Minicon 8

Minicon 8 was held 12–14 April 1974 at the Dyckman Hotel (Minneapolis). It was chaired by Don Blyly and Jim Young and had a membership of about 350. Guests of honor were Kelly Freas (pro) and Bob Tucker (fan).


Bev Swanson -- Registration
Dick Tatge -- Art Show
Denny Lien -- Auction
Gerry Wassenaar -- Hucksters' Room
Bob Schmelzer -- Party Supplies
Chuck Holst -- Films
Caryl Bucklin -- Treasurer
Blue Petal -- Set-up
Margie Lessinger -- Advertising Art Coordinator
Fred Haskell -- Official Happy Deadwood

Program Book

small Minicon 8 program book cover

Here is the program book in PDF (6 MB), or the same, but lower quality and a much smaller download (300 kB). Here's a text-only transcription (4 kB).

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Here are individual page images, available in a range of qualities and file sizes. Most people want the third 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 plenty high resolution:

Raw scans
(~35 MB)
High res, cleaned
(~10 MB)
Lower res, enhanced
(~500 kB)
Smallest files
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Front cover Front cover Front cover Front cover
2–3 2–3 2–3 2–3
4–5 4–5 4–5 4–5
6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7
8–9 8–9 8–9 8–9
10–11 10–11 10–11 10–11
12–13 12–13 12–13 12–13

Most of the Minicon 8 program book is in the public domain due to having been published between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice.

Cover art by Jim Odbert is © nybor mystical art 2009 and reproduced here by permission.


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Minicon 8 Photos by David Dyer-Bennet.