About Minicon 57

What is Minicon?

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 500 other fans of not only science fiction, but fantasy, horror, anime, gaming, music, and many other pursuits.

Minicon 57 will be March 29-31, 2024, which, as usual, is Easter weekend. (As not usual, it does not overlap with Passover.)

Minicon features panel discussions, readings, signings, costuming, films, gaming, an art show, a dealers' room, a kids' room, 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.

Is Minicon missing something you want to see? You should volunteer to run it! This isn't us being passive-aggressive about which things we want at Minicon. Rather, it's literally the only way anything happens. We're a community-led all-volunteer group. Contact us and let us know what you can do: . Or you can show up at any concom meeting. They're all open to you, and the schedule is on the front page of mnstf.org.