Einblatt! October 1997

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 1 Oct New Moon 11:51am.

3-5 Oct Archon 21 GoH include Lois McMaster Bujold. St. Louis MO. FFI (314) 326-3026, zellich@i1.net .

4 Oct Minn-StF meeting, if a location is found. Check the web site or call the hotline for later news. Consider volunteering.

4 Oct Minneapa collation, at the Minn-StF meeting if a location is found. FFI: Dean Gahlon, 827-1775, dean@visi.com.

4 Oct. Worldbuilding Society 1 pm. Topic: Where are the aliens? Gabe's, 912 Central Ave. SE., Mpls. Look for people with books. FFI: Dan 871-5461, dsgood@visi.com.

5 Oct Ladies' Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society field trip to Minnetonka Mills. Meet at Terry Garey's at 1:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. 824-5157.

5 Oct Not-A-Rummage-Sale 1-5pm John Stanley and Jeanne Mealy, 766 Laurel Ave, St. Paul. FFI: 225-4323.

10-12 Oct ICON 22. GoHs: John M. Ford, Kaja Foglio, William "Bear" Reed, TM: Rusty Hevelin. 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, icon22@sflis.org; http://www.sflis.org/icon.

10-12 Oct Valleycon 22. GoHs Robert J. Sawyer, John Holland. $15 at the door. FFI: Box 7202, Fargo ND 58109, (701) 280-5855.

10-12 Oct Conclave XXII, Lansing MI. GOHs: Poul Anderson, Christian Ready, Sarah Zettel.

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

12 Oct Not-A-Rummage-Sale part 2 1-5pm John Stanley and Jeanne Mealy, 766 Laurel Ave, St. Paul. FFI: 225-4323.

14 Oct Neil Gaiman reads from Neverwhere at Southdale-Hennepin Area Library, 7pm, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina. FFI: 830-4914.

 15 Oct Full Moon 10:46pm

18 Oct Minn-StF 2:30pm on at Larry Sanderson's, 519 W. 27th St, Mpls. No pets, smoking outside, not childproof. FFI: 872-8468.

18 Oct Ryan Alexander's 26th Birthday Party, 8pm on, at the luxurious Maison du Gress ( http://www.pconline.com/~zardoz/directions.html ), smoking permitted, not childproof. FFI: 823-7086. "Revenge of the Freu-Freu" Ludicrous/kitsch Cocktails Encouraged, call for details or directions.

18-19 Oct Conquest '97 GoH: Forrest J Ackerman, Chris Rutkowski. FFI: 87A Arlington Ave., Winnipeg MN R3G 1Y3 Canada, (204) 772-9651, acn160@freenet.mb.ca.

19 Oct John Stanley and Jeanne Mealy move. 766 Laurel Ave, St. Paul. Munchies and drinks provided. FFI: 225-4323.

24-26 Oct Not-A-ReinCONation: A series of parties, outings, and get-togethers. See enclosed flyer for details.

24 Oct Not-A-ReinCONation party, 8pm on, at David Emerson & Barb Jensen's, 3435 Columbus Ave S Mpls 55407. Smoking limited, cats, dog, not childproof. FFI: 822-9172.

25 Oct Saturn is visible almost all night all month, in the southeastern sky. Venus and Mars are prominent in the southwestern sky, and approach within two degrees of one another today, at 7:10 pm.

25 Oct Not-A-ReinCONation event: collation of IDEA, 3pm at Geri Sullivan's, Toad Hall, 3444 Blaisdell Ave S, Mpls. Smoking limited, dog. FFI: 825-3558.

25 Oct Not-A-ReinCONation Party, 7pm on, at Dream Park (Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge), 4002 Pillsbury Ave S Mpls. Smoking limited, not childproof, gerbils. FFI: 827-3228

26 Oct John Stanley and Jeanne Mealy followup move, FFI see 19 Oct. Assistance at other times also appreciated.

26 Oct Not-A-ReinCONation event: noon-6PM, hanging out at Dreamhaven Books, 912 W. Lake St. Mpls. FFI: 823-6161.

30 Oct-2 Nov World Fantasy Convention '97. Membership 100 in advance. Limited to 750 memberships. Box 31, Whitby North Yorkshire, YO24YL UK. http://www.farrsite.com/wfc/wfc4.htm .

