Einblatt! November 2004


Advance Warning

Dec 4 & 18: Minn-StF Meetings


1: Jane Freitag; 2: Don Fitch; 4: Kara Dalkey; 6: Jack Targonski; 7: Gerri Balter, Ed Eastman, Glen Hausfeld; 8: Myrna Sue Logan; 11: Marty Helgesen; 12: Linda Moss-Levin; 15: Rob Ihinger; 16: Ken Konkol; 17: Grace Riger; 19: Shahn David Dickson; 22: Diana Therese, Phil Vincent; 23: Steven Brust; 24: Alice Ableman; 25: Chris Grams


Minnesota Humanities Commission has called for submissions and judge applications for the 17th Annual Minnesota Book Awards. See www.minnesotahumanities.org for more info.

Publishing News

Ruth Berman has a poem, "Pocket Poltergeist," in the December Asimov's.

Also, Ruth Berman has sold English translations of 19th-century French author Charles Nodier's The Crumb Fairy and a collection of his shorter fantasy fiction, Trilby and Other Tales, to Sean Wallace, at Prime Books, a division of Wildside Books. Expected to come out mid-2005.

Phillip C. Jennings, "Invasion of the Axbeaks," in January 2005 Asimov's

Eleanor Arnason, "The Garden," in Synergy SF, ed. George Zebrowski (Five Star hc)

The 1954 Retro Hugo ballot (voted on this year) included five nominees by authors who were then Minnesota or recently ex-Minnesota residents: Theodore Cogswell ("The Wall Around the World"); Gordon R. Dickson ("The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound," co-authored by Poul Anderson); and three by Anderson alone ("Sam Hall, "Un-Man," and Three Hearts And Three Lions); none won.

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Nov 5-7, Contraception 16 (adults-only relaxicon), Kansas City, MO. GOHs: Rachael "Roxanne Conrad" Caine, Tim Frayser, David "Ralphie" Williams, Cat Conrad. http://www.sff.net/people/jim.satterfield/My_Homepage_Files/contra/

Nov 12-14, WindyCon 31, Rosemont, IL. GOHs: Robert Sawyer, Jael, Dermot Dobson, Barry & Sally Childs-Helton, Christian Ready. http://www.windycon.org

Nov 12-14, Fiddler's Green, Minneapolis, MN. GoHs: Neil Gaiman, Karen Berger, Todd Klein, Charles Vess, Caitlin R. Kiernan, others tba. Sandman-focused, with all proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. http://www.fiddlersgreencon.org

Nov 25-28, Convention-X, Mpls, MN. http://www.convention-x.com

Nov 26-29, Chambanacon 34, Springfield, IL. GOHs: Juanita Coulson, Tom & Tara Barber, Brenda Sutton. http://www.chambanacon.org/

Dec 3-5, SMOFcon 22, Washington, DC. http://www.seahunt.org/smofcon22/

Mar 25-27, 2005, Minicon 40, Mpls, MN. GoHs: Terry Pratchett, Jim Young. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

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 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 November 25th, 2004 sharp!