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Monday, January 7th, 2008
12:08 pm
Please visit, join, or watch minicon where one can discuss all things Minicon (past, present, and future). Yes, we finally have one Minicon LJ to rule them all (no more having to add a new one each year).
Saturday, October 6th, 2007
11:29 pm
I might just be geeky enough to HAVE to go and see this!
In 40 Days, Trouble On Talos IV!!
STAR TREK: THE MENAGERIE Coming To A Cinema Near You!!

November 13th 2007

Eagan Stadium 16 Eagan MN 55122
Eden Prairie Mall 18 Eden Prairie MN 55344
Brooklyn Center Stadium 20 Minneapolis MN 55430


Thursday, June 14th, 2007
11:18 am
Minicon 42 Galleries
Minicon 42 Galleries up! I'm not done annotating the pictures, but as usual LJ gets first peek. At the moment, I'm still hacking my way through Gallery B and neither of these are connected to the rest of the site. I took too many pictures... but I got a lot of good ones.

These are not finished. Corrections encouraged! Who are all those people I don't know?

Minicon 42 Gallery A | Minicon 42 Gallery B

crossposted to barondave
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
1:33 am
How did programming go for you?
I'd like to hear what you thought of programming at Minicon 42. What you went to, how things went, ideas it generated, panel ideas for next year, polite constructive criticism, etc.

-- Rachel Kronick, M42 Programming head
Monday, April 9th, 2007
10:32 pm
Solution to the Minicon Medallion Hunt
At Closing Ceremonies, I wrapped up the Minicon Medallion Hunt by revealing the location of the last two undiscovered pennies, along with the logic behind them.  I was asked to post this account (which evoked death threats from Howard Harrison and laughter from the rest of the audience) to someplace like this community.  For the sake of posterity I am glad to oblige.  The parts in italics are extra material I didn't read at Closing Ceremonies.

Some people have suggested that perhaps the clue for Medallion 42 was a tad on the challenging side.  To this, I respond that, given the rate at which the pennies were gobbled up during the first Medallion Hunt, including the secret one that wasn't even supposed to be found until after the second issue came out, I felt I could hardly overestimate the riddle-solving skills of Minicon attendees.  Now I suppose I have an upper bound to work with. :)  Don't forget, though, that seventeen of the nineteen pennies were found, and quickly, at that.  That's not too shabby, you have to admit!

Current Mood: creative
5:17 pm
Dead Dodo
Hi! I hear there's a Dead Dodo party at Dean & Laura's. What time? Address info for those who don't know and may have missed seeing the last issue of the Bozo Bus Tribune?
7:56 am
Chewbacca and a couple of Klingons
thanks for the blood wine, eh?! tasty.

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5:51 am
Photos, one at a time
A quick mention that I've been posting Minicon 42 pictures in my LJ, one at a time, for several days. More to come, I suspect. Eventually (but not soon), I'll post a full gallery of pictures; 260 survived the first cut (with more photo ops on the horizon) but the gallery won't be that large.
Sunday, April 8th, 2007
5:50 pm
Minicon 43 website is up. And there's also minicon43 if you want to join it.
5:40 pm
Return of the Dodo
Apologies for lack of net.connectivity for a while earlier today-- I'd paid for three days of internet starting on Thursday and that time ran out sometime this afternoon. I paid for another day so Dodo should be up 'til whenever we depart the hotel tomorrow.

I returned to my room at 3am or so this morning to find my computer had completely shut down and I'm not sure how long it was down. Got it back up and running before the 4am pulse check if I recall correctly.
4:17 pm
Reminder -- Minicon photos
I have just posted Saturday's photos; previous days were already up. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 7th, 2007
11:46 pm
Is anyone else @ Minicon using Twitter? I'm windowseat on Twitter if anyone wants to follow me.
8:04 pm
Late checkout may only be 1:30 not 2
If anyone is counting on the 2pm checkout mentioned on page 5 of the program book ("Minicon guests may call the front desk to extend their checkout time on sunday until 2pm.) I'd suggest making sure that you talk to the hotel.

I was initially told that it absolutely wasn't possible to give a checkout  later than 1:30 and that if the program book said that it was in error.  When I asked to speak to a manager, I did in fact get a 2pm checkout.  With 1-2 program slots, that means slipping out a few minutes early as opposed to checking out before the last panel.  But I was left with the feeling that the manager felt he was doing me an enormous favor.


Current Mood: annoyed
4:45 pm
Thank you Dodo
for the open wireless at the pool. Most triumphant!

I'm the LJer chasing around the 7 year old who never
stops talking (if that narrows it down). Badge name 'Monkey Boy!'

Caution - keep phones away from pool (duh). mine got a little drenched
yesterday and shorted out.

Smallest Minicon I have seen as far as attendance. Should still be a fun
saturday night though.

Thaedeus (aka DivergentFuture) over and out
Friday, April 6th, 2007
10:01 am
Live at Eastercon
copied from bohemiancoast posting at http://bohemiancoast.livejournal.com/104501.html

OK. The GIANT newsletter printing machines are go; the newsletter team has the Interwebs. We're in the bar. Please send all your copy in plaintext format to locs@plokta.com . Particularly desired -- news from conventions around the world -- Minicon, Norwescon and so on.Alternatively bring us your copy on a memory stick in the bar of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester.

Just in case someone wants to send the Plokta Cabal a Minicon con report

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, April 5th, 2007
8:50 pm
There is a map of where things are located this year on the Minicon 42 programming page.

Registration and Volunteers tables will be on the first floor in the atrium in the North/short tower. Hours should be on the Minicon site somewhere.

Most other con space is located in the rooms over there (programming, art show, dealer's room, etc).

The consuite is located on the second floor in the suites at the far end of the pool.

And so on . . . see the map for full coverage.
2:23 pm
Internet info
In room ethernet access costs $4.95/hour or $9.95/day or $24.95 for three days. Can be billed to your room if you're accessing it in your room via supplied ethernet.

There is wireless access in many places, it also costs $4.95/hour or $9.95 per day; I didn't see a three-day option available probably because it didn't recognize me as being associated with a particular room?

I suppose a person could hook up a wireless router to ethernet in their room . . .

I've paid for ethernet access, but they seem to want me to pay again for wifi (I ain't doin' that).

Service is provided to the Sheraton by Global Suite Wireless Guest Tek.

If anyone has more internet/wifi/network info to share, please comment on this entry.
12:00 pm
LJ Party request
If you would like to help with the Minicon LJ party, here are two things I need:

corn chips--I have guacamole and salsa, but somehow no corn chips (I suggest that if you're going to bring them, you leave a comment here saying so, so that 50 people don't bring corn chips!)

a volunteer--to run registration from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, so that I can set up the party. kaustin is organizing volunteers, and will have a table near registration


10:59 am
Palm Software
Dean Gahlon has put the schedule grid online along with his nifty Programming Notes Palm program. You can find 'em here. For Palm OS.

His Party List program for keeping track of room parties is available over here.
1:49 am
Minicon 41 photos
Various shots from Minicon 41. Quite a few of the "Harlan and Howard show" and evening music parties. This photoset is the main reason I bought my Fuji Finepix F30 a few months later. (These were all taken with my older Panasonic FZ20 and a bunch of them were barely usable due to low light.) I haven't yet added captions to most of these. Please feel free to identify people you recognize. Higher resolution copies available by request.
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