Einblatt October 1996

**SPECIAL "Nobody Here But Us Pumpkins" October 1996 Issue of EINBLATT**

October Events

OCT 3 (Thu): David Feintuch autographs from 4-5 pm at Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Book Store / 2864 Chicago Ave. S. (Mpls). FFI: 824-6347, or e-mail to: unclehugo@aol.com

4-6 (F/S/S): Arcana at Holiday Inn Express (St. Paul). Information on next page.

5 (Sat): Lois McMaster Bujold and Patricia C. Wrede autograph from 2-4 pm at Uncle Hugo's.

5 (Sat): No MinnSTF meeting today, as no volunteers could be found to host one.

5 (Sat): Ryan Alexander's 25th birthday party, a.k.a. Ra-Con 25. 7:30 pm on at the home of Matthew Gress / 2539 Taylor St NE (Mpls). FFI: Ryan at 823-7086.

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

6 (Sun): Ladies' Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society meets at 2 pm at Huddling Place / 3149 Park Avenue S. (Mpls). "No children, please. BYO needles." FFI: Terry at 824-5157.

8 (Tue): Richard A. Lupoff autographs from 4-5 pm at Uncle Hugo's (address etc. above).

8 (Tue): George R.R. Martin autographs from 7 pm on at DreamHaven Books and Comics / 912 W. Lake St. (Mpls). FFI: 823-6161, or e-mail to: dreamhvn@winternet.com

12 (Sat): Jack Whyte autographs from 1-2 pm at Uncle Hugo's (address etc. above).

12 (Sat): Tentative date for Rivendell (topic: Tolkien as illustrator). Hotline or 292-8887 FFI.

17 (Thu): MinnSTF Board of Directors meets at 7 pm at home of Polly Peterson / 2801 N. Irving Ave. (Mpls). FFI: Polly at 522-7178, or any other Board member.

17 (Thu): Spider Robinson autographs from 7 pm on at DreamHaven (address etc. above).

18-20 (F/S/S): ReinCONation 6 at Radisson South (Bloomington). Information on next page.

19 (Sat): WorldBuilding Society meets at 1 pm at Boomer's / 312 Central Ave. SE (Mpls). "Look for the people with the books." Topic: postulate one historic changepoint, then go to/examine the new present. FFI: Dan Goodman at 871-5461 or e-mail to: dsgood@visi.com

19 (Sat): Stipple-Apa 138 collation. 2 pm at ReinCONation. Copy count 25. FFI: Judy at 827-3118.

19 (Sat): (No MinnSTF meeting this Saturday)

19 (Sat): Gaylaxians meet at 5:30 pm at Christo's / 2632 Nicollet Ave. S. (Mpls). Topic: planning for Minicon programming and for joint meeting with Second Foundation on 27th. Also the usual general chat and hanging out. FFI: Penny at 729-9015.

19 (Sat): Monthly Inter-Minicon SF&F Film Fest. 8pm-midnight at Home Video Theater (8' screen) of Ron Dozier / 1734 Hickory Hill Drive (Eagan). BLADE RUNNER with readings of related Philip K. Dick works before and after. Limited seating. FFI and/or reservations: Ron at 882-3549 or e-mail to: rondozier@worldnet.att.net

25 (Fri): Diversicon 5 committee meeting. 7:30 pm at home of Amanda Elg / 7310 York Avenue S. (Edina). Topic: Programming. FFI: AE at 835-6320 or Eric Heideman at 825-9353.

27 (Sun): Second Foundation and Gaylaxians joint meeting. 2 pm, at home of Joe Agee and Andrew Bertke / 7433 Humboldt Ave. S. (Mpls). Topic: the anthologies of Pam Keesey. FFI: Eric at 825-9353; Penny at 729-9015; or Joe/Andrew at 798-5880.

29 (Tue): Deadline to get information into the November 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

31 (Thu): Minicon 32, Arcana '97, and Diversicon 5 rates all go up tomorrow (convention info here).

Upcoming in NOV: MinnSTF 2nd & 16th; SF MN 2nd; Minneapa 2nd; Minicon mtg 3rd; MIFWA 9th; Einbl 26th

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 Berlin; Lee Reynolds; Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman

Change of Address

CoA: Ryan Alexander / 3807 Nicollet Avenue -- Apt. 3 / Minneapolis MN 55409; phone 823-7086

Reed and J.J. Waller / 309 West Division Street / New Richland MN 56072; (507) 465-3736 (and congratulations also on their August 29th wedding...)

