Einblatt August 1996

SPECIAL Entering The Summer Zone--Do Not Adjust Your AUGUST 1996 Issue of EINBLATT

August Events

AUG 3 (Sat): Minn-STF meeting. 2:30 pm on, at home of Susan Ryan / 2958 Sheridan Ave. N. (Mpls). Dog; smoking. FFI: 529-9480.

3 (Sat): Sneaking Suspicion in their (probably) farewell performance: 9-11:30 pm at the New Riverside Cafe / corner of Cedar & Riverside (Mpls). FFI: 333-4814 (Cafe) or any member.

4 (Sun): Kill Zinesters "First Official Nationwide Zine Tour" event, featuring Ben is Dead, Bunnyhop, Genetic Disorder, and the music of The Kiss and Tells (and) The Gnomes of Zurich. 1-5 pm at DreamHaven Books / 912 W. Lake Street (Mpls). FFI: 825-4720.

8 (Thu): David Prill signs SERIAL KILLER DAYS from 7 pm at Barnes & Noble (Minnetonka).

9/11 (F/S/S): Diversicon 4 (info overleaf), including meetings of these groups (FFI: 825-9353): MIFWA -- 3 pm Friday: "Markets for Writers" Gaylaxians -- Saturday evening -- party Second Foundation -- 3 pm Sunday -- "The Works of Maureen F. McHugh"

11 (Sun): Minicon 32 open meeting. 2 pm, at the Radisson South. FFI: Cat at 729-1473; Tom at 798-5011; voice mail to 333-7533; or e-mail to: request@minicon32.mnstf.org

16 (Fri): Diversicon meeting. 7 pm at place TBA. Topic: D4 post-mortem; D5 nominations for Special Guest. FFI: Joe Agee at 798-5880 or Eric Heideman at 825-9353.

17 (Sat): WorldBuilding Society meets at 1 pm at Boomer's / 312 Central Ave. S. (Mpls). Topic: "Arthur C. Clarke's Worldbuilding." FFI: Dan Goodman at 871-5461 or dsgood@mixer.visi.com

17 (Sat): Rivendell meeting (all details tentative, call to confirm), possibly at home of Deb Jones / 1444 Arona (St. Paul) at 1:30. Topic: SHADOWLANDS. FFI: hotline or 292-8887.

17 (Sat): Minn-STF meeting. 2:30 pm on, at home of Myrna Logan / 5525 Endwood Trail (Northfield). No cats; a dog lives there (but will not be present); smoking outdoors only; not childproof. Bring your own meat to grill. Take 35-W south to Exit 66 (Dundas). Go east (left) on County Road 1, through Dundas, for about four miles. Cross Hwy 3: Endwood Trail is first right after that. Alternate route: Highway 3 south all the way from St. Paul. FFI: (507) 645-8716.

17 (Sat): I assume Minneapa 329 collation will be at the meeting, but have not heard: 827-1775.

17 (Sat): Monthly Inter-Minicon SF&F Film Fest. 8pm-midnight at Home Video Theatre of Ron Dozier / 1734 Hickory Hill Drive (Eagan). 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY with readings of related Clarke works before and after. Limited seating--reservations & FFI: 882-3549 or rondozier@worldnet.att.net

18 (Sun): Ladies' Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society meets at 2 pm at home of Myrna Logan (address and directions above).

19 (Mon): Minn-STF Board of Directors meets at 7 pm at home of Kay Drache / 3067 Zarthan Ave. S. (St. Louis Park). FFI: Kay at 926-7975 or any other Board member.

24 (Sat): Datacon--a discussion of "how we run Minicon--all dept. heads of last decade please come & have your brain sucked." 2214 Radisson at 3 pm. FFI: Lydia at 827-6521 or Kay at 926-7975.

27 (Tue): Deadline to get information into the September EINBLATT is 7:00:00 pm to 824-5157. Info a day or twenty earlier (always appreciated) can go there, via mail, or to: d-lien@tc.umn.edu

Upcoming in SEPT: Minn-STF mtg 7 & 21; StippleApa 7; Minicon mtg 8; 2d Foundation 22

Other Events

MinnSTF History exhibit, to debut at LACon III, seeks the best 1-2 photos of club activities taken by every EINBLATT reader--5x7, 8x10, or loan of neg/slide. FFI: Jeff Schalles at 825-3558.

