Einblatt! June 2004

Calendar

Advance Warning

July 3: Garey/Lien Anniversary Party; July 10 & 17: Minn-StF Meetings

Birthdays:

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, Roscoe Bendtsen; 19: Lori Chu; 20: Val Lies; 23: Donna Lang; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 29: Monica Jennie, Steve Perry; 30: Erin Lorenz

Announcements:

CoA: Geri Sullivan, 37 Monson Road, Wales, MA 01081-9743, Home: 413-245-0325, Cell: 612-964-3558, email: gfs@toad-hall.com

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman's Coraline was the Nebula winner in the novella category.

Hugo nominees include Paladin Of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (novel) and "A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman (short story)

Cathy Tacinelli has a poem, "The Rape of the Toyota," in the July 04 Asimov's

Finalists for the 2004 Mythopoeic Award (Adult Literature category) include Paladin Of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold and Fudoki by ex-local Kij Johnson.

Tiptree Award "short list" (e.g. honorable mentions) this year includes Fudoki by Kij Johnson and "Lady of the Ice Garden" (from Firebirds) by another ex-local, Kara Dalkey.

Lois McMaster Bujold's The Spirit Ring is being adapted for radio in Japan (source Locus)

Adam Stemple has a short story, "A Piece of Flesh," in Faerie Tales (ed. MH Greenberg and R Davis), a 2004 DAW pb anthology.

Lois McMaster Bujoldís Ethan of Athos nominated for the Japanese Seiun Award for 2004.

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Conventions

June 4-6, Duckon 13, Chicago, IL. GOHs: Eric Flint, Butch Honeck, Steve MacDonald, Mitch Burnside-Clapp, "Admiral" Be'Jen Zantai-Min-Hor, Roxanne Meida King, J.D. "Illiad" Frazer, Nick Pollotta. http://www.duckon.org

June 24-27, Midwestcon 55 (The Relaxacon), Sharonville, OH. http://cfg.org/midwestcon

July 2-5, ConKopelli (the 57th Westercon), Litchfield Park, AZ. GOHs: C.J. Cherryh, David Cherry, Diana Gabaldon, Heather Alexander, John Hertz. http://www.conkopelli.org

July 2-4, Convergence 2004, Bloomington, MN. GOHs: Larry Niven, David Gerrold, Denise Garner, Vincent Truitner. http://www.convergence-con.org

Jul 30-Aug 2, Mythcon 35, Ann Arbor, MI. University of Michigan. GoHs: Neil Gaiman, Charles A. Huttar. FFI: www.mythsoc.org

Aug 13-15, Diversicon 12, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: S.P. Somtow, Mark Rich. Adult $30, Child $25 to 7/4; Adult $40, Child $35 ATD. www.diversicon.org

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Joe Agee, Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn and Scott Raun. Email board@mnstf.org - which also includes Polly Peterson, the Recording Secretary. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meetings are typically the 1st Monday of the month.

Minn-STF web site at: www.mnstf.org/. Minicon web site at: 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 Saturday at 5pm: 3236 Cedar Ave South; FFI: 612-721-6076. Cats.

Artists and Writers: Get your art and thoughts in print in Stipple-Apa, small-and-cozy general-interest publication. FFI: Jeanne Mealy 651-771-7226

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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Mike Pins (conventions).

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 Scott Raun, 3928 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407; or call him at 612-822-0451. Email submissions most preferred, no phone calls after 10pm. // Next Einblatt! Deadline: 11:59PM June 24th, 2004 sharp!