Einblatt! January 1998

3 Jan NO Minn-StF meeting, see 31 Dec 97.

4 Jan Writers meeting (informal), 1 pm, at Coffee Gallery, 715 Franklin Ave. W., MPLS. (a few doors west of Lake). FFI: dsgood@visi.com, Dan Goodman 871-5461

Mpls), 2-4pm.

10 Jan Worldbuilding Society. 1 pm. Fowl Play, 1301 East 4th St., Mpls. (Dinkytown.). Topic: Family life in 2098. FFI: Dan Goodman, dsgood@visi.com, 871-5461.

10 Jan Minnesota Imaginative Fiction Writers' Alliance meeting, 2pm, Walker Library upper meeting room, 2880 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. Topic: literary sharecropping: the ups and downs of writing in somebody else's universe. FFI: Eric 825-9353.

11 Jan Minicon 33 meeting, Painter Park (34th St. & Lyndale Ave. S, Mpls) 2-4pm.

12 Jan Full moon 11:24 am.

13 Jan Arcana meeting, 7:30pm, O'Gara's, Selby & Snelling Aves. St. Paul. Topic: 1999 GOH nominations. FFI: Eric, 825-9353.

15 Jan Minn-StF board meeting at Courts of Chaos 3rd Floor, 2609 3rd Ave. S. Mpls. FFI: Geri 825-3558.

15 Jan Minicon 34 (not 33) informational meeting, 7pm, Painter Park building, 34th St. and Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls. Info on changes planned for Minicon 34 and following Minicons will be presented, and questions answered. This meeting is for people who have heard that changes are being made to Minicon and want more information. FFI: request@minicon34.mnstf.org, Lydy or DDB 827-6521.

17 Jan Minn-StF meeting, 2pm, Beth Friedman's, 4242 Minnehaha Ave. S. Mpls. FFI: 721-8800.

17 Jan Minicon 34 (not 33) organizational meeting, 2-4pm, Painter Park building, 34th St. and Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls. We're looking for various department head and other volunteer positions, and we'll talk about how the concom will work. People interested in working on Minicon 34 should come to this meeting. FFI: request@minicon34.mnstf.org, Lydy or DDB 827-6521.

18 Jan Diversicon meeting, 2pm, Sybil Smith's, 3616 10th Ave. S., Mpls.

23-25 Jan Supercon. Many fan guests listed. $25 (adult) until 1-Dec-97. At the Comfort Inn, Rochester MN, 507-281-2211. FFI: PO Box 14355, Dinkytown Station, Mpls MN 55414. http://www.visi.com/~nstohlma/SuperCon, Nstohlma@tiny.net .

Jan 23-25 ConFusion of the Winnebagos, Warren MI. GOHs: Connie Willis, Mary Ellen Wessels, Jane Irwin, Dr Marvin Minsky, Larry Tucker. http://www.stilyagi.org/cons/confusion.html

24 Jan Stipple-Apa #149 collation 2pm at Jeanne Mealy's

and John Stanley's, 1595 E. Hoyt Ave. in St. Paul. FFI: 699-7676.

25 Jan Minicon 33 meeting, at the Radisson South Hotel, 2-4pm.

25 Jan Second Foundation 15th Anniversary meeting, 4pm, Polly Peterson's, 2801 Irving Ave. N. Mpls. Topic: the end of the world as we know it? Millennial and apocalyptic SF. FFI: Polly 522-7178, or Eric 825-9353.

26 Jan Speculations readings series. Peg Kerr, 6:30-8pm, DreamHaven Books, 912 W. Lake St. Mpls. FFI: Eric 825-9353, Greg 872-6926.

28 Jan New Moon 12:01 am.

28 Jan February Einblatt deadline, 10pm.

8 Feb Minicon 33 meeting, Painter Park building (34th St. & Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls). 2-4pm.

14 Feb Worldbuilding Society. Place not yet chosen. Topic: The Singularity (the point at which human society changes from sort-of-understandable progress to Everything Very Strange). Info: Dan Goodman, dsgood@visi.com, 871-5461.