Locals working on LACon also include Dave Romm (opening ceremonies) and Geri Sullivan (fan lounge).

Changes of Address

Jonathan Adams/Carol Kennedy & family / 3328 Colfax Ave. S. / Mpls MN 55408-3507

Kara Dalkey / 506 N. Colorado Street / Gunnison CO 81230

Jerry Kaufman & Suzanne Tompkins / 3522 NE 123rd St. / Seattle WA 98125

Sharon Rosenberg & Tina Scholl / 4411 Minnetonka Blvd / St. Louis Park 55416

Jon Singer / 10402 SE 16th Street / Bellevue WA 98004-7142

AUGUST Birthdays

: 2: Charles Anderson; M. Renata Fossett; 3: Curtis Hoffmann; Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 5: Beth Colsher; Gerry Wassenaar; 6: Curtis Gibson; Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 8: Ginger Emgott; 9: Bob Berlien; Karen Schaffer; 10: Deb Schouten; 11: Nate Bucklin; 13: Lori Schaefer; 15: Carol Eschweiler; 16: Nancy Klock; Joyce Maetta Odum; Anthony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judy Cilcain; 19: Sally Morem; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen; Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns; 31: Jacque Marshall


on June 24th, Delia Rose Ihinger, to Peg (Kerr) and Rob Ihinger; 6lb 7oz / 20.5 inches


sympathies to Jack Targonski on the loss of his father, John "Duke" Targonski



Fedogan & Bremer, BEFORE...12:01...AFTER, Richard A. Lupoff hc collection now out

North Star Press is publishing WOMEN OF THE KALEVALA by Mary Caraker.


Lois McMaster Bujold, MEMORY, a hardcover on October schedule from Baen


Kara Dalkey, STEEL ROSE and another not-yet-written novel, to ROC


P.C. Hodgell's doctoral dissertation, THE NONSENSE OF ANCIENT DAYS: SOURCES OF IVANHOE, available in an offset-from-typescript version from Hypatia Books


Lois McMaster Bujold, THE VOR GAME (Baen pb, Sept.); CETAGANDA (Baen pb, Oct.); and CORDELIA'S HONOR, an omnibus (Baen trade pb, November)

Gordon R. Dickson, THE FINAL ENCYCLOPEDIA (Tor/Orb trade pb), 2 vol. Jan/Feb.

John M. Ford, STAR TREK: HOW MUCH FOR JUST THE PLANET?, Titan (UK) pb April 96

Patricia C. Wrede, BOOK OF ENCHANTMENTS, August SF Book Club hc reprint


Steven Brust, "Valosag and Elet," in THE SANDMAN: BOOK OF DREAMS ed. Gaiman & Kramer

John M. Ford, "Clean Home, Low" in same anthology

Will Shetterly, "Splatter," in same anthology

Philip C. Jennings, "Virtual Kaballah," in July 1996 SCIENCE FICTION AGE


Steven Brust, ORCA, was #9 on the July LOCUS and #5 on Waldenbooks Paperback lists.

Gordon R. Dickson, THE MAGNIFICENT WILF, was #9 on Waldenbooks Paperback list.

Honorable Mentions in YEAR'S BEST SF: 13th (ed. Dozois) include "The Chrysantheum Robe" by Kara Dalkey and "Passage to Galena" by Philip C. Jennings, plus two stories from TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED #15: "Learning to Breathe" by Maureen F. McHugh and "Faux" by R. Neube. The Dalkey and McHugh stories were also Honorable Mentions in YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR: 9th (ed. Datlow & Windling), as were "'Tis Claude" by Howard Wandrei and three pieces from ToTU 14: "And After a While, There Came a Stillness" by G.L. Daum; "Heartbreak" by "Reade Williams" (local Jen Wolter); and "Piper," a poem by Wendy Rathbone. Congratulations to all...

This issue should include flyer of Minicon 33 bid from Eric Baker, Victor Raymond & Martin Schafer.


