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Minicon Fortean March 25 - 27, 2005
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40 (Minicon Fortean*) will be held on Easter Weekend, March 25-27, 2005
at the Sheraton Bloomington South (formerly the Radisson South).
Our Guests of Honor are
Fastner and Larson
Early sessions at the hotel
work sessions will be held in one of the consuites at the Sheraton on
the evenings of March 23 and March 24.
may be purchased at the door for $50.
tentative programming schedule is available in at Programming
Schedule. Look for updates at the convention.
[Added in 2010–2016]
An early flyer:
Here it is
Progress Report 1:
Progress Report 2:
The second progress report was sent as two sheets of paper, stapled shut,
but not stapled into a booklet. You can have it as a PDF, or as individual page scans:
outside of the outside sheet |
inside of the outside sheet |
outside of the inside sheet |
inside of the inside sheet.
This is the art on the front:
Here are photos of the shirt itself:
Heinlein Society is sponsoring a Blood Drive at Minicon. It will take
place from 12noon to 4:00pm on Saturday, March 26th at the convention.
A special pin designed by Robert A. Heinlein for the blood drive at
MidAmericon in 1976 will be given to each contributor as well as a
goody bag. To better help us to know how many to expect, please
pre-register from the Minicon web page at Blood
is an all-volunteer run convention. We need your help. If you would
like to help out in any way before, during, or after the convention,
please contact us at Volunteers.
There will be a reception with Terry Pratchett for qualified volunteers
and other special incentives to help out including free books, prizes
and a special breakfast with Terry Pratchett.
will be mini-microprogramming, look for it!
A Word from Minicon Fortean Chairman Greg Ketter
like to invite you to attend Minnesota's oldest science fiction
convention. I'm in the early planning stages at this time, but I hope
to bring back a number of things from Minicons past, as well as
introduce some new ideas. There will be programming panels, talks and
lively discussions, music, video programming, and of course, parties.
If you have ideas and suggestions, please contact me as soon as
possible. I will include as many good ideas as feasible, and welcome
all suggestions. I hope to see you on Easter weekend of 2005.
you have other questions or concerns, or if you wish to volunteer,
please contact Greg Ketter
A Note About Charles Fort
you aren't familiar with the works of Charles Fort (hence 'Fortean')
then you probably don't recognize the reference to 'Minicon Fortean.'
Fort was a devotee of unusual phenomena and had some skepticism of
scientific explanations which ignored inconvient data at hand in favor
of predetermined opinion. The
Fortean Times, a journal which was founded with Charles Fort in
mind, describes itself as a "forum for the discussion of observations
and ideas, however absurd or unpopular, and maintains a position of
benevolent skepticism towards both the orthodox and unorthodox." A
better description of Minicon could not be found. (by Greg Ketter).
artwork by Fastner and Larson Updated by Joyce Scrivner March 22, 2005