3 May Minn-StF at Mike Dorn & Marianne's, 2965 Payne Ave./ Little Canada. 483-3422. Smoking outdoors only, not childproof, many small furry stuffed animals.
4 May Arcana meeting 4-7pm at Dunn Bros. Coffee Shop 815 Washington Ave. SE. Topic: Programming. FFI:Eric Heideman 825-9353.
9-11 May BREE MOOT 3: Illustrating Tolkien; a small, fan-oriented Tolkien Conference, in conjunction with the Children's Theater Company production of The Hobbit. Programming at Children's Literature Research Collections in Walter Library at the U of M, and other campus locations. Special guest John Rateliffe. Cost $30 after 1-May. FFI: http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/rivendell.html or David Lenander, firstname.lastname@example.org, 293 Selby Ave. / St. Paul MN 55102 / H: 292-8887 W: 626-3375.
11 May Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. Continued theme discussion. FFI: email@example.com,
16-18 May Conversion GoH: Nick Pollotta, Reed Waller. Deerfield IL. $25 to 1 April to: PO Box 257795 / Chicago IL 60625-7795; or FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org
16-18 May KeyCon 14 GoH: Kevin J. Anderson; Margaret Weis; Ruth Thompson. $35C to 30 April to: Keycon 14 / Box 3178 / Winnipeg MB R3C 4E7 CANADA.
17 May Minn-StF meeting, place TBD.
18 May Second Foundation discusses the fiction of Dan Simmons. FFI: Eric Heideman 825-9353.
19 Mon SF Minnesota / SASE Speculations: Lois McMaster Bujold reads 6:30-8:00pm at DreamHaven Books, 912 W. Lake Street Mpls. FFI: Eric Heideman 825-9353 or Greg Johnson 872-6926, email@example.com .
23-26 May WisCon 21 (). GoH: Melissa Scott, Susanna Sturgis. $40 adult / $30 child to 30 April to: PO Box 1624 / Madison WI 53701-1624. FFI: (608) 233-8850 or http://www.sf3.org/wiscon.
8 June Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org,
23 June SF Minnesota / SASE Speculations: Speculative poetry readings with Ruth Berman, Terry A. Garey, Elise Matthesen, and John Calvin Rezmerski. 6:30-8:00pm at DreamHaven Books, 912 W. Lake Street Mpls. FFI: Eric Heideman 825-9353 or Greg Johnson 872-6926, email@example.com .
20 July Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org,
28 July SF Minnesota / SASE Speculations: Maureen F. McHugh reads 6:30-8:00pm at DreamHaven Books, 912 W. Lake Street Mpls. FFI: Eric Heideman 825-9353 or Greg Johnson 872-6926, email@example.com .
10 Aug Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org,
14 Sep Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: email@example.com,
12 Oct Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org,
9 Nov Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: email@example.com,
14 Dec Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org,
11 Jan 98 Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: email@example.com,
The new Minn-StF officers are:
President: Scott Raun; Vice President: Michael Pins; Vice President/Data Processing (VPDP): Laurel Krahn; Executive Vice President: Steven K.Z. Brust; Official Happy Deadwood & Recording Secretary: Fred A. Levy Haskell; Membership Secretary: Laura Krentz; Treasurer: Julie Johnson; Corresponding Secretary: Kay Drache; EINBLATT Editor: David Dyer-Bennet; RUNE Editor: Tom Juntunen; TOTU Editor: Eric Heideman; Hotline: Marianne Hageman; Botanist Elect: Kim Huett
Carolyn Ives Gilman has a story, "Frost Painting", in the anthology Bending The Landscape: Fantasy ed. Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (White Wolf hc, 1997).
Fedogan&Bremer due to publish Don't Dream, hc Donald Wandrei coll, in April.
Tor hc/tp editions of Dickson's Final Encyclopedia are revised/corrected; not straight reprint eds.
John M. Ford's "Erase/Record/Play" (from STARLIGHT 1) is on 1996 Nebula Final Ballot in novelette category. Bethke's Headcrash and Bujold's Cetaganda had made Preliminary Ballot (novel).
Raphael Carter's The Fortunate Fall is on the Campbell Award ballot.
Pam Keesey (ed.) Women Who Run With the Werewolves (Cleis) is a finalist for the 1997 Lambda Awards.
The Tiptree Award judges recommended reading list includes L. Timmel Duchamp, "Welcome, Kid, to the Real World" (Tales of the Unanticipated #16). Next year's Tiptree judges include Terry A. Garey (chair).
The Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot includes "Chain Home, Low", John M. Ford (Sandman: Book of Dreams), "The Sixth Finger", John M. Ford (The Outer Limits Volume 1).
Sales and deliveries: Kara Dalkey, Steel Rose, turned in to Roc. Carolyn Ives Gilman, Halfway Human, sold to Avon. David Prill, "an untitled humorous non-fantasy novel" sold to St. Martin's.
