Einblatt!

August 1999

Calendar

Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Sept 4 @ Mike Schneiderís, Sept 18 @ tba.

Publishing News

Correction: According to Patrick Nielsen Hayden, John M. Fordís, The Last Hot Time, new hc novel from Tor, will not be out in March 2000, but rather late in 2000, due to additional work being done on the manuscript.

Minnesota Technolog for May/June 1999 is their annual Science Fiction issue: this features three story contest winners (two by Chad Greene and one by Maija Meneke) and a brief story by Margaret Hamilton on the local Bujold/ Kerr/ Mathessen/ Wrede writing group.

Former local Kij Johnson is once again on the final jury for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.

The Fathergod Experiment by L.A. Taylor; novel published locally in tp by Allou Press, 1999; also contains Taylor bibliography; edited by Lyda Morehouse and with cover art by David Egge.

T. Davis Bunn, The Dream Voyagers (Minneapolis: Bethany House). Tp omnibus of three young-adult religious fantasy novels previously published as by "Thomas Locke."

P.C. Hodgell story, "A Ballad of the White Plague," appears in The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes ed. Marvin Kaye (St. Martin's tp, 1998).

Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold is #2 paperback on the July 1999 Locus bestsellers list; The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr is #3 trade pb. Komarr is also #5 on Amazon.com pb list and #6 on both Waldenbooks and Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton's lists for the same month.

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

Conventions

July 30-Aug. 2: Mythcon XXX(30)--combined with Bree Moot 4, Milwaukee, WI. $35 till 9/15/98. At-the-door is about $60. Several Mpls/StP folks working on concom. FFI: David Lenander or Jo Ann Johnson 651-292-8887, 293 Selby Ave. St. Paul 55102. d-lena@tc.umn.edu. http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/BreeMoot.html

Aug 6-8: Diversicon 7, Holiday Inn Express, 1010 W. Bandana Blvd., St Paul. GoHs: Julia Ecklar & Karen Rose Cercone; Special Guest: Nalo Hopkinson. $27 Adult, $22 Child through July 4; $37 Adult, $32 Child thereafter. FFI: diversicon@SFMinnesota.com, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408, Eric, 612-825-9353

Aug 26-29: ConuCopia (The 1999 NASFiC), Anaheim CA. GOHs: Jerry Pournelle, Nicki & Richard Lynch, Ellen Datlow. www.99.nasfic.org

Sept 2-6: Aussiecon Three (The 57th World Science Fiction Convention), Melbourne, Australia. GOHs: George Turner, Gregory Benford, Bruce Gillespie www.aussiecon3.worldcon.org

Sept 3-5: AnimeIowa 99 (anime con), Cedar Rapids IA. GOH: Hiroshi Aro www.animeshrine.com/animeiowa

Sept 17-19: Mad Media 1999 (media con), Madison WI. GOH: Anthony Daniels www.madmedia.org

Oct 1-3: Congenial 10, Racine WI. GOHs: Howard Harrison, Bob Berlien & Kathy Routliffe

Oct 1-3: Archon 23, St Louis MO. GOHs: Gardner Dozois, Ray Van tilbug, Jim Bakke, John Brooks, Donna Bakke, Forrest J. Ackerman, Decipher, Susan & Jeff Stringer www.stlf.org/archon

Oct 1-3: Nuke-Con '99 (gaming con), Omaha NE. www.tconl.com/~murphy/nuke-con

Oct 8-10: ConClave 24, Holiday Inn South, Lansing MI; GoH: James Hogan, AGoH: Erin McKee, FanGoH: Marian Skupski. Membership: $25 thru 9/1/99, $30 at door, to ConClave, P.O. Box 2915, Ann Arbor, MI 48106; e-mail: conclave@conclavesf.org; website: conclave.hamjudo.com/

