Minicon

(1) A Small Convention

Mini-con: a small convention. E.g., the Melbourne Science Fiction Conference held in 1968 was referred to as the Melbourne Minicon, and VampireFest held in 2010 was referred to as an "all club minicon".

(2) A Minneapolis Regional

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.

Convention Date Location Notes
Minicon 1 January 6, 1968 University of Minnesota's Coffman Union, Men's Lounge The convention was a half-day on Saturday afternoon.
Minicon 2 April 4-6, 1969 Andrews Hotel in Minneapolis
Minicon 3 April 3-5, 1970 Dyckman Hotel in Minneapolis
Minicon 4 June 17-19, 1971 Curtis Hotel in Minneapolis
Minicon 5 October 15-17 1971 Andrews Hotel in Minneapolis. (Minicon 4 was also in 1971.)
Minicon 6 April 7-9, 1972 Hyatt Lodge in Minneapolis
Minicon 7 April 20-22 1973 Hyatt Lodge in Minneapolis
Minicon 8 April 12-14, 1974 Dyckman Hotel in Minneapolis
Minicon 9 October 11-13, 1974 Minneapolis Public Library and Dyckman Hotel (This was the 2nd Minicon in 1974.)
Minicon 10 April 18-20, 1975 Holiday Inn in Minneapolis
Minicon 11 April 16-18, 1976 Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis
Minicon 12 April 8-10, 1977 Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis
Minicon 13 March 24-26, 1978 Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis
Minicon 15 April 13-15, 1979 Minneapolis Radisson
Minicon 16 April 4-6, 1980 Minneapolis Radisson
Minicon 17 April 17-19, 1981 Minneapolis Radisson
Minicon 14 April 9–11, 1982 Minneapolis Radisson The out-of order numbering is correct.
Minicon 19 April 1-3, 1983 St. Paul Radisson
Minicon 18 April 20-23, 1984 Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis The out-of order numbering is correct.
Minicon 20 April 5-7, 1985 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 21 March 28-30, 1986 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 22 April 17-19, 1987 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 23 April 1-3, 1988 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 24 March 24-26, 1989 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 25 April 13-15, 1990 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 26 March 29-31, 1991 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 27 April 17-19, 1992 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 28 April 9-11, 1993 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 29 April 1-3, 1994 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 30 April 14 - 16, 1995 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN Minicon 30 was the first Minicon to have a web page, at least as far as we can tell.
Minicon 31 April 5 - 7, 1996 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 32 March 28 - 30, 1997 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 33 April 10 - 12, 1998 Radisson South in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 34 April 2 - 4, 1999 Minneapolis Hilton & Towers in Minneapolis, MN
Minicon 35 April 21 - 23, 2000 Hilton Minneapolis & Towers in Minneapolis, MN
Minicon 36 April 13 - 15, 2001 Hilton Minneapolis & Towers in Minneapolis, MN
Minicon 37 March 29 - 31, 2002 Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN
Minicon 38 April 18 - 20, 2003 Millennium Hotel Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN
Minicon 39 April 9 - 11, 2004 Millennium Hotel Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN
Minicon 40 March 25 - 27, 2005 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel (formerly known as the Radisson South) in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 41 April 14 - 16, 2006 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 42 April 6 - 8, 2007 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 43 March 21 - 23, 2008 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 44 April 10 - 12, 2009 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 45 April 2 - 4, 2010 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN
Minicon 46 April 22 - 24, 2011 Bloomington Sheraton South
Minicon 47 April 6-8, 2012 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South (same place as previous year)
Minicon 48 March 29-31, 2013 DoubleTree Hotel Bloomington
Minicon 49 April 17½-20, 2014 DoubleTree Hotel Bloomington
Minicon 50 April 2-5, 2015 DoubleTree Bloomington
Minicon 51 March 25-27, 2016 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South
Minicon 52 April 14-16, 2017 DoubleTree Hotel Bloomington Jim C. Hines, Guy Consolmagno, Mark Oshiro
Minicon 53 March 30 - April 1, 2018 DoubleTree Hotel Bloomington Rachel Swirsky, Lyda Morehouse, Jon Arfstrom

(3) The Name of MileHiCon 3

It was written MiniCon III and held October 16, 1971.

(4) A One-Day Convention Replacing InCon

It was written miNiCon and was held November 9, 2002 at the Spokane Valley DoubleTree in Spokane, WA. It had a program, gaming and some competitions.
InCon 2001««


This is a Stub Convention page. Please extend it by adding information about the convention, including dates of each, GoHs, convention chairman, location, sponsoring organization, external links to convention pages, awards given, the program, notable events, anecdotes, pictures, scans of publications, pictures of T-shirts, etc.