Due to the public health risk of COVID-19, Minicon 55 has been postponed until April 15-17, 2022. Please read the statement from the chairs below for more information.

Minicon 55

April 15-17, Easter weekend, 2022

COVID-19 Update, February 26, 2021

Dear Minicon Community,

Due to the continuing public health risk of COVID-19, Minicon 55 has been postponed (again) to April 15-17, 2022. We are optimistic that at that time, it will be safe for us to gather again. Thank you for your patience - we wil update you with more information when we have it.

Sincerely,
Don Stremski and Grenevic Sharladanel 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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