Publishing News

LOCAL PUBLISHER: novel: Lloyd Hornbostel, ACT OF GOD, trade paperback from Galde Press

anthology: Steven R. Smith (ed.), FOLKLORE, FABLE & FANTASY, trade pb from Galde (Galde Press / PO Box 460 / Lakeville MN 55044)

COLLECTION: Clifford D. Simak, OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, limited ed. hc from Tachyon

STORY: Carolyn Ives Gilman, "Candle in a Bottle," MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SF, Oct/Nov 1996 issue


POETRY: Terry A. Garey, "Spotting UFOs While Canning Tomatoes," in SERVE IT FORTH: COOKING WITH ANNE MCCAFFERY, ed. Anne McCaffrey & John Gregory Betancourt (Warner tp & SFBC hc)

RECIPE: Lois McMaster Bujold, "Sherried Walnut Cake," in SERVE IT FORTH

WORLD FANTASY AWARD NOMINATIONS: include Fedogan and Bremer as "Special Award - Non-Professional" and their publication DEATH STALKS THE NIGHT by Hugh B. Cave as "Best Collection"


CONVENTIONS: LOCAL AND/OR WITH LOCALS AS GUESTS (check LOCUS or call me for more details):

Arcana (Oct. 4-6). GoH: David J. Skal; Fedogan & Bremer, Richard A. Lupoff. Holiday Inn Express, (St. Paul). $30 at door. FFI: 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. $25 at the door. FFI: Box 483 / Chesterfield MO 63006 or (314) 326-3026.

ValleyCon 21 (Oct. 4-6). GoH: Steven Brust, Mark Foote. Fargo. $15 at the door. FFI: 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. $30 at door. FFI: 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 1 Oct; then $32 at the door. FFI: ReinCONation / PO Box 8583 / Mpls MN 55408; or check Website at: http://www.ddb.com/mnstf/reinconation/

World Fantasy Con (Oct. 31-Nov. 3). GoH: Katharine Kurtz, Joe R. Lansdale, Ron Walotsky, Brian Lumley. Schaumburg IL. $100. FFI: 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, Randy Asplund-Faith, Christian Ready, Tom and Tara Barber, Barry B. Longyear. $25 to 1 Oct; then $35 at door. FFI: PO Box 184 / Palatine IL 60078-0184; or (708) 383-6948; or e-mail to: ramchip@xnet.com

Boskone 34 (Feb. 14-16, 1997). GoH: John M. Ford, Ron Walotsky. $34 to 19 Jan. to: Boskone 34 / 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 adult / $12 child to 31 Oct.; then $30 / $12 to 14 Feb. FFI: Minicon 32 / 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 . Hotel info at: hotel@minicon32.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. Special Guest: Pam Keesey. Radisson South (Bloomington). $20 adult/$15 child to 31 Oct.; then $25/$20 to 4 July 1997; then $35/$30. FFI: Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408-8036; or phone to (612) 825-9353; or e-mail to: 75257.2607@compuserve.com

Arcana 1997 (Sept. 26-28, 1997). GoH: Neil Gaiman. $15 to 31 Oct; then $20. (Address above.)


Reading period for next issue of TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED is Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 1997.

ReinCONation has a new PO Box, and it, Minicon, and Einblatt archives have new Web addresses (all listed on next page) -- though in all cases the old info will still work for now.

For the record, the 22 Sept. Rivendell meeting/party was at Andy Terwilliger's.

Volunteers to host MinnSTF meetings are encouraged to contact the MinnSTF President (currently Don Bailey at 825-6549). Attendees are encouraged to bring food or drink to share...

For the record, folks are reminded that Einblatt generally appears on three Usenet groups (and has since November 1994) and has been archived on the Web since July 1995. Approximately 375 paper copies are mailed each month (and about a hundred extra one month each year in the annual Directory mailing, usually in November). We don't charge for subscriptions or require Minnesota residency (about 60-80 issues typically go to folks outside the state), though we do appreciate being told if you are no longer interested in receiving Einblatt in the mail, and in getting COA information promptly...ideally in duplicate both to me and to the MinnSTF VP for Data Processing / Keeper of the List, currently Barry Watson.

Ongoing Information

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.ddb.com/mnstf/minicon/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

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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, October 29, 1996.
David Dyer-Bennet <ddb@ddb.com>
Last modified: Fri Nov 22 18:35:13 1996