.
Here's a video including images of some of the button badges used in this Minicon era.
Front and back, respectively:
Here's art submitted for use on the t-shirt by Laramie Sasseville which didn't get used, but it is cool too: