Plergbcon was a Minn-stf fallcon held 10–12 September 1982 at the Bandana Square hotel (as of 2012 known as the Best Western Bandana Square, but not then).

Small image of Plerbgcon pr1 back/inside. Here's its first progress report, or at least we think that's what it is, since it references a second. And here's a text-only transcription of it.

Joyce Scrivner chaired it. She says:

Mark Richards involved (registration? hotel?) I think I had two others as well. (con suite? programming?)

I conned a friend to help with the consuite (upstairs) and we had problems getting the beer kegs there.

Features of it (and some of these I can document):

  • Bob Shaw was Guest of Honor — he brought his wife Sadie as well
  • Denny Lien was in charge of a beer tasting (for the above). Somewhere I have voting results of it
  • We had TAFF winner Kevin Smith
  • We had DUFF winner Peter Touluzzi
  • Dave Romm led a massage session for the three above (I believe I helped carry Kevin into it)

FYI, "Plergb" is a Tom Digby/Minneapa/Mike Wood term. Information can be found here and here.


Here's what we presume is a Plergbcon badge. It was found with other fallcon badges, but otherwise, we're just going off the "plergb".

Plergbcon badge: a spaceship saying 'plergb!', some stars and moons and another spaceship/zeppelin/bug/bird thing.  In marker, 'Dave'.