This weekend in Minnesota is Diversicon 24 - “Martians, Vulcans, and Women of Valor” at the Best Western Plus—Bandana Square. Sahtu Press founder Nor Sanavongsay provides this year's convention art!
This year they honor the science fiction contributions of writers Jessica Amanda Salmonson and Naomi Kritzer. They're also recognizing the late Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy and Shirley Jackson. Officers and editors of the Science Fiction Poetry Association will also be recognizing the recent winners of the Rhysling Awards for poem of the year, including Laotian American poet Krysada Panusith Phounsiri.