Minicon 36 is now over. These
pages will remain here as historical documents, of course. Please contact [arDONOTTYPETHISchivist at mnstf dot org] for questions or comments about this site.
For the latest news about upcoming Minicons, visit
the main Minicon webpage.
We want to know what you thought of Minicon 36, please send
convention reports, suggestions, comments, etc. to email@example.com
or to the Minicon postal address.
The Minicon 36 Postmortem was held on Sunday, April
29th, 2001, at 2pm at the Hilton Minneapolis &
Towers (i.e. where the convention was held).
Added 2012, updated 2017.
Here is nearly all of the program book in PDF (35MB), or a lower quality version (4MB), with part of one page omitted due to lack
of copyright permission. And here are the individual pages:
front cover |
28 (partial) |
Except as noted below,
The Minicon 36 Program Book — by
The Minnesota Science Fiction Society,
is licensed under Creative Commons
Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States.
Content by Phyllis Eisenstein,
James Nicoll, and
Charles Urbach is © each of them, respectively, all rights reserved,
and is reproduced here by permission.
Todd Cameron Hamilton (art: 49, 59),
Gordon Dickson (text: 51, 52, 53, 54),
Mary Kay Kare (text: 55), and
Dave Wixon (text: 63, 64, 65, 66) is © each of them, respectively,
all rights reserved. Art by ATom is reusable under the "standard
This overrides the original copyright notice in the document.
Here's the t-shirt. It's the front; the back is blank:
We now have a list of program
items (with descriptions) available online. And a
program grid. These
are subject to change, the printed version in the pocket program
trumps these. Last hour changes will be published in the Bozo
Bus Tribune (the convention newsletter).
If you need to contact us, it's really too late to do it
via mail and quite possibly via email. Your best bet is to
stop by the Third Floor of the Hilton anytime from 2pm Thursday
until Sunday afternoon of the convention. Look for people
who seem to know what's going on or for The Bridge (Director's
Row #2). If you aren't actually able to come to the convention,
you might try calling the Minneapolis Hilton and ask to be
connected to "Minicon" or the "Minicon Bridge".
We need volunteers to help set things up on Thursday afternoon
and evening at the Hilton. If you're interested in helping
out, stop by the Third floor. We'll begin collating the Leslie
Fish songbook at 2pm, Art Show setup will begin at 5:30pm,
program book collation will begin at 6 or 6:30pm, consuite
set-up and decoration will start around 6pm. We'll also build
a rocket garden and celebrate Yuri's
We've got more details about some fabulous events that will
happen in the consuite and elsewhere at the convention. Check
out the Hospitality Schedule
of Events for the scoop on the Rocket Garden, the
Cocktail Party, the Six Degrees of Fandom Handshaking
Party, and When Weirds Collide.
Friday: 10am - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Registration is located in the Coat Room on the Third Floor.
If you need to register after hours, please go to the Bridge
(located in the room the hotel called Director's Row #2).
Room & Art Show Hours:
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm
In case you're wondering about Music at Minicon, there'll
be music parties (of course) and a concert by Guest of Honor
Wondering who'll be selling cool stuff in the Hucksters
Room? Find out here.
a chapbook by Guest of Honour Ken MacLeod called Poems
& Polemics. There will be about 150 copies available
at the convention for $5 each, it's 8.5" x 5.3",
saddle-stapled, 32 pages plus cover.
also putting out a chapbook by Guest of Honour Jo Walton,
called Lurkers & Muses, edited by Eleanor J. Evans.
There will be about 150 copies available at the convention
for $5 each, it's 8.5" x 5.3", saddle-stapled, 36
pages plus cover.
the set, we're releasing a songbook by Guest of Honor Leslie
Fish called The Incomplete Leslie Fish, edited
by Beth Friedman, with cover art by Kip Williams. There'll
be about 200 copies available. It's 8.5 x 11, comb-bound,
approximately 150 pages plus cover and will cost somewhere
If we have
any chapbooks & songbooks leftover after the convention,
we may sell them via mailorder. But your best bet is to pick
them up at Minicon or have someone pick them up for you.
There's still room for your work in the Art Show. Contact
if you're interested in showing your stuff at Minicon.
are still available if you want to reserve one. Contact
to make a reservation (or with any questions/special requests).
Rates are $130/night and $280/night.
At last report,
rooms are still available at the Hilton
for the convention rate of $76 per night + tax (even though
technically our room block closed on March 23rd). Call the
hotel at 612-376-1000 or 800-774-1500 to make a reservation.
Be sure to mention you're with Minicon or the Minnesota
Science Fiction Society to get the right rate. If you
want a quiet room, ask for a room below the 16th floor. If
you don't mind noise or want to be close to the parties, ask
for a room on a higher floor. Reserve early, reserve often.
in (or near) Minneapolis on the night of Thursday,
April 12th, stop by the third floor of the Hilton and volunteer
to help set things up.
If you can't
be there on Thursday night, you can still volunteer
at any time during the convention, stop by the Bridge (Director's
Row #2). Or, of course, just pitch in wherever you find something
that needs doing.
a rocket garden at Minicon as part of our Yuri's
Night celebration . Bring rockets, bring materials with
which to build rockets. Contact hospitality
if you have questions or to let them know what you're bringing.
Yes, the rumors are true, we're even making rockets out of
clean empty milk cartons. Rocket building begins in the Vehicle
Assembly Bay (a.k.a. Salon F) on Thursday night.
offers valet parking, hotel guests can also get a daily
pass for the parking ramp with in-out privileges. There
are also other lots and ramps nearby.
Pool hours will be extended until 2:30am during Minicon.
time at the Hilton is 3pm; check-out time is normally
Noon, but has been extended until 4pm on Sunday and Monday
to the Hilton Minneapolis before? Or don't remember how to
get there? Here's How
To Get To Minicon.
Door Memberships will cost $70 for adults and $30 for
children 12 and under (babes in arms are free with accompanying
adult). If you purchased a supporting membership for $15,
you'll be able to convert it to an adult attending membership
for $25 at the door.
for Minicon, keep in mind that Minicon will be having it's
first ever Cocktail Party before Opening Ceremonies
on Friday night (so if you've got a cocktail dress or some
other spiffy outfit or costume you don't get to wear as much
as you'd like, by all means bring it).
And on Saturday
"Weirds Collide" when the Minnesota State
Fair meets Mardi Gras at Minicon. You've been warned.
got a Furby or Furbies of any sort, don't forget to bring
them to Minicon so they can participate in Furby Dance
about our fabulous Guests of Honor.
Minicon 36 Progress Report is now online, in PDF
Room information is now online.
updated @ 3pm Wednesday, April 18th, 2001 by Laurel Krahn