At-The-Door registration

Registration Pricing

Pre-registration for Minicon 48 has closed. You can still become a member at the door. The rates are:

  • Adult Membership: $60.00
  • Student Membership (13–20): $25.00
  • Kid Membership (6–12): $15.00
  • Children (0–5): Free
  • One-day, Friday (Fri. 10am to Sat. 10am): $30.00 — upgrade for $30.00 more
  • Two-day, starting Saturday (Sat. 10am to closing): $45.00
  • One-day, Sunday (Sun. 10am to closing): $20.00
  • Upgrade of Supporting registration to Attending: $40.00
  • Transfer of membership: no charge


Here's a printable registration form (for posterity; pre-registration is closed).

  • Adult Attending Membership
    • $35 through Minicon 47
    • $40 until 5 March 2013
    • ($60 at the door)
  • Student Attending Membership (13–20)
    • $15 through Minicon 47
    • $20 until 5 March 2013
    • ($25 at the door)
  • Kid Attending Membership (6–12)
    • $10 until 5 March 2013
    • ($15 at the door)
  • Children (0–5)
    • Free (online $0.01 for technical reasons)
    • Registration optional, but gets your child a spiffy badge
  • Supporting Membership
    • $15
    • Upgradable to full membership at the door for an additional $40


  • Full adult membership: $60
    • Full membership starting Saturday: $45
    • Full membership starting Sunday: $20
  • Friday-only teaser membership:
    • $30
    • Good through 10am Saturday
    • Upgrade to full membership for an additional $30
  • Full student membership (13–20): $25
  • Full kid membership (6–12): $15
  • Full child membership (0–5): Free
  • Convert from supporting: Additional $40

Registration Hours

Pre-registration is closed, but you can still register at the door. See here for details.

Registration will be open Thursday night in the consuite (room 215) for pre-registered members only.

For pre-registered members or to buy a membership at the door, registration hours are:

  • Friday 10am–10pm
  • Saturday 9:30am–8pm
  • Sunday 9:30am–4pm

Memberships for Minicon 49 can be purchased any time the registration desk is open as well as at the Dead Dog party Sunday evening in the bar (room 218).

Registration FAQ

I'm a student, age 21 or older, do I get the student rate?

Sorry, I'm afraid we're just using "student" to mean an age range. (We considered calling it "youth", but didn't like that either.) Even if you are in school full-time, if you are 21 or over, you fall into our "adult" category.

What exactly do the age ranges mean?

They refer to how old you will be at the con. If your 6th/13th/21st birthday is during the con, you can take the lower rate. (For checking if you can drink, we will refer to your state-issued ID and not your membership type.)

Are memberships transferable?

Yes! You can change the name on a membership by e-mailing registration@minicon48DOTmnstfDOTorg or when you arrive at the convention. There's no fee for transfers. So feel free to buy several even if you don't know which of your friends you're going to sell/give them to.

In order to get the right name on your badge, please send changes by the last pre-registration deadline (March 5). Don't e-mail registration in the week leading up to the convention; we will probably be too busy to respond. If you suddenly can't make it and need to transfer your membership at the last minute, please call the hotel during the convention (meaning, in this case, Thursday-Sunday) and ask to speak to Minicon registration or a Minicon chairperson.

What's a supporting membership, exactly?

Supporting memberships are inexpensive memberships that do not confer the right to attend the convention. They play three roles:

  1. They are a way of contributing a bit of cash to the convention because you like us and would like to see us succeed (thanks!). We will thank you by listing you on our members page (unless you ask us not to, of course).
  2. They are a way of hedging your bets if you're not sure whether you (or a friend) can make it. Supporting memberships can be converted to full attending memberships for an additional cost such that the total that you pay is greater than any full pre-reg rate, but less than the at-the-door rate.
  3. They keep you active on our mailing list. If you can't make it to Minicon for several years running but want to make sure you keep getting our progress reports, this is one way to accomplish that.

I have a supporting membership and want to upgrade it to something other than a full adult membership, eh?

Although we don't detail these cases in the table above — since they are generally relevant to fewer than one person each year — we'll handle it in a reasonable way, don't worry. E-mail us if you are concerned.

What restrictions are there on badge names?

Please limit badge names to characters that can reasonably be expected to print correctly from a modern American computer with nothing special installed on it. This means that all ASCII characters are ok, things like Greek letters and mundane mathematical symbols are probably ok, arbitrary selections of Unicode are probably not, and Klingon is right out. (You can always leave it blank on your form and write on your badge with a marker!)

Obviously we reserve the right to not print anything we think is going to offend a large number of people, but we don't really expect this to come up.

Do I have to give you all that personal information (e-mail address, phone number, etc.)?

No, not really. We like to be able to contact you in case there is a question about your registration and so that we can send you convention progress reports and so forth. So it would be nice if you gave us either a postal or e-mail address. (Just a phone number will work for questions about your registration, but not progress reports.) However, all that we absolutely require for you to register is some sort of way of telling who you are when you show up to claim your badge. So if you give us no contact information, you at least need to give a name/badge name combination that is definitely unique. Blank registrations under "Mike Larson" are a bit risky, but blank registrations under "Mike Larson", badge name "Bleeknob the Undestroyable" are fairly safe.

Registered Members (2013-03-24)