May: Raphael Carter, The Fortunate Fall, Tor trade paperback reprint.
June: Pegg Kerr, Emerald House Rising, Warner Aspect pb. Will Shetterly, Dogland, Tor hc. Lois McMaster Bujold & Roland Green, ed., Women at War, Tor tp. D.J. Conway, Soothsayer, Llewellyn tp.
July: Lois McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos, Baen pb reissue. Kara Dalkey, Goa, Tor pb reprint. Gordon R. Dickson, The Dragon and the Gnarly King, Tor hc. Patricia C. Wrede, Shadow Over Lyra, Tor tp. D.A. Heeley, Ronin Llewellyn tp.
Locus announced Pamela Dean, Juniper, Gentian and Rosemary, Tor hc for July, but it has been delayed until later.
Aug: Karl Edward Wagner, Exorcisms and Ecstasies, Fedogan&Bremer hc coll.
Sept: Hugh B. Cave, The Door Below, Fedogan&Bremer hc coll.
Oct: Adam Niswander, The Sand Dwellers, Fedogan&Bremer hc. Stephen Jones (ed.), Dark Detectives, Fedogan&Bremer hc anth.
Pb=mass market paperback. Hc=hardcover. Tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. Coll=collection. Anth=anthology
1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Thomas Keeley; Todd McInroy; 11: Malcolm Heath; Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 19: Scott Imes; 24: Mike Heinsohn; 25: Doc Bonewits
6-8 June DucKon 6. GoH include Bruce Bethke and Erin McKee. Oakbrook Hyatt (800-233-1234). $30 to 1 May to: DucKon 6 / PO Box 4843 / Wheaton IL 60189.
13-15 June Ad Astra 17. GoH: Steven Brust. FFI: Box 7276 - Stat. A / Toronto ONT M5W 1X9 CANADA
18-20 July Convocation '97/Unicon 16. GoH: Steven Brust. Cambridge, UK. FFI: Convocation / 19 Uphall Road / Cambridge CB1 3HX; or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
25-27 July Diversicon 5. GoH: Tanya Huff, special guest Reed Waller, and (posthumous) guests Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. Special Guest: Pam Keesey. Radisson South (Bloomington). $25 adult/$20 child to 4 July; then $35/30. FFI: Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Mpls MN 55408-8036; or phone to (612) 825-9353; or e-mail to: email@example.com
26-28 Sep Arcana 1997. GoH: Neil Gaiman. $20 to 1 Sept. to: PO Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408; or Kathy at (612) 484-2575 FFI.
26-28 Sep Con*Cept '97. GoH include Lois McMaster Bujold. FFI: Box 405 - Station H / Montreal PQ H3G 2L1 CANADA.
3-5 Oct Archon 21 GoH include Lois McMaster Bujold. St. Louis MO. FFI (314) 326-3026.
10-12 Oct ICON 22. GoH: John M. Ford, Kaja Foglio, William "Bear" Reed. Best Western Westfield Inn (319-354-7770) in Coralville IA. FFI: PO Box 525 / Iowa City IA 52244; Gregg at (319) 338-7375; Lynda at (319) 341-8185; or: http://www.sflis.org/icon .
Conquest '97. GoH: Forrest J. Ackerman, Chris Rutkowski. Winnipeg. FFI: (204) 772-9651.
28-30 Nov LosCon 24. GoH include Fan Guest Geri Sullivan. Los Angeles. $30 to LosCon 24 / c/o Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society / 11513 Burbank Blvd / North Hollywood CA 91601. http://www.lasfs.org/loscon24 , email firstname.lastname@example.org .
10-12 Apr 1998 Minicon 33. GoH include Dave Langford. $30 until 1-Sep-97. PO Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408. Voicemail +1-612-333-7533, http://www.mnstf.org/minicon33 , email email@example.com .
Board of Directors: Margo Bratton, Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: (612) 824-5559; web: http://www.mnstf.org/mnstf.
Minicon Voice Mail at (612) 333-7533; web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon33
Gamesday Players: Board & card gaming almost every Friday evening. FFI: Richard Tatge at 827-3228.
Shockwave (and) Sound Affects. Local sf radio shows. Saturdays at 6-6:30/6:30-7 on KFAI-FM (90.3).
Einblatt is posted on Usenet groups rec.arts.sf.fandom (and) alt.fandom.misc (and) mn.general // Einblatt from July 95 to date is on the web at http://www.mnstf.org/einblatt/
Einblatt is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local SF community. E-mail same to email@example.com, or send to ddb, 3721 Blaisdell Ave. S., Mpls MN 55409; or call me at (612) 827-6521 /// Next deadline is 10 pm sharp on Friday May 23rd, 1997.