ReinCONation V Report

Our Honored Guests:

ReinCONation V was held October 13-15, 1995, in downtown Minneapolis. Unfortunately, due to health problems, Judith Merril was unable to attend. In response to this, the convention declared Ms. Merril to be a "Virtual" Guest of Honor. They staged a dramatic recreation of a CBC radio interview taped a couple of years ago, featuring Kay Drache as Judith Merril and Michael Butler as the interviewer. Large photo-posters of Ms. Merril were posted in the program room (so she could be on panels) and in the con suite (so she could party with the fans). Several panel discussions were held concerning Ms. Merril's ideas, including "Science Fiction as Surrealism" and "Music as Metaphor for Science Fiction".

Guest of Honor Andy Hooper, publisher of Apparatchik, valiantly carried on as the sole Live Guest of Honor, appearing on many panels and presenting his radio play, "Ten Zines That Shook the World" (a drama of time travel, fandom, and the Russian Revolution) with a cast of tens.

Check out some photos of people at ReinCONation V

Here are some things some people said about ReinCONation V:

Who Dealt This Mess, Anyway?

David Emerson, chair (
Kay Drache, publications
Giovanna Fregni, art show & huckster room
Steve Glennon, registration (email expired)
Barb Jensen, program (
Martin Schafer, treasurer
Kris Spiesz, hotel liaison (
Geri Sullivan, promotion (
Ishmael Williams, parties (

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Program Book

Small image of the Reinconation 5 program book

[Added 2013-05-14] Here is a PDF of the program book, or page images at higher resolution: Front cover | Inside front cover (blank) | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Inside back cover (blank) | Back cover.

Small image of the Pop Quiz that came with the Reinconation 5 program book

The program book came with a single sheet insert, a "pop quiz": as a PDF or as an image.

This page last updated 4/11/97.