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- 1 Minnstf Links
- 2 Minnstf Document Digitization Project
- 3 Minnstf Recurring Annual Tasks
- 4 General-interest Minicon stuff
- 5 Resources for Minicon (and other con) running
- 6 Account creation & editing privileges
The Floundering Fathers Panel - An interview with Minnstf founders Nate Bucklin, Ken Fletcher, Fred Haskell, Frank Stodolka, and Jim Young, circa 1977
Minnstf Document Digitization Project
Otherwise known as MinDocDigPro. This is an ongoing effort to digitize Minnstf (and in particular Minicon) documents. Here's the organizing page of the project.
Minnstf Recurring Annual Tasks
(This is a work in progress; discussion on Natter and LJ welcome.)
Proposals for future Minicons: Due to the board by January 31, approximately 14 months before the proposed convention.
Proposals for next year’s Fallcon: Due to the board by February 15, approximately 8 months before the proposed convention.
ASCAP: Due March 31(?) for previous year. To be done by Head of Minicon Music (currently Becca Leathers). (Note as of 1/4/14: Is this being taken over by Minn-stf board?)
Voting meeting: The Membership Secretary (currently, Laura Krentz) and outgoing President (currently, Peer Dudda) should make arrangements for nomination and voting meetings. The voting meeting must happen before March 31, typically before Minicon. There are two nominating meetings that must happen before then.
Officers: Chosen by the new board at the voting meeting or as soon as possible thereafter. Names and positions of officers should be submitted to the MnStf Webmaster (currently Eric Forste).
Minicon preliminary finances: Due to the board within one month after convention. That report should include gross income, gross profit, and amount given to the board. Final finances should be available within three months, or an explanation of extenuating circumstances.
Taxes: Due April 15 (technical drop-dead date is May 15). At this point, we only have to file the “postcard,” and that can be done online. Beth Friedman filed online in 2013 for calendar year 2012, and has the login. In theory, the Treasurer (currently Carol Kennedy) is in charge of seeing that such happens.
Annual renewal with the Minnesota Secretary of State for Minnesota Science Fiction Society: Should be done by December 1 or earlier. This is the current link to do so: http://mblsportal.sos.state.mn.us/Business/SearchDetails?filingGuid=5c18cf48-aed4-e011-a886-001ec94ffe7f.
Solicitations for the next year’s Fallcon: Both at and immediately after Fallcon.
Fallcon preliminary finances: Due to the board within one month after convention. That report should include gross income, gross profit, and amount given to the board. Final finances should be available within three months, or an explanation of extenuating circumstances. Solicitations for future Minicons: Due early November, approximately 17 months before the convention to be proposed. To be done by a board member (secretary?) (currently, Kevin Austin).
Secretary of State registration: Due December 31 of each year. To be done by a board member (currently Scott Raun).
((not sure what this one is))Website Registration contact information verification through GANDI (http://en.gandi.net/). Current domains are mnstf.org and minicon.org.
General-interest Minicon stuff
Current Minicon Webpages
- Minicon 5-year Not-a-plan -- approved document covering Minicons 46-50
- 2nd Minicon 5-year Not-a-plan -- unapproved draft document covering Minicons 51-55
- Minicon Home Page - contains links to all home pages for previous Minicons
- Minicon is on Wikipedia!
- Wikipedia list of past Minicons- 3 lines for each con
- Minicon mini-history - quick summary of recent Minicons including name of chair and attendance
- Minicons 1-30, detailed summary
- Fred's Minicon history, updated at least to 45 - includes dates, hotel, GOH, and attendance
Resources for Minicon (and other con) running
- Running a Small Con - Tips on planning and running a small SF convention
- Hosting the Minicon Pool Party
- Hosting Minicon parties at other conventions
- What the Chair Does
Blog is the traditional drink of Minicon. It's a sweet fruit punch, typically spiked with liberal amounts of vodka. The nonalcoholic variant is referred to as "St. Paul blog" for historical reasons. See the Blog Recipe.
Take a look at the Minicon 49 Programming Brainstorm.
- Room requirements for Minicon
- Scheduling notes
- The seasons of programming (one way of doing programming through the year)
- Supplies needed for Programming
- Who's good for which programming
- Documents or database?
- M48 Programming Brainstorm
- M47 Programming Brainstorm
- M46 Programming listing
- Programming listing for Minicon 45
- Brainstorming list for Minicon 45
- Programming ideas for Minicon 44
- Minicon 43 Programming Notes
- Minicon43 grid
- Minicon43 Program Book
Moderator Tip Sheet
The Moderator Tip Sheet was developed by the Programming Committed for Minicon 24. Besides general tips on how to plan and run a panel at an SF convention, the Tip Sheet includes a handy dandy worksheet for the moderator to use before and during the panel. Now and then other cons ask if they can use it. We always say yes.
- General thoughts on Registration
- FAQs of sorts (there's some overlap between these two):
- Interaction between GoH and Registration
Signs and At-Con Communications
- How Many Easels we need at the con
- Art Show Information
Account creation & editing privileges
How do you register to be able to edit this wiki? The Mnstf wiki has been the victim of large numbers of spammers. Because of this, we've set it so that only people who are registered can edit the wiki, and that you need to email a sysop to register. Sysops are noted on the user list. As of March 25, 2011, the sysops are Jiawen, Laurel and Straitm.