Minicon brings fun for fantasy and sci-fi fans. Getty


Minicon 54

April 19
3-11 p.m.
April 20
10 a.m.-11:55 p.m.
April 21
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$20-$50 per day; $70 weekend pass
Family Events, Festivals

Some people will be celebrating Easter this weekend. Others will be celebrating science fiction and fantasy at Minicon. (And some will be celebrating both; there’s an egg hunt on Sunday.) This volunteer-based, long-running con features a variety of things to explore, experience, and do during its three-day festivities. Guests of honor include Hugo Award-winning author Naomi Kritzer (Fires of the FaithfulTurning the StormFreedom’s Gate); artist Tom Flemming, whose epic career has included working with the WWE, comics (Dark Horse, DC, Marvel), and on movies (including the animated sequences in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys); and Dave Devries, whose hyper-realistic renderings of child-drawn monsters are amazing and heartwarming. There’s other fun to be had, too, with movie screenings with Cinema Obscura, kids’ crafts, live music, and a vendors’ mart with artists, authors, and makers on the schedule. Talks and workshops cover a large swath of topics, and include beer tastings, costume design sessions, and scientist Q&As. Check out the full schedule at