Springcon ’24
May 18 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Springcon '24

We’ll be out at Springcon ’24 with comics for everyone!  Check out the MCBA website for more details.

Welcome to Book Launch
May 25 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Welcome to Book Launch

Join us on May 25th to help celebrate the launch of a new title from local author Lyda Morehouse! There will be reading, signing, and snacks.

Here’s the description of the new book, Welcome to

Lucia Del Toro and Independence ‘Hawk’ Hawking are a pair of happy-go-lucky lesbian bounty hunters, united in their passion for adventure and each other. Hawk grew up on a hippy science commune on the Earth’s Moon and has always been rootless and carefree. Del Toro, however, has a more complicated past, which is about to come back to haunt her.

A key player in Solar System politics is the UN’s crack regiment of space marines, the ENForcers. They are as hardcore and testosterone-fuelled as military units come, and proudly all-male. They are cyborgs, all connected through a bioware network known as Lucia’s link to that network is one of many things that Del Toro thought she’d put behind her when she got out of the military and changed her life. But, with the security of the Solar System at stake, she will soon have a choice to make.

Here’s what another author you should know has to say about it:  “Welcome to Boy.Net gives the reader a gripping blend of space adventure, a universe with the glitz and grime of a city’s nightlife, and heartbreakingly human characters you will root for. […] ‘The Rule of Cool’ in fiction writing is when if something’s cool, it’s in. Welcome to Boy.Net follows the Rule of Cool, then flips everything over to show you the underside, the complications, and the price. You see the place built with the Rule of Cool two decades later, as the employees try their best to keep the air from leaking out and the cold from leaking in. Lyda’s books start with cool, and then ask, who’s in charge of the repairs on this?” — Naomi Kritzer


Speculations Event: T. Aaron Cisco reading
May 29 @ 18:30 – 19:45

NOTE: This reading has been re-scheduled from the 22nd.

On May 29nd, T. Aaron Cisco reads from his work.

T. Aaron Cisco is best known for contemporary Afrofuturism and sci-fi. Cisco crafts narratives that give voice to characters, themes, and stories that challenge stereotypes.His works have frequently adorned Amazon’s bestseller lists, with “The Unbanished,” “Rod String Nail Cloth” and “Black Nerd Blue Box” clinching the number one spot. Additional accolades include the MN Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award, being listed on both Hennepin County Libraries’ Minnesota Black Authors list, and The Minnesota Daily’s Ten Black Change-Makers Influencing the Twin Cities Arts Scene. More than anything, T. Aaron Cisco is an ardent advocate of squee- the utter joy and excitement that comes from sharing stories and life with others.

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven and SF Minnesota, a multicultural, multimedia organization that also sponsors the midsummer speculative fiction convention, Diversicon.

Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day

Greg will be taking a road trip to Charlotte, NC, to cater to the DreamHaven-deprived people there.  If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in and see him!

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Speculations Event: Adam Stemple reading
Jun 20 @ 18:30 – 19:45

On Thursday, June 20 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ADAM STEMPLE reads from his work.  Adam Stemple is an award-winning author, poet, and musician. Of his first novel, Singer of Souls, SFWA Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey said, “One of the best first novels I have ever read.” Of his later works, Hugo Award-winning author Naomi Kritzer said, “No one writes bastard-son-of-a-bitch characters as brilliantly as Adam Stemple.”

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven and SF Minnesota, a multicultural, multimedia organization that also sponsors the midsummer speculative fiction convention, Diversicon.


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