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The yearly gathering of the 1632 clans is getting closer! Whether you’re interested in tech, or politics, or religion, or costuming, or sociology, it’s time to come together and enjoy the 1632 Universe. The Minicon this year will be co-located with Fencon XIII (www.fencon.org). The dates are September 23rd through the 25th, in the Westin DFW in Irving, Texas.

Authors attending the Minicon include Eric Flint, Walter Hunt, Charles E. Gannon, Virginia DeMarce, David Carrico, Iver Cooper, Walt Boyes, Joy Ward, Kevin and Karen Evans, Bjorn Hasseler, and many more.

We have some great panels this year.


  • As always, we present the weirdest tech around. Rick Boatright, Walt Boyes, and Kevin Evans talk about the strange trips technology is taking in the 1632 Universe.
  • Writing for 1632: Walt Boyes, Joy Ward, David Carrico, and Bjorn Hasseler teach a short master class in writing for the Grantville Gazette—a professional SFWA venue paying professional rates.
  • Virginia DeMarce will present her Sexuality in the 17th Century panel
  • David Carrico will show and tell how music is likely to change in the 1632 Universe.
  • Dance master Iver Cooper will talk about how dance will evolve in the 1632 Universe.
  • We will be introducing the New Improved Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press with new titles and new authors.
  • Of course we will be Snerking the Plots.
  • And in the evening, we will have a 1632-style chocolate tasting with a 1632 trivia contest, so bring your taste buds and your memory!
  • We will also offer a prize for the best 1632-inspired costume at Snerking the Plots, so get your seventeenth-century duds on and shine!

Bring your books for autographs, bring yourselves for fun in the 1632 Universe!


And we are already hard at work on the 2017 Minicon, which will be co-located with Balticon 51 in Baltimore over Memorial Day Weekend. This is a Four Day con, and the 1632 Minicon will be offering FOUR WHOLE DAYS OF PROGRAMMING, JUST FOR YOU!!!