Diversicon 22

“Across the Great Divide”

Registration Info Progress Report One Progress Report Two Speculations Readings Series

July 25-27, 2014

Hotel Update:
Once again our host hotel will be the Best Western—Bandana Square. If you want to book a sleeping room the Diversicon room block is set up. Diversicon22 room rates are: $139.00 + tax/night… an amazing 99 cents less than promised in PR-2. Mention Diversicon when reserving a room. Deadline: July 7.

The hotel is built inside an historic train repair shop, incorporating the original train tracks and wood beams in the first-floor lobby. Diversicon is conveniently arranged around the lobby, creating a “village” feel. The hotel has a hot tub, sauna, exercise room, heated swimming pool, free wireless, a guest computer in the lobby—and free parking! A free Continental breakfast is served in the lobby for hotel registrants, on a platform that replicates a stop along a train’s route. Historic Bandana Square, next door, contains the Twin City Model Railroad Museum (admission $6). The hotel now has its own little pub, The Waiting Room, open 4:00-9:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday. A nearby restaurant is Gabe’s by the Park, 991 Lexington Parkway N (about three blocks from the hotel). A wide variety of restaurants lie within 2-3 miles. This unique hotel has a strong connection to the fan community; on June 6-7 it will host the Western convention, Con-Sarnit, for the seventh time; Diversicon, July 25-27, for the tenth time; and Arcana, the horror-dark fantasy convention, October 17-19, for the 23rd consecutive year.

Best Western—Bandana Square
1010 Bandana Boulevard W.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108-5107
Phone: 651-647-1637
Fax: 651-647-0244

Programming at Diversicon 22
Here is the very nearly final Diversicon 22 Program Schedule.

Diversicon 23 sign-up
If you want to sign up in advance for Diversicon 23 (July 24-26, 2015) you may download and fill in a registration form.

Message from the Chair
I’m excited about this year’s Diversicon. We've two exciting live guests. We have some fun events related to our posthumous guests. Rod Serling has writing that does not get apprecciated for what it is. We’re going to do a live reading of one of his Twilight Zone scripts. We’ll have our usual very cool t-shirts and the fun auction. There will be author readings, panel discussions and other events. Join us for good, serious, literate, nerdy fun.
—Scott Lohman

Carolyn Ives Gilman
(photo provided by author)

Guest of Honor: Carolyn Ives Gilman

Carolyn Ives Gilman has been publishing science fiction and fantasy short stories and novelettes since 1986, in such publications as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Bending the Landscape, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Universe, Full Spectrum, and Tales of the Unanticipated. Her novels are Halfway Human (set on a world with female, male, and neuter genders), Isles of the Forsaken, and Ison of the Isles. Her novellas include Candle in a Bottle, Arkfall, and The Ice Owl. She has received Best Novella Nebula and Hugo nominations. Several of her works, including the collection Aliens of the Heart, have been published by Aqueduct Press. She is also a professional museologist and historian, specializing in North American history, particularly frontier and American Indian history. Her nonfiction books—as Carolyn Gilman—include Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade (1982), The Way to Independence: Memories of a Hidatsa Indian Family, 1840-1920 (with Mary Jane Schneider), and Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide. She served as exhibition curator for the Missouri Historical Society’s Lewis and Clark exhibition. She currently serves as senior exhibits developer at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Terry A. Garey
(photo: Dave Romm)

Special Guest: Terry A. Garey

Terry A. Garey is a writer and editor who has been published in many journals and anthologies including Tales of the Unanticipated. She edited two poetry anthologies, Time Gum (with Eleanor Arnason) and Time Frames, and is the author of The Joy of Home Winemaking. Terry is a member of the Lady Poetesses From Hell performance group. She lives in Minneapolis with a librarian and three cats. In Vegetology her vegetable is pumpkin and her condiments garlic and soy sace.

Posthumous Guests:

Sacagawea (1788-1812)
Sacajawea statue
Guide/interpreter to the Lewis and Clark expedition.

(photo: EncMstr via Wikipedia)

Rod Serling (1924-1975)
Rod Serling
Creator of The Twilight Zone.

(photo: public domain via Wikipedia)

Registration Information Here

Our attendees provide most of the programming at Diversicon. Are you curious about what goes on at Diversicon? Check out the schedule from D21.

SF Minnesota (Diversicon’s parent organization) co-sponsors the Speculations Readings Series throughout the year. Read more about upcoming (as well as past) Speculations events.

For Further Information:

Diversicon 22
PO Box 8036
Lake Street Station
Minneapolis, MN 55408-0036

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