Minicon

(for other conventions of the same name, see Minicon)

An annual regional convention held since 1968 in or near Minneapolis, MN on Easter weekend by MinnSTF. (Both "annual" and "on Easter weekend" have been violated, but not since a long time ago.) It has taken several quite different forms over the years, but is currently a general-purpose, but fairly literary, convention of about 450 members.

The number of Minicons was just a bit deliberately haphazard (if that's not an oxymoron) so what is listed below is actually correct.

Convention Date Location GoHs
Minicon 1 January 6, 1968 University of Minnesota's Coffman Union, Men's Lounge Gordon Dickson, Charles De Vet, Clifford Simak
Minicon 2 April 4-6, 1969 Andrews Hotel in Minneapolis Gordon Dickson, Charles De Vet, Clifford Simak
Minicon 3 April 3-5, 1970 Dyckman Hotel in Minneapolis Poul Anderson, Gordon Dickson, Clifford Simak
Minicon 4 June 17-19, 1971 Curtis Hotel in Minneapolis Lin Carter
Minicon 5 October 15-17 1971 Andrews Hotel in Minneapolis. none
Minicon 6 April 7-9, 1972 Hyatt Lodge in Minneapolis Ruth Berman
Minicon 7 April 20-22 1973 Hyatt Lodge in Minneapolis Larry Niven, Rusty Hevelin
Minicon 8 April 12-14, 1974 Dyckman Hotel in Minneapolis Kelly Freas, Bob Tucker
Minicon 9 October 11-13, 1974 Minneapolis Public Library and Dyckman Hotel Judy Lynn de Rey, Lester del Rey
Minicon 10 April 18-20, 1975 Holiday Inn in Minneapolis Poul Anderson, Gordon Dickson, Redd Boggs
Minicon 11 April 16-18, 1976 Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, Leigh Couch, Norb Couch
Minicon 12 April 8-10, 1977 Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis Ben Bova, Buck Coulson, Juanita Coulson
Minicon 13 March 24-26, 1978 Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis Samuel R. Delany, Spider Robinson, Bob Tucker
Minicon 15 April 13-15, 1979 Minneapolis Radisson Theodore Sturgeon, Tom Digby, Rick Sternbach
Minicon 16 April 4-6, 1980 Minneapolis Radisson C.J. Cherryh, Jon Singer, Ken Fletcher, Nate Bucklin, Wilson (Bob) Tucker
Minicon 17 April 17-19, 1981 Minneapolis Radisson Jack Vance, Jerry Boyajian, Reed Waller, Kathy Marschall
Minicon 14 April 9–11, 1982 Minneapolis Radisson John Varley, Clifford Simak, Spider Robinson
Minicon 19 April 1-3, 1983 St. Paul Radisson Larry Niven, Pamela Dean, David Dyer-Bennet, Dave Sim, Spider John Koerner, Steven K. Zoltan Brust, Nostradamus
Minicon 18 April 20-23, 1984 Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Dave Wixon, Steve Hickman, Somtow Sucharitkul, Rusty Hevelin, Bob Tucker
Minicon 20 April 5-7, 1985 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN James P. Hogan, The Permanent Floating Riot Club, The White Women, Stu Shiffman
Minicon 21 March 28-30, 1986 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Damon Knight, Kate Wilhelm, Denny Lien, Ken Fletcher, Anne Passovoy
Minicon 22 April 17-19, 1987 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN David Brin, Fred Haskell, Erin McKee, and Jerry Stearns
Minicon 23 April 1-3, 1988 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Eleanor Arnason, Eric Heideman, Frederik Pohl, Crystal Marvig, Richard Feynman
Minicon 24 March 24-26, 1989 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Harry Harrison, George "Lan" Laskowski, Fritz Leiber, Barry Longyear
Minicon 25 April 13-15, 1990 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Jane Yolen, Kim Stanley Robinson, Patrick Price, Teddy Harvia, DavE Romm, Earl Joseph
Minicon 26 March 29-31, 1991 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN George Alec Effinger, David Cherry, Al Kuhfeld, Suzanne V. Tompkins, Jerry Kaufman, Jon Singer
Minicon 27 April 17-19, 1992 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Lois McMaster Bujold, Ctein, Dave Van Ronk