31 Oct New Moon 4:01am.

1 Nov Minn-StF meeting, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy's, 2pm on.

1 Nov Stippleapa 147 will be collated, probably at the Minn-StF meeting.

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

15 Nov Minn-StF 2:30pm on at Richard Tatge & Sharon Kahn's, 4002 Pillsbury Ave, Mpls. Assorted pets, smoking on porch, child resistant. FFI: 827-3228.

15 Nov Worldbuilding Society 1 pm. Topic: Politics. Discussion of the recent electoral results; with extrapolations to the future, of course.

15 Nov Nate Bucklin plays at 9:15pm at the Gingko Coffee House, Snelling and Minnehaha in St. Paul at. Doors open at 7:00. Opening act and cover charge TBA.

1 Dec Minicon 33 Programming ideas final deadline.

6 Dec Minn-StF meeting at Doug Wickstrom's, 2pm on

20 Dec Minn-StF meeting at Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz'

31 Dec Minn-StF meeting at Courts of Chaos (replacing 3-Jan)

The Worldbuilding society meeting on 6-Sep was incorrectly listed as on 5-Sept.

We regret that we forgot to note the equinox in our last issue, but it seems to have got on all right without us.

Beth Friedman is thinking about doing another run of Minn-stF Mover T-shirts. If you want one, notify her at bjf@wavefront.com or 721-8800. They'll cost $10 or so-larger sizes are a bit extra.

In Minneapa 341, OE Dean Gahlon declares his intention of ending with mailing 350-unless Minneapa revives by then. Contributors to Minneapa 341: Dean Gahlon.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Avon hc) is #1, and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (White Wolf hc) is #9, on the September Locus hardcover bestseller list.

Local publisher Fedogan & Bremer is up for the World Fantasy Award in the special award - non-professional category for "book publishing".

The Vor Game, Lois McMaster Bujold, is a nominee for the Seiun award for works first published in Japanese translation in 1996.

Comic Inferno: The Satirical World of Robert Sheckley, Gregory Stephenson (Borgo Press tp)

Jul: The Lifeship by Harry Harrison & Gordon R. Dickson (Severn House UK hc r). The Civilisation Game and Other Stories by Clifford Simak (Severn House UK hc coll)

Sep: Fairy Tales and Fables From Weimar Days ed. Jack Zipes (U of WI Press tp r).

Oct: The Sand Dwellers, Adam Niswander (Fedogan&Bremer hc). Dark Detectives, Stephen Jones (ed.) (Fedogan&Bremer hc anth). Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen pb r). Dying for It ed. Gardner Dozois (Harper Prism tp anth). Caesar's Bicycle by John Barnes (Harper Prism pb). The Best New SF 10 ed. Gardner Dozois (Raven UK tp r 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.

Nov: The Magician's Ward, Patricia C. Wrede (Tor hc). Shadows Over Lyra, Patricia C. Wrede (Tor tp). Headcrash 2.0, Bruce Bethke (Orbit pb). The Dragon and the Gnarly King by Gordon R. Dickson (SFBC hc r). Modern Classics of Fantasy ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin's Press pb r anth).

Dec: Freedom & Necessity, Steven Brust & Emma Bull (Tor pb r). Isaac Asimov's Christmas ed. Gardner Dozois & Sheila Williams (Ace pb). The Dragon and the Djinn, Gordon R. Dickson (Ace pb r). Steel Rose by Kara Dalkey (Penguin/ROC pb).

Jan 1998: The Dragon and the Djinn, Gordon R. Dickson (Ace pb r)

Feb 1998: Halfway Human, Carolyn Ives Gilman (Avon pb). Dying for It ed. Gardner Dozois (SFBC hc r).

Mar 1998: Headcrash 2.0 by Bruce Bethke (Orbit UK pb).

