Diversicon 26

July 27-29, 2018

Best Western Plus Como Park Hotel
1010 Bandana Blvd W
St Paul, MN 55108
(651) 647-1637

The SPECULATIONS READINGS SERIES continues monthly, mostly on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., at DreamHaven Books, 2301 38th St E, Minneapolis. Each reading includes a reception with free soda pop and cookies, and a post-reception expedition to a local bistro.

On Wednesday, August 23, ROB CALLAHAN reads from his work. Rob Callahan trained as a broadcast journalist but couldn’t get much work, so he started doing weird short stories to keep his writing chops up. He made his first professional sale in 2003, got his first novel out in 2008, and then spent the next eight years working as an arts journalist. In 2017 he completed a new novel, titled The Devil’s Descent, and is currently planning a sequel, workingly titled A World Within the Walls. If you ask what he writes, he will ask what you’re buying.

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven Books and SF Minnesota.

Guests of Honor:
Charlie Jane Anders
Bryan Thao Worra

News from Diversicon:

Note the dates: July 27-29, 2018. This differs from what was announced in the program book.


We will return to our familiar-but-recently-renamed Best Western Plus Como Park Hotel, 1010 Bandana Blvd W, Saint Paul. Built inside an historic 1891 train shop, with original tracks running through the lobby, the hotel has a swimming pool, sauna. A free breakfast, hot and cold, is served in the lobby for hotel guests. Guests also get the super-secret free WiFi password. The hotel’s own lounge, The Waiting Room, is open from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday. A nearby restaurant is Gabe’s by the Park, 991 Lexington Pkwy N (about three blocks from the hotel). Specify Diversicon when reserving a room: 612-647-1637.


We like parties! If you and/or your SF-related group are interested in hosting a party at D26, contact Hotel Liaison Eric M. Heideman and/or Chair Soctt Lohman.


Diversicon programming is driven by our attendees! If you have an idea for a programming event please fill out a "blue sheet" and send it in. Thank you.


Registration rates are as follows...
Through Ides of March (15 March), 2018: Adult $30.00; Student (ages 12-25), $20.00; Supporting $10.00
Through Bastille Day (14 July), 2018: Adult $35.00; Student $25.00; Supporting $10.00
At the Door: Adult $45.00; Student $35.00; Converting $30.00
Child (ages 5-11) $5.00 anytime

You may register by mailing in a completed registration form along with a check for the appropriate amount. Or you may register by PayPal: just make the appropriate payment to diversicon@gmail.com, then send an email to the same address listing name(s) and address(es) for those who will be attending. Of course we accept cash, checks, or PayPal at the door.


Inspired by a Manhattan bistro in Larry Niven’s Ringworld, this space is for people who like to spend time at SF conventions talking about SF. It started at the 1983 Minicon, and now also materializes at MarsCon, WisCon, Con-Sarnit, and Arcana (including a Diversicon-sponsored or co-sponsored party at three of the above venues!). Stop by for a mix of readings, discussions, and conversational parties hosted by SF-related groups.

Typical Schedule (this from 2017)

Past Guests

SF Minnesota

Tales of the Unanticipated

Supporting Organizations
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 26ths Program Book in July.

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