Minicon

Minicon is a science fiction and fantasy convention in Minneapolis usually held on Easter weekend. Started in 1968 and running approximately annually since then, it is one of the oldest science fiction conventions in the midwest United States. It is run by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, a non-profit organization that is "dedicated to furthering the appreciation of science fiction and fantasy literature".

The first Minicon was held on 6 January 1968 in Coffman Union at the University Of Minnesota and had approximately 60 attendees. In all subsequent years it was held in area hotels. Attendance grew fairly steadily for many years, culminating in a series of conventions that drew over 3000 people and used as many as 4 hotels. However, in 1999, Minicon downscaled dramatically due to a feeling among some organizers that it had strayed too far from its roots and had become unmanageable. Recent Minicons have had between 400 and 700 attendees.

Around the time that Minicon reduced its size, some other conventions sprang up in the area, including CONvergence and MarsCon.

Minicon should not be confused with MinnCon, a dark fantasy/horror convention founded in 1971 by fans living in St. Paul, Minnesota. MinnCon changed its name to Arcana in 1988 to avoid confusion but many area fans still refer to the convention by its older name.

Minicon 32 was the last time this convention had a Science Fiction And Fantasy Masquerade.


Minicon 32

Minicon 32 was held from Friday, March 28th, 1997 to Sunday, March 30th, 1997 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

 

Due to copyright infringement, all of the Master Of Ceremony's video footage has been removed and the audio footage modified on all of our Minicon 32 DVDs.

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Minicon 30's DVDs

Minicon 30 was held from Friday, April 14th, 1995 To Sunday, April 16th, 1995 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Available now are:

MN30-M078 - The Original Video Release

MN30-M089 - The Remastered Edition

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Minicon 28

Minicon 28 was held from Friday, April 9th, 1993 To Sunday, April 11th, 1993 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Minicon 27

Minicon 27 was held from Friday, April 17th, 1992 To Sunday, April 19th, 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Minicon 26

Minicon 26 was held from Friday, March 29th, 1991 To Sunday, March 31st, 1991 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Minicon 25

Minicon 25 was held from Friday, April 13th, 1990 To Sunday, April 15th, 1990 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Minicon 24

Minicon 24 was held from Friday, March 24th, 1989 To Sunday, March 26th, 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Minicon 23

Minicon 23 was held from Friday, April 1st, 1988 To Sunday, April 3rd, 1988 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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