7 (Sat): World Building Society meets at 1 pm at Boomer's / 312 Central Ave. S. (Mpls). "Look for the people with the books." Topic: Alternate Worlds. FFI: Dan Goodman at 871-5461 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
7 (Sat): Minnesota Imaginative Fiction Writers' Alliance (MIFWA) meeting. 2 pm at Painter Park Arts & Crafts building / 34th Street and Lyndale Ave. S. (Mpls). Topic: Point of View in Fiction. FFI: Eric Heideman at 825-9353.
7 (Sat): Minn-STF Meeting. 2:30 pm on at place TBA. (Check Hotline--824-5559--for updates.) [Web note: this meeting will be held at Armadillocon in the Red Lion Inn in Austin, Texas. If you get there, be sure to sign in.]
7 (Sat): Stipple-Apa 129 collation. 2 pm at place TBA; likely the Meeting. Copy count is 25. FFI: Judy Cilcain at 699-7676.
11 (Wed): Anne Rice signs MEMNOCH THE DEVIL from 6-10 pm at Hungry Mind Bookstore / 1648 Grand Ave. (St. Paul). FFI: 699-0587.
13/15 (F/S/S): ReinCONation 5 at Regency Plaza in downtown Mpls. FFI: see under Conventions on next page.
14 (Sat): Rivendell Society meets at 1:30 pm in 354 Coffman Union (east bank of Mpls campus of U of MN). Topic: Roger Zelazny's A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER. FFI: Dave Lenander at 292-8887 or e-mail to: email@example.com
14 (Sat): David Housewright signs from noon to 1:30 at Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore / 2864 Chicago Ave. S. (Mpls): 824-9984.
18 (Wed): Minn-STF Board of Directors meeting. 7:30 pm at home of Karen Cooper / 101 E. Minnehaha Parkway (Mpls). FFI: 823-1497 or any Board member (Cooper, Dean Gahlon, Kay Drache, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer).
20 (Fri): Writers' Union readings, including Elanor Arnason and Terry A. Garey. 7:30 pm at Arise Bookstore / 2117 Lyndale Ave. S. (Mpls). FFI: 871-7117 or Terry at 824-5157.
21 (Sat): NOTE: no Minn-STF meeting today--moved to the 28th to double as Halloween Party--see below.
21 (Sat): Minneapa 319 collation. 2 pm at place TBA. Copy count 30. FFI: Dean Gahlon at 827-1775.
22 (Sun): Minicon 31 meeting. 2 pm at the Radisson South. FFI: 926-7975; 798-5011; 920-2037; or any ConCom member.
28 (Sat): Minn-STF meeting and Halloween (almost) party. 2:30 pm on, at home of Richard Tatge and Sharon Kahn / 4002 Pillsbury Ave. S. (Mpls). Costumes encouraged. Limited smoking (porch). Many children and many gerbils. FFI: 827-3228.
28 (Sat): Paul MacAbbee signs from noon to 1:30 at Uncle Edgar's / 2864 Chicago Ave. S. (Mpls). FFI: 824-9984.
29 (Sun): Diversicon 4 meeting. 1 pm, at place TBA. Topic: Special Guest. FFI: 798-5880 or 825-9353.
30 (Mon): Jack Zipes signs CREATIVE STORYTELLING at 8 pm at Hungry Mind Bookstore / 1648 Grand Avenue (St. Paul). FFI: 699-0587.
31 (Tue): EINBLATT for November deadline is 7 pm sharp: last-minute information (if you must...) to Denny at 824-5157.
NOV 4 (Sat): Minn-STF Meeting. 2:30 pm on, at place TBA--call Hotline, or call Minn-STF President Lydia Nickerson (374-5171) to volunteer your place for this or a future meeting.
4 (Sat): SF Minnesota's 4th Annual Video Party: "Shadows, 1942-1945," begins at 2 pm at home of Joe Agee and Andrew Berthke / 7433 Humboldt Avenue S. (Richfield). FFI: 798-5880.