LOCAL AND/OR WITH LOCALS AS GUESTS (mostly--LOCUS or me for more details):

Diversicon 4 (August 9-11). GoH: Maureen McHugh, Doug Friauf, Rodger Gerberding. $35 ($30 child) at the door. FFI: Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408-8036, or call 798-5880, or e-mail to: 75257,2607 on Compuserve.

Toner (August 23-26). Special Invited Guest: Geri Sullivan. Las Vegas. FFI: (702) 263-6234.

MadMedia 3D (Sept. 13-15). Ramada Inn CCC, Madison. GoH: Joan D. Vinge, Eric Larson. $25 (child $15) to 1 Sept. to: PO Box 9873 / Madison WI 53715. FFI: (608) 836-1103, or MadMedia@aol.com

ConSanguinity 2.5 (Sept. 20-22). Laurell K. Hamilton, Jody Lynn Nye, Bill Fawcett. Lisle IL. $20 to 15 August to: PO Box 4951 / Naperville IL 60567-4951; or (708) 961-0056 or mirth@mcs.com

OurCon 96 (Sept. 28-29). GoH TBA. StarTrek con. Winnipeg. $25 to 1 Sept. to: Box 67001 / RPO Maples / Winnipeg MB, CANADA R2P 2T3.

Arcana (Oct. 4-6). GoH: David J. Skal; Fedogan & Bremer, Richard A. Lupoff. Holiday Inn Express, (St. Paul). $20 to 1 Sept. to Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408. FFI: 484-2575.

Archon 20 (Oct. 4-6). GoH: Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Julius Schwartz, Forrest J Ackerman. Collinsville IL. $20 to 31 August. FFI: Box 483 / Chesterfield MO 63006 or (314) 326-3026.

ValleyCon 21 (Oct. 4-6). GoH: Steven Brust, Mark Foote. Fargo. $10 to 4 Sept. to: Valleycon 21 / Box 7202 / Fargo ND 58109, or call (701) 280-5855.

ICon 21 (Oct. 11-13). GoH: Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, Tadao Tomomatsu, Rusty Hevelin. Coralville IA. $25 to 2 Sept. to PO Box 525 / Iowa City IA 52244-0525; or icon21@icarus.leepfrog.com

Bouchercon 27 (Oct. 9-13). World Mystery Con, at Radisson Hotel (St. Paul). GoH: Mary Higgins Clark, Jeremiah Healy, Ellen Nehr. $100 to 1 Oct. FFI: 926-1086 or bcon27@winternet.com

ReinCONation 6 (Oct. 18-20). GoH: Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Jan Bogstad. Radisson South (Bloomington). $22 to: ReinCONation / Box 8297 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408.

World Fantasy Con '96 (Oct. 31-Nov. 3). GoH: Katherine Kurtz, Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Lumley. Schaumberg IL. $100 to: WFC 1996 / Box 473 / Oak Forest IL 60452.

Interstellar Support Trade Show (Nov. 2-3). Rochester MN. Dealers, gaming, auction. FFI: PO Box 633 / St. Charles MN 55972 or e-mail to: Pacey@sparc.isl.net

WindyCon 23 (Nov. 8-10). GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold, others. PO Box 184 / Palatine IL 60078 FFI.

Boskone 34 (Feb. 14-16, 1997). GoH: John M. Ford. FFI: Box 809 / Framingham MA 01701-0203.

Minicon 32 (March 28-30, 1997). GoH: C.J. Cherryh, Tom Lopez, others TBA. Radisson South, Sofitel, and Holiday Inn (Bloomington). $25 to 31 Oct. FFI: Minicon / PO Box 8297 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408; or hotline at (612) 824-5559, or voice mail at (612) 333-7533, or e-mail to: request@minicon32.mnstf.org or get e-mail FAQ at: info@minicon.mnstf.org


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 & 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).

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EINBLATT is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local sf community. Send same to Denny Lien / 3149 Park Ave. S. / Minneapolis MN 55407; or call me at (612) 824-5157 or 624-0503 (work). E-mail can now go to: einblatt@mnstf.org ((or)) to me at: d-lien@tc.umn.edu /// Next deadline is 7:00 pm SHARP on Tuesday, August 27, 1996.

David Dyer-Bennet <ddb@ddb.com>
Last modified: Wed Jul 31 23:16:07 1996