Oct 8-10: First Contact, Milwaukee WI. GOHs: Steve (Khorf) Gregory & David Herrman, Rebekah Groat, members.aol.com/arimmr/page/index.htm

Oct 22-24: MileHiCon 31, Lakewood CO. GOHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, K.W. Jeter, Robert Daniels Jr, Kevin J Anderson

Oct. 22-24: Arcana 29. GoH: Ramsey Campbell. $20 to Labor Day 1999, $30 At the Door. Arcana, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408; 612-825-9353. www.inergy.com/JBROWER/ARCANA

Oct 29-31: ICON 24, Cedar Rapids IA. GOHs: Peter S Beagle, Bill "BillJon" Johnson, Charles Piehl, Rusty Hevelin www.mindbridge.org/icon

Oct 29-31: Ditto 12 / Millenium Fallcon, Minneapolis MN.

Nov 4-7: WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 1999/VOYAGES Rhode Island Convention Ctr., Providence RI. GoHs: Patricia A. McKillip, Charles de Lint, Robert Silverberg. AGoHs: Leo & Diane Dillon. Special Guest: Samuel R. Delany. TM: John M. Ford. Memb: $100 (1/1/99 through 5/31/99), then $125 beginning 6/1/99 (limit 850); $35 supp.; payment to MCFI. Info: World Fantasy Convention, Box 1010, Framingham MA 01701; fax (617) 776-3243; e-mail: wfc@mcfi.org; website: www.mcfi.org/wfc

Nov 5-7: Contraception 11 (adults-only relaxicon), Independence MO. GOHs: Selina Rosen, Marilyn "Mama Duck" Berry, Stephen Burrows, David Means

Nov 12-14: WindyCon XXVI, Schaumburg IL. GOHs: Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith, Steven Vincent Johnson, Chaz Boston Baden, Ellen Datlow, Christian Ready www.windycon.org

May 5-7, 2000: The Fans Paradise, Tulsa OK. Adam's Mark Hotel. Group rates available. FFI: klarrja@aol.com

July 7-9, 2000: CONVERGENCE 2000, Downtown St. Paul Radisson. $25 until 12/31/99.FFI: CONVERGENCE 2000, P.O.Box 13208, Dinkytown Station, Minneapolis MN 55414, communications@convergence-con.org, www.convergence-con.org

Birthdays:

2: Charles Anderson, M. Renata Fossett; 3: Curtis Hoffmann, Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 5: Beth Colsher, Gerry Wassenaar; 6: Curtis Gibson, Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 8: Ginger Emgott; 9: Bob Berlien, Karen Schaffer; 10: Deb Schouten; 11: Nate Bucklin; 13: Lori Schaefer; 15: Carol Eschweiler; 16: Nancy Klock, Joyce Maetta Odum, Anthony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judy Cilcain; 19: Sally Morem; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns; 31: Jacque Marshall

Announcements:

CoA: As of 1 August 1999: Jon Singer, c/o Doug Humphrey, 312 Laurel Ave, Laurel, MD 20707, e-mail: jon@bazilians.org, http://www.bazilians.org/

CoA: Dan Goodman, 915 West 36th St, #2, Mpls, MN 55408, 612-821-3934

CoA: Kathy & Harley Grantham, 13078 Arrowhead St NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 55448, 612-757-2602

CoA: For reasons involving being paid money by a company that wants the name "ddb.com", several e-mail addresses are changing: David Dyer-Bennet was ddb@ddb.com, is now dd-b@dd-b.net, Pamela Dean Dyer-Bennet was pddb@ddb.com, is now pddb@demesne.com, Lydia Nickerson was lydy@ddb.com, is now lydy@demesne.com.

George "Lan" Laskowski died of pancreatic cancer on July 19 at the age of 50.

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Don Bailey, Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month.

Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: 612-824-5559; web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/. Minicon web site at: http://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 Sunday at 5pm: 3236 Cedar Ave South; FFI: 612-721-6076. Cats.

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