Einblatt! September 1998


Sept 5, Mn-Stf Meeting, Beth Friedman 4242 Minnehaha Ave, FFI: 721-8800

Sept 6, Full Moon

Sept 6, TAFF-on-a-stick. Fannish group expedition to the State Fair with TAFF winner Maureen Speller Kincaid. Contact Geri Sullivan at (612) 825-3558 or for details.

Sept 13, Second Foundation Meeting, 2:00 p.m., David Christenson's, 3728 Longfellow Ave. So., Minneapolis. Topic: 1998 BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR anthologies edited by Gardner Dozois & David G. Hartwell. FFI: David, 722-9764, or Eric M. Heideman, 825-9353.

Sept 19, Mn-Stf Meeting Blaisdell Polytechnic(DDB, Lydia, Pamela)3721 Blaisdell Ave S. FFI: 827-6521

Sept 19, Minicon 34 open committee meeting. 1 pm. Dreamhaven Books, 912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis. FFI: Geri Sullivan at (612) 825-3558 or gfs@toad-hall.com .

Sept 19, Worldbuilding Society, 1 pm. Topic: Melissa Scott's "Conceiving the Heavens"; and discuss worlds/futures we've designed. Fowl Play, 1301Fourth St. SE, MPLS MN USA. FFI: dsgood@visi.com , Dan Goodman at (612) 871-5461.

Sept 20, Diversicon 7 meeting, 2:00 p.m., ErinLorenz's, 2990 E. 85th, Inver Grove Heights. Topics: Special Guest; 2nd Posthumous GOH, if any. FFI: Erin, 455-5636, or Eric, 825-9353.

Sept 20, New Moon

Sept 26, Tentative Bilbo & Frodo Baggins Birthday Party, Contact: David Lenander 293 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102-1811 home: (651) 292-8887 work: (612) 626-3375 Rivendell Group web-page: http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/RIVENDELL.html

Sept 27, Monthly Filk Circle, Time: 6pm-10pm Host: Filk Singers Location: 3236 Cedar Avenue South for info call: Laramie Sasseville at 721-6076 0r 348-5599Site-info: Smoking limited, Cats. FFI-phone: 721-6076 Remarks: refreshments are potluck


On May 2 of this year, Jon Knutson, formerly of Tacoma, Washington, and Barbara Knutson (maiden name lost!, oops) were married in Milwaukee.

Former local Kij Johnson was married on July 4th to Christopher McKitterick.

Eric M. Heideman is now the children's librarian at Southeast Public Library in Dinkytown.

Publishing News

TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED #19 (the "Aliens and Accountants Among Us" issue) is out, including an interview with Maureen F. McHugh, & contributions by Minnesotans/former Minnesotans Eleanor Arnason, John Calvin Rezmerski, Ruth Berman, Lyda Morehouse, David J.Hoffman-Dachelet, David Mckeag Cox, Rodger Gerberding, Suzanne Clarke, Beth Hansen, Laurel Winter, & Eric M. Heideman. $5 at bookstores/$6 mailorder (Checks to MN-StF) from Tales of the Unantipated, PO Box 8036,Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408. The reading period for TOTU#20 is September 1- October 1, 1998. For guidelines, send a query/SASE to the TOTU PO box, or contact Eric, 825-9353, eheideman@uswest.net

Short story by Stephen Brust, "Calling Pittsburg,", appears in ACCESSION: 38856276TITLE: Lord of the fantastic :stories in honor of Roger Zelazny /PLACE: New York :PUBLISHER: Avon Books,YEAR: 1998, ed. by Martin H. Greenberg

Kinky Friedman is autographing at Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore(2864 Chicago Ave. S. / Minneapolis) on Tuesday, September 29th, from 6:30-8:00 pm.

LOCUS Bestsellers list from August issue includes KOMARR by Lois McMaster Bujold as #1 hardcover; it's also #2 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton list and #9 on Waldenbooks list for same month.

Denny Lien has a number of listserv answers reprinted in the book STUMPERS! ANSWERS TO HUNDREDS OF QUESTIONS THAT STUMPED THE EXPERTS ed. by Fred R. Shapiro (Random House tp, 1998)

The August LOCUS reported on the Locus Poll Results for calendar year 1997. FREEDOM AND NECESSITY by Steven Brust and Emma Bullwas voted #7 and DOGLAND by Will Shetterly #13 on Best Fantasy Novel list. EXORCISMS AND ECSTASIES by Karl Edward Wagner, from local publisher Fedogan & Bremer, was #16 on the Best Collectionlist, and THE ARBITRARY PLACEMENT OF WALLS by Martha Soukup from local publisher Dreamhaven tied for #17.

This year's LOCUS ballot also collected votes on "Best SF Novel( Before 1990)" with Clifford D. Simak's WAY STATION finishing #31 and his CITY tied for #38. LOCUS also produced "Best Novelist" lists by counting all book nominations by author: here Simak tied for #18th place as "All-Time Best Novelist--SF" and Lois McMaster Bujold appeared in 29th place. When SF and Fantasy lists were combined, Simak tied for 30th.

The forthcoming STARLIGHT 2 ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden (anthology), TOR hc Nov. 1999 (Smile Patrick!)
pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue.


