Einblatt December 1996

SPECIAL "Yule Brimmer" December 1996 Issue of EINBLATT

December Events

NOV 29/30 (F/S): Garage sale at Nancy/Martin McClure's / 250 S. Milton (St. Paul). 9-12 Friday; 10-2 Saturday. FFI: 227-1704.

30 (Sat): StippleApa 139 collation. 2 pm, at Cat Whisker Ranch / 1735 Rome Avenue S. (St. Paul). Copy count 25. FFI: Judy Ann Cargo Cilcain at 699-7676. DEC 1 (Sun): Minicon 32 open meeting. 2 pm, at Radisson South. FFI: Cat at 729-1473; Tom at 798-5011; voice mail at 333-7533; or e-mail to: request@minicon32.mnstf.org

5 (Thu): Umberto Eco reads at 7 pm at Central Presbyterian Church / 500 Cedar Street (St. Paul); sponsored by Hungry Mind Bookstore. Free (but reservations maybe required?). FFI: 699-0587.

7 (Sat): Rivendell Society meeting. 1:30 pm on, at 353 Coffman Memorial Union (east bank Mpls campus of U of MN). The annual "Readings from Rivendell" presentation. FFI: Dave at 292-8887.

7 (Sat): MinnSTF meeting. 2:30 pm on, at home of Jerry Corwin & Julie Johnson / 3040 Grand Ave. S. (Mpls). "No smoking; many cats; definitely not childproof." This is also the Jerry Corwin Approximate Birthday Party. FFI: 824-7800.

7 (Sat): Minneapa 332 collation. 3 pm, at the meeting. Copy count 25. FFI: Dean at 827-1775.

8 (Sun): Second Foundation meeting. 2 pm on, at home of Eric M. Heideman / 3142 Lyndale Ave. S. Apt. C (Mpls). The annual "Members Read Stories (Out Loud) By Someone Other Than Themselves" presentation. FFI: Eric at 825-9353.

8 (Sun): Gaylaxians meet from 4 to 6 pm at home of Kathy Fidles / 3416 19th Avenue S. (Mpls). Bring Your Own Food. Topic: further planning for newsletter/possible hosting of national event. FFI: Penny at 729-9015.

12 (Thu): MinnSTF 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. 13/15 (F/S/S): Another Fine Duck Soup Studio Show (and sale): art, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, and gemstones by Giovanna Fregni, Michael Huyck, Mary O'Rourke and Sam Zordich. 11 am-7 pm all three days at Duck Soup Studio / 2402 University Ave. - Suite 504 (St. Paul). FFI: 646-6518.

14 (Sat): WorldBuilding Society meets at 1 pm at Boomer's Saloon and Deli / 312 Central Avenue SE (Mpls). "Look for the people with the books." Topic: How to Write Yourself Out of a Corner. FFI: Dan Goodman at 871-5461, or e-mail to: dsgood@visi.com

15 (Sun): Ladies' Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society meets at 2 pm at home of Laura Krentz and Dean Gahlon / 3553 Pleasant Avenue S. (Mpls). "No children, please." FFI: 827-1775.

16 (Mon): Filksing. 7 pm on, at 1284 Marion St. (St. Paul). Nonsmoking, perfume-free household with kids and dogs. Call to verify: 489-4966, or: Michelle_Bottorff@compsoup.com

21 (Sat): MinnSTF meeting. 2:30 pm on, at home of Dean Gahlon and Laura Krentz / 3553 Pleasant Avenue S. (Mpls). "Many cats; player piano; no smoking in house; not childproof." This is also their annual Approximate Birthdays Party (I presume...). FFI: 827-1775.

26 (Thu): Deadline to get information into Jan. EINBLATT is 10 am today. (Please note: 10 am, not the usual 7 pm, and last Thursday of month instead of usual last Tuesday. There's this thing called "Christmas" in the way of the usual deadline...). Information sent through the 13th can go to my e-mail address at: d-lien@tc.umn.edu ; anything later than that, including the dreaded "last minute" information, should go to my home (phone 824-5157) as I will be on vacation and away from my e-mail access at work. Once again, that's 10 in the morning on Boxing Day...

31 (Tue): New Year's Eve party at the Courts of Chaos / 2609 3rd Ave. S. (Mpls). Details nextish.

