Minicon 13

Minicon 13 was held 24–26 March 1978 at the Leamington Hotel (Minneapolis). Guests of honor were Samuel R. Delany (pro), Spider Robinson (fan) and Bob Tucker (artist [which was kinda a joke]). Krissy was toastmaster. The executive committee was Jan Appelbaum, Margie Lessinger, Jim Odbert, Jerry Stearns and Dave Wixon.


Dave Romm remembered that a membership of 800 was announced for Minicon 13 at a concom meeting in the Minicon 15 era.

We also have a box of registration cards that might be organized to arrive at a better number. It has roughly 750 cards in it, in two styles, suggesting pre-reg and at-the-door, so the rough figure of 800 is probably the total of these.

Program Book

small Minicon 13 program book cover

Here is a PDF of the program book (15 MB), or a lower-quality version of the same (610 kB), or a text-only transcription (28 kB).

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Scans are available here in a range of qualities and file sizes. Most people want the middle column, in which the files have been substantially cleaned up to remove the grain of the paper, bleed through from adjacent pages, etc., but are still high resolution. The right column has the scans reduced to monochrome and to the smallest legible size.

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Art by Bob Tucker may be distributed for fannish/non-commercial purposes. Art by Reed Waller is © Reed Waller and reproduction here by permission. Text by Dave Wixon is © Dave Wixon and reproduction here by permission. Text by Ben Bova is © Ben Bova and reproduced here by permission. Art by Jim Odbert is © nybor mystical art 2009 and reproduced here by permission. Advertisements remain property of the advertisers.

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Badges and Reg Cards

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Front and back, respectively:

Small image of the front of the Minicon 13 t-shirt Small image of the back of the Minicon 13 t-shirt

The shirt was also available, at least, in red.