It's the fall 2017 convention from MN-stf: Oct 6–8, 2017 at the Hilton Bloomington, 3900 American Blvd W. (Already convinced? Skip to registration.)
Decongestant 2 is a small science fiction and fantasy convention geared primarily towards relaxation. There will be good food, music, gaming, a teen room, an art show, a science exhibit, a bit of programming, and whatever else you bring to it. If you have been to a Minn-stf fallcon before, you can expect pretty much the same thing you've seen in recent years.
Directions to the hotel and airport shuttle information.
Rates are $109 for a standard king room, or $119 for a double/double, if booked by Sept 8. Information on how to make reservations will appear here when we've gotten it from the hotel.
We have a cluster of small-to-medium-small rooms on the 2nd floor. One is a suite, and the rest are function-space-type rooms.
This is an expandable con. If you want to run a large game, create a new department, or have some other cool idea, let us know. We can expand into more space — the hotel currently also has available at least one boardroom and a large ballroom on the first floor.
At-con registration and pre-reg badge pickup will likely be available starting early Friday afternoon. (We'll get more specific when it's closer to October and we've made a detailed schedule.) Other rooms will be opening up soon thereafter. See those departments' sections for details.
There will be some!
There will be a dedicated gaming room available 24h during the convention, starting 6pm Friday (or maybe a bit earlier) and running through at least midnight Sunday, and probably until 3am Monday morning.
There will be space available for musicians after programming ends all three days. Friday and Saturday nights the room will be available all night. Sunday night, we have it until at least midnight, and probably until 3am.
There will be a teen room! The teens will probably run an RPG or two and who knows what else?
The Hilton is reasonably well served by buses. As usual, the problem is for commuters getting home at night. The last bus north is at 11:56pm. See the usual sources to double check that and for more details.
For drivers, there is free parking in the attached ramp.
Decongestant 2 is a small con with minimal programming and minimal financial resources. Panels and other activities are expected to be reasonably accessible by virtue of being very small. With this in mind, if you anticipate needing accommodations in order to enjoy the con, please contact us and we will see what we can do.
You should read the code of conduct.
We are still getting set up. Check back later for information about how to register.
The pre-registration deadline is Sept 17.
|Age||Pre-reg||At the door|
|21+||$50 *||$60 †|
|0–12, continuously supervised||Free||Free|
|0–12, free range||$10||$20|
|Day rate (8am–8am)||‡||$40|
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† Similarly, you may instead pay $50, no questions asked, or less if approved by the chair. However, for practical reasons, confidentiality is not guaranteed at-the-door.
‡ Partial memberships can only be purchased at the door.
You can register online or by mail.
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