Minicon 28 April 9-11, 1993 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Susan Allison, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, Kathy Mar, Don Fitch, John M. Ford
Minicon 29 April 1-3, 1994 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Tom Doherty, Jack Williamson, Rusty Hevelin, Phil Foglio
Minicon 30 April 14 - 16, 1995 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Vernor Vinge, Robert Forward, Jody Lee, Glen Cook, the residents of the Bhigg House
Minicon 31 April 5 - 7, 1996 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Suzette Haden Elgin, Joe Siclari, Edie Stern, David Ossman, Ed Emshwiller
Minicon 32 March 28 - 30, 1997 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Algis Budrys, C.J. Cherryh, Tom Doherty, Tom Lopez, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Michael Swanwick
Minicon 33 April 10 - 12, 1998 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Gardner Dozois, Dave Langford, Phil Proctor, John M. Ford
Minicon 34 April 2 - 4, 1999 Minneapolis Hilton & Towers in Minneapolis, MN Octavia E. Butler, Mark Olson, Priscilla Olson, David Nee
Minicon 35 April 21 - 23, 2000 Hilton Minneapolis & Towers in Minneapolis, MN Maureen F. McHugh, Lenny Bailes, John Berkey
Minicon 36 April 13 - 15, 2001 Hilton Minneapolis & Towers in Minneapolis, MN Ken MacLeod, Jo Walton, Leslie Fish
Minicon 37 March 29 - 31, 2002 Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Arthur Hlavaty, Rick Berry
Minicon 38 April 18 - 20, 2003 Millennium Hotel Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN Robert J. Sawyer, Carolyn Clink, Sue Mason, Steve Macdonald
Minicon 39 April 9 - 11, 2004 Millennium Hotel Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN Walter Jon Williams, Sharyn November, Deb Geisler
Minicon 40 March 25 - 27, 2005 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel (formerly known as the Radisson South) in Bloomington, MN Terry Pratchett, Fastner and Larson, Jim Young
Minicon 41 April 14 - 16, 2006 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN Harlan Ellison, John Picacio, Doug Friauf
Minicon 42 April 6 - 8, 2007 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN Charles de Lint and Charles Vess
Minicon 43 March 21 - 23, 2008 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN Alastair Reynolds, Nate Bucklin, Shawna McCarthy, Wayne Barlowe
Minicon 44 April 10 - 12, 2009 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN Karl Schroeder, Stephan Martinière, Seth Shostak
Minicon 45 April 2 - 4, 2010 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN Brandon Sanderson and Dan Dos Santos, Moshe Feder
Minicon 46 April 22 - 24, 2011 Bloomington Sheraton South Charles Stross, John Scalzi, Chas Somdahl
Minicon 47 April 6-8, 2012 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South (same place as previous year) Ted Chiang, Chris Garcia, Frank Wu, Brianna Spacekat Wu
Minicon 48 March 29-31, 2013 DoubleTree Hotel Bloomington Julie Czerneda, Richard Tatge
Minicon 49 April 17½-20, 2014 DoubleTree Hotel Bloomington Catherynne Valente, Janny Wurts, Don Maitz
Minicon 50 April 2-5, 2015 DoubleTree Bloomington Jane Yolen, Larry Niven, Brandon Sanderson, Tom Doherty, Michael Whelan, Adam Stemple
Minicon 51 March 25-27, 2016 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South Seanan McGuire, Sarah Butcher Burrier, Lojo Russo
Minicon 52 April 14-16, 2017 DoubleTree Hotel Bloomington Jim C. Hines, Guy Consolmagno, Mark Oshiro
Minicon 53 March 30 - April 1, 2018 DoubleTree St. Louis Park Rachel Swirsky, Lyda Morehouse, Jon Arfstrom
Minicon 54 April 19-21, 2019 DoubleTree St. Louis Park Naomi Kritzer, Dave DeVries
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Concatenation Fanlore http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/ (IA) Website

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