Einblatt! December 2003


Advance Warning

Minn-StF, Jan 17. Minicon Meeting, Jan 18.


2: Martin McClure, Rose Ellen Kuhfeld; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Marti Bancroft, Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 5: Tom Grewe; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Reen Brust, Ken Fletcher, Ruth Odren, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Garth Danielson, Scott Raun, Angie Zuber; 22: Jane Strauss; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Baker


CoEA: Claudette Hegel, chegel@comcast.net

The Minn-StF Hotline has been discontinued. Talk to any board member for further details.

TV Bookshelf - an SF TV program on the Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Edina, and Richfield Cable systems - runs Mon, 6:30PM; Wed, 5:30PM; Sun, 9PM. It includes discussion and readings.

Publishing News

Local Publisher: The Light of Eidon by Karen Hancock, tp novel from Bethany House

Neil Gaiman's "Nicholas Was" reprinted in A Yuletide Universe ed. Brian Thomsen (Aspect/Warner tp)

pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue


Dec 5-7, SMOFcon 21, Rosemont, IL. www.midfan.org/Smofcon.html

January 23-25: Supercon XI, Austin, Minnesota. Best little relaxacon in southeastern Minnesota. $35 until December 31, 2003. FFI: http://supercon.info/

Jan 23-25, Confusion XXX, Troy, MI. GOHs: Bruce Sterling, Julie Bell, Geri Sullivan, Ron Westrum, Robert J. Sawyer. FFI: http://www.stilyagi.org/cons/2004

Jan 29-Feb 1, Capricon XXIV, Arlington Heights, IL. GOHs: Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Kimberly Reck, Bryan Palaszewski. FFI: http://www.capricon.org

Feb 13-15, Boskone 41, Boston, MA. GOHs: Stephen Baxter, Richard Hescox, Betsy Mitchell, Brenda & Bill Sutton. FFI: http://www.nesfa.org/boskone

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 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 December 25th, 2003 sharp!