Minicon Fortean March 25 - 27, 2005
Minicon has been known for its spirited and thought provoking program. We also have
a lot of fun. Our two major themes are "The Worlds of Terry Pratchett" and "Minicon Fortean".
Current programming schedule is available at
We are fortunate to have Joel and Beth Phillips hosting our
Hospitality Suite again. Expect pleny of good food, drink and
conversation. If you would like to help out with hospitality, contact
Joel at the convention.
Groups planning parties at Minicon Fortean include Marscon and Convergence.
Discworld Ball (featuring Folk Underground)
Discworld Ball Featuring Folk Underground - What would Minicon be without
music? Local band, Folk Underground, will play at our special Discworld
Ball. Their lively Irish-inspired kick-ass, gothic folk music is provided
for your dancing and listening pleasure. Songs by Neil Gaiman, Stephen
Merritt and others, with plenty of twisted traditional music added to the
mix. "Happy little songs about going to Hell." MN Public Radio.
Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given for the best Discworld depiction and for other
categories as well.
We're bringing films back to Minicon. First up, we're showing
PLANETFALL, a local feature-length film from Car School Films. Planetfall
is a Sci-Fi Western done in the low-budget Troma style. And Jeremy gets
killed! A panel discussion with members of the cast and crew will follow
the showing. Don't miss it.
We'll also be showing "Psychotronic" type films in the evenings. Titles
like Face of the Screaming Werewolf (starring Lon Chaney as a mummy who
becomes a werewolf!), Bigfoot (to fit with our Fortean theme), and others
too hideous to mention will be featured. Audience participation is
encouraged, a la Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Some of these films would
make Ed Wood blush with embarrasssment.
And, of course, there will be the inevitable surprises.
The writer's workshops are now full.
artwork by Fastner and Larson Updated by
Joyce Scrivner March 22, 2005