Einblatt! April 1998

3-5 Apr NeoCon 9 Wichita KS. GoHs: John Dalmas, Lubov, Ann Donovan. FFI: http://www.feist.com/~cymric/neocon.

4 Apr Minn-StF meeting, 2pm, at Joyce Scrivner's, 3212 C Portland Ave. S Mpls. Cat, no smoking. FFI: kay@universvl.rsvl.unisys.com, 824-7943.

5 Apr Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, at the Radisson South. Last meeting before Minicon. Department heads please make a special effort to be here, or send a representative.

7 Apr Arcana meeting, 7:30 pm, at PDW Books, 3721 Minnehaha Ave. S. Mpls. FFI Eric Heideman, 825-9353.

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

11 Apr Full moon, 5:23pm.

9-12 Apr Norwescon 21. GoH: Neil Gaiman. FFI: Box 24207, Seattle WA 98124, http://www.webwitch.com/norwescon.html.

16 Apr Dreamhaven Books, 912 W. Lake St. Mpls, hosts the Minnesota Book Award nominees in the SF and fantasy categories: Steven Brust, John M. Ford, Peg Kerr.

17-19 Apr Name That Con XI: InCONceivable. St Louis MO GoHs: Nancy Springer, J.R. Daniels, William "Bear" Reed, Wilson "Bob" Tucker.

17-19 Apr ConTraption . . . After Dark. Auburn Hills MI. GoHs: Nancy Baker, Christopher Stasheff, Ray VanTilberg, Bill & Phyllis Breuer. FFI: http://www.msen.com/~klingon/contraption.html, PO Box 214055 Auburn Hills MI 48321-4055, 810-853-0736, contraption@hamiudo.com.

17-19 Apr Mage Con North 4, Best Western Ramkota Inn, Sioux Falls SD. GoH: Jeff Dee, David Arneson. FFI: http://yebb.com/~mage/page.htm, PO Box 84828, Sioux Falls SD 57118-4828.

18 Apr Minn-StF meeting, 2pm, at Polly Peterson's, 2801 Irving Ave N.

18 Apr Sewing Circle field trip to the Minnesota History Center. Meet 2pm at Cafteorn history building, Kellog Blvd., St. Paul. FFI: 827-6712.

18 Apr Stipple-apa collation, 2pm, Cat Whisker Ranch, 1735 Rome Avenue, Saint Paul. FFI: Judie at 699-7676.

18 Apr Worldbuilding Society, 1pm. Topic: Ecology. At Fowl Play, 1301 Fourth St. SE, Mpls. FFI: dsgood@visi.com, Dan 871-5461.

18 Apr CONvergence open meeting, 2-4pm. Painter Park (34th & Lyndale).

21-23 Apr 5:30 am, Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon appear very close together in the east-southeast; this combination will not occur again until February 13, 2056.

23 Apr Board meeting, 7pm, Courts of Chaos, 3rd Floor, 2609 3rd Ave. S. Mpls.

23-27 Apr Swancon 23 GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. FFI: GPO Box G429, Perth WA 6841 Australia, http://www.gu.uwa.edu.au/swancon/.

25 Apr Kerlan Award Luncheon, 12:30pm, Radisson Metrodome. The Kerlan Award will be presented to author/illustrator Dahlov Ipcar. Cost: $18, reservation required. At 2pm Ms. Ipcar will give an acceptance speech and autograph copies of her books; this event is free. FFI: 624-4576.

25 Apr Diversicon Meeting, 2:00 pm, at the Painter Park Building, 34th St and Lyndale Ave So; topic 1999 Guest of Honor selection.

26 Apr Minicon 33 public postmortem, 2pm, at the Radisson South.

26 Apr New moon, 6:41am.

27 Apr Einblatt! Deadline, 7pm sharp!

28 Apr Speculations Reading Series, 6:30-8:00pm at Dreamhaven Books, 912 West Lake Street, featuring Philip J. Raymond and Duayne H. Olson of Fedogan and Bremer Books on "Rediscovering the Wandrei Brothers." FFI: Eric Heideman, 825-9353 or Greg Johnson, 872-6925.

2 May Minn-StF meeting, 2pm, place TBA.

9 May 9 am to 4 pm, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Eleanor Arnason teaches CSch 0454 "Outer space, inner space, and virtual reality: writing contemporary science fiction." $120 (people over 62 and Arboretum members $108); includes box lunch. Limited to 20.

16 May Minn-StF meeting, 2pm, Southdale Public Library. Pamela Dean, Pat Wrede, Lois Bujold, Peg Kerr, and Elise Matthesen will discuss "Crossover Stories: If It Isn't Science Fiction or Fantasy, What Is It?" FFI: Laura Krentz 827-1775.

19 May L.E. Modesitt, Jr. autographing, 4:30-6:30pm at Uncle Hugo's.

20 June Lois McMaster Bujold autographing, 1-3pm at Uncle Hugo's.

The Board is dead; long live the Board. Or in other words, the new Minn-StF board consists of Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Geri Sullivan, Martin Schafer, and Margo Bratton.

Minn-stf officers confirmed to date: Michael Pins, President; Steven Brust, Executive VP; Linda Lounsbury, Treasurer; Eric Heideman, Corresponding Secretary; Laura Krentz, Membership Secretary; Mitchell Pockrandt, Recording Secretary; Kurt & Carrie Griesemer, Einblatt Editors; Julie Johnson, VPDP; Eric Heideman, TOTU Editor; Kim Huett, Botanist.

According to current plans, I will be publishing the May issue of Einblatt, and then handing it over to Kurt and Carrie.

The Kerlan Collection at the U of M Walter Library has acquired the literary papers of Eleanor Cameron, author of the Mushroom Planet books (who died in 1996).