5 (Sun): Second Foundation meets at 2 pm at place TBA. Topic: David Hartwell's anthology THE DARK DESCENT. FFI: 825-9353.
Mexican Vampire Film Series at St. Paul (U of MN) Student Center; $5 for non-U of MN admission. 7 pm each Sunday in October. 1st: DRACULA (1931); 8th: EL VAMPIRO; 15: EL GENIO DE LAS TINEBLAS; 22: SANTO CONTRA LAS MUJERES VAMPIRAS; 29: CRONOS
Reading period for TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED #16 ("not a theme issue") is Oct.1-Nov. 1. FFI: Eric Heideman (825-9353).
Lois McMaster Bujold has moved to Twin Cities (and has a 4-part serial, CETAGANDA, started in Oct. 1995 issue of ANALOG).
1995 World Fantasy Award nominations include local publisher Fedogan & Bremer for Special Award-Professional; their Robert Bloch book THE EARLY FEARS for Best Collection; their SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH (ed Jones) for Best Anthology; and the Nicholas Royale story from it ("The Homecoming") for Best Short Story. F&B has published a Hugh B. Cave collection, DEATH STALKS THE NIGHT.
Terry A. Garey ("Storm in the Corn") and Elise Matthesen ("War Toys") have poems in WOMEN TONGUE, ed. B. Gale (Minneapolis: 1995).
Laurel Winter sold a short story, "Fighting Gravity," to MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION.
Pam Keesey has a new anthology, DARK ANGELS, due out in October as a trade paperback from Cleis.
Joel Rosenberg's KEEPERS OF THE HIDDEN FLAME #1: THE FIRE DUKE has an October hc reprint from the Science Fiction Book Club.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS: 2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Kashia Ferguson, Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman, Barry Watson; 13: Lisa Bah; 14: Barb Jensen; 16: Ryan Alexander; 17: Andy Anda, Mauricette Keeley; 19: Hewitt Schaefer; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Elizabeth LaVelle and Mitch Pockrandt / 9407 Jamestown Street NE / Blaine MN 55449
Lynn Litterer and Victor Raymond / 3645 Bloomington Ave. S. / Minneapolis MN 55407 // phone: 721-9635
Hilary Posner / 4733 2nd Avenue S. / Minneapolis MN 55409 // phone: 822-6159
Sybil Smith / 3356 Park Avenue S. / Minneapolis MN 55407-2018 // phone: 822-3116
First Contact 2 (Oct. 6-8). GoH: Martin H. Greenberg, Robh Ruppel, William Roper. Milwaukee. $30. FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org
ICON 20 (Oct. 6-8). GoH: Steven Barnes, Phil Hester, Myrna (Dragon Lady) Logan. Best Western/Westfield Inn, Coralville IA. $25 to Sept 30; then $30. Kids 4-12 half; under 4 free. FFI: PO Box 525 / Iowa City IA 52244; or call (313) 354-0549.
ValleyCon 20 (Oct. 6-8). GoH: Simon Hawke, Robin Wood, Blair Flegle. Doublewood Inn, Fargo. $15. FFI: (701) 281-0806.
ReinCONation 5 (Oct. 13-15). GoH: Judith Merril, Andy Hooper. Regency Plaza (downtown Mpls). $30 at the door. Children under 12: $10. One day pass: $15. FFI: ReinCONation / c/o Minnesota Science Fiction Society / PO Box 8097 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408; or e-mail to: email@example.com
ConTraception 7 (Oct. 27-29). GoH: Lee Killough, Myrna (Dragon Lady) Logan, Ray Van Tillburg. Howard Johnson East, Independence MO. $20 at the door. Adult relaxacon: 21 or older. FFI: Box 1046 / Lee's Summit MO 64063.
