Einblatt! As of 18-May-97

Calendar

16-18 May Conversion GoHs: Nick Pollotta, Reed Waller. Deerfield IL. $25 to 1 April to: PO Box 257795 / Chicago IL 60625-7795. FFI: converge1@aol.com.

16-18 May KeyCon 14 GoHs: 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 2pm on at Scott Raunís new house, 3928 11th Ave. S. Mpls. Cats in basement, smoking on porch, not childproof, housewarming. FFI: 822-0451.

18 May Second Foundation discusses the fiction of Dan Simmons. FFI: Eric Heideman 825-9353.

19 May 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, glj49@idt.net .

22 May 04:13 CDT Full Moon

23 May 10pm sharp! Deadline for submitting material for June Einblatt to David Dyer-Bennet, einblatt@mnstf.org or 827-6521.

23-26 May WisCon 21 GoHs: Melissa Scott, Susanna Sturgis. $40 adult / $30 child to 30 Arpil to: PO Box 1624 / Madison WI 53701-1624. FFI: (608) 233-8850 or http://www.sf3.org/wiscon.

31 May Larame Sasseville move, 12 noon, from 2622-3rd Ave. South #4, to 3236 Cedar Avenue South. Helping hands would be appreciated, and some refreshment offered. FFI: sskylarker@aol.com

.8 June Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: exec@minicon33.mnstf.org. PR1 deadline, department budgets and job descriptions due, absolutely last final theme vote, and begin selecting guests for Minicon 34.

19 June Minn-StF Board meeting, 7pm, at Courts of Chaos / 3rd Floor / 2609 3rd Ave. S. Mpls

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, glj49@idt.net .

20 July Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: exec@minicon33.mnstf.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, glj49@idt.net.

10 Aug Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: exec@minicon33.mnstf.org.

14 Sep Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: exec@minicon33.mnstf.org.

12 Oct Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: exec@minicon33.mnstf.org.

9 Nov Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: exec@minicon33.mnstf.org.

Announcements

Joan Kusske, wife of John Kusske, died in April.

COA: Chris Grams / 1144 W. Wayzata Blvd / Wayzata MN 55391 / 476-9018 (Effective 18-May).

COA: Laramie Sasseville / 3236 Cedar Ave. S. / Minneapolis (effective 31-May)

COA: Giovanna Fregni / 3511 Lyndale Ave. S. / Minneapolis 55408 / 823-8526

Jim Young / JIMYOUNG73@aol.com, hopes to be in town some this summer, and his next posting will be as head of the political section in the US embassy in Lagos, Nigeria.

Publishing News

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 Donít Dream, hc Donald Wandrei coll, in April.

Tor hc/tp editions of Dicksonís Final Encyclopedia are revised/corrected; not straight reprint eds.

John M. Fordís "Erase/Record/Play" (from Starlight 1) is on 1996 Nebula Final Ballot in novelette category. Itís also on the Sturgeon Award ballot. Bethkeís Headcrash and Bujoldís Cetaganda had made Preliminary Ballot (novel).

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 yearís 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).

The Hugo Awards ballot includes: Best Novel: Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen). Best short story: "The Dead", (Minicon 32 GoH) Michael Swanwick (Starlight 1). Best non-fiction book: The Silence of the Langford, (Minicon 33 GoH) Dave Langford (NESFA Press). Best editor: (Minicon 32 GoH) Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor). Best fanzine: Ansible, ed. Dave Langford. Best fan writer: Dave Langford. John W. Campbell Award: Raphael Carter (The Fortunate Fall, Tor hc

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.

Nate Bucklin's song "New Life" will be appearing on a new Kathy Mar album, "My Favorite Sings", sometime around the end of 1997.

Pb=mass market paperback. Hc=hardcover. Tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. Coll=collection. Anth=anthology

Birthdays

May1: 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

JUNE: 4: Timothy Julin; Jeri Pope; 5: Erik Elmshauser; 6: Jeff Peasley; 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Brian Leslie; Sybil Smith; 14: Patricia Ward; 16: David Stever; 19: Lori Chu; 20: Val Lies; 23: Donna Lang; 25: Rick Gellman; Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern

Conventions

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 - Station A / Toronto ONT M5W 1X9 CANADA

18-20 July Convocation í97/Unicon 16. GoH: Steven Brust. Cambridge, UK. FFI: Convocation / 19 Uphall Road / Cambridge CB1 3HX; or e-mail to: convocation@moose.demon.co.uk .

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 email to: agbertke@scc.net

26-28 Sep Arcana 1997. GoH: Neil Gaiman. $20 to 1 Sept. to: PO Box 8036 / Lake Street Station / Minneapolis MN 55408. FFI: Kathy at (612) 484-2575.

26-28 Sep Con*Cept í97. GoHs 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. GoHs: 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 í97. GoHs: Forrest J. Ackerman, Chris Rutkowski. Winnipeg. FFI: (204) 772-9651.

28-30 Nov LosCon 24. GoHs 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 loscon24@lasfs.org.

10-12 Apr 1998 Minicon 33. GoHs 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 request@minicon33.mnstf.org.

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Margo Bratton, Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. Email board@mnstf.org . Subject to verification at the previous meeting, the board meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at Courts of Chaos.

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 einblatt@mnstf.org, 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.