Einblatt! January 2013


Advance Warning

Minn-Stf Meetings: TENTATIVELY Feb 2 & 16. No current locations. There should be a Pool Party in February, both of the February meetings should be Minn-StF Board Nominations Meetings.


Room or apartment for rent near 38th & Cedar. FFI: James Trainor, 612-232-4042, Nate Bucklin 612-827-7121

LoneStarCon 3 rates increase on January 1st.

CONvergence 2013 rates increase on January 1st.

Uncle Edgar's & Uncle Hugo's. Inventory Reduction Sale - Wed, Dec 26 - Mon, Dec 31. 2864 Chicago Ave S, Mpls. FFI: 612-824-6347, unclehugo@aol.com

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Irene & Scott Raun, Beth Friedman, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Linda Lounsbury, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Bill Christ, Carole Vandal, Hershey Lima, & Patricia Zetelumen. Corwin & Dee Brust, Becca & Graham Leathers, Emily Stewart & Aaron Vander Giessen, Josh More & Bonnie Somdahl, Clay Harris.


1: Peggy O'Neill; 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.

Publishing News

Ruth Berman has a poem, "How Many," in the February 2013 Asimov's. Also in the issue, Paul di Filippo's "On Books" column, under "Minnesota Rampant," has a pair of reviews, one of Ruth Berman's novel "Bradamant's Quest" and one of the poetry collection Lady Poetesses from Hell (by the LPFH).

Jana Pullman won the 2013 Minnesota Book Artist Award, sponsored by Lerner Publications.

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Mar 1-3. MarsCon 2013, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington, MN. http://marscon.org/2013/index.php

Mar 29-31. Minicon 48, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Julie Czernada, Richard Tatge. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon48/

May 24-26. Brit Con MN. Double Tree Park Place. St. Louis Park, MN. http://www.britconmn.org

Jul 4-7. CONvergence 2013. Doubletree by Hilton, Bloomington, MN. http://convergence-con.org/

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

Aug 14-18, 2014. Loncon 3. London, England. FFI: http://www.loncon3.org/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Beth Friedman, Dean Gahlon, Hershey Lima, 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.org

PRINT FANDOM LIVES! Stipple-Apa is a healthy general-interest publication with members in six 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).

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 24th, 2012.