MidSouthCon is presented by Mid-South Science and Fictions Conventions, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit cooperation who uses the convention to promote education and raise money for charities like Literacy Mid-South and the Science Fiction Writers of America Emergency Medical Fund. Over the years we have raised over $65,000 for our charities.
MidSouthCon is the longest-running annual fan-run multi-genre Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-South. It covers a diverse section of fannish culture that includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science, Comics, Horror, Education, Costuming, Anime, and Gaming. MidSouthCon has an average of 2200 attendees, including over 100 authors, editors, publishers, scientists, artists and other guests and panelists. It features more then 200 hours of programing, including panels, our annual Art and and Charity Auctions, Masquerade costume contest, and more. There is also hundreds of hours of gaming running non-stop throughout the weekend.
In addition to all the programing and gaming, MidSouthCon has all the staples of traditional science fiction conventions, including a first class Art Show featuring art for sale by artists from across the country, a well-stocked Dealer’s Room with venders selling a wide variety of genre items, and a Con-Suite with free sodas and munchies where you can quench your thirst, sate your appetite, and schmooze with other fen.
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Below is a list of our Convention Committee (ConComm) meetings for this year. We have subcommittee meetings throughout the year. The main ConComm meetings are held at the Memphis Main library at 3030 Poplar Ave in Memphis and reflect the Meeting Room assigned. Unless otherwise noted at the library itself, we have been assigned Meeting Room C for 2017. Meetings are usually streamed online here. (See the map link at the bottom of this article.)
- April 16, 2017 (2pm) house
- May 14, 2017 (noon) (picnic)
- June 18, 2017 (2pm) Library
- July 16, 2017 (2pm) Library
- August 20, 2017 (2pm) Library
- September 17, 2017 (2pm) Library Room A
- October 15, 2017 (2pm) Eric’s house
- November 12, 2017 (2pm) Library
- December 10, 2017 (2pm) Library
Meetings start at 2pm from April through December and 1pm from January through March, unless otherwise noted. From January to March there are two meetings per month, with the second meeting dates and location, which will be posted when details are known. For a map to the library, click Here.
If you are interested in programming, our Programming committee meetings are listed below. They are held on the dates listed at the Germantown Public Library, 1925 Exeter Rd, Germantown, TN 38138 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. All meetings are on Wednesday in 2017.
- April 12, 2017
- May 10, 2017
- June 14, 2017
- July 12, 2017
- August 9, 2017
- September 13, 2017
- October 11, 2017
- November 8, 2017
- December 13, 2017