About Minicon 52

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 700 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, 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.

If you haven't been to Minicon before, you might not be familiar with our breed of convention. This is not a "show" where you are paying to get in and then paying again to get autographs, and again for food, etc. Our registration fee covers all of the con features — once you're in, you're in. (Ok, we'll admit that the t-shirts are extra.) It is primarily a participatory event where fans bring the fun to each other, not one where we primarily line up events to entertain you. Sure, there will be entertainment, but with the exception of the guests of honor, it is all fans (who have paid the same as you for their membership) entertaining fans because they enjoy it.

Minicon 52 will be April 14-16, which, as usual, is Easter weekend.

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 .

Ann Totusek
Vice Chair
Scott Raun
Art Show
Alec Phillips
Bill Christ
Susan Philbrook (head), Brian Lundgren
Bozo Bus Tribune
Thorin Tatge
Code of conduct
Lydy Nickerson
Kelly James (head), Rakhi Rajpal, Teresa James
Melissa McConnell
Dealer's room
Alice Bentley, Lisa Freitag
Electronic PR delivery
David Dyer-Bennet
E-mail address handler
Matt Strait
Richard Tatge
Green Room
Karen Cooper, Sharon Kahn
Guest Liaison
Rick Snyder (head), Tanya Brody, Tom Hogan, Anton Petersen
Hotel Liaison
Keith Malgren
Lisa Freitag
James Porter (head), Joel Phillips
Medallion Hunt
Jason Spitzer
Chas Somdahl
Next Gen/Teen Room
Ely McConnell
Toni Brust
Party Liaison
Keith Malgren
Alice Bentley
Susan Philbrook
Clay Harris
Registration/Info table
Carol Kennedy
Rumpus Room (kids' programming)
Bonnie Somdahl
Science Room
Ben Huset
Silent Auction
Alec Phillips
Social Media
Aaron Vander Geissen
Aaron Vander Giessen (retroactive credit — it was only discovered nine months after the con that the reason t-shirts magically showed up was because Aaron made it happen)
Matt Strait
Web Master
Joe Pregracke