June 2001


Advance Warning

Minn-StF: July 21. (The regularly scheduled meeting that would have been July 7 was moved to June 20, to avoid conflicting with Convergence.)


4: Timothy Julin, Jeri Pope; 5: Erik Elmshauser; 6: Jeff Peasley; 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Brian Leslie, Sybil Smith; 14: Patricia Ward; 16: David Stever, Roscoe Bendtsen; 19: Lori Chu; 20: Val Lies; 23: Donna Lang; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 29: Monica Jennie; 30: Erin Lorenz


CoA: Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, 4323 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410, 612-929-2150

John Purcell has been teaching at Iowa State University, where he earned a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language, for the past three years, and will soon (two months from now) be assuming a new position as Lecturer at the English Language Institute at Texas A&M University.

Publishing News

The Wrong World by Margaret Howes (FTL Publications) was a finalist in the science fiction and fantasy category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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June 21-24, Midwestcon 52. Cincinnati, OH. http://www.cfg.org/midwestcon/

July 5-8, Westercon 54. Portland, OR. GOHs: Tim Powers, Mike Glyer, Frank Lurz, http://www.osfci.org/w2001

July 6-8, CONvergence 2001. Radisson South, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Harry Knowles, Michael Sheard, Crist Balas, Jay "Father Geek" Knowles. Adults $35 through May 15, $50 at the door, children $15. FFI: http://www.convergence-con.org/

July 13-15, readercon 13. Burlington, MA. GOHs: Michael Swanwick, David G. Hartwell. http://www.readercon.org

July 13-15, InConJunction. Indianapolis, IN. GOHs: Joel Rosenberg, Stephen Hickman, Catherine Asaro, Xavier, Steve Jackson. http://www.inconjunction.org

Oct 19-21, CONsume/Relaxacon 2001. Ramada Inn Northwest, Brooklyn Park, MN. I-94/I-694 and County Rd 81. $25 until July 31st. $30 until Oct. 1st. $35 at the con. Children 0-10 free, 11-16 $15. Supporting membership $5 convertible to attending $20. One day memberships $20. Half day/night memberships $15. $5 rebate for bringing a home-made dish for the consuite. Rooms are $69 per night (plus tax). Call the hotel (763)-566-8855 for reservations. Room block held until Oct. There are about 20 rooms left in the convention area, the Executive Courtyard. Posthumous GoH: Gordy Dickson. We will hold a remembrance of Gordy and ask anyone who has any memoribilia to bring it along. For more info write relaxacon2001@hotmail.com, visit http://relaxacon.tripod.com, or call 612-825-8010. Checks payable to Rick Gellman, 3700 1st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55409-1318.

Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2002. World Fantasy Convention 2002, Minneapolis, MN. GoH’s: Dennis Etchison, Jonathan Carroll, Kathe Koja. Stephen Jones, Dave McKean. Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. Memberships $100 through 11/4/2001, more thereafter. FFI: wfc@dreamhavenbooks.com

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn, Scott Raun, Larry Sanderson, and Martin Schafer. Board meetings are usually the second Friday of the month at 7:30PM. Email board@mnstf.org. 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/. Minicon web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/.

Gamesday Players: Board & card gaming almost every Friday evening. FFI: Richard Tatge at 612-827-3228.

Filk Circle: open to all who like to participate in music with f/sf lyrics. 4th Saturday at 5pm: 3236 Cedar Ave South; FFI: 612-721-6076. Cats.

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

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