August 1998 Einblatt!


Aug 1, Minneapa 352 collation, FFI: Dean Gahlon, 827-1775

Aug 1, Minn-Stf Meeting and mailing work party for Minicon 34 PR#1. Time: 2 p.m. at: Geri Sullivan & Jeff Schalles', Toad Hall, 3444 Blaisdell Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408-4315, (612) 825-3558. Dog, smoking on porch & outdoors, children welcome but not childproofed, music after the work's done? One-shot for rasff?

Aug 2, Minicon 34 committee meeting and hotel tour. Time: 2 p.m. at: Minneapolis Hilton (Most likely in 3rd floor function space) 1001 Marquette Ave. S. (between 10th & 11th Streets; and Marquette and 2nd Avenue) Minneapolis. This is an open committee meeting. We've got room for a few interested bystanders, but don't be surprised when we encourage you to fill out a volunteer form.... For more information, call Geri Sullivan at 825-3558.

Aug 8, Full Moon

Aug 15, 1 pm. Worldbuilding Society. Topic: We'll do worldbuilding exercises from Melissa Scott's 'Conceiving the Heavens'. Fowl Play, 1301 Fourth St. SE, MPLS MN USA. FFI: , Dan Goodman at (612) 871-5461.

Aug 22, Stipple-apa #154 collation, 2 p.m. at Cat Whisker Ranch, 1735 Rome Avenue, Saint Paul. FFI Judie at 699-7676.

Aug 18, 7 pm MinnStf Board of Directors Meeting at Margo Bratton (same address as June's meeting)

Aug 22, New Moon

Aug 22, Borderlands, Playing at the Ginkgo, 8pm-11pm, corner of Minnehaha & Snelling.
Aug 23, The Ladies' Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society at 2 p.m. at the home of Laura Krentz, 3553 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408. Phone: 827-1775.

Aug 25, Sept. Einblatt! deadline, midnight.

Ann Layman Chancellor, Master-class costumer and award winning artist, passed away July 11, 1998, in Minneapolis. Her husband, Dave Wixon, returned her to her home in Frankfurt, Kentucky, to be buried with her parents.

Minicon is a bit startled but, on reflection, pleased to announce that we are moving to the downtown Minneapolis Hilton and Towers Hotel, beginning with Minicon 34 in 1999. The PR will also be posted on the Minicon web site:

Marguerite Carlson and Jeff Ahlstrom are marrying on September 26.

Publishing News

THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #102 July 17 1998 is now available. Contact info:

Flowing Water Press proudly announces the electronic publication of an exciting new UFO novel, The Mission, by Ed Benjamin, Colonel, USAF (Retired). 1stBooks Library ( is currently offering The Mission for purchase via download through its Internet site. This UFO novel may be ordered for download through

Neil Gaiman did the introduction for the new edition of Samuel R. Delany's THE EINSTEIN INTERSECTION.

Neil Gaiman has a new story, "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar," in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF COMIC FANTASY ed. Mike Ashley

Eleanor Arnason's "The Dog's Story" is reprinted in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF ARTHURIAN LEGEND ed. Mike Ashley

THE ESSENTIAL BORDERLAND ed. Terri Windling and Delia Sherman includes two new stories by local authors: "Rap" by Caroline Stevermer and "When the Bow Breaks" by Steven Brust

Local publisher Fedogan & Bremer won a 1997 Bram Stoker Award for "Best Collection" for their edition of EXORCISMS AND ECSTASIES by Karl Edward Wagner.

An interview with Octavia Butler appears in the March/April 1998 issue of INDEX MAGAZINE.

WARRIOR OF SHADOWS by D.J. Conway, a trade paperback from Llewellyn Books

tNEWFANGLED FAIRY TALES BOOK ed. Bruce Lansky, a trade paperback anthology from Meadowbrook Press

Former local Kij Johnson is once again on the jury for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.

Minneapolis resident Barth Anderson is the 1998 recipient of the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship.

Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE is a nominee for the 1998 Mythopoeic Society Award in the Adult Literature category.

YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR: 11TH SERIES ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling cites three works by Neil Gaiman in its "Honorable Mentions": including one story, "The Price," from CATS AND DOGS, and one poem, "Reading the Entrails: A Rondel," from THE FORTUNE TELLER. The third was one of six stories from TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED to make "Honorable Mention": one from #17 ("Pearl" by Mike Brotherton) and five from #18 ("The Dance That Everyone Must Do" by Stephen Dedman; "The Daughter of Owls" by Neil Gaiman; "Spider Goes to Market" by Gerard Daniel Houarner; "Le Sang des Fees" by Patricia Russo; and "Along an Ellipse of Tears" by Mark W. Tiedemann).

BAEN hc June: KOMARR by Lois McMaster Bujold (novel) SCHOLASTIC/POINT pb April: BOOK OF ENCHANTMENTS by Patricia C. Wrede (reprint; story collection) SEVEN STORIES PRESS hc: PARABLE OF THE TALENTS by Octavia Butler (novel) SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB hc July: KOMARR by LMcMB (reprint, novel) TOR hc Sept: THE DRAGON IN LYONESSE by Gordon R. Dickson (novel) TOR pb Sept: TACTICS OF MISTAKE by GRD (reprint, novel) TOR pb Sept: THE MAGICIAN'S WARD by PCWrede (reprint, novel) TOR pb Sept: MAIRELON THE MAGICIAN by PCW (reprint, novel) TOR hc Nov: DRAGON by Steven Brust (novel) TOR hc Feb. 1999: NOT EXACTLY THE THREE MUSKETEERS by Joel Rosenberg (novel) WARNER ASPECT pb Feb 1999: WILD SEED by Octavia Butler (reprint, novel) WHITE WOLF tp Nov: THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (reprint, children's book)

Joel Rosenberg has sold another GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME novel to Tor

Erin McKee has been nominated for a Chesley Award (from the Assoc. of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists) for "Harlequin" in the "Best Monochrome Work--Unpublished" category.

YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: 15th ANNUAL COLLECTION ed. Gardner Dozois includes a story by ex-local Carolyn Ives Gilman ("Frost Painting" from the anthology BENDING THE LANDSCAPE). Additionally, the "Honorable Mentions 1997" section cites two stories by locals --"The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories" by Neil Gaiman (from BEYOND IMAGINATION) and "The Runaways" by Philip C. Jennings (from the Feb 1997 ASIMOV'S), plus five stories from TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED:
pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue.


Aug 5-9, BucConeer, the 56th World Science Fiction Convention,Baltimore MD GOHs: C.J. Cherryh, Milton A Rothman, Stanley Schmidt, Michael Whelan

Sept 25-27, Mad Media, Madison WI GOHs: Harlan Ellison, Stephen Furst, Neil Gaiman (?)

Oct 2-4, Congenial 9 Merrimac WI, GOHs: Neil Rest, Barry Gehm & Bill Higgins

Oct 29 -Nov1, 1998 World Fantasy Convention. Monterey, CA. FFI:, '98 World Fantasy Con, c/o Bryan Barrett, 1707 13th Ave. SE, Olympia WA 98501; 360-943-9483.

Oct 30-Nov1, Flashback! Mpls MN, FFI: Dave E. Romm, Sharon Kahn, Rick Ellman

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

Nov 13-15, Tropicon XVII, Sheraton Guest Suites, Cypress Creek FL. GoHs includes Neil Gaiman. Membership $23 to 5/31/98, $25 to 10/31/98, then $28. FFI:, , 539 37th St., West Palm Beach FL 33407.

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

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

July 2-4, 1999 CONvergence, Minneapolis MN. New convention. FFI:, ,

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

More Cons!
First Contact V (Sept 11-13) with Bujold,
Sci-Con 20 (Nov 6-8) with former locals Bull and Shetterly,
Orycon 20 (Nove 13-15) with Bujold,
Vintage Confusion (Jan 22-24) with Bujold,
World Horror Con (March 4-7) with Gaiman.


August: 2: Charles Anderson; M. Renata Fossett; 3: Curtis Hoffmann; Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 5: Beth Colsher; Gerry Wassenaar; 6: Curtis Gibson; Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 8: Ginger Emgott; 9: Bob Berlien; Karen Schaffer; 10: Deb Schouten; 11: Nate Bucklin; 13: Lori Schaefer; 15: Carol Eschweiler; 16: Nancy Klock; Joyce Maetta Odum; Anthony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judy Cilcain; 19: Sally Morem; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen; Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns; 31: Jacque Marshall

Ongoing Info

Board of Directors: Margo Bratton, Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. Email . 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: Minicon web site at:

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