15 Feb Diversicon meeting, 2pm, location TBA. Topic: D6 t-shirt art. FFI: Eric, 825-9353.

22 Feb Minicon 33 meeting, Painter Park building (34th St. & Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls) 2-4pm.

23 Feb Speculations readings series, C.J. Mills, 6:30-8pm, DreamHaven Books, 912 W. Lake St., Mpls. FFI: Eric, 825-9353, Greg, 872-6926.

27 Feb Minn-StF meeting, place TBA. 1st nominating meeting for Board of Directors election.

7 Mar Minn-StF meeting, place TBA. 2nd nominating meeting for Board of Directors election.

21 Mar Minn-StF meeting, place TBA. Voting meeting for Board of Directors election.

Emma Bull and Steven Brust were guests on nationally syndicated radio talk show "Reality Break" 2-9 Dec.

COA: Jon Singer, 10018 45th Avenue NE, Seattle WA 98125-8120

COA: Bob Berlien, Kathy Routliffe & Andrew Berlien, 6615 N. Talman, Chicago, IL 60645

The Pool Party will probably be in early February; check with Scott Raun, sraun@iaxs.net, 822-0451 for latest info.

Peg Kerr reports that Emerald House Rising has made the year-end ballot for "Best Science Fiction Romance of 1997". Info and voting at http://members.aol.com/sfreditor/bestsfr.htm.

Nov Locus bestseller info: Gaiman's Neverwhere was #7 hardcover and the Dozois Year's Best... was #2 trade.

Dec Locus bestseller info: Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen pb) #2. The December Locus also has an interview with Gardner Dozois.

"The Curse of Jack the Clipper", David Langford (in Interzone Dec 97); "The Spear of the Sun", David Langford (Asimov's Feb 98 r). Gardner Dozois sold two anthologies, The Good Old Stuff and The Good New Stuff to St. Martin's. Steel Rose, Kara Dalkey (Penguin/ROC pb). Second Coming Attractions, David Prill (St. Martin's hc). The Magician's Ward, Patricia C. Wrede (Tor hc). Freedom & Necessity, Steven Brust & Emma Bull (Tor pb r). The Sandman Dustcovers, Dave McKean & Neil Gaiman (Titan art tp). The Silver Web #14 has a cover by and an interview with artist Rodger Gerberding.

Jan: The Dragon and the Djinn, Gordon R. Dickson (Ace pb r). Isaac Asimov's Christmas ed Gardner Dozois & Sheila Williams (Ace pb anth).

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

Mar: Headcrash 2.0 by Bruce Bethke (Orbit UK pb). The Heavenward Path, Kara Dalkey (Harcourt Brace hc). Dorsai! Gordon R. Dickson (Tor pb r).

Apr: Clones! Ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois (Ace pb anth). Bijapur by Kara Dalkey (Tor pb r). Soldier, Ask Not, Gordon R. Dickson (Tor pb r). Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold (Simon&Schuster/Earthlight pb r).

May: Isaac Asimov's Camelot ed. Gardner Dozois & Sheila Williams (Ace pb anth). The Dragon and the Gnarly King by Gordon R. Dickson (Tor pb r). Bhagavati, Kara Dalkey (Tor hc). The Dragon Knight, Gordon R. Dickson (Tor pb r).

June: Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary, Pamela Dean (Tor hc). Dogland by Will Shetterly (Tor tp r). Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen hc)

July: Immortals! Ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois (Ace pb anth). Keepers of the Hidden Ways, Book Two: The Silver Stone, Joel Rosenberg (Avon pb r).

Aug: Isaac Asimov's Detectives ed Gardner Dozois & Sheila Williams (Ace pb anth).

Sep: Necromancer, Gordon R. Dickson (Tor pb r).

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

2: Don Blyly; Ann Neset; Amber Tatge; Thorin Tatge; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 6: Thomas Juntunen; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 24: Keith Hauer-Lowe; John Houghton; 26: John Slade; 30: Linda Lounsbury.