Laurel Winter has sold audio rights to her "Tomorrow Tea" to Kristine Katherine Rusch and Martin Greenberg for a proposed audio best fantasy of the year production from Hamilton Hill Publishers. "Ghost of a Model T" by Clifford Simak reprinted in Fantasy Hall of Fame ed. Robert Silverberg. Freedom & Necessity by Steven Brust and Emma Bull (Tor pb) was #7 on the March Locus paperback bestseller list. Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) and "The Dog's Story" by Eleanor Arnason (Asimov's 5/96) are on the Nebula Awards final ballot. Dreamhaven Books published The Night We Buried Road Dog, Jack Cady (hc tp). NESFA Press published The Silence of the Langford, Dave Langford (hc).

Erin McKee's "Harlequin" was nominated for a Chesley Award in the Best Monochrome Unpublished category.

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). Little Sister, Kara Dalkey (Penguin, tp 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). A Coven of Vampires: The Collected Vampire Stories of Brian Lumley, Brian Lumley (Fedogan & Bremer hc). Magic and Malice, Patricia C. Wrede (SFBC omnibus hc). Second Coming Attractions, David Prill (St. Martin's hc).

June: Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary, Pamela Dean (Tor hc). Dogland, 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). Whispers in the Night, Basil Copper (Fedogan & Bremer hc).

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

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

Oct: Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold (Earthlight pb r).

Nov: Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman (Avon r), Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman (Avon hc), Hoka, Hoka, Hoka, Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson (Baen omnibus).

Dec: Keepers of the Hidden Ways, Book Three: The Crimson Sky, Joel Rosenberg (Avon EOS pb).

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

1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Jeri Pope; 6: Mike Dorn; 7: Bill Bader; Bruce Bethke; Dave Romm; 10: John M. Ford; 18: Shannon Leslie; Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond; Laurel Winter; 24: Oleg Volk; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger; Theresa Roden; 29: Martin Schafer

1-3 May Marcon 33. At the Hyatt Regency, Columbus OH. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold, Fantasy GoH Joel Rosenberg. $32 to 4/30/98, $38 at the door. FFI: www.marcon.org, (614) 475-8181, info@marcon.org.

1-3 May Demicon 9. The Inn at University, Des Moines, IA; 800-369-7476 or 515-225-2222. GoHs: George Alec Effinger (originally-announced guests Spider & Jeanne Robinson will not be there); AGoH: W.J. Hodgson; FGoHs: Marshall & Dee Willis; TM: Rusty Hevelin. Memb. $35 at the door, children 12 and under $15 with an accompanying adult. FFI: http://www.netins.net/showcase/dmsfs/, roth@netins.net, PO Box 7572 Des Moines IA 50322, 515-224-7654.

15-17 May Keycon 15 GoHs: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Freas, Connie Lyon. Membership $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.

22-24 May LibertyCon 12 Radisson Read House Hotel, Chattanooga TN. GoH is Lois McMaster Bujold, TM is Wilson "Bob" Tucker. Membership $35, attendance limited to 350. FFI: http://www.cdc.net/~libcon/, LibertyCon 12 / Box 695 / Hixson TN 37343-0695.

22-25 May Wiscon 22. Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI, 800-356-8293. GoHs: Sheri S. Tepper, Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman. Emphasis: feminist SF. Memb $40 until 5/1/98; $50 at the door; kids 7-12 half price. FFI: http://www.sf3.org/wiscon/, wiscon.concom@lists.best.com, SF3 PO Box 1624 Madison WI 53701-1624; 608-233-8850.

30 May - 1 Jun Construction, Wellington New Zealand. GoH: Neil Gaiman. FFI: Box 11559, Manners St., Wellington, New Zealand.

5-8 Jun Thylacon II Hadley's Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania. Australian National SF Convention. GoH include Neil Gaiman. FFI: www.trump.net.au/~s_newman/thylacon2/, robinjohnson@southcom.au.

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 Hampton Clarion Hotel, Coralville IA. GoHs: Charles DeLint, Forest J Ackerman. Membership $25. FFI: www.sflis.org/icon/, icon23@sflis.org, PO Box 525, Iowa City IA 52244-0525.

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 Windycon XXV, Hyatt Regency Woodfield (Schaumburg IL). GoHs: Allen Steele, .

13-15 Nov Orycon 20 GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. Membership $25 to 4/15/98. FFI: Box 5703, Portland OR 97228, (503) 283-0802, jlorentz@spiritone.com.

13-15 Nov Tropicon XVII, Doubletree Guest Suites, Cypress Creek FL. GoH include Neil Gaiman. Membership $23 to 5/31/98, $25 to 10/31/98, then $28. FFI: www.scifi.squawk.com/tropicon.html, prawlik@concentric.net, 539 37th St., West Palm Beach FL 33407.

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.

26-28 Feb 1999 MarsCon at the Radisson South Hotel. New convention. FFI: www.marscon.com

2-4 Apr 1999 Minicon 34 at the Radisson South Hotel, Minneapolis. GoHs: Octavia E. Butler, Mark & Priscilla Olson, Dave Nee. Registrations not yet available. FFI: www.mnstf.org/minicon, request@minicon34.mnstf.org, PO Box 8297 Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408.

2-4 Jul 1999 CONvergence, Minneapolis MN. New convention. FFI: http://www.convergence-con.org/, converge99@aol.com, 996-9224.

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.aussiecon3.worldcon.org, 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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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 ddb, 3721 Blaisdell Ave. S., Mpls MN 55409; or call me at (612) 827-6521 /// Next Einblatt! Deadline: 7pm 28-Mar-98 sharp!