Einblatt! February 2005


Advance Warning

Mar 12: Minn-StF Meeting & Board Elections, Dreampark. Mar 19: Minn-StF Meeting. Mar 25-27: Minicon


2: Don Fitch; 4: Shandra Duval; 5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, Miranda Novack; 6: Elizabeth Cooper; 8: Mark Abbott, Kathy Grantham; 10: Bill Colsher; 11: Page Appelbaum; 14: Blue Petal; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 18: Linda Novack, Mary Boyom; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Bev Elmshauser, Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl, Steve St. Onge; 28: Steven Bush

Publishing News

Ruth Berman has a poem, "Seating Chart" in The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, vol. 6 #4, Autumn 2004.

Lyda Morehouse's Apocalypse Array is one of seven finalists for the Philip K. Dick Award for year's best sf pb original; winner to be announced 25 March

Nominees on the 2004 Nebula Preliminary Ballot includes Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (novel)

Adam Stemple, "The Three Truths," in Paradox #6 (Winter 2004/2005)

MaryJanice Davidson's "Dead Girls Don't Dance" from the Jove pb anthology Cravings (not Carvings, as we had it) is a finalist for the 2004 Sapphire Award (speculative romance fiction) in the Best Short Fiction category.

Neil Gaiman, "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire," in Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales, ed. Deborah Noyes (Candlewick Press tp, 2004)

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

Apr 8-10, 2005. Odysseycon V, Madison, WI. GoHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Nick Atoms. http://www.venture-1.com/~oddcon/

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).

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