SPECIAL "While At the State Fair, Visit the Fanac Barn" September 1995 EINBLATT

September Schedule

SEPT 2 (Sat):
MinnSTF meeting. 2:30 pm on, at home of Greg Cotton and Cat Ocel / 5227 S. 33rd Ave. (Mpls). Cats; not childproof; smoking in house/nonsmoking on porch. FFI: 729-1473.
8 (Fri):
Arcana committee meeting. 8 pm, at Oliver's / 2007 Lyndale Ave. S. (Mpls). FFI: Kathy Youker at 484-2575.
9 (Sat):
World Building Society meets at 1 pm at Boomer's / 312 Central Ave. S. (Mpls). "Look for the people with the books." Topic: Future Amusement. FFI: Dan Goodman at 871-5461 or e-mail to: dsg@maroon.tc.umn.edu
10 (Sun):
Diversicon committee meeting. 2 pm, at home of Joe Agee and Andrew Berthke / 7433 Humboldt Ave. S. (Richfield). Topic: D3 post-mortem; D4 hotel and posthumous GoH. FFI: 798-5880.
14 (Thu):
North Country Gaylaxians meeting; place and time TBA. FFI: 798-5880.
15 (Fri):
DreamHaven scheduled to reopen at 912 W. Lake Street (Mpls). FFI: 379-8924.
16 (Sat):
Minn-STF meeting. 2:30 pm on at place TBA. Call the hotline (824-5559) for updated information, or call Minn-STF President Lydia Nickerson (374-5171) to volunteer your place to host this or any other upcoming meeting.
16 (Sat):
Seymour Simon, children's popular science author, speaks at 11 am at Southdale (Hennepin County) Library / 7001 York Ave. S. (Edina). FFI: Laura at 827-1775.
16 (Sat):
Rivendell Group meets at 1:30 at home of Andy & John Terwilliger / 2123 Lincoln St. NE (Mpls). Topic: Pavic's Dictionary of the Khazars. FFI: 789-8185 or 292-8887.
16 (Sat):
Sneaking Suspicion plays 8:30 to 11:30 pm at the Coffee Gallery / 715 W. Franklin Avenue (Mpls). FFI: 822-9172, or Barb or David at 822-9172.
17 (Sun):
Second Foundation meeting. 2 pm, at CityView Community CoOp / 1807 Elliot Ave. S. (Mpls). Topic: The Works of Clifford D. Simak. FFI: 872-6926 or 825-9353.
18 (Mon):
Orson Scott Card autographs from 5 to 6:30 at Uncle Hugo's SF Bookstore / 2864 Chicago Ave. S. (Mpls). FFI: 824-6347 or unclehugo@aol.com
19 (Tue):
Sneaking Suspicion plays circa 9-ish to 10-ish at the Time Cafe / 1036 Nicollet Mall (Mpls). FFI: 333-2762, or David or Barb at 822-9172.
21 (Thu):
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro autographs from 5-6:30 pm at Uncle Hugo's (address above).
26 (Tue):
Deadline to get information in the October Einblatt is 7:00:00 pm: 824-5157.
No info received this month re Minneapa, Minicon committe meetings, or MinnSTF Board. Maybe everyone's in Scotland and not returning my calls? SF MN will probably meet to view and discuss THE X FILES, but date and place TBA: call Eric at 825-9353 FFI.

Advance October Notes

Changes of Address

September Birthdays

5: Sharon Kahn; 6: Greg Foss; 7: Michael A. Zalar; 8: Louie Spooner Trainor; 12: Jean Mornard; 16: Jane Hausfeld; Kris Jensen; 17: Barbara Geraud; Kathy Routliffe; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 22: Dave Wixon; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 26: Michael Flowers; Lon Levy; Denny Lien; Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin; Anne Miller; 30: Jon Singer

Other Events of Note

Samuel R. Delany teachs "Topics in Advanced Creative Writing" at U Fall Qt. FFI: 625-6366.

Will Shetterly reports that he and Emma are NOT guests at Ravencon in VA this month.

The Flash Girls were profiled in August 9 CITY PAGES column ("Letter Girls" by Jim Meyer).

Eleanor Arnason's "The Lovers" was novelette runner-up in annual ASIMOV'S Readers' Awards.

LOCUS Poll for best of 1994 includes four locals in top 20 "Best Fantasy Novel" category: Emma Bull's Finder at #4, Steven Brust's Five Hundred Years After at #7, Caroline Stevermer's A College of Magics at #12, and Pamela Dean's The Dubious Hills at #19. Additionally, Eleanor Arnason's "The Lovers" was #8 on Novelette list; Jack Zipes' Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale was #5 on Non-Fiction list; and Robert Bloch's The Early Fears, from local publisher Fedogan and Bremer, wa #8 on Collection list.

Recent reprints include The Road Home by Joel Rosenberg (July Penguin/Roc pb; also July SFBC hc; The Magnificent Wilf by Gordon R. Dickson (July SFBC hc); Nevernever by Will Shetterly (due as October pb reprint from Tor); and Other by Dickson and The Raven Ring by Patricia C. Wrede (both scheduled for December pb reprints from Tor).

Apologies for misspelling Curtis Hoffmann's name last month (and "Portuguese" in June...).