Consanguinity 2 (Nov. 3-5). GoH: PN Elrod, Fred Saberhagen, James O'Barr. Lisle IL. FFI: (708) 961-0056 or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saints' Con VI (Nov. 4-5). Gaming con in St. Cloud MN. $8. FFI: (612) 240-9447.
Orycon 17 (Nov. 10-12). GoH include Joel Rosenberg. $25 to 31 Oct. Portland OR. FFI: (503) 283-0552.
Windycon 22 (Nov. 10-12). GoH: Poul Anderson, Stanley Schmidt, Heather Bruton, Dick and Leah Zeldes Smith. Schaumburg IL. $25 to 2 October; then $35 to Windycon XXII / Box 184 / Palatine IL 60078-0184; or (708) 383-6948.
Chambanacon 25 (Nov. 24-26). GoH: Andy Offutt, Bob Beese, Bob Tucker, David & Marsha Brim. Champaign/Urbana IL: (217) 753-8934.
Arisia '96 (Jan. 12-14, 1996). GoH include Emma Bull, Will Shetterly. Boston. $30 to November 30. FFI: (617) 371-6565.
Chattacon 21 (Jan. 12-14). GoH include Steven Brust. $22 to 30 Nov. Chattanooga TN. FFI: (404) 578-8461.
Cremecon 2 (Feb. 2-4). GoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans, Sue Weinlein, C.H. Burnett, Richard Russell. Glendale WI. $20 to 4 Jan. '96. FFI (include SASE): Box 37986 / Milwaukee WI 53237; or (414) 223-3243; or e-mail to: email@example.com
Conamazoo 4 (March 15-17). GoH: Pamela Dean. Battle Creek, MI. $20 to Feb. 14: Box 1546 / Evanston IL 60204. (708) 328-8765.
Minicon 31 (April 5-7). GoH: Suzette Hayette Elgin, David Ossman, Joe Siclari, Edie Stern. Radisson South (Bloomington)--which is already full--and other hotels. $25 to 31 Oct. ($12 for 12-and-under); then $30 to 14 Feb; then $60, to: PO Box 8297 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408. FFI: 333-7533, or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conquest 27 (May 24-26, 1996). GoH include Myrna "Dragon Lady" Logan. Kansas City. FFI: (913) 649-8733.
SFRA 1996 (June 21-23). GoH: Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski; also Eleanor Arnason, Earl Joseph, and Joan Slonczewski. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire campus. More to follow.
Diversicon 4 (August 2-4). GoH: Maureen McHugh. $20 adult / $15 child. FFI: Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408-8036.
Bouchercon 27 (Oct. 9-13, '96). Mystery con. GoH: Mary Higgins Clark. Radisson Hotel (St. Paul). $50 to 9 Oct. 95. 871-1227.
Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: (612) 824-5559.
Minicon Voice Mail at (612) 333-7533; see also Minicon Web site at: http://www.ddb.com/minicon31/
Gamesday Players: Board and card gaming almost every Friday evening. FFI: Richard Tatge at 827-3228.
Shockwave (and) Sound Effects. Local sf radio shows. Saturdays at 6-6:30/6:30-7 on KFAI-FM (90.3).
EINBLATT is also posted on Usenet groups alt.fandom.misc (and) rec.arts.sf.fandom (and) mn.general
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Local sf/fantasy computer bulletin boards include: Mostly Harmless (Sysop TomKat Keeley) at 943-1506; Terraboard (Sysop: David Dyer-Bennet) at 721-8967; and Fire Opal (Sysyop: Scott Raun) at 822-4812.
EINBLATT is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local sf community. Send such to Denny Lien / 3149 Park Avenue S. / Minneapolis MN 55407-1524, or call me at (612) 824-5157 (home) or (612) 624-0503 (work). E-mail can go to email@example.com ((or)) to ne at firstname.lastname@example.org /// Next deadline: 7 pm sharp on October 31st.