January 2003


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Feb 1 & 15.

Minicon Meetings: Feb 2 & 16.


2: Don Blyly, Ann Neset, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 6: Thomas Juntunen; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 23: Rachel Bendtsen; 24: Keith Hauer-Lowe; John Houghton, Katie Jennie; 26: John Slade; 30: Linda Lounsbury


CoA: David Cargo, remove work phone: 952-548-9218 & work e-mail: dcargo@marix.com.

Uncle Hugo’s has a new web-site – see www.unclehugo.com/prod/

Jerry Stearns was prominently mentioned (and had two photographs of him) in a front page article in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press Express section Tuesday, Dec. 17th. The article was about his radio show and his audio drama productions, plus similar projects at other radio stations.

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman wrote the introduction to Mark Chadbourn's The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke (UK hc from PS Publishing)

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Jan 24-26, ConFusion and Her Friends, Warren, MI. GOHs: Melissa Scott, Alan Clark, Dr. Jack Cohen, Roberta Kennedy, Patrick O'Leary. www.stilyagi.org/cons/confusion.html

Jan 24-26, SuperCon X , Rochester, MN. http://come.to/supercon

Feb 6-9, Capricon XXIII , Arlington Heights, IL. GOHs: Tim Powers, Amy K. Brown, Bill Roper. http://www.capricon.org

Feb 14-16, Boskone 40, Boston, MA. GOHs: David Brin, Jam Burns, Charles N. Brown, Clam Chowder. http://www.boskone.org

Feb 14-16, Gamicon Mu (gaming con), Cedar Rapids, IA. GOH: Jolly Blackburn. www.mindbridge.org/gamicon

Feb28-Mar 2, 2003. Marscon 2003, Holiday Inn Select, Bloomington, MN. GoH’s: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Julie Caitlin Brown, Lev Mailer, John Garner, David Mendez, & The Nick Atoms. $40 to 1/31/03, $50 ATD, Supporting $15 to 1/31/03, Converting $25, Child $15 to 1/31/03, $25 ATD. FFI: www.marscon.org

Mar 7-9, 2003. Congenial 13 (relaxicon), Racine, WI. Guests: Fred A Levy Haskell (confirmed), Steven Brust (possible), The Gunderson Corporation SF Comedy Troupe. http://www.congenial.org

Apr 18-20, 2003. Minicon 38, Mpls. GoHs: Robert J. Sawyer & Carolyn Clink, Sue Mason, Steve Macdonald. $30 early bird (see your local con for Minn-StF/Minicon party for this rate through 10/31, $35 through 10/31, $45 through 3/17, $70 ATD. $15 Supporting, Child: $15 through 3/17, $30 ATD. FFI: www.mnstf.org/minicon/minicon38/

July 4-6, 2003: CONvergence 2003: Time Flies, Radisson Hotel South, Bloomington, MN. $30 through 12/31, $40 through 5/15, $55 ATD. Children 6-12, $15 through 5/15, $20 ATD. Supporting $20 through 5/15, converting $20. FFI: www.convergence-con.org

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Laura Jean Fish, Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn, Scott Raun, and Larry Sanderson. 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.

Artists and Writers: Get your art and thoughts in print in Stipple-Apa, small-and-cozy general-interest publication. FFI: Jeanne Mealy 651-771-7226

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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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