JAN 1 (Wed): Hair of the Dog Party. 2 pm on, at home of Larry Sanderson / 519 West 27th Street (Mpls). FFI: Larry at 872-8468, or e-mail to: Larry_ Sanderson@msn.com

JAN jostlings: 4 & 18: MinnSTF; 11 Arcana cmt; 12 DCon cmt; 19 Minicon cmt; 28 Einblatt deadline

Change of Address

Ed Eastman / 722 NE 36 1/2 Ave. / Minneapolis MN 55418 // 781-3682

Laurel Krahn / 2240 S. Plymouth Rd - #309 / Minnetonka MN 55305 // 544-2778 // laurel@pobox.com

Sybil Smith / 3616 10th Avenue S. / Minneapolis MN 55407 // 823-6203 ((as of December 1st))

December Birthdays

2: Martin McClure; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Marti Bancroft, Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman; 5: Tom Grewe; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Reen Brust; Ken Fletcher; Ruth Odren; David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Garth Danielson; Scott Raun; 22: Jane Strauss; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum; Erik Baker

Humble Groveling Dept

Last month's EINBLATT went out a day late and contained at least three goofs: Judy Cilcain's phone number (it's 699-7676); the *time* of the SF MN Video Party -- which I forgot to list at all; and the note re the deadline for the November EINBLATT, which should have said the December EINBLATT. Brain cells continue to die, for which my apologies... duh .... Next issue should include the new MinnSTF DIRECTORY: is *your* address/phone etc. up to date?

For the record: last month's Rivendell meeting, scheduled for 9 November, was cancelled.

Publishing News

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

Patricia Wrede is teaching a class in writing sf and fantasy for Open University.

Interviews with Faith Sullivan, MN-based author whose work includes at least one fantasy novel (MRS. DEMMING AND THE MYTHICAL BEAST; 1985) appeared in 16 Oct STAR TRIBUNE and Oct 96 MN MONTHLY

Garth Danielson and his "Dead Smurf" art was the subject of a 31 October MINNESOTA DAILY story.

NOVEL: "Margaret Frazer" (Mary Monica Pulver and Gail Bacon), THE MURDERER'S TALE, Berkley pb

STORY: Steven R. Brust, "Drift," in SPACE OPERA, ed. McCaffery & Scarborough, DAW pb anthology Phillip C. Jennings, "The Runaways," in Feb. 1997 ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION magazine

POEM: Ruth Berman, "Star-Spears," sold to ANALOG

MISC: Photos and quotes in FACES OF FANTASY ed. Patti Perret (Tor tp) include such from Steven Brust, Emma Bull, Kara Dalkey, Pamela Dean, Gordon R. Dickson, John M. Ford, P.C. Hodgell, Joel Rosenberg, Will Shetterly, Caroline Stevermer, and Patricia C. Wrede.

Sympathies to Polly Peterson on the 21 November death of her mother, Fanny Peterson, at age 79


Local and/or with locals as guests (check LOCUS or call me for more details)

Supercon 4 (Jan. 24-26). Rochester MN. $25 to: Box 14355 / Dinkytown Station / Minneapolis MN 55414. FFI: Charles Piehl at 871-0557; or e-mail to: underhill@spacestar.net

Boskone 34 (Feb. 14-16). GoH: John M. Ford, Ron Walotsky. $34 to 19 Jan. to: Boskone 34 / Box 809 / Framingham MA 01701-0203.

Minicon 32 (March 28-30). GoH: C.J. Cherryh, Tom Lopez, Tom Doherty, Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Algis Budrys, Michael Swanwick, possible others TBA. Radisson South, Sofitel, and Holiday Inn (Bloomington). $30 adult / $12 child 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 from: hotel@minicon32.mnstf.org . See also Web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon32 (and see also: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon33 )

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: converge1@aol.com

WisCon 21 (May 23-26). GoH: Melissa Scott. $30 adult / $20 child to 1 March to: PO Box 1624 / Madison WI 53701-1624. FFI: (608) 233-8850 or www.sf3.org/wiscon/

Diversicon 5 (July 25-27). GoH: Tanya Huff plus (posthumous) Mary Shelley & 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: 75257.2607@compuserve.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.

Archon 21 (Oct. 3-5). GoH include Lois McMaster Bujold. Collinsville IL. FFI (314) 326-3026.

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.mnstf.org/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).

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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 10 am SHARP on Thursday, December 26, 1996 (NOTE *THU*).
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