Einblatt! January 2010


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Feb 13, 1st Board Nominations, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz;, Feb 20, Pool Party & 2nd Board Nominations, Sheraton Bloomington; Mar 13, Board Election, Dreampark


CoE-Mail: Victor Raymond, badger2305 at gmail

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Blaisdell Polytechnic, Irene & Scott Raun, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Matt+Kelly Strait, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Betsy Lundsten, Marian Turner, Shaun Kelly, Bill Christ, Erin McKee & David Wilford,.

Starting this month, subscription expiration dates for the Dead Tree Edition are printed above your name.


2: Don Blyly, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 14: Lisa Sanders; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 24: John Houghton, Katie Krantz; 30: Linda Lounsbury.


Feb 5-7. ConOfTheNorth, St. Paul. FFI: http://www.conofthenorth.org/

February 5-7 SuperCon XVII, Rochester, MN. http://supercon.info/

Feb 12-14, 2010. Boskone, Boston, MA. GoHs: Alastair Reynolds, John Picacio, Tom Shippey, Mary Crowell, Lois McMaster Bujold, Michael Whelan, Vernor Vinge. FFI: http://www.nesfa.org/boskone/

Feb 19-22 Capricon XXX, Wheeling, IL. GoHs: Frederik Pohl, Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, Lucy Synk, Alice Bentley. (Pre-reg deadline January 31) http://www.capricon.org/

Mar 5-7 MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Gwynyth Walsh, John Garner, Loretta McKibben, The Nick Atoms. (Pre-reg deadline January 31) http://marscon.org/2010/index.php

Apr 2-4 Minicon 45, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Brandon Sanderson, Dan Dos Santos. (Pre-reg deadline: March 10) http://www.mnstf.org/minicon45/

Apr 16-18 Odyssey Con X, Madison, WI. GoHs: Harry Turtledove, Tobias Buckell, Monte Cook. http://www.oddcon.com/

May 14-16 DemiCon 21, Des Moines, IA. GoHs: Karl Schroeder, Don Maitz, Gregg Parmentier. http://www.demicon.org/21/index.html

May 28-30 ConQuest 41, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Michael Swanwick, Toni Weisskopf, Peri Charlifu, Geri Sullivan. http://www.conquestkc.org/

May 27-31 WisCon 34, Madison, WI. GoH: Mary Anne Mohanraj, Nnedi Okorafor. (Pre-reg deadline: April 30) http://www.wiscon.info/

Jun 18-20, 2010. DucKon, Naperville, IL. GoHs: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Scott Raun, Talis Kimberly. http://www.duckon.org/

Jun 25-27 Fourth Street Fantasy Convention, Minneapolis, MN. http://www.4thstreetfantasy.com/

July 1-4 CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: L. A. Banks, Jeremy Bulloch, Paul Cornell, Bridget Landry, Chuck McCann, Wally Wingert.(Pre-reg deadline: May 15) http://convergence-con.org/

Nov 5-7 Icon 35, Cedar Rapids, IA. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Nov 19-21, 2010. SFContario. Toronto, ON, Canada. GoHs: Michael Swanwick, Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Geri Sullivan, Karen Linsay. FFI: http://www.sfcontario.ca/

Aug 17-21, 2011. Renovation (69th WorldCon). Reno, NV. GoHs: Tim Powers, Ellen Asher, Boris Vallejo. FFI: www.renovationsf.org

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Seven (Jennifer) Anderson, Dean Gahlon, Betsy Lundsten, Scott Raun & Matt Strait. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meeting minutes are posted at http://www.mnstf.org/records/board-minutes/, check there for the next board meeting.

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. FFI: Rich Brown, 651-646-2159, rab@freemars.com

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 Kevin Austin(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 January 28th, 2010 sharp!