Einblatt!

August 2000

Calendar

Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Sept 2 & 16.

Announcements:

Editorís Announcement: My hard-drive died in mid-July. Unfortunately, it took with it all the changes to the Einblatt Mailing list since mid-February. If you know of any changes since then, please notify me ASAP. Scott Raun, sraun@iaxs.net, 612-822-0451, 3928 11th Ave S, Mpls, MN 55407.

CoA: Anne K. Gay, 365 Albert St #1, Waterloo, ON N2L 3V2, Canada, phone: 519-885-4896, e-mail: gay@math.grin.edu or akgay@engmail.uwaterloo.ca

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, Kevin Stahl; 10: Deb Schouten; 11: Nate Bucklin; 12: Margaret Eastman; 13: Lori Schaefer; 15: Caryl Eschweiler; 16: Nancy Klock, Joyce Maetta Odum, Tony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judie Cilcain; 19: Sally Morem; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns; 31: Jacque Marshall

Publishing News

Nominees for the Rhysling Awards (science fiction poetry) as printed in the 2000 Rhysling Anthology include "Silicon Trade Agreement" by Ruth Berman, "A Picture Postcard of the Cerne Abbas Giant" by Rebecca Marjesdatter, and "When an Alien is Inhabiting Your Body" by Laurel Winter in the "Short Poem" category and "Handwork" by Rebecca Marjesdatter in the "Long Poem" category.

The 1999 HOMer Award from CompuServe SF/F Forum in the Novelette category went to Eleanor Arnason for "Stellar Harvest."

Neil Gaiman sold a semi-sequel to Neverwhere to Avon, and has movie versions in the works for Death: The High Cost of Living, for The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish, and for his short story "Chivalry" (source: June Locus).

Gordon R. Dickson, The Right To Arm Bears, pb novel due December from Baen

Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere, pb reprint due November from Hodder Headline UK

Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman, tp reprint due January 2001 from Tor

Joel Rosenberg, Not Quite Scaramouche, hc novel due January 2001 from Tor

Will Shetterly, Chimera, hc novel out from Tor

Clifford D. Simak, Way Station, tp reprint due October from Orion (UK)

Jack Zipes' When Dreams Come True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition is a nominee for the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award.

DreamHaven Books recently published The Death Artist by Dennis Etchison, Short story collection, Illustrated by J. K. Potter

Palliard Press recently published Leonard & Larry 3: Excerpts from the Ring Cycle in Royal Albert Hall, Tim Barela, Collection of gay comic strips.

1999 Rhysling Award in Short Poem category went to Rebecca Marjesdatter's "Grimoire" (first published in Tales Of The Unanticipated 20).

Finalists for 2000 Gaylactic Network Spectrum Awards include Peg Kerr's The Wild Swans in the Novel category and Eleanor Arnason's "Dapple" in the Short Fiction category.

Gordon R. Dickson was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame (other new members are Poul Anderson, Eric Frank Russell, and Theodore Sturgeon).

Joel Rosenberg sold a new Guardians novel to Tor Books.

Year's Best Science Fiction: 17th (ed. Gardner Dozois) includes "Dapple" by Eleanor Arnason. Dozois' "Honorable Mention" listing includes three other

Arnason stories ("The Actors," "The Grammarian's Five Daughters," and "Stellar Harvest"), along with two by Philip C. Jennings ("Old Glory" and "Otherness") and stories by Laurel Winter ("Sky Eyes") and former local Kij Johnson ("Chenting in the Land of the Dead").

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Conventions

August 10-13, GenCon 2000 (gaming con), Milwaukee WI. http://www.wizards.com/gencon

August 31-September 4: Chicon 2000 (The 58th World Science Fiction Convention), Chicago, IL. GOHs: Ben Bova, Bob Eggelton, Jim Baen, Bob and Anne Passovoy,Harry Turtledove. http://www.chicon.org

Sept 15-17. Arcana 30, Holiday Inn ExpressóBandana Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul. Guest of Honor: David Drake. $25 January 1-August 1, 2000; $30 At-the-Door. Arcana, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408. FFI: Eric, 612-721-5959; www.inergy.com/JBROWER, eheideman@uswest.net

Oct 13-15, ICON 25, Iowa City, IA. GOHs: Harry Turtledove, Mike Lowrey, Rusty Hevelin, www.mindbridge.org/icon

Oct. 20-22: RELAXACON 2000, The Millennial Munchcon, a fall relaxacon with food, Northwest Inn and Conference Center, Brooklyn Park. 763-566-8855, Rooms $69 flat rate. Rates: Adults-$20 till July 9th (the end of Convergence), $25 till Oct. 1st, $30 at the door. Children: 10 and under, and under parental control, FREE. Children 11-16 and under control-$10. One day (24 hour) membership-$15. One night (7pm to 7am) membership-$10. Supporting-$5, convertible to attending at the door for $20. $5 rebate for anyone bringing a dish of food for the con suite. Make checks payable to Rick Gellman. (We haven't set up a bank account yet.) 3700 1st Ave S, Mpls, MN 55409. FFI Rick Gellman, 612-825-8010.

April 13-15, 2001. Minicon 36, Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. GoHs: Ken MacLeod, Jo Walton, Leslie Fish. Memberships: Adults $30 to 11/15, $40 to 3/15/01, $70 ATD, children $15, Supporting $15. FFI: P.O. Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Mpls, MN 55408, www.mnstf.org/minicon36/

MarsCon 2001: A Space Oddity, May 11-13, 2001, Radisson South, Bloomington. GOH: Jane Yolen, more to be announced later. Adults $25, Children (6-12) $15, Supporting $15 until December 31, 2000. FFI: MarsCon, P.O. Box 600458, St. Paul, MN 55106, info@marscon.org, www.marscon.org. Phone messages: 612-724-0687.

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: David Dyer-Bennet, Dean Gahlon, Carol Kennedy, Scott Raun, and Martin Schafer. 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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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Mike Pins (conventions).

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