Einblatt! July 2004


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Picnic: Aug 7, Minn-StF Meeting: Aug 21


1: Corwin Brust; 2: Neeters Hollister; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey, Kris Spiesz; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Doug Friauf, Tesla Aldrich; 10: Judy Rosenberg; 14: Lalee Kerr; 15: Kay Roberts; 16: Chuck Holst; 17: Floyd Henderson, Christina Scholl; 18: Eleanor Fregni; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Mike Bakula, Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson; 28: John Johnson.


Anyone interested in helping with the Minn-StF Picnic on August 7th, please contact Kevin Austin, kaustin@tiny.net, 612-822-0205.

Ruth Berman (2809 Drew S, Mpls 55416) is selling some old fanzines (general sf & media). Send sase for list or email berma005@tc.umn.edu

CoEA: Jeff Schalles, jeff@savagerockphotos.com

TV Bookshelf will resume airing in the SW cable area (Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield), starting Monday, June 28. Programming in this area is on channel 15: Mondays 6:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:30 pm, Sundays 9 pm. The next 3 segments are as follows: Week of June 28: Peg Kerr; Week of July 5: Lois McMaster Bujold (no programming July 5); Week of July 12: Kathryn Sullivan. TV Bookshelf continues to run on SPNN Thursdays at 8 pm and MTN channel 17 Thursdays 6:30 pm. The above segments will air on SPNN and MTN at later dates.FFI: http://www.tvbookshelf.ws

Publishing News

Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here is a finalist for the 2003 Prometheus Awards (from the Libertarian Futurist Society) in the Hall of Fame category

Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Endless Nights won the Bram Stoker Award in the "Illustrated Narrative" category

Neil Gaiman, The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish and The Wolves In The Walls are both being reprinted in the UK by Bloomsbury in October; the former in hc and the latter in tp; the former is also being reprinted in hc by Harcourt in the US in September

Naomi Krizer, Freedom's Gate, novel (Bantam Spectra pb, July)

Susan Sizemore, I Thirst For You, novel (Pocket Star hc, June; SFBC hc reprint, July)

Local Publishers (all tp): Bethany House, The Assignment by Mark Andrew Olsen (July) and four from Llewelyn: White Is For Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz (May), L.O.S.T. by Debbie Federici (September) and two by Linda Joy Singleton, Oh No! Ufo! (August) and Don't Die, Dragonfly (September)

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


July 2-5, ConKopelli (the 57th Westercon), Litchfield Park, AZ. GOHs: C.J. Cherryh, David Cherry, Diana Gabaldon, Heather Alexander, John Hertz. http://www.conkopelli.org

July 2-4, Convergence 2004, Bloomington, MN. GOHs: Larry Niven, David Gerrold, Denise Garner, Vincent Truitner. http://www.convergence-con.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

Oct. 15-17, Consume/Relaxacon 2004, Comfort Inn, Plymouth, MN, GOHs: GODZILLA (celebrating his 50th birthday) & Eric M. Heideman. $25 to 7/15, $30 to 10/5, $40 ATD, 11-16 $15, Supporting $5. Food, music, fun & more. FFI: relaxacon@visi.com; http://www.relaxacon.tripod.com; Rick, 651-483-6290.

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Joe Agee, Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn and Scott Raun. 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 1st Monday 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 July 29th, 2004 sharp!