Einblatt! December 1998


Sat, Dec 5, 1:30PM. Rivendell, Coffman Union. Annual Readings From Rivendell. (Members reading from their work.) FFI: Rivendell Group web-page: http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/RIVENDELL.html

Sat, Dec 5, 2PM - Minn-StF Meeting at Nate Bucklin's, Steve Brust's & Liz Cooper's. 3248 Portland Ave S, Mpls. FFI Nate: 612-827-7121. Smoking allowed. Parrots.

Sat, Dec 5 - Minneapa 356 collation at the Minn-StF Meeting

Sun, Dec 6. 2PM, Second Foundation meeting. David Christenson's, 3728 Longfellow Ave. S, Minneapolis. Topic: people read favorite SF stories out loud by persons other than themselves. FFI: David, 722-9764, or Eric M. Heideman, 825-9353.

Sun, Dec 13. 2PM, Diversicon meeting. Sybil Smith's, 3616 10th Ave. S, Minneapolis. FFI: Sybil, 823-6203, or Sybil, 825-9353.

Tues, Dec 15, 6:30-8:00PM. Speculations Readings Series, cosponsored by SF Minnesota & S.A.S.E.-The Write Place. DreamHaven Books, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis. Featured Reader: Pam Keesey. FFI: Eric, 612-825-9353, or Greg Johnson, 612-872-6926.

Fri, Dec 18, 6:30PM. Minn-StF Board Meeting, Eastern Chinese Buffet, 65xx Nicollet Ave. S.

Sat, Dec 19, 1PM. Worldbuilding Society. Topic: "How to develop super-intelligent characters." Fowl Play, 1301 Fourth St. SE, MPLS MN USA. FFI: dsgood@visi.com , Dan Goodman at 612-871-5461.

Sat, Dec 19, 1PM. Minicon 34 meeting. DreamHaven Books. 912 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis. FFI: Geri Sullivan 612-825-3558

Sat, Dec 19, 2PM. Minn-StF Meeting hosted by Dean Gahlon, Laura Krentz and Scott Raun, at Scott Raun's, 3928 11th Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: Scott 612-822-0451. Smoking on the front porch, dogs

Thurs, Dec. 24, Einblatt! deadline midnight.

Sun, Dec 27, 2PM. The Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society will meet at the home of Laura Krentz, 3553 Pleasant Ave. S., Mpls. Please call her at 827-1775 if you are planning to attend.

Sun Dec 27, 6PM. Monthly Filk Circle is open to all filkers. Songs from and about fantasy, sf and related media. 3236 Cedar Avenue South. FFI: Laramie 612-721-6076.

Thurs, Dec 31, 6PM. Minn-StF New Year's Eve Party, Courts of Chaos, 2609 3rd Ave S, Mpls, FFI: 612-872-9793. Limited smoking, pets. (replaces Jan 2 Minn-StF Meeting)

Sat, Jan 2. Minn-StF Meeting re-scheduled, see Dec 31.

Sat, Jan 2, 11:30AM - 5:30PM. Minicon 34 PR #3 mailing party. DreamHaven Books. 912 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis. FFI: Geri Sullivan 612-825-3558.

Advance Warning

Sat, Jan 16 - Minn-StF and Minicon Meetings

Publishing News

Gordon R. Dickson's story "The Man in the Mailbag" was reprinted in THE GOOD OLD STUFF, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin's hc).

Lois McMaster Bujold's KOMARR is #9 hardcover on the Amazon.com bestseller list for the month reported in November LOCUS.

"Strange Harvest" by Donald Wandrei is reprinted in DANGEROUS VEGETABLES, a 1998 Baen pb edited (nominally) by the late Keith Laumer.

Fedogan & Bremer won a World Fantasy Award: Special Award, Non-professional, for book publishing

Twin Cities author Lars Walker has signed a three-book contract with Baen Books, publisher of his previous novel, ERLING'S WORD. His next book, WOLF TIME, scheduled for release in June, 1999. Walker is working on a sequel to ERLING'S WORD at this time.

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Jan 22-24: VINTAGE CONFUSION Van Dyke Park Suite, Warren MI. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. AGoH: Doug Chaffee. Sci. GoH: Carl Djerassi. FGoH: Nancy Tucker Shaw. TM: Howard DeVore. Memb: $25 to 12/1/98, $30 at door; supp. $5. Info: Con-Fusion, Box 8284, Ann Arbor MI 48107; e-mail: confusion@stilyagi.org ; website: http://www.stilyagi.org/cons/confusion.html

Feb 26-28: MarsCon at the Radisson South Hotel. New convention.

Apr 2-4: Minicon 34 at the Minneapolis Hilton and Towers in downtown Minneapolis. Registrations $40 through 2/14/99; $70 at-the-door. FFI: PO Box 8297 Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408, www.mnstf.org/minicon, request@minicon34.mnstf.org .

