Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Minicon 50 coming up!

It's hard to believe we're on the 50th Minicon already in Minnesota! April 2 – 5, 2015. They're back at the Radishtree in Bloomington this year, aka the DoubleTree Bloomington (formerly the Sheraton, formerly the Radisson) at 7800 Normandale Blvd, near the airport.

This year, their Guests of Honor will be authors Jane Yolen, Larry Niven, and Brandon Sanderson; musician Adam Stemple, publisher Tom Doherty, and artist Michael Whelan.

I wish I could go to this one, because Michael Whelan's art had a significant impact on how I anticipated the future, most notably through his work interpreting Isaac Asimov and his pieces examining the Cthulhu mythos. His style is credited as the driving force that moved popular science fiction and fantasy art toward realism after the surrealist period of the 1950s and 1960s.

Be sure to check them out if you get a chance to go!

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