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FanTek's Mutant Mini-Newsletter V1.1 of 1996

"Do You Like Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Weird Stuff?"
"Would You Like To Become a Sea-Faring Pirate?"
"Would You Like To Meet Some New Friends?"

"Then You Should Read This Newsletter!"

[Picture of Toxie]

Toxie Says, "Join us at CastleCon!"

CastleCon 9 will be held June 28, 29, & 30, 1996
At the Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall
In beautiful Frederick, Maryland.

Dear Friends,

Hello, my name is Bruce and I'd like to invite you to become one of our friends and to join us at CastleCon 9. Some of you are probably sitting there, reading this and wondering: exactly what is a "Con"? Well, a Con is short for Con-vention, or a gathering of people who share various interests. And our interests are Very Varied! Yes, we have programs on all kinds of different & strange subjects. We ourselves are both Different and Strange...

There are discussions on Fantasy in Real Life, a Magic Tournament, workshops on things like Writing and Chainmail-Making, and talks on such things as Dinosaurs and Attention Deficit Disorder.

There are entire rooms devoted to Computers, Art, and Games. There's a Merchant's Room, with neat things to buy. We have Big Events, like the Masquerade, the Friday Nite Pirate Pool Party, and the Saturday Nite Dance. Or just watch Movies all day & all night on a HUGE projection TV in full surround sound! Best of all, you get to meet new friends!

At our Cons you will find more Fun than human beings are normally allowed to have, but without the need for drinking or drugs. Some people have told us that our cons have been the very best times in their lives.

Our Group, which sponsors these cons, is a super-unsecret organization called "FanTek". Just like every other group our eventual goal is to try and take over the world. And we can use your help!

Anyway, the primary reason we hold cons is to try and find new friends! Please take the following short quiz to see if you can qualify for prestigious membership in our very exclusive CastleCon 9...

  1. Have you always felt Different from ordinary people?
  2. Are you easily distracted by Bright Shiny Objects?
  3. Have you ever been called a Daydreamer?
  4. Would you rather wear Costumes instead of regular clothes?
  5. Is Halloween one of your Favorite Holidays?
  6. Does Time seem to pass too quickly or too slowly for you?
  7. Would you prefer living in Space to living in Philadelphia?
  8. Do you like Dinosaurs?
  9. Is your Sense of Humor your First and Best line of Defense?
  10. Would you be willing to risk everything by travelling to distant Frederick, Maryland for what could be the most fun weekend you'll have in this Century??
You get two points just for finishing the quiz and reading this sentence!
Give yourself one point for every positive answer.
You get 2 bonus points for answering any questions twice.
You get two extra points for laughing during the quiz.

Any score above 5 means you will definitely fit in at our Cons!
A score of above 8 means you are one of us for sure!
A score of 10 puts you into the Secret Committee that runs the Universe!
A score of over 20 means you are probably not from this planet and we definitely want to meet you...

Come Join Us At

CastleCon 9

SciFi, Fantasy, Games, Music, Movies, & Art
Computers, Costumes, Comedy, & Pirate Ships!

Yes, It's Going To Be Fun!

It's June 28, 29, & 30 of 1996

(that's Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

To be held at the
Holiday Inn at the Francis Scott Key Mall
In Beautiful Frederick, Maryland,
USA, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy,
It's the last Universe on the Left in the 4th Dimension...
Take Exit 31-A on Interstate 270 & follow the signs.

Get To See "Sgt. Kabukiman, NYPD!"

And be sure to visit the Troma Web Site at

And don't forget to visit Brainstorm Comics while in Frederick. Call 301-663-3039 for Directions & Info on Comics and Games! You can sign up for CastleCon There in Person!!

Special Guests at CastleCon 9

For CastleCon 9 Room Reservations

At the Holiday Inn Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick MD
Call 1-800-868-0094 from 9-5 Mon.-Fri.
1-301-694-7500 Nights and Weekends
Room with One Bed is $79
Room with Two Beds is $89
The Hotel will probably sell out early; Don't Wait Til the Last Minute to get Your Room!!

CastleCon 9 Pre-Registration

Only $25 if mailed by June First! CastleCon Membership will be $30 at the door.

Memberships good for the entire weekend of the convention! When you register you become a Member of FanTek, not a Ticket holder!

Please Note: We are not a drinking convention, and the Hotel does not allow alcohol to be brought in, so please don't. Thank You.

Please Sign Me Up For CastleCon 9! My check is enclosed.

Please make checks out to FanTek, 1607 Thomas Rd, Friendly MD 20744.
  Name:    __________________________________________
  Address:  _________________________________________
  City  ____________________ State ____ Zip  ___________
  Phone  _________________________________

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