Apr 1998: Clones! Ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois (Ace pb anth). Bijapur by Kara Dalkey (TOR pb r). The September Locus lists Pamela Dean's Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary for this month, but Pamela's latest information says it's scheduled for June.

May 1998: Isaac Asimov's Christmas ed. Gardner Dozois & Sheila Williams (Ace pb coll). The Dragon and the Gnarly King by Gordon R. Dickson (TOR pb r).

June 1998: Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary by Pamela Dean (TOR hc) (although Locus lists this book for Apr 1998). Dogland by Will Shetterly (TOR pb r).

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

2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Kashia Ferguson; Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman; Barry Watson; 13: Lisa Bah; 14: Barb Jensen; 16: Ryan Alexander; 17: Andy Anda; Mauricette Keeley; 19: Hewitt Schaefer; 20: Andrew Berlin; Lee Reynolds; Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman

7-9 Nov WINDYCON XXIV. Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL. GOHs: David Weber, Doug Rice, Charles Ryan, Tim Lane & Elizabeth Garrott. FFI: Windycon XXIV, PO Box 184, Palatine, IL 60078-0184; ramchip@xnet.com, http://www.xnet.com/~ramchip/windy.html.

28-30 Nov Chambanacon 27, Champaign IL. GOHs: Andrew J Offutt, Wilson "Bob" Tucker.

28-30 Nov Visions '97 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois. GoH: large media lineup. http://www.xnet.com/~tardis/visions.html.

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, loscon24@lasfs.org.

5-7 Dec Smofcon 15, Boston MA. A con devoted to convention running.

18-21 Mar 1998 IAFA Conference on the Fantastic. Guest Writer Lois McMaster Bujold. FFI: IAFA, College of the Humanities, 500 NW 20th HU50 B-9, Florida Atlantic U., Boca Raton FL 33431, (954) 475-6747.

9-12 Apr 1998 Norwescon 21. GoH: Neil Gaiman. FFI: Box 24207, Seattle WA 98124, http://www.webwitch.com/norwescon.html.

10-12 Apr 1998 Minicon 33. GoHs include Dave Langford, Gardner Dozois, Toastmaster John M. Ford. $35 until 1-Mar-98, $70 at the door. FFI: PO Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408. Voicemail +1-612-333-7533, http://www.mnstf.org/minicon33, request@minicon33.mnstf.org.

23-27 Apr 1998 Swancon 23 GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. FFI: GPO Box G429, Perth WA 6841 Australia, http://www.gu.uwa.edu.au/swancon/.

1-3 May Marcon 3.3 (sic) GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. FFI: (614) 475-8181, info@marcon.org.

15-17 May Keycon 15 GoHs: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Freas, Connie Lyon. Membership $C30 to 31-Dec, $C40 to 30-Apr, $C50 at door. At the Ramada Marlborough, room C$70 single/double. FFI: Keycon 15, Box 3178, Winnipeg MB R3C 4E6 Canada.

8-13 July MYTHCON XXIX. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. Theme: C.S. Lewis: A Centenary Celebration. Memb: $65 until 8/1/97, $75 after; children 7-13: $30. Info: Mythcon XXIX, PO Box 6707, Altadena, CA 91003; dglyer@apu.edu, http://home.earthlink.net/~emfarrell/mythsoc/conferences.html.

24-26 July 1998 Diversicon 6. GoH Karen Joy Fowler, Posthumous GoH: James. Tiptree, Jr., Dr. Seuss. $20 adult / $15 child until 31-Oct-97, $25/$20 until 4-Jul-98, $35/$30 at the door. P.O. Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis MN 55408.

5-9 Aug 1998: BucConeer, the 56th World Science Fiction Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, http://www.bucconeer.worldcon.org, baltimore98@access.digex.net, P. O. Box 314, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 USA. $110 until 30 Sep 1997

13-15 Nov 1998 Orycon 20 GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. FFI: Box 5703, Portland OR 97228, (503) 283-0802, jlorentz@spiritone.com.

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 site at: 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).

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