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An article, "Killer of Smurfs," on Garth Danielson and his Smurf figurine art appeared in City Pages for March 10, 1999.
"When the Bough Breaks" by Steven Brust is on the Nebula Awards final ballot in the short story catagory
Bestsellers info, March 1999 LOCUS:
Hardcover #7: Parable of The Talents by Octavia Butler (Minicon GoH), #9: Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman, Paperback #6: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Hardcover #6: Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman, Paperback #2: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Chain Bestsellers for all of 1998:
Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold as #9 hardcover bestseller for Amazon.com
LOCUS also reports that Angels & Visitations from DreamHaven Books, now out of print, went through five printings and 25,000 copies to make it "one of the all-time bestselling small-press books."
Steven Brust, The Book Of Jhereg, tp omnibus from Ace, August 99
Lois McMaster Buhold, Falling Free, pb reprint from Baen, June, Borders Of Infinity, pb reprint from Baen, September, A Civil Campaign, new hc novel from Baen, September, Cordelia's Honor, pb omnibus from Baen, October
Pam Keesey, co-editor with Rick R. Reed, Out Of The Shadows, a tp anthology from Design Image Group
Kara Dalkey, Crystal Sage, pb novel from Penguin/Roc, May, Bhagavati, tp reprint from Tor, December
Pamela Dean, Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary, tp reprint from Tor, June
Gordon R. Dickson, The Way Of The Pilgrim, tp reprint from Tor, July, The Dragon In Lyonesse, pb reprint from Tor, August, The Chantry Guild, tp reprint from Tor, September
Gaiman, Neil, Day Of The Dead: An Annotated Babylon 5 Script -- trade pb from DreamHaven Books, now available
Apr 2-4: Minicon 34, Minneapolis Hilton and Towers in downtown Mpls. GoHs: Octavia E. Butler, Mark & Priscilla Olson, Dave Nee. Registrations $70 at-the-door. FFI: www.mnstf.org/minicon, email@example.com, PO Box 8297 Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408.
Apr 2-4: Balticon 33, Baltimore MD, GOHs: David Weber, Jennifer E. Weyland, Echoe's Children www.balticon.org
Apr 1-4: Norwescon 22, Seattle WA, GOHs: Harry Turtledove, Richard Hescox, Jack Horner, Jack Chalker & Eva Whitley www.webwitch.com/norwescon
Apr 2-5: Reconvene (the 50th British National Science Fiction Convention), Liverpool, GOHs: Peter S Beagle, John Clute & Jeff Noon, Tom Holt, Ron Tiner
Apr 1-4: ConFurence X (furry con), San Diego CA, GOHs: Cynthia McQuillin, Mary Hanson-Roberts, Patricia C. Wrede www.confurence.com
Apr 9-11: Name That ConTraption, Southfield, MI. GoHs: Nick Pollotta, Tina "NeNe" Thomas, Dave & Diana Stein, www.contraption.org
Apr 9-11: I-CON 18, Stony Brook, NY. GoHs: Harlan Ellison, Lois McMaster Bujold, James P. Hogan, Michael A. Stackpole, Tim Powers, Liz Danforth, Mary Ellen Wessels. Memb: $26 to 3/15/99, $32 at door. Info: I-CON, Box 550, Stony Brook NY 11790-0550; voice mail: 516-632-6045; fax: 516-632-6355; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.iconsf.org
Apr 16-18: To Be CONtinued..., South Bend IN, GOHs: Mickey Zucker Reichert, Robin Wood, Stephen McDonald, Tracy Lunquist www.msffa.org
Apr 16-18: EerieCon I, Niagara Falls NY, GOHs: Brian Lumley, Josepha Sherman
Apr 16-18: Galacticon 1999 & KAG spring break, Chattanooga TN, GOHs: Elizabeth Moon, David Weber, The Suttons homepage.usr.com/g/galacticon
Apr 23-25: Name That Con 12: ConZilla, St Louis MO, GOHs: Mickey Zucker Reichert, Lawrence Allen Williams, Wilson "Bob" Tucker, Rusty Hevelin, Mark McNary, Gary Hanak www.stlf.org/ntc
Apr 23-25: animecentral99, Rosemount, IL www.acen.org
Apr 24: OpCon, Oak Park IL, GOHs: Mary Frances Zambreno, Susan VanCamp oprfhs.org/activ/scifi/opcon
