July 1999


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Aug 7, 21, Minicon Meeting Aug 21

Publishing News

My Favorite Sings, a CD by Kathy Mar contains one song each by Nate Bucklin (New Life) and Mpls songwriter Howard Ashby Kranz (Everybody's Moon) shipped in May. It is available at Uncle Hugo’s.

Heavenward Path by Kara Dalkey (Harcourt Brace) was nominated for the 1999 Mythopoeic Award: Fantasy Award for Children's Literature

The 16 June 99 City Pages has a feature on local fan Grace and bookdealer husband Norm (who didn't want last name given in City Pages, so I won't use it here).

Year's Best Science Fiction: 16th Annual ed. Gardner Dozois list of Honorable Mentions includes locals Eleanor Arnason, "The Gauze Banner" in More Amazing Stories and "The Venetian Method" from Tales Of The Unanticipated 19; Steven Brust, "Calling Pittsburg" from Lord Of The Fantastic; Raphael Carter, "Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation..." from Starlight 2; Neil Gaiman, "Only the End of the World Again" from Lord Of The Fantastic; Lyda Morehouse, "Everything In Its Place" from Tales Of The Unanticipated 19; the late L.A. Taylor, "Visitors," from More Amazing Stories; and Laurel Winter, "Fighting Gravity," from Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction September 1998. One other story from Tales Of The Unanticipated 19 ("Chandriki Dance" by Sue Isle) also made the list.

June 1999 LOCUS Bestseller list includes Neil Gaiman's Stardust as #6 hardcover and Neverwhere as #6 paperback; Stardust is also #4 hardcover on Amazon.com list reported in same issue.

Local publisher Fedogan & Bremer has now released Whispers In The Night, a Basil Copper story collection.


Lois McMaster Bujold, Shards Of Honor, hc reprint from NESFA Press due December

Steven Brust, Dragon, pb reprint from Tor due November

John M. Ford, The Last Hot Time, new hc novel from Tor, due March 2000

Neil Gaiman, Stardust, hc and tp editions from Hodder Headline (UK) due out now; Smoke And Mirrors, hc and tp editions from same publisher, due Jan. 2000

Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman, new hc novel from Tor, due Jan. 2000

Joel Rosenberg, Not Exactly The Three Musketeers, pb reprint from Tor, due Feb. 2000

Clifford D. Simak, Over The River And Through The Woods: The Best Short Fiction Of Clifford D. Simak, hc collection now available from the Science Fiction Book Club

pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue


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. www.convergence-con.org/, converge99@aol.com, 612-996-9224.

July 2-5: EmpireCon (Westercon 52), Spokane WA. GOHs: C.J. Cherryh, Barbara Hambly, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Alicia Austin, Wendy Pini, Larry Baker, Ellen Datlow, Betty Bigelow. www.webwitch.com/westercon52

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. d-lena@tc.umn.edu. 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 W. Bandana Blvd., St Paul. GoHs: Julia Ecklar & Karen Rose Cercone; Special Guest: Nalo Hopkinson. $27 Adult, $22 Child through July 4; $37 Adult, $32 Child thereafter. FFI: diversicon@SFMinnesota.com, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408, Eric, 612-825-9353

Aug 26-29: ConuCopia (The 1999 NASFiC), Anaheim CA. GOHs: Jerry Pournelle, Nicki & Richard Lynch, Ellen Datlow. www.99.nasfic.org

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


1: Corwin Brust; 2: Neeters Hollister; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey, Kris Spiesz; 5: Laurel Krahn; 8: Doug Friauf; 14: Lalee Kerr; 15: Kay Roberts; 16: Chuck Holst; 17: Floyd Henderson; 18: Eleanor Fregni; 21: Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Mike Bakula, Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson; 28: John Johnson.

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.

Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: (612) 824-5559; web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/. Minicon web site at: http://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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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Mike Pins (conventions).

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