Einblatt! March 2004


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Apr 3 & 17. Minicon Work Party: Apr 4


2: Linda Paul; 3: Peter Toluzzi, Keith Rockhold; 5: Phillip C. Jennings; 8: Joella Bonser, Steve Cox; 9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek, Kate Worley; 18: Bruce Krafft; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 24: Ken Hardwick, Pat Beckfield; 26: Jason Hollister; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder


The Minn-StF Board is in search of a new Speaker to Insurance - Kaye is resigning, the new Board will have to find a replacement. Volunteers?

The Minn-StF Archives need a new home, and we need a new Archivist. Either three or four four-drawer file cabinets need a new home by April. Volunteers?

Laura Jean and Larry Sanderson will be co-chairing Minicon 40.

Publishing News

Nebula finalists on 2003 ballot include Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold (Best Novel), Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Best Novella), and two stories by Eleanor Arnason: "The Potter of Bones" (Best Novella) and "Knapsack Poems" (Best Short Story)

Lois McMaster Bujold, "Winterfair Gifts," in Irresistible Forces, ed. Catherine Asaro (ROC tp, 2004)

David Prill's "The Last Horror Show" (from Dating Secrets of the Dead) is a nominee for 2004 International Horror Guild Award in "Medium Fiction" category. Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Endless Nights and The Wolves In The Wall are both nominated in Illustrated Narrative category.

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Mar 5-7, Congenial (relaxacon), Racine, WI. http://www.congenial.org/

Mar 5-7, MarsCon 2004, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: John M. Ford, Dr. Demento, Richard Biggs, Davina, David E Romm, the Great Luke Ski. Adult $42, Child $15 to 1/31; Adult $55, Child $25 ATD. Supporting $20. FFI: http://www.marscon.org

April 2-4, OdysseyCon IV, Madison, WI. GOHs: Joe Haldeman, David Weber, Eric Larson. www.oddcon.org

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/

April 30-May 2, DemiCon XV, Des Moines, IA. GOHs: Emma Bull & Will Shetterly, Frank Kelly Freas, Rusty Hevelin, Tadao Tomomatsu. http://www.demicon.org

Jul 30-Aug 2, Mythcon 35, Ann Arbor, MI. University of Michigan. GoHs: Neil Gaiman, Charles A. Huttar. FFI: www.mythsoc.org

Aug 13-15, Diversicon 12, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: S.P. Somtow, Mark Rich. Adult $30, Child $25 to 7/4; Adult $40, Child $35 ATD. www.diversicon.org

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 4th 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 March 25th, 2003 sharp!