Due to the public health risk of COVID-19, Minicon 55 has been postponed until April 2-4, 2021. Please read the statement from the chairs below for more information.

Minicon 55

April 2-4, Easter weekend, 2021

COVID-19 Update, November 2020

Dear Minicon Community,

Under normal circumstances, you would be seeing updates from us as we plan Minicon 55 for April 2021. We are not in normal circumstances, and speculative fiction is a lot more fun than speculating on reality. While we are not yet cancelling our April 2021 convention (see this post for some understanding), as of this bulletin in mid-November we cannot know if our event will be possible.

At this time, things do not look good. The Covid-19 pandemic is still very much a problem. Infection rates and deaths are at record levels, and the State of Minnesota has not even begun to communicate the steps to allow large gatherings again (see Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan). And while there are some new hopes for a vaccine, approval and widespread distribution could still take several months or more.

When we get a sense of when it will be safe again to have a convention, we will update you on what we are planning. In the event that Minicon is postponed again, existing memberships will be handled in a similar way to the previous postponement. In the meantime, please stay safe and wear a mask so we can see you all again as soon as it is possible. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Don & Sharla Stremski, Co-Chairs, Minicon 55

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.

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.

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