Arcana

(1) A Fanzine

A one-shot fanzine published by Harry Honig in 1944 with twenty-six mimeographed pages with an illustrated cover and containing a story by Francis T. Laney and humor by Bob Tucker.


This is a Stub Fanzine page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was published, how many issues it has had, (including adding a partial or complete checklist), its contents (including perhaps a ToC listing), its size and repro method, regular columnists, its impact on fandom, or by adding scans or links to scans.

(2) A Convention

A small convention devoted to the "dark fantastic" held in St. Paul, MN during the early Fall which presents the Minnesota Fantasy Award. It began in 1971 and was originally (and quite inexplicably) called MinnCon but the confusion with the larger and older local convention, Minicon, led the organizers to finally change the name to Arcana while retaining the numbering.

Convention Date GoHs
Arcana 18 October 7-9, 1988 Robert Weinberg, Don Herron
Arcana 19 October 6-8, 1989 Charles DeVet
Arcana 20 October 5-7, 1990 Richard Lupoff
Arcana 21 October 4-6, 1991 Harry O. Morris
Arcana 22 October 9-11, 1992 Robert Bloch
Arcana 23 October 10-12, 1993 Denis Etchison
Arcana 24 September 30-October 2, 1994 Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem
Arcana 25 September 22-24, 1995 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Arcana 26 October 4-6, 1996 David J. Skal, Richard A. Lupoff, publishers Fedogan & Bremer
Arcana 27 September 26-28, 1997 Neil Gaiman
Arcana 28 September 25-27, 1998 Joe R. Lansdale
Arcana 29 October 22-24, 1999 Ramsey Campbell
Arcana 30 September 15-17, 2000 David Drake
Arcana 31 September 28-30, 2001 Eleanor Arnason, Robert M. Price
Arcana 32 September 27-29, 2002 Joe-Bob Briggs
Arcana 33 September 26-28, 2003 Gahan Wilson
Arcana 34 October 1-3, 2004 Tim Powers
Arcana 35 October 7-9, 2005 Stephen Jones
Arcana 36 September 29-October 1, 2006 David Hartwell
Arcana 37 October 12-14, 2007 George Clayton Johnson
Arcana 38 October 17-19, 2008 F. Paul Wilson
Arcana 39 October 16-18, 2009 Kim Harrison
Arcana 40 October 15-17, 2010 P. C. Hodgell
Arcana 41 October 21-23, 2011
Arcana 42 October 19-21, 2012 S. T. Joshi
Arcana 43 October 18-20, 2013 Tim Kirk
Arcana 44 October 17-19, 2014 Anthony Tollin
Arcana 45 October 23-25, 2015