Einblatt! June 1, 1997


31-May Diversicon meeting, 2pm, at Sybil Smith’s, 3816 10th Ave. S. (Mpls). Topics: 1998 theme, posthumous GoH. FFI: Sybil at 823-6203 or Eric at 825-9353

31 May Laramie 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

2 June Arcana meeting, 7:30pm at O’Garas, Selby & Snelling in St. Paul.

5 June New moon 2:03am.

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.

6-8 June 9:45 pm: the waxing crescent moon sets with Venus in the west-northwest.

7 June Minn-StF meeting at Scott Raun's, 3928 11th Ave. S. Unusual schedule: starts 4pm, business meeting 4:30pm, then a break (no meeting) from 5:30pm to 7pm, then meeting resumes. Smoking outside and on porch, not childproof. FFI: 822-0451. Minneapa 338 collation originally announced for 3pm; I haven't yet heard how this is affected by the meeting schedule. Copy count 25.

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.

13-15 June Ad Astra 17. GoH: Steven Brust. FFI: Box 7276 - Station A / Toronto ONT M5W 1X9 CANADA.

14 June WorldBuilding Society, 1 pm. Topic: The Perils of Prediction. At Gabe's, 312 Central Ave. SE, MPLS. Look for the people with books. FFI: Dan Goodman 871-5461, dsgood@visi.com .

15 JuneMinicon 33 programming open meeting, 1pm, at Katie Clapham's house, 3945 10th Ave. S. (upstairs). FFI: 827-0662.

15 June Ladies' Sewing Circle field trip to S. R. Harris, 2pm. RSVP to Laura Krentz, 827-1775.

18 June Neil Gaiman at DreamHaven Books, presumable reading and signing, 6.00pm.

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

20 June Full moon 2:09 am.

21 June Minn-StF meeting at Polly Peterson's, 2801 Irving Ave. N., Mpls, 2:30pm on. Smoking on the nifty new deck. Dog, not childproof. FFI: 522-7178.

21 June Twin Cities Radio Theatre Workshop at the Thrust Stage in the Rarig Center on the UofM West Bank Campus. 7pm: David Ossman, of Firesign Theatre, with a new one-man show of "George Tirebiter's Radio Laffs (not broadcast); 8pm: live radio broadcast of short plays by Twin Cities playwrights (and one Iowan). Tickets $8.00. Broadcast simultaneously on KFAI (90.3 & 106.7 FM) and KUOM (770 AM). TCRTW encourages everyone to come down to the theater to see live actors, live sound effects and live music combine to build the Theater of the Mind.

22 June SF Minnesota Garage Sale, 9am-5pm at 3036 36th Ave. S. Mpls. FFI: Jane Strauss 722-1412, Greg Johnson 872-6926.

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 .

24 June Einblatt deadline 10pm sharp.

28 June Stipple-Apa collation 2pm Jeanne Mealy and John Stanley's.

28 June 3:45 am: Saturn and the waning crescent moon appear very close together (east-southeast sky, about 22 degrees above the horizon)

29 June Second Foundation, 2pm, 3142 Lyndale Ave. S. Apt. C Mpls. Works of Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. FFI: Eric Heideman 825-9353.

July 10 Neil Gaimain appearing at Barnes & Noble, Galleria, 3225 Galleria, Edina MN. Presumably reading and signing.

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.

9 AugStipple-Apa collation, 2pm, Kevin & Louie Trainor's.

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.

15 SepMinicon 33 Programming ideas first deadline.

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.

1 DecMinicon 33 Programming ideas final deadline.


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 Don’t Dream, hc Donald Wandrei coll, in April.

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

John M. Ford’s "Erase/Record/Play" (from Starlight 1) is on the Sturgeon Award ballot.

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 year’s 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: Peg 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 


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 


11-13 July REFLECTIONS: 97. Sheraton Park Place Hotel, St. Louis Park, MN; 800-542-5566; $72 dbl. Reflections on the first ten years of Beauty and The Beast. Memb: $85 (includes banquet) until 6/1/97; $90 after. Info: 4806 Aldrich Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55430; 612-521-9725. http://cord.iupui.edu/~tmbegley/songs/cons/rfl/rflreg.htm.

18-20 July Convocation ’97/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 guests Pam Keesey, Reed Waller, (posthumous) guests Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. 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

8-10 Aug CONFLUENCE '97 GoH: Steven Brust. Memb: $20 until 6/30/97, $28 after. PO Box 3681, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-3681; 412-344-0236, http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/roboman/Confluence97.html, parsec-home@netcom.com.

28 Aug–1 Sep LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon. PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277, vox 512-472-9944, fax 512-472-4290, http://www.io.com/~lsc2. $135 until 31 July 1997.

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 ’97. 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.

7-9 Nov WINDYCON XXIV. Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL. Info: Windycon XXIV, PO Box 184, Palatine, IL 60078-0184; ramchip@xnet.com, http://www.xnet.com/~ramchip/windy.html.

28-30 Nov Visions '97 at the Hyatt Regency - O'Hare, in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois. GoH: large media linup. 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 , email loscon24@lasfs.org.

10-12 Apr 1998 Minicon 33. GoHs include Dave Langford, Gardner Dozois, Toastmaster John M. Ford. $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.

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.

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 

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).

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