Minicon 50 is over. These pages remain as a historical reference. Please see the main Minicon page for information about the current Minicon.

About Minicon 50

What is Minicon and who is running it.

Minicon is Minneapolis's longest running science fiction convention! We hope you'll join us this year. You'll be in the company of about 1000 other fans of not only science fiction, but fantasy, horror, anime, gaming, music, and many other pursuits.

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.

Minicon 50 will be April 2-5, a full day longer than usual.

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
Assistant chair
Matt Strait
Art show
Alec Phillips
Badges and next-year registration forms
Bill Christ
Susan Philbrook (head), Brian Lundgren
Bozo Bus Tribune
Thorin Tatge
Dave Romm and Toni Brust
Code of Conduct Committee
Lydy Nickerson (head), Beth Friedman, Eric Forste, Rachel Kronick, Jen Melchert
Kelly James (head), Ann Totusek (subhead)
Costume Revel
Amy Mills
Dealer Dollars
Pat Scaramuzza
Dealers Room
Lisa Freitag
Electronic progress report delivery
David Dyer-Bennet
Fan Assistance Fund
Matt Eppelheimer
Michael Kingsley (head), Greg Larsen, Kathleen Culhane
Matt McMillan
Graphic Design
Susan Philbrook and Pat Scaramuzza
Green Room
Karen Cooper
Guest Liaisons
Aaron Vander Giessen (head), Rick Snyder, Sari Hagen, Brian Hagen, Jody Wurl, Jory Phillips, Richard Mueller
Hotel and party liaison
Matt Weiser
Lisa Freitag
Light Show Master
Richard Tatge
Medallion Hunt
Thorin Tatge
Move in/move out
Jim Porter (head), Matt "Duk" Whitman
Chas Somdahl
Next Generation/Teen Room
Rhi McConnell (head), Jackie Schneider, Delia Ihinger
Photo Collector
David Dyer-Bennet
Pocket Program
Rachel Kronick
Program Book
Susan Philbrook and Brian Lundgren
Deanna Sjolander (head), Kelly Strait (readings), Eric Heideman (Krushenko's), Sharon Kahn (database)
Progress Reports
Matt Strait
Progress Report 2 and program book printing
Andra St. Arnauld
Clay Harris (pre-con), Carol Kennedy (at-con)
Ride share/carpooling
Laramie Sasseville
Rumpus Room and kids programming
Bonnie Somdahl and Graham Leathers
Science Room
Ben Huset
Matt Strait
Pat Scaramuzza
Ann Totusek (pre-con), Eric Forste (at-con)
Joe Pregracke