Einblatt! December 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Locations TBA, January 7th and 21st


Uncle Hugo's & Uncle Edgar's Anniversary Sale, 12/1-11.

Uncle Hugo's & Uncle Edgar's Inventory Reduction Sale, 12/26-31.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Irene & Scott Raun, Kevin Austin & Laurel Krahn, Linda Lounsbury, Bill Christ, Beth Friedman, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Lisa Sanders, Carol Vandal, Doug Wickstrom, Marian Turner.


2: Martin McClure; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Reen Brust, Ken Fletcher, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Scott Raun; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Emery

Publishing News

Laramie Sasseville published an article about Richard Tatge and gaming in the Southwest Minneapolis Patch

Patricia C. Wrede, Across The Great Barrier (Scholastic Press hc, 2011)

Extreme Hazard by Joan Marie Verba, TP from FTL Publications.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book, newly repackaged tp out from Harper Perennial

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


Mar 9-11, 2012. Marscon 2012. FFI: http://marscon.org/2012/

Apr 6-8, 2012. Minicon 47. GoHs: Ted Chiang, Christopher J. Garcia, Frank Wu, Biranna Spacekat. Pre-reg by 3/15: Adult $45, Student $30, Kid $20, Supporting $15. FFI: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon47/

Jun 22-24, 2012. 4th Street Fantasy Convention. St. Louis Park, MN FFI: www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2012/

Jul 5-8, 2012. Convergence 2012. FFI: www.convergence-con.org/

Aug 30 – Sept 3, 2012. Chicon7. Chicago, IL. FFI: http://www.chicon.org/

Aug 29-Sept 2, 2013. LoneStarCon3. San Antonio, TX. FFI: http://www.lonestarcon3.org/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin, Eric Forste, Dean Gahlon, Scott Raun, and Emily Stewart. 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

PRINT FANDOM LIVES! Stipple-Apa is a healthy general-interest publication with members in five countries. Local collations are every six weeks. Chat with fellow fans the classic way. FFI: Jeanne Mealy, 651-771-7226

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