MARCH 28/29/30: Minicon 32. Groups meeting etc. there (check Schedule for time & place) include:
APRIL 3 (Thu): Ctein's quasi-annual photo show and sale. 7:30 pm on, at Blaisdell Polytechnic / 3721 Blasidell Avenue (Mpls). FFI: 827-6521.
5 (Sat): Minn-STF meeting. 2:30 pm on, at home of Polly Peterson / 2801 Irving Ave. N. (Mpls). Cats and dogs; not childproofed; smoking on "nifty new deck" (only). FFI: 522-7178.
5 (Sat): StippleApa 142 collation. 2:30 pm, at Minn-STF meeting. Copy count 25. FFI: 699-7676.
5 (Sat): Minneapa 336 collation. 3 (?) pm, at the meeting. Copy count 25. FFI: 827-1775.
6 (Sun): Ladies' Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society meets from 2-5 pm at home of Julie Johnson / 3040 Grand Ave. S. (Mpls). Cats; no smoking; "supervised children welcome." FFI: 824-7800.
7 (Mon): DiversiCon meeting. 7 pm, at home of Amanda Elg / 7310 York Ave. S. (Edina). Topic: DiversiCon 5 programming. FFI: Amanda at 835-6320.
12 (Sat): Rivendell Society meeting. 1:30 pm, in Coffman Union (east bank of Mpls campus of U of MN). Topic (rescheduled from last month's cancelled meeting): Twain's A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT and related movie(s). FFI: David Lenander at 292-8887 or firstname.lastname@example.org
17 (Thu): Minn-STF Board of Directors meets at 7 pm at Courts of Chaos / 2609 3rd Ave. S. (Mpls). FFI: Martin Schafer at 872-9393, or any other Board member.
19 (Sat): WorldBuilding Society meeting. 1 pm on, at Gabe's / 312 Central Ave. SE (Mpls). "Look for the people with the books." Topic: Borrowing Universes. FFI: 871-5461 or email@example.com
19 (Sat): Minn-STF meeting. 2:30 pm, at place TBA--check Hotline for update: 824-5559.
20 (Sun): Gaylaxians dinner meeting. 5 pm. Lotus Restaurant / 3037 Hennepin (Mpls). FFI: 729-9015.
20 (Sun): Monthly Third Sunday Filksing. 7-10 pm at home of Michelle Bottorff / 1284 Marion St. (St. Paul). Nonsmoking, perfume-free house with kids & dog: 489-4966 or firstname.lastname@example.org
21 (Mon): Deadline to get information in May EINBLATT (early this month with editor shift): 10 pm. Call 827-6521 or use addresses, e-mail etc. as noted under "Ongoing Information."
26 (Sat): DiversiCon meeting. 2 pm, at CityView meeting room / 1150 Hennepin Ave. (Mpls). Topic: DiversiCon 6 GoHs, dates, and rates. FFI: Eric M. Heideman at 825-9353.
Tor hc/tp editions of Dickson's Final Encyclopedia are revised/corrected; not straight reprint eds.
Peg Kerr Ihinger teaches "Writing Fantasy and SF" Monday nights 7 April-19 May in the U's Complete Scholar Program (#0415). Seven sessions 6:30-8:30. FFI: U at 624-8880 or Peg at 722-0819.
Science Center of Iowa (Des Moines) has exhibit STAR TREK: FEDERATION SCIENCE! running to 27 April: "40 modular displays that cover more than 6,000 square feet." FFI: (515) 247-6868
John M. Ford's "Erase/Record/Play" (from STARLIGHT 1) is on 1996 Nebula Final Ballot in novelette category. Bethke's Headcrash and Bujold's Cetaganda had made Preliminary Ballot (novel).
NONFICTION: Jack Zipes, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry, a March trade paperback from Routledge
COLLECTION REPRINT: Lois McMaster Bujold, Dreamweaver's Dilemma, Feb. tp reprint from NESFA Press
OMNIBUS: Lois McMaster Bujold, Test of Honor, hardcover 2-in-1 edition from SF Book Club
OMNIBUS REPRINT: Lois McMaster Bujold, Young Miles, trade pb on June schedule from Baen Books
NOVEL: Pegg Kerr, Emerald House Rising, on June schedule as Warner Aspect paperback Will Shetterly, Dogland, on June schedule as Tor hardcover
NOVEL SALE: Kara Dalkey, Steel Rose, turned in to Roc Carolyn Ives Gilman, Halfway Human, sold to Avon David Prill, "an untitled humorous non-fantasy novel" sold to St. Martin's
NOVEL REPRINT: Raphael Carter, The Fortunate Fall, on May schedule as Tor trade paperback
ANTHOLOGY REPRINT: Lois McMaster Bujold & Roland Green, ed., Women at War, June schedule as Tor tp
STORY REPRINT: Carl Jacobi, "Mr. Iper of Hamilton," "Sequence," and "Strangers to Strabo," all in 100 Astounding Little Alien Stories, ed. R. Weinberg etc. (Barnes & Noble hc; 1996); also "Phantom Brass" in 100 Tiny Tales of Terror (same editorial info) Howard Wandrei, "In the Triangle" & "Over Time's Threshold," 100 Tiny Tales of Terror
CoA: Scott Raun / 3928 11th Avenue S. / Minneapolis MN 55407; same phone: 340-6031
CoA: Allen Varney has apt. # change; otherwise same: 702 Lamar Place - #308 / Austin TX 78752
Congratulations to new Minn-STF Board of Directors: Margo Bratton, Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. New officers will be announced at Minicon. The board may be reached by email at email@example.com .