Sept 3-6, DragonCon, Atlanta, GA, http://www.dragoncon.org

Sept 4-7, Coppercon 18, Phoenix, AZ. GOHs: Stephen R. Donaldson, Mitchell Davidson Bentley, Mojo, JeffreyHitchin http://www.casfs.org/cucon

Sept 4-6, ConFluence '98, Pittsburgh, PA. GOH: Nancy Kress http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~roboman/confluence.html

Sept 25-27, Mad Media, Madison, WI. GOHs: Harlan Ellison, Stephen Furst http://www.madmedia.org

Sept 25-27, Contact 16, Evansville, IN. GOHs: Frederik Pohl, Laura Reynolds, Dr Bill Breuer http://members.aol.com/ContactSF/home.html

Sept 25-27, Arcana 29, St Paul, MN. GOH: Joe Lansdale http://www.inergy.com/JBROWER

Sept 25-27, inCONsequential, Fredericton, NB Canada. GOHs: David Feintuch, Christian J. Ready, K.V. Johansen http://gateway.surfcity.nb.ca/breeze/incon

Sept 25-28, Albacon '98, Glasgow. GOHs: Kim Newman, Ray Harryhausen, Rodney Matthews, Jim Byrnes, Valentine Pelka http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/bizarre.imagery/albacon

Oct 2-4, Congenial 9, Merrimac, WI. GOHs: Neil Rest, Barry Gehm & Bill Higgins http://www.tezcat.com/~norton1/congenial

Oct 2-4, Archon 22, Collinsville, IL. GOHs: James P Hogan, John Sies, John Novak & Shannon Ware, Glen Cook http://www.stlf.org/archon

Oct 2-4, Context XI, Columbus, OH. GOHs: Larry Niven, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith http://www.contextcon.com

Oct 2-4, Viable Paradise II, Martha's Vineyard. GOHs: Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jael, Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden http://www.tiac.net/users/rmontor/paradise/index.shtml

Oct 2-4, Con-Cept '98, Montreal, Quebec. GOHs: Robert Sawyer, Yves Meynard, Forrest J Ackerman, Mario Giguere http://afm.infinit.net/concept

Oct 16-18, ICON 23, Iowa City, IA. GOHs: Charles De Lint, Forrest J Ackerman, Ed Heil, Rusty Hevelin http://www.sflis.org/icon

Oct 29 -Nov1, 1998 World Fantasy Convention. Monterey, CA. FFI: http://www.farrsite.com/wfc/wfc5.html, '98 World Fantasy Con, c/o Bryan Barrett, 1707 13th Ave. SE, Olympia WA 98501; 360-943-9483.

Oct 30-Nov 1, Flashback, Mpls, MN. GOHs: Steven Brust, Gordon R. Dickson http://www.visi.com/~romm/flash.html, FFI: Rick Gellman 612-825-8010, Reserve your room in the Mn-Stf block by Oct. 1, 612-566-8855.

Nov 6-8, Sci-Con 20, Virginia Beach, VA. GOHs: Emma Bull & Will Shetterly, Colleen Doran, Margaret Cubberly http://www.scicon.org

Nov 13-15, WindyCon XXV, Schaumburg, IL. GOHs: Allen Steele, Phil Foglio, Barry & Marcy Lyn-Waitsman, Christian Ready, Frederick Pohl, Joe Haldeman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith http://www.windycon.org

Nov 13-15, Tropicon XVII, Sheraton Guest Suites, Cypress Creek, FL. GoHs Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess. Membership, $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.

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. Reg. $30 till Oct. 31, 1998 FFI: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon, request@minicon34.mnstf.org , PO Box 8297 Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408.

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

July 30-Aug. 2, 1999. Mythcon XXX(30)--combined with Bree Moot 4--, Milwaukee, WI. $35 till 9/15/98. At-the-door is about $60. FFI: David Lenander or Jo Ann Johnson ( 651) 292-8887, 293 Selby Ave. St. Paul 55102-1811.
d-lena@tc.umn.edu . Several Mpls/StP folks working on concom. http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/BreeMoot.html

Aug 6-8, 1999: Diversicon 7, Holiday Inn Express, 1010 Bandana Blvd., St. Paul. Guests of Honor: "L.A. Graf"--Julia Ecklar & KarenRose Circone. Posthumous GOH: William Shakespeare. $22 Adult, $17 Child (ages 2-12) through October 31, 1998; $27 Adult, $22 Child through July 4, 1999. FFI: diversicon@scc.net Eric, 825-9353.

Editor's Note
If you are listing a meeting, please start with the date, time and name of your group contact info, and a brief description of the meeting. If you want to list a Con, please include some way of contacting that Con for information.
‹Kurt & Carrie


Sept: 5: Sharon Kahn; 6: Greg Foss; 7: Michael A. Zalar; 8: Louie Spooner Trainor; 12: Jean Mornard; 16: Jane Hausfeld; Kris Jensen; 17: Barbara Geraud; Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 22: Dave Wixon; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 26: Michael Flowers; Lon Levy; Denny Lien; Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Kurt Griesemer; Eileen Lufkin; Anne Miller; 30: Jon Singer

Ongoing Info

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, Mn-Stf meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month.

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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This Einblatt was edited by Kurt & Carrie Griesemer with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news and conventions).

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 Kurt and Carrie Griesemer, 4833 Madison St. NE, Columbia Heights MN 55421; or call them at (612)571-4283. Email submissions most preferred, no phone calls after 10pm. // Next Einblatt! Deadline: midnight September 25, 1998 sharp!