Minicon 55 is being held April 15-17, 2022. Please read our updated COVID policy for attendance requirements. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact .

Minicon 55

April 15-17, Easter weekend, 2022

Minicon 55 is over. There is probably another Minicon coming up!

About Minicon

Minicon is a volunteer run, general science fiction convention held every year on Easter weekend in or near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minicon is run by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, or MNStF. Attendees of Minicon can expect to find a full slate of programming (panel discussions, readings, signings, etc.), costuming, films, gaming (open and organized), a teen lounge, an art show, dealers, kids' programming, a science room, filk and folk music, a consuite and bar, room parties, and various special events.


See the pocket program, program book and/or programming site.

Bozo Bus Tribune

The Bozo Bus Tribune is our at-con newsletter. It had three issues at Minicon 55:

There was also a Medallion Hunt Extra between issues 1 and 2, hopefully to appear here eventually.

Pre-con mailers

We sent out four postcards ahead of Minicon 55, one about November 2019 (some day to appear here), one announcing the first postponement in March 2020 (some day to appear here), one in November 2021, and one explaining our covid policies just before the con

COVID Policy

Minicon 55 is requiring both vaccinations and masking for attendees. Please read our full COVID policy for more information.

Guests of Honor

Jo Walton

Jo Walton has published a larger variety of work than anyone is capable of shaking a stick at. Her well-known writing includes thirteen novels, three poetry collections, splatbooks for GURPS and Warhammer, and An Informal History of the Hugos that presents each year's nominees as a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at the time. Her novel Among Others won the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and is one of only seven novels to ever have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards.

Jo Walton was born in Aberdare, Wales and currently lives in Montreal, Canada. She is rumored to dislike flying and is expected to arrive at Minicon by train.

Elise Matthesen

Elise Matthesen is an interstitial artist and activist who specializes in combining the abstract and the corporeal. She is an essayist, journalist, poet, musician, writer, and editor of science fiction and fantasy. She is possibly best known for creating named, wearable art inspired by fantastical phrases.


COVID Policy Updated

Our COVID policy has recently been updated for clarity. Please read the policy for updated information.

Pre-registration now closed

Pre-registration for Minicon 55 has now closed. Memberships will be available at the door. Please check here for rates.


Room rates and booking information is now available. Please check our hotel page for more info.

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