Minicon 37
was held on March 29-31, 2002
at the Hilton Minneapolis
in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minicon 37
P.O. Box 8297
Lake Street Station
Minneapolis, MN 55408

More info about:
Children's Programming
Art Show
Huckster Room
Committee Meetings

Minicon is brought to you by
the Minnesota Science Fiction Society
(a.k.a. Minn-stf)
Einblatt (Minn-stf Events Calendar)

Natter mailing list
Events mailing list

Erik Baker, co-chair

Laura Jean Fish, co-chair

Corwin Brust, vice chair

Charmaine Burgess, treasurer

Larry Sanderson, registration

Scott Raun, hotel

Lisa Freitag, hucksters' room

Laura Borchert, art show

Michael Burgess, parties

Michael von Maltzan, programming

David Schroth, publications

Bill Christ, volunteers

Andrew Bertke, design

Sharon Kahn, Bozo Bus Tribune

Laurel Krahn, webmaster

Kevin G. Austin, web team

see the Program Book for a full list

Minicon Open Meeting Minutes:
September 9th, 2001
October 27th, 2001
December 16th, 2001
January 6th, 2002
January 27th, 2002
February 10th, 2002
February 24th, 2002
March 10th, 2002
March 24th, 2002
April 14th, 2002 Post-mortem

Want to help? Have questions, comments, suggestions or con reports to pass on? Email or talk to us at Minn-stf events or Minicon meetings


March 29 - 31, 2002
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Writer Guests of Honor:  Emma Bull & Will Shetterly
Fan Guest of Honor:  Arthur Hlavaty
Artist Guest of Honor:  Rick Berry


Minicon 37 is now over. These pages exist as a historical record. Please contact [arDONOTTYPETHISchivist at mnstf dot org] for questions or comments about this site. Visit the main Minicon page to find a link to webpages for the next Minicon. Visit the main Minn-StF page for info on upcoming Minn-StF events.

Did you take pictures at Minicon 37? We want your photos for the Minicon 37 Snapshot Gallery! Visit the Gallery to see photos by fellow fen, submit your snapshots to the gallery.

The Minicon 37 Post-Mortem was Sunday, April 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the East Lake Library, 2727 East Lake Street, Minneapolis.

What follows is the data that was online during Minicon 37:

The web team is now (mostly) at Minicon and probably won't be updating this during the convention. Hope you find this useful, hope to see many of you at Minicon! Wishing the rest of you were here. Hope this webpage gives you a taste of what we're up to.

Some things are in different places than last Minicon: Registration, Dealer's Room, downstairs smoking consuite are in the same places as previous years. The Art Show is in the Duluth Room this year (non-smoking consuite was there last year). This year the downstairs non-smoking consuite is in Salon E and the Bridge and the Volunteers table are also in Salon E. The upstairs consuite is on the 21st floor (not in the Presidential suite as it was other years).

DDB has posted some snapshots of the Wednesday Night Work Party at Toad Hall (Geri Sullivan's home).

A PDF version of the Minicon 37 program book is now available online (it's 2.97MB in size). Notes added 2017: The first three pages of the PDF show the three different covers. The "2002" shown on the bottom of the first one does not appear in the print version. It just barely appears in the small version on page 14. I'm guessing it's supposed to be there in print, but was too light. The book was printed in black and white despite color on a few pages of the PDF.

Creative Commons License The parts of the The Minicon 37 Program Book that are not art, articles or advertisements credited to specific person or another organization are by The Minnesota Science Fiction Society and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike. (This is more permissive than the copyright statement in the book itself and overrides it.) Otherwise, content is © those people/organizations and reproduced here by permission.

Preliminary programming schedule grid. Subject to change. The at-con grid handouts and Bozo Bus Tribune will have any schedule changes. It's unlikely that we'll be updating this web version during the con (sorry!).

If you need to contact someone about Minicon, be warned that most department heads are onsite at the con and many of them will not be reading email this weekend. If you're at the Hilton, your best bet is to go to the Bridge (Salon E) if you need to track down a specific committee member (assuming you don't spy them elsewhere at the con). If you aren't at Minicon, you might try calling the Hilton and asking to talk to someone with Minicon or to the Minicon Bridge.

Registration Hours:
Friday: 10am-10pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Registration will be located in the Coat Room on the Third Floor of the Hilton. After hours, you can register on The Bridge (this year it's located in the room the hotel calls Salon E, which is also one of the consuites). The At-the-Door cost for a membership is $70 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under (babes in arms get in free).

Dealer's Room Hours:
Friday: 2pm-7pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-3pm
Setup begins at 9am Friday.

Art Show Hours:
Friday: 2pm-7pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm; Art Auction is 8pm-10pm
Sunday: 11am-2pm
The Art Show is in the Duluth Room. Artists may check in between 10am and 7pm on Friday.
Artist pickup is from 2pm-4pm Sunday.

The hotel's Pool hours will be extended until 2:30am during Minicon. (Yes really, there is a pool and a hottub, they're hidden in the "Health Club" on the second floor).

The Hilton offers valet parking ($20 per day), hotel guests can also get a daily pass for the parking ramp with in-out privileges ($11.75 per day, ask about this when you check in). There are also other lots and ramps nearby.

Check-out time at the Hilton is normally Noon, but has been extended until 4pm on Sunday and Monday of Minicon.

Doug Wickstrom's directions detailed in How To Get To Minicon still pretty much apply.

Information about childcare and children's programming at Minicon.

Art show information, including instructions for artists, can be found on our new Artwork Entry Information page.

Progress Reports: PDF of PR1 | PR2

Creative Commons License The Minicon 37 Progress Report 1 by The Minnesota Science Fiction Society is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Creative Commons License The Minicon 37 Progress Report 2 by The Minnesota Science Fiction Society and Pamela Dean Dyer-Bennet is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License, except for sections by Corwin Brust and Susan B. Levy Haskell, which are © them, respectively, and reproduced here by permission.

T-shirt: Here's the front, the back is blank:

Thumbnail image of Minicon 37 t-shirt front

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Minn-stf/Minicon Parties at MarsCon, Wiscon, CONvergence, Diversicon, Worldcon, and Capricon! We had fun and hope that you did, too.

Thanks to everyone who was at Minicon 36 for helping to make it such an amazing convention. You all rock! And thanks to everyone there (and elsewhere) who has talked to us about Minicon.

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last updated on July 3, 2002.

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