Apr 24: Gamers' Faire, Oak Brook, IL. GoHs" Yvonne Navarro, Kevin Stein
Apr 30-May 2: DemiCon X, Des Moines IA, GOHs: Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Tina "NeNe" Thomas, Bill Broughton, Rusty Hevelin www.netins.net/showcase/dmsfs/demicon.html
May 7-9: X-CON 17 Olympia Resort & Spa, Oconomowoc WI; rms $81. GoH: Kevin D. Randle. AGoH: Jim Groat. FGoH: Maria Pavlac. Memb: $25 to 4/1/99, $40 at door. Info: X-Con Ltd., Box 334, S. Milwaukee WI 53172-0334; e-mail: email@example.com
May 7-9: Marcon 34, Columbus, OH. GoHs: Richard Biggs, Jeffrey (Kosh) Willerth, David Drake, Erin McKee, Tom Savini, Jolly Roger Blackburn, Steve Jackson, Syntax. www.marcon.org
May 14-16: LepreCon 25, Scottsdale, AZ. GoHs: Larry Niven, Michael Whelan, Lynn Gold, Robert Peacock. www.casfs.org/LepreCon
May 21-23: KEYCON 16 Winnipeg MB, Canada. GoH: David Drake. AGoH: Denis Beauvais. FGoH: Al Jastrom. Memb: $30 to 12/31/98, $40 to 4/30/99, $50 at door. Info: www.icenter.net/~stornel/keycon/Keycon.htm
May 27-31: NSS's 1999 International Space Development Conference, Houston, TX. GoH: Majel Barrett Roddenberry. www.nss.org/isdc
May 28-30: ConQuesT 30, Kansas City, MO. GoHs: David Drake, Esther Friesner, Robert "J.R." Daniels, Samantha "Star" Straf, Wilson "Bob" Tucker. home.unicom.net/~sfreader/ConQuesT.htm
May 28-30: LibertyCon 13, East Ridge, TN. GoHs: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, David Mattingly, Cheryl Mandus, James P. Hogan. www.cdc.net/~libcon
May 28-31: WISCON 23 Madison WI. GoH: Mary Doria Russell. Info: WisCon, c/o SF3, Box 1624, Madison WI 53701; 608-233-8850; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.sf3.org/wiscon
May 28-31: BayCon '99, San Jose, CA. GoHs: Tina "NeNe" Thomas, Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, Kent Brewster. www.BayCon.org
July 2-4: CONvergence, Minneapolis MN. FFI: PO Box 13208, Dinkytown Station, Mpls, MN 55414. www.convergence-con.org/, email@example.com, 612-996-9224.
July 30-Aug. 2: 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Several Mpls/StP folks working on concom. www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/BreeMoot.html
Aug 6-8: Diversicon 7, Holiday Inn Express, 1010 Bandana Blvd., St. Paul. Guests of Honor: "L.A. Graf"--Julia Ecklar & Karen Rose Cercone. Special Guest: Nalo Hopkinson. Posthumous GOH: William Shakespeare. $27 Adult, $22 Child through July 4, 1999. FFI: email@example.com Eric, 825-9353.
Aug 10-16, Full Solar Eclipse Convention, Romania. Hosted by Nemira Publishing House. FFI: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/7045/
Oct. 22-24: Arcana 29. GoH: Ramsey Campbell. $20 to Labor Day 1999, $30 At the Door. Arcana, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408; 612-825-9353.
Nov 4-7:WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 1999/VOYAGES Rhode Island Convention Ctr., Providence RI. GoHs: Patricia A. McKillip, Charles de Lint, Robert Silverberg. AGoHs: Leo & Diane Dillon. Special Guest: Samuel R. Delany. TM: John M. Ford. Memb: $100 (1/1/99 through 5/31/99), then $125 beginning 6/1/99 (limit 850); $35 supp.; payment to MCFI. Info: World Fantasy Convention, Box 1010, Framingham MA 01701; fax (617) 776-3243; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.mcfi.org/wfc
Nov 26-28: CONCAT 11 Radisson, Knoxville TN; rms $59. GoHs: Neil Gaiman, Lisa Snelling. Memb: TBA. Info: ConCat 11, 316 E. Scott Ave., Knoxville TN 37917; (423) 637-6564; e-mail: email@example.com
April: 1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 7: Bill Bader; Bruce Bethke; Dave Romm; 10: John M. Ford; 15: Sean Novack, 18: Shannon Leslie; Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond; Laurel Winter; 24: Oleg Volk; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger; Theresa Roden; 29: Martin Schafer
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