Apr 9-11: I-CON 18 Stony Brook, NY. GoHs: Harlan Ellison, Lois McMaster Bujold, James P. Hogan, Michael A. Stackpole, Tim Powers, Liz Danforth. Memb: $22 to 1/15/99, $26 to 3/15/99, $32 at door. Info: I-CON, Box 550, Stony Brook NY 11790-0550; voice mail: 516-632-6045; fax: 516-632-6355; e-mail: info@iconsf.org ; website: www.iconsf.org

May 7-9: X-CON 17 Olympia Resort & Spa, Oconomowoc WI; rms $81. Memb: $25 to 4/1/99, $40 at door. Info: X-Con Ltd., Box 334, S. Milwaukee WI 53172-0334; e-mail: xconlimitd@aol.com

May 21-23: KEYCON 16 Winnipeg MB, Canada. GoH: David Drake. AGoH: Denis Beauvais. FGoH: Al Jastrom. Memb: $30 to 12/31/98, $40 to 4/30/99, $50 at door. Info: (website) http://www.icenter.net/~stornel/keycon/Keycon.htm

May 28-31: WISCON 23 Madison WI. GoH: Mary Doria Russell. Info: WisCon, c/o SF3, Box 1624, Madison WI 53701; 608-233-8850; e-mail: wiscon.concom@lists.best.com ; website: www.sf3.org/wiscon

July 2-4: CONvergence, Minneapolis MN. New convention. FFI: 996-9224, converge99@aol.com , http://www.convergence-con.org/.

July 30-Aug. 2: Mythcon XXX(30)--combined with Bree Moot 4, Milwaukee, WI. $35 till 9/15/98. FFI: David Lenander or Jo Ann Johnson ( 651) 292-8887, 293 Selby Ave. St. Paul 55102-1811. d-lena@tc.umn.edu . Several Mpls/StP folks working on concom. http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/BreeMoot.html.

Aug 6-8: Diversicon 7, Holiday Inn Express, 1010 Bandana Blvd., St. Paul. $27 Adult, $22 Child through July 4, 1999. FFI: diversicon@scc.net Eric, 825-9353.

Oct. 22-24: Arcana 29. Guest of Honor: Ramsey Campbell. $20 to Labor Day 1999, $30 At the Door. Arcana, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408; 612-825-9353.

Nov 4-7:World Fantasy Convention 1999/Voyages Rhode Island Convention Ctr., Providence RI. Memb: $85 to 11/30/98, then more (limit 850); $35 supp.; payment to MCFI. Info: World Fantasy Convention, Box 1010, Framingham MA 01701; fax (617) 776-3243; e-mail: wfc@mcfi.org ; website: http://world.std.com/~sbarsky/wfc99.html

Nov 26-28: CONCAT 11 Radisson, Knoxville TN; rms $59. Memb: TBA. Info: ConCat 11, 316 E. Scott Ave., Knoxville TN 37917; (423) 637-6564; e-mail: chloiea@mailexcite.com


2: Martin McClure, Rose Ellen Kuhfeld; 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


The Minn-StF Board is trying to find a new Rune Editor. Please contact any board member for more details.

Older hard-of-seeing fan from South Mpls is looking for immediate and periodic help clipping her cat's claws. If anyone is willing to help, please call Polly at 522-7178 to

get the details.

Polly Peterson has a lowest-rates-possible membership to AussieCon available. Call her at 522-7178 if you are interested. Buy early, nominate for Hugos!

Editor's note

Einblatt has a new editor.

My general deadline will be midnight on the Thursday nine days before the first Minn-StF Saturday of the month, with the intent being to get the Einblatt out Monday or Tuesday before Minn-StF Saturday. Items occurring before the first Minn-StF meeting of the month should be submitted to me to be included in the previous month's Einblatt. I'll print them in both, but no one should count on the Einblatt arriving in time for people to learn about their function on the second of the month.

I will look at late December 1998 and see how the fact that the Minn-StF meeting is 31 December impacts my deadline - I'd like to get the January Einblatt in people's hands in time to be a reminder about New Year's Eve.

Expansion policy: Minn-StF meetings will be automatically expanded to street address and phone number as they are printed in the most recent directory! If different information should be used, it must be included. (OK, if I happen to know that the directory data is obsolete, I'll use what I know to be current. But that's my policy - if I don't know it's different, whoever better make certain I know what it should be!) Upon request, other items will be expanded using the same data - i.e., "Gamesday Players, Dreampark, Friday, 11 December, 7PM, expand per Minn-StF directory". I will try to remember expansion requests for future use, but would strongly encourage people to remind me!

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Margo Bratton, Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. Email board@mnstf.org . Subject to verification at the previous meeting, the board meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at Courts of Chaos, Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month.

Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: 612-824-5559; web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/mnstf/. Minicon web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/.

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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news and conventions).

Einblatt is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local SF community. E-mail same to einblatt@mnstf.org , or send to Scott Raun, 3928 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407; or call him at 612-822-0451. Email submissions most preferred, no phone calls after 10pm. // Next Einblatt! Deadline: midnight Thurs, Dec 24, 1998 sharp!