Plergbcon was a Minn-stf fallcon held 10–12 September 1982 at the Ramada Inn of St. Paul. The guests of honor were Pat Wrede (pro), Kevin (Kev) Smith (fan; TAFF winner), and Peter Touluzzi (fan; DUFF winner).
Joyce Scrivner chaired it. From 2012–2020, we listed Bob Shaw as the GoH and Bandana Square as the hotel, because she said to us in 2012:
Plergbcon was held at Bandana Square hotel […]
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)
"Plergb" is/was a Tom Digby/Minneapa/Mike Wood term. I'm sure there are con reports that showed up in Minneapa. Information can be found [here and here].
This seems to be a combination of memories of Plergbcon and Not-Anokon 8 (if that really is its name). No contemporary papers give Bob Shaw as GoH for Plergbcon, but they do confirm that he was at Not-Anokon 8. Likewise, Plergbcon papers say the hotel was the Ramada Inn, and Not-Anokon 8 materials confirm it was at Bandana Square. Joyce did chair Plergbcon. We don't have any papers that say who chaired Not-Anokon 8, but maybe it was also Joyce.
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.
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".