Einblatt! October 1998


Oct. 3, Joyce Scrivner, 3212-C Portland Ave S (last door on left side of house) FFI: 824-7943 cats, smoking outside, or upstairs if it rains, not child proof Scott Imes will be narating tapes made at MidAmericon (the 1976 Worldcon), some of which feature MinnStf members from that period.

Oct. 5, Full Moon

Oct. 10, Stipple-Apa #155 will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of Giovanna Fregni, Ken Fletcher, and David Cummer, 36xx? Lyndale Avenue South, Minn. FFI: Judie, 651-699-7676.

Oct. 17, Babylon 5 Fan Club, Phoenix Rising. Augsburg Library; 71st & Nicollet, Richfield. The September meeting was at noon; this one presumably will be also. Info: 361-3286.

Oct.17 , MN-STF Meeting, Polly Peterson 2801 N Irving Ave Minneapolis MN 55411-1228 FFI: 522-7178

Oct.17, Worldbuilding Society. 1 pm. Topic: How do they make a living in fantasy? Fowl Play, 1301 Fourth St. SE, MPLS MN USA. FFI: dsgood@visi.com, Dan Goodman at (612) 871-5461.

Oct. 20, New Moon

Oct. 20, Autographing at Uncle Hugo's (2864 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls): 6-8 pm: David Weber.

Oct. 24, Barb Jensen & David Emerson play at Gingko Coffeehouse Time: 9pm-11:45pm, Location: 721 N. Snelling Ave, St. Paul FFI-phone: 651-645 2647

Oct. 25, Einblatt! deadline midnight.

Oct. 27, Lois McMaster Bujold reading at Dreamhaven Books on Lake Street.


HELP WANTED: New editor(s) needed to take over publication of the Einblatt! beginning June, 1999 or sooner! Please contact us at truk@mci2000.com if interested.

Geri Sullivan profusely apologizes for getting the TAFF winner's name wrong last month -- it's Maureen Kincaid Speller, and we wish her much delight on the rest of her stay here in the US.

Publishing News

ALTAIR (a new Australian sf magazine) has an interview with Lois McMaster Bujold in its second issue.

short story: "Tastings" by Neil Gaiman appears in SIRENS AND OTHER DEMON LOVERS ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (HarperPrism tp, 1998)

Fedogan & Bremer: Oct98- THE DARK DETECTIVE, ed. by Stephen Jones (hc).

Llewellyn: May 99: THE COWBOY AND THE VAMPIRE by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall (tp) THE LAST MATRIARCH by Kisma Stepanich (tp).

Meadowbrook Press: Oct 98: NEWFANGLED FAIRY TALES, BOOK 2, ed. Bruce Lansky (tp).

Octavia Butler (Upcoming Minicon GoH) Nov98--PARABLE OF THE TALENTS, hc from Seven Stories Press Feb99--WILD SEED, pb reprint from Warner Aspect.

Steven Brust, Nov98--DRAGON, Tor (hc)

Lois McMaster Bujold, Oct98--KOMARR, Earthlight (British) pb reprint

Kara Dalkey, May99--CRYSTAL SAGE, Penguin Roc pb

Pamela Dean, June99--JUNIPER, GENTIAN, AND ROSEMARY, Tor tp reprint

Gordon R. Dickson, Sept98--NECROMANCER, Tor pb reprint, Oct98--THE DRAGON IN LYONESSE, Tor hc, TACTICS OF MISTAKE, Tor pb reprint, Nov98 -HOKA! HOKA! HOKA! (with Poul Anderson), Baen pb omnibus, Jan99--SFBC hc reprint of THE DRAGON IN LYONESSE.

Neil Gaiman, Nov 98--NEVERWHERE, Avon pb reprint, SMOKE AND MIRRORS: SHORT FICTIONS AND ILLUSTIONS, Avon hc, STARDUST (with Charles Vess), Titan (British) hc, THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH (with Dave McKean). White Wolf tp reprint, Jan 99--SFBC hc reprint of SMOKE AND MIRRORS, Feb 99--STARDUST reprinted in hc by Avon Spike and also by SFBC.

Peg Kerr, May99--THE WILD SWANS, Warner Aspect tp.


Patricia C. Wrede, Oct98--THE MAGICIAN'S WARD, Tor pb reprint, MAIRELON THE MAGICIAN, Tor pb reprint.

Sept.98 LOCUS Bestsellers lists Bujold's KOMARR as #3 hardcover; it's also #3 hardcover on the Amazon.com bestseller list in same issue.

Fedogan & Bremer are on World Fantasy Award ballot in "Special Award- Non-Professional" categoy.

Neil Gaiman sold a young adult novel, CORALINE, to Avon.

Ruth Berman, essay, "Dodging Disappointment: Avoiding Panels on the Business of Writing," lead "Opinions" piece in the September issue of "Minnesota Literature."
pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue.


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 9-11, Necronomicon '98, Tampa, FL. GOH: C.J. Cherryh http://www.stonehill.org, http://www.milleux.com

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, Soonercon, Oklahoma City, OK. GOHs: Ben Bova, Kevin Murphy, Stephen Pagel, Marsha Diggs http://www.netplus.net/~soonercon.

Nov 13-15, OryCon 20, Portland, OR. GOHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Ellen Asher, David Langford, Howard Waldrop http://www.teleport.com/~osfci/orycon

Nov 13-15, Philcon 98, Philadelphia, PA. GOHs: Bruce Sterling, Bruce Jensen, Tom Savini, Walter Jon Williams http://www.psfs.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 Minneapolis Hilton and Towers in downtown Minneapolis. GoHs: Octavia E. Butler, Mark & Priscilla Olson, Dave Nee. Membership $30 adult / $15 child through October 31, $40 / $15 through February 14, $70 / $30 at the door. FFI: 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)--combinedwith 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.


2: Elizabeth LaVelle
5: Joel Halpern
6: Joe Agee
9: Kevin Trainor
10: Kashia Ferguson; Steve Glennon
11: Beth Friedman; Barry Watson
13: Lisa Bah
14: Barb Jensen
16: Ryan Alexander; Casey Griesemer
17: Andy Anda; Mauricette Keeley
19: Hewitt Schaefer
20: Andrew Berlien; Lee Reynolds; Sharon Rosenberg
21: Nancy McClure
24: Jerry Boyajian
25: Sue Grandys
27: Sergei Alderman

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, Mnm-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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