Location

BlytheCon Minneapolis will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport Mall of America

3800 American Boulevard East Bloomington, MN 55425

 The hotel is near the Mall of America and is across the street from the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge with over 8 miles of trails and wonderful wildlife views. The hotel is also conveniently located about one block away from the Metro Transit light-rail with routes connecting to the airport and downtown Minneapolis and St Paul.
Attendees who stay at the hotel can take advantage of free shuttle service to and from the airport terminals and Mall of America.

A special block of rooms has been reserved for the first 50 attendees who book with a rate of $139.00 per night. While you are not required to stay at the Hilton, it is highly encouraged, as it will make your event experience easier since all the official convention events will be held at the hotel.

NOTE: The Hotel will not take reservations for the event until September 2018. An official announcement and code will be given at that time. It is possible that the block of rooms could be extended if there is enough interest. More details will be announced in early September.

OTHER THINGS TO DO WHILE IN MINNEAPOLIS:

Aside from going to the Mall of America, August 24th and 25th is the opening weekend of the Minnesota State Fair held in St Paul, often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together”. The annual Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, attracting nearly 2 million guests annually. The Fair runs through Labor Day.  https://www.mnstatefair.org/

You can take a tour of Paisley Park Studios, Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Fans have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce, and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.

Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, motorcycles, rare music, and video recordings.

Located 23 minutes away by Lyft or cab service from the Hotel.

https://officialpaisleypark.com/pages/paisley-park-tours

It is also the first weekend of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, considered the 2nd largest Ren Fest in the nation. King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of live entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Open Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6pm. http://www.renaissancefest.com/

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