Minicon 5

Minicon 5 was held October 15-17, 1971 at the Andrews Hotel in Minneapolis. (Minicon 4 was also in 1971 and this Minicon is also called a Fallcon.) There was no Guest of Honor (as far known), but starting with about Minicon 10, the program book traditionally Volsted Gridban is listed as such.

Louis Fallert (aka Blue Petal) was chairman and attendance was about 100. Its motto was "The Genghiscon!"

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FRIDAY

  • 1:00 Registration begins. (Mezzanine)
  • 6:30 Convention begins; Announcements and introductory remarks. (Main meeting room, M-3)
  • 7:00 Artists' Panel. (M-3)
  • 8:00 Party Room opens.

SATURDAY

  • NOON Registration opens.
  • 1:00 Program begins. (M-3) Announcements, Art Show Awards, etc.
  • 1:10 Talk:"Arms and the Fan."(M-3)
  • 2:00 Time approximate, Games area open. (M-3)
  • 2:00 Discussion Groups.*
  • 5:00 Dinner Break.
  • 6:50 Announcements. (M-3)
  • 7:00 Round Table Discussion with the Pros. (M-3)
  • 8:30 Party Room opens.
  • 9:00 Hugo Gernsback Memorial Jug Band Rehearsal

SUNDAY

  • 1:00 Registration opens.
  • 1:00 Program begins. (M-3) Announcements, Art Show Awards, etc.
  • 2:00 Auction. (M-3)
  • 3:00 Whither Minicon? What was wrong with this convention? How can we do better in the future? (M-3)
  • 4:00 Convention Ends.

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