Dave Romm announces a new Web page featuring Shockwave at: http://www.winternet.com/~romm

And, inevitably, MinnSTF itself now has its own home page: http://www.mnstf.org/mnstf/

Conventions--Local And/Or With Locals As Guests

(mostly--LOCUS or me for more details):

MosquitoCon 95 (Sept. 2).
GoH: "a pair of Disney animators." National Guard Armory (Roseville). "An animation and science fiction celebration." FFI: 454-4925.
ConGenial (Sept. 1-3).
GoH: Richard Tucholka, Nate Bucklin. Holiday Inn, Rochelle IL.
MadMedia II (Sept. 8-10).
GoH: Peter Krause, Gordon Purcell, Glen Prochet, Grace Lee Whitney. Holiday Inn SE, Madison. $30. FFI: Box 9873 / Madison WI 53715-9873; or MadMedia@AOL.COM
Arcana (Sept. 22-24).
GoH: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Holiday Inn Bandana Square (St. Paul). $20 to Sept. 1 (then $30 at door) to: PO Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408. (Checks should be made out to "Arcana.")
FirstContact 2 (Oct. 6-8).
GoH: Martin H. Greenberg, Robb Ruppel, William Roper. Milwaukee. $25. FFI: MFSCI / Box 92726 / Milwaukee WI 53202; or: welch@warp.msoe.edu
ICON 20 (Oct. 6-8).
GoH: Steven Barnes, Phil Hester, Myrna (Dragon Lady) Logan. Best Western / Westfield Inn, Coralville IA. $30. Box 525 / Iowa City IA 52244; icon@warren.isca.uiowa.edu
Valleycon 20 (Oct. 6-8).
GoH: Simon Hawke, Robin Wood, Blair Flegle. Doublewood Inn, Fargo. $10 to August 31; $15 at door. FFI: Box 7202 / Fargo ND 58109; or (701) 281-0806.
ReinCONation 5 (Oct. 13-15).
GoH: Judith Merril, Andy Hooper. Regency Plaza (downtown Mpls). $20 (or "traditional $19.73") to Labor Day; then $30 at door. Child under 12: $10. One day pass: $15. FFI: ReinCONation / c/o MN SF Society / PO Box 8297 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408.
Contraception 7 (Oct. 27-29).
GoH: Lee Killough, Myrna Logan, Ray Van Tillburg. Howard Johnson E., Independence MO. Adults-only relaxicon. $15 to 15 Sept. Box 1046 / Lee's Summit MO 64063.
Consanguinity 2 (Nov. 3-5).
GoH: PN Elrod, Fred Saberhagen, James O'Barr. Lisle IL. (708) 961-0056
Saints' Con VI (Nov. 4-5).
Gaming con in St. Cloud. $4 to 15 Sept; then $8. FFI: (612) 240-9447.
Windycon 22 (Nov. 10-12).
Poul Anderson, Stanley Schmidt, Heather Bruton, Dick and Leah Zeldes Smith. Schaumburg IL. $25 to 2 Oct. to: Box 184 / Palatine IL 60078-0184. FFI: (708) 383-6948
Orycon 17 (Nov. 10-12).
GoH includes Joel Rosenberg. $25 to 31 Oct. Portland, OR. (503) 283-0802.
Arisia '96 (Jan. 12-14, 1996).
GoH include Emma Bull and Will Shetterly. Boston Park Plaza. $30 to 30 Nov. FFI: One Kendall Square--# 322 / Cambridge MA 02139, or e-mail: info@arisia.org
Chattacon 21 (Jan.12-14).
GoH include Steven Brust[or this mirror]. $22 to 30 Nov. Chattanooga. (404) 578-8461.
Cremecon (Feb. 2-4).
GoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans, Sue Weinlein, CH Burnett, Richard Russell. Glendale WI. $20 to 4 Jan to: PO Box 37986 / Milwaukee WI 53237 (include SASE). FFI: (414) 223-3243.
ConamaZoo 4 (March 15-17).
GoH: Pamela Dean. Battle Creek MI. $20 to Box 1546 / Evanston IL 60204.
Minicon 31 (April 5-7).
GoH: David Ossman, Joe Siclari, Edie Stern, others TBA. Radisson South (Bloomington). $25 to 31 Oct. ($12 for 12-and-unders); then $30 to 14 Feb; then $60, to: PO Box 8297 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408. FFI: 333-7533, or request@minicon31.mnstf.org
Conquest 27 (May 24-26).
GoH: Allen Steele, Lubov, Myrna Logan, Lee Killough. FFI: Conquest 27 / Box 36212 / Kansas City MO 64171; call (913) 649-8733, or e-mail: K-Stokes3@genie.geis.com
SFRA 1996 (June 21-23).
GoH: Pamela Sargent & George Zebrowski; also Eleanor Arnason, Earl Joseph, & Joan Slonczewski. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire campus. More to follow.
Diversicon 4 (August 2-4).
GoH: Maureen McHugh. $15 adult/$10 child through 3 Sept; then $20 and $15. FFI: Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408-8036.
Bouchercon 27 (Oct. 9-13, 1996).
Radisson Hotel (St. Paul). $50 to 9 Oct. 95. FFI: 871-1227.

Ongoing Information

Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: (612) 824-5559.

Minicon Voice Mail: accepts messages/questions on upcoming Minicon: (612) 333-7533.

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).(Warning, the KFAI page works only with Netscape)

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Last modified: Fri Sep 1 13:46:33 1995