Einblatt! March 2012


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Apr 7: cancelled in favor of Minicon; Apr 21: TBA


Uncle Hugo's & Uncle Edgar's Anniversary Sale - Friday, March 2nd - Sunday, March 11th.

GPS Team Trivia: sometime in April

Minn-StF Picnic, July 14th.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Linda Lounsbury, Josh More & Bonnie Somdahl, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Clay Harris, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Irene & Scott Raun, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Kevin Austin & Laurel Krahn, Linda Lounsbury, Bill Christ, Beth Friedman, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet.


9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder, 31: Seven Anderson

Publishing News

Two of the Nebula "Best Novella" nominations are by former locals: "The Ice Owl" by Carolyn Ives Gilman and "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" by Kij Johnson

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

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

Apr 13-15. Constellation, Lincoln, NE. GoH: Elizabeth Bear, W.J. Hodgson, Ron Vick. (Pre-reg Deadline 3/1) http://constellationne.net/

Apr 20-22. Odyssey Con, Madison, WI GoH: Larry Niven, Steven Barnes, Kenneth Hite. (Pre-reg Deadline 4/7) http://www.oddcon.com/

May 4-6. DemiCon, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Patricia Briggs, Allen Williams, Ange & Brian Anderson (Pre-reg Deadline 4/1. http://www.demicon.org/

May 25-27. ConQuesT, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee, Gardner Dozois, Ursula Vernon, Tim Miller. (Pre-registration Deadline 2/28) http://www.conquestkc.org/

May 25-28. WisCon, Madison, WI. GoH: Andrea Hairston, Debbie Notkin. http://www.wiscon.info/

Jun 1-3. DucKon, St. Charles, IL. GoH: Robert J. Sawyer, Bedlam Bards, Ann & Dr. Bob Passovoy. www.duckon.org/

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

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

Aug 3-5. Diversicon 20. Twin Cities Hotel TBA. FFI: http://www.diversicon.org

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

Aug 31-Sept 2. Brit Con MN. Bloomington, MN. http://www.britconmn.org

Oct 5-7. Gaylaxicon 2012. St. Louis Park, MN. FFI: http://www.gaylaxicon2012.org/

Oct 19-21. Conjecture. Bloomington, MN. http://www.mnstf.org/conjecture/

Nov 9-11. WindyCon, Lombard, IL. GoH: Seanan McGuire, Amy McNally. http://www.windycon.org/

Nov 9-11. OmegaCon, Siren, WI. http://www.omegacon.org/

Mar 29-31, 2013. Minicon 48, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Julie Czernada. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon48/

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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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Kevin Austin(conventions).

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