About Minicon 53

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 53 will be March 30-April 1, 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 .

Chair
Emily Stewart
Vice Chair
Kevin Austin
Art Show
Terry Hughes & Alec Phillips
Badges
Bill Christ
Bar
Susan Philbrook (head), Brian Lundgren
Bozo Bus Tribune
Thorin Tatge
Code of conduct
Eric Forste (head), David Dyer-Bennet, Beth Friedman, Lydy Nickerson
Consuite
Kelly James (head), Rakhi Rajpal, Teresa James
Costume contest
Marty McConnell
Dealer's room
Alice Bentley, Lisa Freitag
Electronic PR delivery
David Dyer-Bennet
E-mail address handler
Matt Strait
Gaming
Richard Tatge
Green Room
Karen Cooper, Sharon Kahn
Guest Liaison
Rick Snyder (head), Tanya Brody, Tom Hogan
Hotel Liaison
Hershey Harris (head), Aaron Vander Giessen
Insurance
Emily Stewart
Logistics
James Porter
Medallion Hunt
Jason Spitzer
Music
Beth Kinderman
Next Gen/Teen Room
Soren Stremski
Ceremonies
Toni Brust
Party Liaison
Don Stremski & Sharla Stremski
Programming
Sharon Kahn
Publications
Sharla Stremski (head), Susan Philbrook, Joyce Scrivner
Pre-registration
Clay Harris
Registration/Info table
Carol Kennedy
Rumpus Room (kids' programming)
Bonnie Somdahl
Science Room
Ben Huset
Social Media
Aaron Vander Geissen
Treasurer
Matt Strait
Web Master
Joe Pregracke