Einblatt! October 1999


Advance Warning

Minn-StF: Nov 6th & 20th, Minicon 35 Open Meeting, Nov 20th @ Dreamhaven

Publishing News

Weird Tales Fall 1999 issue contains the poem The Mannikin's Child by Ruth Berman, and the short story WebMage by Kelly David McCullough.

A Civil Campaign has gone back for a second printing, and has spent two weeks in the 20’s on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List.

Laurel Krahn's website – http://www.windowseat.org – was featured in articles for the Chicago Tribune (Sept 7, 1999) and St. Paul Pioneer Press (Sept 13, 1999).

1999 World Fantasy Awards nominations include The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich (set in Minneapolis and by an author born in Minnesota) for Best Novel; Shoggoth's Old Peculiar by Neil Gaiman for Best Short Fiction; and The Night We Buried Road Dog by Jack Cady from DreamHaven Books (local publisher) for Best Collection.

The September 1999 Locus has photos of Terry A. Garey, Rebecca Marjesdatter, John Calvin Rezmerski and Laurel Winter doing their Lady Poetesses From Hell programming item at WisCon (photos by Garey and by Erik Biever).

Thomas Disch's new novel The Sub: A Study In Witchcraft (Knopf, 1999) is set in Minnesota.

Bruce Bethke, The Wild Wild West (movie novelization) reprinted by Boxtree Books (UK pb)

Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors scheduled for hc and tp reprint by Hodder Headline (UK) and Stardust scheduled for pb reprint by same publisher, both for Jan. 2000. The graphic novel version of Stardust with Charles Vess is scheduled for October tp reprint by Titan (UK).

Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign scheduled for June 2000 pb reprint by Simon and Schuster UK.

Bujold: Borders Of Infinity (pb reprint), A Civil Campaign (new hc), Cordelia's Honor (pb omnibus reprint) all Sept. 99 Baen Books. Shards Of Honor (hc reprint) a Nov. 99 NESFA Press book. A Civil Campaign Oct. 99 hc reprint from SF Book Club.

Steven Brust, Dragon, Nov. 99 pb reprint from Tor.

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

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

Gordon R. Dickson, The Chantry Guild, April 2000 pb reprint from Tor.

Kara Dalkey, Ganpel, June 2000 hc from Tor.

Will Shetterly, Chimera, June 2000 hc from Tor.

Local publisher Fedogan and Bremer: revised second edition of Colossus by Donald Wandrei; The Eerir Mr. Murphy by Howard Wandrei; and Dark Detectives ed. Stephen Jones due out in 1999; Acolytes of Cthulhu ed. Robert M. Price due out in early 2000.

Patricia Wrede's Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace (the juvenile novelization of the movie) was #10 on the USA Today bestsellers list as reported in the September Locus.

Otherness by Philip C. Jennings appears in the Fall 1999 Amazing.

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


Oct 1-3: Congenial 10, Racine WI. GOHs: Howard Harrison, Bob Berlien & Kathy Routliffe, http://www.congenial.org

Oct 1-3: Archon 23, St Louis MO. GOHs: Gardner Dozois, Ray Van tilbug, Jim Bakke, John Brooks, Donna Bakke, Forrest J. Ackerman, Decipher, Susan & Jeff Stringer http://www.stlf.org/archon

Oct 1-3: Nuke-Con '99 (gaming con), Omaha NE. http://www.tconl.com/~murphy/nuke-con

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: http://www.conclavesf.org

Oct 8-10: First Contact, Milwaukee WI. GOHs: Steve (Khorf) Gregory & David Herrman, Rebekah Groat http://members.aol.com/arimmr/page/index.htm

Oct 22-24: MileHiCon 31, Lakewood CO. GOHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, K.W. Jeter, Robert Daniels Jr, Kevin J Anderson

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. http://www.inergy.com/JBROWER/ARCANA

Oct 29-31: ICON 24, Cedar Rapids IA. GOHs: Peter S Beagle, Bill "BillJon" Johnson, Charles Piehl, Rusty Hevelin http://www.mindbridge.org/icon

Oct 29-31: Ditto 12 / Millenium Fallcon, Radisson Metrodome, Mpls MN. Rooms: $84/night, 612-379-8888, 800-333-3333. Memberships are $30/person, children $10 for those 13 and younger – this includes a t-shirt. Please make checks payable to ditto 12. At-the-door rates will be $40 adult/$15 kid, so register by 15 OCT 99. Mail ‘em to Karen Cooper, 101 E. Minnehaha Pky, MPLS, MN, 55419. You can call Karen with ideas, questions, comments, and gossip at 612-823-1497, or e-mail her at karenc@visi.com.

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

Nov 5-7: Contraception 11 (adults-only relaxicon), Independence MO. GOHs: Selina Rosen, Marilyn "Mama Duck" Berry, Stephen Burrows, David Means

Nov 12-14: WindyCon XXVI, Schaumburg IL. GOHs: Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith, Steven Vincent Johnson, Chaz Boston Baden, Ellen Datlow, Christian Ready http://www.windycon.org

May 5-7, 2000: The Fans Paradise, Tulsa OK. Adam's Mark Hotel. Group rates available. FFI: klarrja@aol.com

July 7-9, 2000: CONVERGENCE 2000, Downtown St. Paul Radisson. $25 until 12/31/99.FFI: CONVERGENCE 2000, P.O.Box 13208, Dinkytown Station, Minneapolis MN 55414, communications@convergence-con.org, www.convergence-con.org


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; 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, 28: Lisa Pollard, 30: Shaun Tancheff


CoA: Mike Bakula, 3033 N Sheridan Rd, #1208, Chicago, IL 60657

Ongoing Information

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