Einblatt September 1996

SPECIAL "Minnesota State Fair EINBLATT-on-a-Stick" September 1996 Issue

September Events

AUG 30 (Fri): Arcana committee meeting. 7:30 pm at home of Dwayne Olson / 5516 39th Avenue S. (Mpls). FFI: Dwayne at 727-1422 or Kathy Youker at 484-2575.

SEPT 5 (Thu): Zine Scene at Gallery 8 Restaurant in Walker Art Center / 725 Vineland Place (Mpls), starting at 8 pm. $5 ($4 for Walker members). DreamHaven's Peter Larsen emcees. 375-7622.

7 (Sat): MinnSTF meeting. 2:30 pm on at home of Sharon Kahn and Richard Tatge / 4002 Pillsbury Ave. S. (Mpls). Smoking on front porch; gerbils; "not childproof, but kids welcome." 827-3228.

7 (Sat): StippleApa 137 collation. 2:30 pm, at the meeting. Copy count 25. FFI: 827-3118.

7 (Sat): Katya Reimann autographs WIND FROM A FOREIGN SKY from 2-3 pm at Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore / 2864 Chicago Ave. S. (Mpls). FFI: 824-6347, or unclehugo@aol.com

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

12 (Thu): Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, and Kate Elliott autograph THE GOLDEN KEY from 4-6 pm at Uncle Hugo's (address etc. above).

13 (Fri): Gaylaxians meeting. 7 pm, at the Lotus Restaurant / 3037 Hennepin Avenue (Mpls). "The Usual"--general discussion, hanging out, etc. FFI: Penny at 729-9015.

14 (Sat): WorldBuilding Society meets at 1 pm at Boomer's / 312 Central Ave. SE (Mpls). "Look for the people with the books." Topic: postulate historic changepoint--what is the most probable alternate world arising therefrom, and what would you take on a trip there? FFI: Dan Goodman at 871-5461 or e-mail to: dsgood@visi.com

15 (Sun): Second Foundation meeting. 2 pm, at home of Eric M. Heideman / 3142 Lyndale Ave. S. -- Apt. C (Mpls). Topic: The Works of Rebecca Ore. FFI: Eric at 825-9353.

15 (Sun): Ladies' Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society meets at 2 pm at home of Margo Bratton / 4736 Pleasant Ave. S. (Mpls). Adults only; no smoking. FFI: 825-6549.

19 (Thu): MinnSTF Board of Directors meets at 7 pm at home of Lynn Litterer / 3645 Bloomington Ave. S. (Mpls). Topic: Continuity. FFI: 721-9635, or any Board member.

21 (Sat): MinnSTF meeting. 2:30 pm on, at home of Greg Cotton and Cat Ocel / 5227 33rd Avenue S. (Mpls). Cats; smoking; not childproof. FFI: 729-1473.

21 (Sat): Minneapa 330 collation. 3 pm at the meeting. Copy count 25. FFI: Dean at 827-1775.

21 (Sat): Monthly Inter-Minicon SF&F Film Fest. 8 pm-midnight at Home Video Theater (8' screen) of Ron Dozier / 1734 Hickory Hill Drive (Eagan). FORBIDDEN PLANET with readings of related Asimov works before & after. Limited seating. FFI/reservations: 882-3549 or rondozier@worldnet.att.net

22 (Sun): Diversicon 5 committee meeting. 1 pm, at home of Eric M. Heideman / 3142 Lyndale Avenue S.--Apt. C (Mpls). Topic: Special Guest. FFI: Eric at 825-9353.

22 (Sun): Probable date of Rivendell. 1:30 pm, at place TBA. "Bilbo and Frodo Birthday Party." Call Hotline (824-5559) or David at 292-8887 to confirm date and determine place.

24 (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

Octcoming in OCT: 5 & 19th: MinnSTF; 6th: Minicon mtg; 18/20th ReinCON; 19: Filmfest; 19th: Stipple

September Birthdays

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

Changes of Address

Anthony Von Krag / 1801 LaSalle Avenue-#305 / Mpls MN 55403 // 871-1885 Michael A. Zalar and Shandra L. Duval / 2050 Delaware Ave. / West St. Paul MN 55118 // 457-8860

Other Announcements

Engagement Announced: Karen Cooper and Bruce Schneier, to wed weekend of March 1-2 in Minneapolis

Birth Announced: To Kashia Ferguson and Brad LeBeau, a daughter, Jazmyne Moonlight LeBeau, on August 12th "at 3:22 pm, during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower;" 7 lbs. 2 oz. Apologies for accidentally dropping CopperCon and MST3K Con listings and Von Krag COA last month.

Publishing News

STORIES: John M. Ford, "Erase/Record/Play: A Drama for Print," in STARLIGHT 1 (Tor hc, 1996)

POETRY: Laurel Winter, sales to ASIMOV'S: "Egg Horror" and "Why Goldfish Shouldn't Use Powertools"

RADIO: "Tumbleweed Roundup" by Jerry Stearns and Brian Price has been chosen for inclusion in the "Radio Works" series, distributed to over 90 university and college radio stations.

NONFICTION: Joan Marie Verba, BOLDLY WRITING: A TREKKER FAN AND ZINE HISTORY, 1967-1987, from FTL Publications--FFI: http://www.ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/FTL_Publications

ASIMOV'S Readers' Awards (for most popular work published therein in 1995) report include Phillip C. Jennings' "Passage to Galena" (tied for 10th in short story category) and Ruth Berman's "Brownies at Work" (tied for 6th in poetry category).



MST3K Con Expo-Fest-a-Rama 2 (August 30-Sept. 2). FFI: MST / PO Box 5325 / Hopkins MN 55343.

Coppercon 16 (Sept. 6-8). GoH includes Lois McMaster Bujold. Scottsdale AZ. FFI: (602) 279-9820.

Gamicon Lite (Sept. 13-14). Gaming con in Iowa City. FFI: (319) 626-3153.

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. $35 at the door. FFI: PO Box 4951 / Napierville IL 60567-4951; (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 (Oct. 31-Nov. 3). GoH: Katharine Kurtz, Joe R. Lansdale, Ron Walotsky, Brian Lumley. Schaumburg IL. $90 to 1 Sept. to: WFC 1996 / Box 473 / Oak Forest IL 50452.

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

Conversion (May 16-18, 1997). GoH: Nick Pollotta, Reed Waller. Deerfield IL. $25 to 1 April to: PO Box 257795 / Chicago IL 60625-7795; or FFI: converge1@aol.com

Diversicon 5 (July 25-27, 1997). GoH: Tanya Huff plus (posthumous) Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. Radisson South (Bloomington). $20 adult/$15 child to 31 Oct. FFI: Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408-8036; or (612) 825-9353; or e-mail: 75257,2607 on Compuserve.

Ongoing Information

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/minicon32/

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/mnstf/einblatt

Local sf/fantasy computer bulletin boards include: Fire Opal 822-4812 Sysop: Scott Raun Terraboard 825-0926 Sysop: David Dyer-Bennet Mostly Harmless 943-1506 Sysop: TomKat Keeley

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, September 24, 1996.

David Dyer-Bennet <ddb@ddb.com>
Last modified: Thu Nov 28 21:52:08 1996