Minicon 29 was held 1–3 April 1994 at the Radisson Hotel South and Wyndham Garden Hotel (Bloomington). Guests of honor were Tom Doherty (publisher), Jack Williamson (author), Rusty Hevelin (fan), and Phil Foglio (artist). The membership was about 3300. Charles E. Piehl chaired it.
Here's a video of the Minicon 29 Masquerade: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5. 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. These files are a rip of that DVD. The master is a 3/4" U-matic tape with the label "Masquerade 1994 (1)".
NOTE: In ripping the above files from the DVD, there were some read errors. Playback may be choppy around the end of the third file, for instance. However, all or nearly all of the video is there. (We recommend trying VLC to play them if you have trouble.)
You can also download all of the files needed to make a copy of the DVD. (The VOB files in there are identical to the MPEG files above.)
Here are page images. Some are not available due to uncertain copyright.
Except as noted below, the parts of the Minicon 29 Program Book made available here are by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, Kaja Foglio, Ken Fletcher, or Jeff Schalles and are are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Art by Phil Foglio is © Phil Foglio and is reproduced here by permission. Art by James Kuehl is © James Kuehl and is reproduced here by permission. Art by Taral is © Taral Wayne and is reproduced here by permission. Art credited to Michael Matheny should be credited to Tom Grewe (artwork) and Michael Matheny (graphic design), is © them, and is reproduced here by permission. Art by Beth Hansen is © Beth Hansen-Buth and is reproduced here by permission (note that it has been reduced to 72 dpi at the request of the copyright holder). Art by Alan White is freely useable for non-commercial purposes with credit given. Advertisements remain property of the advertisers.
Registration confirmation postcard
Here is the registration confirmation postcard:
Here's a video including images of some of the button badges used in this Minicon era.
Minicon 29 is the first Minicon that could reasonably have had a web site, since CERN made the web free technology a full year ahead of time and it was starting to become popular by 1994. However, the Minicon 30 program book strongly implies that Minicon 30 was the first to have a web site. In any case, if Minicon 29 did, we have lost the archives.