I posted a little something in my journal regarding Minicon.
This will be my 13th Minicon and I'm looking forward to it. The plans for the consuite (i.e. parties) sound great . . . with cocktail party (of sorts) on Friday night and the "When Weirds Collide" party on Saturday night (take the Minnesota State Fair, add Mardi Gras . . . um . . . ). There'll be music and cool programming. And everyone I know that's going seems to be planning a little something extra-special this year.
You can read all (more or less) about it in the latest progress report (this is a PDF).
Our guests of honor this year are Ken MacLeod, Jo Walton, and Leslie Fish who are all pretty darn cool. There'll be other cool writer and musician types at the con as well, of course.
Anyway. It'll be a blast. At the Hilton Minneapolis on April 13-15th.
If you're considering going for the first time or have gone in the past and have questions about the con in general or plans for this year, feel free to ask me about it.
And if you're going, I look forward to seeing you there. I've got all sorts of cunning plans in the works (mwhahahahaha).
The deadline for pre-registrations for this year's Minicon is March 15th (though I'd imagine registrations will be accepted at the Minn-stf pool party this Saturday, too. And they'll usually accept registrations that are a couple days late). The pre-registration fee is $40 for an adult. If you aren't sure you'll be able to make the convenetion, ou can buy a supporting membership now for $15 that will "convert" to a full membership at the door for another $25. Which is cheaper than the $70 at the door rate.