Feb 5-8 Capricon XVIII, Chicago IL. GOHs: Josepha Sherman, Steven Hockensmith. Holiday Inn, O'Hare, 5440 North River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018; 847-671-6350 or 888-642-7344; $30 until 1/1/98; $40 at the door. FFI: http://www.capricon.org, PO Box 60085, Chicago, IL 60660; info@capricon.org

13-15 Feb Boskone XXXV. Sheraton Tara Hotel, Framingham, MA; 508-879-7200. GoH: Walter Jon Williams; Official Artist: Omar Rayyan; Special Guest: Stanley Schmidt; Featured Filker: Joe Ellis. Memb: $34 until 1/17/98; $45 at the door. FFI: http://www.nesfa.org/boskone, PO Box 809, Framingham, MA 01701-0809; 617-625-2311; boskone@nesfa.org.

20-22 Feb Con of the North (gaming convention), St Paul MN

20-22 Feb Gamicon Theta. National Guard Armory, 925 South Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA. Guests: James Ernest, Cathy Klessig, Steve Crow, Jim Peoples. Memb: $17. FFI: Gamicon Theta, 221 East Market St, Box #201, Iowa City, IA 52245; 319-626-3153; gamicon@sflis.org.

20-22 Feb Visioncon 98 Springfield MO http://www.netservesales.com/visioncon.

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 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 Diversicon 6, Radisson South Hotel, Bloomington MN. GoH Karen Joy Fowler, Special Guest Pat Murphy, Posthumous GoHs: James Tiptree, Jr., Dr. Seuss. $25 adult / $20 child (2-12) until 4-Jul-98, $35/$30 at the door. P.O. Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis MN 55408. FFI: Eric, 825-9353.

5-9 Aug: BucConeer, the 56th World Science Fiction Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, http://www.bucconeer.worldcon.org, bucconeer@bucconeer.worldcon.org, P. O. Box 314, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 USA. $130 until 15 June 1998.

25-27 Sep Arcana 28, Holiday Inn Express, 1010 W. Bandana Blvd, St. Paul. GoH: Joe Lansdale. $20 until Labor Day, 1998, $30 at the door. P.O. Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Mpls, MN 55408. FFI: Eric 825-9353.

16-18 Oct ICON 23 GoH: Charles DeLint.

29 Oct - 1 Nov 1998 World Fantasy Convention. Monterey, CA. FFI: http://www.farrsite.com/wfc/wfc5.htm, '98 World Fantasy Con, c/o Bryan Barrett, 1707 13th Ave. SE, Olympia WA 98501; 360-943-9483.

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

4-6 Dec Smofcon 16, Colorado Springs. $40 thru 2/28/98, then $50 until 11/15/98, and $60 at-the-door. Write checks to First Friday Fandom. SMOFcon 16, c/o Kent Bloom, 1245 Allegheny Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, Kent.Bloom@InternetMCI.com.

2-6 Sep 1999 (Australia, Victoria) Aussiecon Three/1999 Worldcon. World Congress Centre, Melbourne, Australia. GoHs: George Turner, Gregory Benford, Bruce Gillespie. Memb: A$175/$140. FFI: http://www.maths.uts.edu.au/staff/eric/ain99/, GPO Box 1212K, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia; U.S. Address: PO Box 266, Prospect Heights, IL 60070-0266.

4-7 Nov 1999 25th World Fantasy Convention. Rhode Island Convention Center, Westin & Biltmore Hotels, Providence, RI. Memb: $85 until 11/30/98, more after; $35 supporting (checks to "MCFI"). FFI: http://world.std.com/~sbarsky/wfc99.html, World Fantasy Convention, c/o MCFI, PO Box 1010, Framingham, MA 01701; wfc@mcfi.org.

31 Aug - 4 Sep 2000 Chicon 2000 / 58th World Science Fiction Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. GoH: Ben Bova; AGoH: Bob Eggleton; EGoH: Jim Baen; FGoHs: Bob and Anne Passovoy; TM: Harry Turtledove. Memb: $125 until 3/1/98; $40 supporting. FFI: http://www.chicon.org/, Chicon 2000, PO Box 642057, Chicago IL 60664; chi2000@chicon.org.

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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