Minicon 7

Minicon 7 was held 20–22 April 1973 at the Hyatt Lodge (Minneapolis). It was chaired by Blue Petal and Louie Spooner and had a membership of about 220. Guests of honor were Larry Niven (pro) and Rusty Hevelin (fan).

Committee

Jim Young--Chairperson emeritus
Margie Lessinger--Treasurer
Caryl Bucklin--Treasurer
Jeff Appelbaum--Executive Assistant
Ken Fletcher--Publications 
Chuck Holst--Films
Larry Nichols--Publicity
Frank Stodolka--Party Supplies
Beverly Swanson--Registration
Dick Tatge--Art Show
Gerry Wassenaar--Auction and Bookdealers

Program Book

small Minicon 7 program book cover

Here is a PDF of the book and here's a text-only version of the same.

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Here are individual page images at a reasonable resolution: cover | pages 2-3 | pages 4-5 | pages 6-7 | pages 8-9 | pages 10-11 | back cover.

Here are the raw scans of the individual pages: cover | pages 2-3 | pages 4-5 | pages 6-7 | pages 8-9 | pages 10-11 | back cover.

Paste-up boards

Long before we found an actual copy of the Minicon 7 program book, we found the original paste-up boards. They are missing only page 9, an advertisement. Here is a PDF of photographs of all the boards.

Here are individual page images. First, the raw photos (converted from JPEG to PNG). These are ordered according to the way the book was put together: Pages 1+12 | Pages 2+11 | Pages 3+10 | Page 4 | Pages 5+8 | Pages 6+7.

Now processed to put the pages in order and cleaned up a little bit: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7 | Page 8 | [no page 9] | Page 10 | Page 11 | Page 12.

The Minicon 7 program book is in the public domain due to having been published between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice.

Advance Progress Report

Small image of the Minicon 7 Advance Progress Report cover

Raw scans: outside, inside (5 MB each), or two-tone: outside, inside (100 kB each)

And here's the full text.

The Minicon 7 Advance Progress Report is in the public domain due to having been published between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice.

Progress Report 1

Small image of the Minicon 7 Progress Report 1 cover

We have only the paste-up boards for this progress report. Perhaps some day we will find a printed copy.

NOTE: this progress report looks very similar to the Advance Progress Report. Nevertheless, if you read the text, it seems clear that they were two separate publications.

Full color: outside, inside (4 MB each), or greyscale, lower resolution: outside, inside (0.5 MB each)

This progress report is undated, but the Advance Progress Report says that the first progress report has a deadline of 30 December 1972, so presumably the mailing date was a bit after that.

The Minicon 7 Progress Report 1 is in the public domain due to having been published between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice.