Einblatt! May 1998

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.

2 May Minn-StF meeting, 2pm, at Don Bailey and Margo Bratton's, 4736 Pleasant Ave. S. Mpls.

9 May Worldbuilding Society, 1pm. Topic: Story cliches we're sick of. At Fowl Play, 1301 Fourth St. SE, Mpls. FFI: dsgood@visi.com, Dan 871-5461

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.

10 May Minicon 34 open concom meeting, 2-4 pm, Mathews Neighborhood Center, E 24th St. and 28th Ave. S. Mpls. FFI: request@minicon34.mnstf.org, 827-6521.

11 May Full moon 9:29am.

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: http://www.icenter.net/~stornel/keycon/keycon.htm, Keycon 15, Box 3178, Winnipeg MB R3C 4E6 Canada.

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.

16 May Minn-StF meeting continues, after dinner, at Scott Raun's. FFI: sraun@iaxs.net, 822-0451.

16 May Borderlands plays at Dunn Brothers, Grand Ave. St. Paul, from 9-11. FFI: borderlandz@yahoo.com.

16 May SF Minnesota garage sale, 9 - 5, at 2415 24th Ave. S. Mpls. FFI: Cynthia 721-5638, Erin 455-5636.

17 May Diversicon meeting, 2pm, 3616 10th Ave. S. Mpls. Topics: 1999 theme, posthumous guest. FFI: 823-6203, 825-9353.

19 May Minn-StF Board meeting, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Courts of Chaos, 2609 3rd Ave. S. Mpls. FFI: 872-9172.

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

19 May Arcana meeting, 7:30pm, PDW Books, 3721 Minnehaha Ave. S. Mpls. FFI: 825-9353.

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.

24 May June Einblatt deadline, midnight.

25 May New moon 2:32pm.

30 May Stipple-apa #152 collation, 2 pm, at the home of Giovanna Fregni and Ken Fletcher, 3511 Lyndale Avenue South. FFI: Judie at 699-7676.

30 May Borderlands plays at Dunn Brothers Roseville, 7:30-9:30. FFI: borderlandz@yahoo.com.

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

31 May Second Foundation meeting, 2pm, 3142 Lyndale Ave. S. Apt. C Mpls. Topic: Works of Elizabeth Moon. FFI: 825-9353.

6 Jun Minn-StF meeting, 2pm, at Toad Hall, 3444 Blaisdell Ave. S. Mpls. Also Minicon 34 PR1 mailing work party. FFI: gfs@toad-hall.com, 825-3558.

7 Jun Minicon 34 open concom meeting, 2-4 pm, Mathews Neighborhood Center, E 24th St. and 28th Ave. S. Mpls. FFI: request@minicon34.mnstf.org, 827-6521.

The Convergence open meeting listed in the April Einblatt for the 19th was actually held on the 18th.

Einblatt regrets to announce the death of John Fletcher, the director of Como Zoo and father of Ken Fletcher, on 2-April-1998.

Wrath of the Fanglord, ed Dave Langford, now available from Geri Sullivan for $3 each ($5 via mail order, postpaid.) FFI: gfs@toad-hall.com, 825-3558.

The Minnesota Book Award for Fantasy and Science Fiction went to John M. Ford for From the End of the Twentieth Century (NESFA Press hc, 1997).

The 1998 Rhysling Anthology (The Science Fiction Poetry Association), contains "On Webster Hill: Reflections on Rereading City", Ruth Berman (Tales of the Unanticipated Spring/Summer/Fall 1996) and "Spotting UFOs While Canning Tomatoes", Terry A. Garey (Serve It Forth - Cooking with Anne McCaffrey, ed. McCaffrey, Warner Books); and "why goldfish shouldn't use power tools", Laurel Winter (Asimov's December 1997).

"The Boy in the Golden Atom", Ruth Berman (Star*Line May/June 1998).

"The Call", Joel Rosenberg (in Armageddon ed. David Drake & B.S. Mossner).

"Casting Couch", Judy Klass (Tales of the Unanticipated) took an honorable mention in the Best of Soft SF Contest 1997.

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).

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

1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Thomas Keeley; Todd McInroy; 11: Malcolm Heath; Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy, Ragnar Riley; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 19: Scott Imes; 24: Mike Heinsohn; 25: Doc Bonewits

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.

12-14 Jun DucKon VII Chicago IL. GOHs: Glen Cook, David Lee Anderson, Dave Ifversen & Angela Karash, Terrie Smith. FFI: http://wwa.com/~duckon.

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.

10-12 July Concussion 3, Omaha NE. FFI: http://www.binary.net/conc/.

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.

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.

30 Oct - 1 Nov Flashback! The Return of the Relaxacon! Memberships: $18, $25 at door, $10 one-night. At Best Western Northwest Inn, Brooklyn Park MN, $64/night up to 4 people.

13-15 Nov Windycon XXV, Hyatt Regency Woodfield (Schaumburg IL). GoHs: Allen Steele, .

26-28 Feb 1999 MarsCon at the Radisson South Hotel. New convention.

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.

6-8 Aug 1999 Diversicon 7. Location and guests TBA.

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, but not this May or June.

Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: (612) 824-5559; web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/mnstf/.

Minicon web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/.

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