Local and/or with locals as guests (check LOCUS or call me for more details)
Mage Con North 3 (April 25-27). Gaming. GoH: Larry Elmore, Fredd Gorham. Sioux Falls. FFI: PO Box 84828 / Sioux Falls SD 57118-4828; or Web at: http://yebb.com/~mage/page
V-Con 22/Lizardocon (April 25-27). GoH: Steven Brust. Surrey, B.C. CANADA. FFI: (604) 588-9511.
Bree Moot 3 (May 9-11). Tolkien conference. Special Guest: John Rateliffe. Radisson Metrodome and various U of MN sites. (Partial) Theme: Illustrating Tolkien. "About $20" (extra for banquet and/or tickets to Children's Theater production of The Hobbit. FFI: David Lenander at 292-8887 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or: http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/RIVENDELL.html
Conversion (May 16-18). GoH: Nick Pollotta, Reed Waller. Deerfield IL. $25 to 1 April to: PO Box 257795 / Chicago IL 60625-7795; or FFI: email@example.com
KeyCon 14 (May 16-18). GoH: Kevin J. Anderson; Margaret Weis; Ruth Thompson. $35C to 30 April to: Keycon 14 / Box 3178 / Winnipeg MB R3C 4E7 CANADA.
WisCon 21 (May 23-26). GoH: Melissa Scott, Susanna Sturgis. $40 adult / $30 child to 30 Arpil to: PO Box 1624 / Madison WI 53701-1624. FFI: (608) 233-8850 or http://www.sf3.org/wiscon/
DucKon 6 (June 6-8). GoH include Bruce Bethke and Erin McKee. Oakbrook Hyatt (800-233-1234). $30 to 1 May to: DucKon 6 / PO Box 4843 / Wheaton IL 60189.
Ad Astra 17 (June 13-15). GoH: Steven Brust. FFI: Box 7276 - Stat. A / Toronto ONT M5W 1X9 CANADA
Convocation '97/Unicon 16 (July 18-20). GoH: Steven Brust. Cambridge, UK. FFI: Convocation / 19 Uphall Road / Cambridge CB1 3HX; or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversicon 5 (July 25-27). GoH: Tanya Huff, Reed Waller, and (posthumous) Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. Special Guest: Pam Keesey. Radisson South (Bloomington). $25 adult/$20 child to 4 July; then $35/30. FFI: Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408-8036; or phone to (612) 825-9353; or e-mail to: email@example.com
Arcana 1997 (Sept. 26-28). GoH: Neil Gaiman. $20 to 1 Sept. to: PO Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408; or Kathy at (612) 484-2575 FFI.
Con*Cept '97 (Sept. 26-28). GoH include Lois McMaster Bujold. FFI: Box 405 - Station H / Montreal PQ H3G 2L1 CANADA.
Archon 21 (Oct. 3-5). GoH include Lois McMaster Bujold. St. Louis MO. FFI (314) 326-3026.
ICON 22 (Oct. 10-12). GoH: John M. Ford, Kaja Foglio, William "Bear" Reed. Best Western Westfield Inn (319-354-7770) in Coralville IA. FFI: PO Box 525 / Iowa City IA 52244; Gregg at (319) 338-7375; Lynda at (319) 341-8185; or: http://www.sflis.org/icon/
Conquest '97. GoH: Forrest J. Ackerman, Chris Rutkowski. Winnipeg. FFI: (204) 772-9651.
LosCon 24 (Nov. 28-30). GoH include Fan Guest Geri Sullivan. Los Angeles. $25 to LosCon 24 / c/o Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society / 11513 Burbank Blvd / North Hollywood CA 91601.
Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: (612) 824-5559.
Minicon Voice Mail at (612) 333-7533; also Web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon33
Gamesday Players: Board & card gaming almost every Friday evening. FFI: Richard Tatge at 827-3228.
Shockwave (and) Sound Affects. Local sf radio shows. Saturdays at 6-6:30/6:30-7 on KFAI-FM (90.3).
EINBLATT also posted on Usenet groups rec.arts.sf.fandom (and) alt.fandom.misc (and) mn.general
EINBLATT from July 95 to date also archived at this Web address: http://www.mnstf.org/einblatt/
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