Minicon 3

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(Did you mean MiniCon III, a Denver-area convention?)

Minicon 3 was a convention held April 3-5, 1970 at the Dyckman Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Guests of Honor: Poul Anderson, Gordon Dickson and Clifford Simak.

It was chaired by Jim Young. Attendance was 130.

  • FRIDAY, April 3
  • Noon: Coronation Room (Art and Huckster's Room) Open, Regency Room (main hall): Registration open; Movies until 6:00 P.M.
  • 6:00 P.M.: Opening Session Introduction of Notables
  • 6:30 P.M.: The Origin of the Hokas -- Gordon Dickson and Possible Special Guest
  • 7:30 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.: Movies and Partying (different rooms)
  • SATURDAY, April 4
  • 11:00 A.M.: Registration; Art and Huckster's Room Open
  • Noon: Announcements
  • 12:15 P.M.: Dialogue - "Where is SF Going?" -- Gordon Dickson and Clifford Simak
  • 1:30 P.M.: "What Makes A Good Fantasy?" -- Lin Carter, Donald Wandrei, and hopefully August Derleth
  • 3:00 - 4:00 P.M.: Auction
  • 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.: Break
  • 6:30 P.M.: Banquet -- (Only members who have paid for banquet tickets will be admitted to the banquet area at this time)
  • 8:00 P.M.: Awards Presentation -- (Everyone allowed into the banquet area)
  • 8:30 P.M.: Minneapolis Fantasy Society Panel, with as many of the members of our club's predecessor as can fit on stage
  • 9:30 P.M.: Movies and Partying
  • SUNDAY, April 5
  • 11:00 A.M.: Morris Dollens Astronomical Slide Show
  • Noon: Auction
  • 1:00 P.M.: "What to do Until the Worldcon Comes": reports on various regional conventions
  • 2:00 P.M.: "What's What With the Minicon": final reports on the convention, plus audience response -- suggestions on how to better the convention

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