Guests of Honor
Programming “Blue Sheet”
Tales of the Unanticipated
SF Minnesota has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to maintain our programming, specifically for Diversicon and Tales of the Unanticipated a 25 year fan published speculative fiction magazine. This campaign will be used to replenish operating funds used to book the hotel, fly in guests and publish the magazine. Details may be found at www.gofundme.com/us3rew.
Accomodations at the Best Western are available at $99.99 plus tax / night for a room with a single king bed or $109.99 plus tax / night for a room with two queen beds. The hotel is holding 10 of each. Ask for the Diversicon room rate when you make your reservation.
Diversicon continues to provide a variety of programming that you don’t find at other cons around town. We provide great panels, discussions, readings and a really fun auction. Join us for a great weekend with a strong literate focus, with a bunch of serious nerdy fun.
Adult Through Diversicon 22: $25.00 - Through Ides of March (15 March) 2015: $30.00 - Through Bastille Day (14 July) 2015: $35.00 - At the Door: $45.00
Student (ages 12-25) Through Diversicon 22: $15.00 - Through Ides of March: $20.00 - Through Bastille Day: $25.00 - At the Door: $35.00
Supporting Through Bastille Day: $5.00 - Converting: $30.00
Child (ages 5-11) $5.00 anytime
To sign up for Diversicon 23 by mail you may print and fill in a registration form. Payments are also electronically—go to PayPal.com and end the appropriate dollar amount to email@example.com, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name(s) and contact info.
Ytasha L. Womack is a filmmaker, author, journalist, and choreographer. She is the author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture (2013), and author/creator of the popfuturist novel 2212: Book of Rayla, first in a series. Her other books include Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity (Lawrence Hill Books). She also co-edited the anthology Beats, Rhymes, and Life: What we Love and Hate About Hip Hop (Harlem Moon/Random House). Her film projects include The Engagement (director) and Love Shorts (producer/writer). She is a Chicago native.
Rob Callahan is a professional purveyor of made-up stories about the way we really are. His works of fiction include the novel Hellbound Snowballs and the short story collection, A Wish Upon a Fallen Sky. He has written and performed two award-winning spoken shows, Idiosychronicity and The Last Ditch (co-written with Allegra Lingo), and he regularly joins the Minneapolis entertainment troupe The Rockstar Storytellers on stage. His nonfiction has been featured in Secrets of the City, salon.com, l’etoil Magazine, and cracked.com. He lives in the Twin Cities.
Sun Ra (1914-1993), progressive jazz musician, philosopher, pioneer of afrofuturism.
Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), author of novels including The Long Tomorrow and the screenplay The Empire Strikes Back.
Gene L. Coon (1924-1973), TV writer/producer, whose Star Trek contributions include “The Devil in the Dark.”
Diversicon wishes to thank Second Foundation and Arcana for their Supporting Organization status.
Your group’s Supporting Organization Grant of $25 or more helps support such SF Minnesota projects as the monthly Speculations Readings Series at DreamHaven Books and, now, Tales of the Anticipated. In return for your grant, your organization will receive a thank you here, in Progress Report 2, and in Diversicon 23’s Program Book in July.
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