Early Ads and Sketches
Images by Ken Fletcher
This was a small ad (1/4 page?) for a Minneapolis-Saint Paul Dr. Who (& media) convention that happened in 1986. This probably appeared in the program book for the convention. There would have been other ads and illustrations competing for views. (The character also later showed up in some sf fanzine cartoons as "Kay Elven" (sic).) The art for this ad was probably also done during Uncle Hugo's clerking hours. ~Ken Fletcher
An in-store poster, possibly with copies put-up in the store 3 or 4 weeks before. (In some cases, if there was a local convention before the autographing, Don may have taken extra copies to the convention, to be left out on a 'freebies' table.) Current and previous book titles from each author. ~Ken Fletcher
In-store poster. Fantasy books being autographed. Wrede & Stevermer had done a Regency Romance/Fantasy, and Dalkey's was a historical fantasy in a Japanese setting. ~Ken Fletcher
In-store poster. These may have been posted in the store in early October, and left up until after the November autographing.
This is a photo of the first window sign for Uncle Hugo's bookstore (in a small storefront on 4th Ave. South, a space that has been absorbed into the Electric Fetus store). It was acrylic paints on a 4 foot by 8 foot panel of plastic foam insulation. The sign was used in that location, and moved to the corner store at 4th St. & Franklin Avenue. ~Ken Fletcher