June 1999


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings - July 3 & 17, Minicon 35 Meeting July 17

Publishing News

Bruce Schneier's The Twofish Encryption Algorithm was published by John Wiley & Sons.

Jerry Stearns' radio serial Permafrost, MN is nominated for a Golden Headset Award from Audioworld magazine, in the Best Multi-cast Production category. Winners will be announced in October. Nominees can be seen at www.mtn.org/~jstearns/headsets99.html. CDs are available at Dreamhaven.

Peg Kerr's The Wild Swans (Warner/Aspect) is 3rd on the April Locus List for trade paperbacks.

Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold won the Minnesota Book Award in the sf/f class.

Asimov's Science Fiction - Thirteenth Annual Readers Award for Best Poem: "egg horror poem", Laurel Winter (Jul 1998)

"An Interview With Neil Gaiman") in GAUNTLET MAGAZINE #17, out now.

Bram Stoker Award nominees for 1998 include Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors in Best Collection category.

1999 Sturgeon Award for Best Short SF semifinalist list includes: Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation, by K.N. Sirsi and Sandra Botkin by Raphael Carter

Movie and tv rights to Neil Gaiman's Stardust have been sold, and Gaiman hired as script writer and executive producer for the project. (source: LOCUS)

Bestsellers lists in May Locus include Neil Gaiman's Stardust as #3 hardcover on the Locus list and on the Amazon.com list, and as #8 hardcover on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton list. Gaiman's Neverwhere was #7 paperback on the Amazon.com list.

According to Locus, the 1999 Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in SF and Fantasy Writing was awarded to a Marissa Lingen of Gustavus Adolphus College


June 4-6: Concussion 4, Omaha NE. GOHs: Connie Willis, Tracy Hickman, April Lee, Charles Piehl, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Robert Reed straylight.unl.edu/concussion

June 11-13: Duckon VIII, Rosemont IL GOHs: Frederik Pohl, Gene Wolfe, Ellisa Mitchell, Steve Collins, Graham & Gordon Leathers, Jymn Magon, Hal Clement, Barry B Longyear wwa.com/~duckon

June 24-27: Midwestcon 50, Cincinnati OH

July 2-4: CONvergence, Minneapolis MN. GOHs: Forrest J. Ackerman, Harry Knowles, Gary Russell; Featured guests: Pam Keesey, Father Geek, Gordon Purcell. FFI: PO Box 13208, Dinkytown Station, Mpls, MN 55414. 612-996-9224, www.convergence-con.org/, converge99@aol.com

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. Several Mpls/StP folks working on concom. FFI: David Lenander or Jo Ann Johnson 651-292-8887, 293 Selby Ave. St. Paul 55102. d-lena@tc.umn.edu. www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/BreeMoot.html

Aug 6-8: Diversicon 7, Holiday Inn Express, 1010 W. Bandana Blvd., St Paul. GoHs: Julia Ecklar & Karen Rose Cercone; Special Guest: Nalo Hopkinson. $27 Adult, $22 Child through July 4. FFI: PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408, Eric, 612-825-9353, diversicon@SFMinnesota.com

Oct 8-10: ConClave 24, Holiday Inn South, Lansing MI; GoH: James Hogan, AGoH: Erin McKee, FanGoH: Marian Skupski. Membership: $25 thru 9/1/99, $30 at door, to ConClave, P.O. Box 2915, Ann Arbor, MI 48106; e-mail: conclave@conclavesf.org; website: conclave.hamjudo.com/

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: wfc@mcfi.org; website: www.mcfi.org/wfc


4: Timothy Julin, Jeri Pope; 5: Erik Elmshauser; 6: Jeff Peasley; 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Brian Leslie, Sybil Smith; 14: Patricia Ward; 16: David Stever, Roscoe Bendtsen; 19: Lori Chu; 20: Val Lies; 23: Donna Lang; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern


CoA: Betsy Lundsten and Nathan Stohlmann are now at 3334 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55406.

March 28th was Elizabeth Bendtsen's 40th Birthday. To quote the birthday girl, "Yay!"

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Don Bailey, Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month. The board typically meets once a month. The next meeting date is usually set before the close of each meeting. Of late, the board has been meeting at Don Bailey's. FFI or to get something on the agenda: contact any board member.

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

Gamesday Players: Board & card gaming almost every Friday evening. FFI: Richard Tatge at 827-3228.

Filk Circle: open to all who like to participate in music with f/sf lyrics. 4th Sunday at 5pm: 3236 Cedar Ave South; FFI: 721-6076. Cats.

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