August 2003


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings – Sept 6, location TBA; Sept 20, Doug Wickstrom’s

Minicon Meeting, Sept 14


2: Charles Anderson, M. Renata Fossett; 3: Curtis Hoffmann, Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 5: Beth Colsher, Gerry Wassenaar; 6: Curtis Gibson, Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 8: Ginger Emgott; 9: Bob Berlien, Karen Schaffer, Kevin Stahl; 10: Deb Schouten; 11: Nate Bucklin; 12: Margaret Eastman; 13: Lori Schaefer; 15: Caryl Eschweiler; 16: Nancy Klock, Joyce Maetta Odum, Tony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judie Cilcain; 19: Sally Morem; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns; 31: Jacque Marshall


The Minn-StF Board is researching cost-saving measures and fund-raising alternatives. Please present your ideas and suggestions to any board member (or e-mail them to board@mnstf.org).

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman won two of the 2003 LOCUS awards--Coraline in the Young Adult Novel class, and "October in the Chair" in the Short Story class.

Local (St. Paul) publisher Velocity Press has published Rabid Transit: A Mischief Of Rats, a "Ratbastards" writers' group anthology

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #8 on the July LOCUS pb best seller list

Neil Gaiman's "Something About Collaborating with Artists" appears in the July LOCUS

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Aug 8-10: Diversicon 11, Bloomington MN. GOHs: Melissa Scott, Martha A. Hood. http://www.diversicon.org

Aug 28 - Sept 1: Torcon 3 (The 61st World Science Fiction Convention), , Toronto Ontario. GOHs: George R.R. Martin, Frank Kelly Freas, Mike Glyer, Spider Robinson. http://www.torcon3.on.ca

Aug 29 - Sept 1: Slotcon, Site: TBA. a Slovotsky's Laws (Unofficial Joel Rosenberg fan site) "Convention"/"Shindig"/"Get Together"

Sep 19-21: Midwest Construction 2, Ann Arbor, MI. http://www.midfan.org/mwc

Sep 26-28: Arcana 33, St Paul, MN. GOH: Gahan Wilson. Holiday Inn Express, Bandana Square. FFI: 612-721-5959, http://www.theoldtimes.com/arcana

Oct. 17-19: CONsume/Relaxacon 2003, Ramada Inn NW. $30 until Oct. 1st. $40 ATD. $15 for kids 11 thru 16. Free if younger. $5 Supporting till Oct. 1st. Converting $25. One Day $20. $69 per room. 763-566-8855 for reservations. Honored Guests: the LESSINGER Clan--family & friends, Margie Lessinger, matriarch. FFI: http://relaxacon.tripod.com, relaxacon@hotmail.com, Rick @ 651-483-6290

Apr 9-11, 2004. Minicon 39. GoHs: Walter Jon Williams, Sharyn November, Deb Geisler. $35 to 10/31, $45 to 3/8, $70 ATD. Child $15, Supporting $15. FFI: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/minicon39/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin, Laura Jean Fish, Dean Gahlon, Scott Raun, and Larry Sanderson. Email board@mnstf.org – which also includes Polly Peterson, the Recording Secretary. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meetings are typically the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

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

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: 11:59PM August 29th, 2003 sharp!