About Minicon 49

What is Minicon and who is running it.

About Minicon

Minicon is Minneapolis's premier Easter-weekend fan-run science fiction convention with a name between 6 and 8 letters long! We hope you'll join us this year. You'll be in the company of about 500 other fans of not only science fiction, but fantasy, horror, anime, gaming, music, and many other pursuits. Our theme this year is Pirates and Airships

Minicon features panel discussions, readings, signings, costuming, films, gaming, an art show, a dealers' room, kids' programming, a teen lounge and teen programming, a science room, music, a consuite and bar, room parties, our Medallion Hunt, and various other special events. For all that, most people say they don't come for what we have scheduled, but because they want to hang out with others like them in a place that feels like home.

This year Minicon will be April 17½–20, half a day longer than usual (read on for what exactly that means), in part as preparation for a 4-day Minicon 50 in 2015, but also we would just like to start the party a bit earlier. Oh, also, for those who like things to be numerically tidy, this will bring the total count of days of Minicon up to an integer, 145, since Minicon 1 was half a day. (Whew, glad we've got that taken care of finally.)

Convention Committee

The convention committee (or concom) are the people that organize and run the convention. Anybody can help out on the committee as long as you're willing to put in the work to put on a great convention. If you'd like to help, please email .

Joel Phillips
Matt Strait
Art show
Alec Phillips
At-con registration
Carol Kennedy
Badges and next-year registration forms
Bill Christ
Susan Philbrook (head) and Brian Lundgren
Bozo Bus Tribune
Thorin Tatge
Dave Romm (MC) and Toni Brust (subhead)
Code of Conduct Committee
Betsy Lundsten, Rachel Kronick and Kevin Austin
Hershey Lima and Ann Totusek
Amy Mills
Dealers room
Lisa Freitag
Electronic progress report delivery
David Dyer-Bennet
E-mail address management
Matt Strait
Matt McMillan
Green room
Karen Cooper
Guest Liaisons
Aaron Vander Giessen (for Catherynne M Valente) and Felicia Herman (for Janny Wurts and Don Maitz)
Hotel and party liaison
Matt Weiser
Medallion Hunt
Thorin Tatge
Minicon: The Next Generation
Delia Ihinger
Chas Somdahl and Becca Leathers
Pocket Program
Rachel Kronick
PR2 Printing Master
Andra St. Arnauld
Clay Harris
Program Book
Keith Malgren
Emily Stewart (head), Eric Heideman, Kelly Strait, Rachel Kronick, Sharon Kahn and Lisa Sanders
Progress reports and flyers
Matt Strait and Kelly Strait
Ride-share/car-pool organization
Laramie Sasseville
Rumpus Room and kids programming
Bonnie Somdahl
Science Room
Ben Huset
Eric Forste
Joe Pregracke