January 2000


Advance Warning

Feb 5: Minn-StF & Minicon Meetings, Feb 19: Minn-StF Meeting: First Nominations for Board of Directors

Publishing News

Ruth Berman’s poem, "Medusa and Midas," in River Images, Fall/Winter 1999 (Millennium Issue: Endings)

Ruth Berman ‘s poem, "Gnome Holidays," in Weird Tales Winter 1999/2000 #318

Ruth Berman‘s poem, "Technoghosts," upcoming in February 2000 issue of Asimov's

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold is #1 on the Locus (Dec. 1999) Hardcover bestseller list; it's also #3 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton and on the Amazon.com lists reported in same issue, and #5 on the Waldenbooks list.

German and Czech rights have been sold to Joel Rosenberg's Keepers of the Hidden Way series (source: Locus)

"Best Books 99" SF/fantasy/horror listing in Publishers Weekly includes Neil Gaiman's Stardust (source: Locus)

Local publisher Bethany House lists Fusion Fire by Kathy Tyers as a Janaury trade pb reprint

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


Jan 14-16: Arisia '00, Boston MA. GOHs: Jane Yolen, Tom Kidd, Sharon Sbarsky. http://www.arisia.org

Jan 21-23: ConFusion 19100, Ann Arbor, MI. GOHs: Maureen F. McHugh, Dennis Tabaczewski, Frank Hayes, Eric Raymond, Erik Kauppi. www.stilyagi.org/cons/confusion.html

Jan 27-30: Capricon XX, Chicago IL. GOHs: Larry Niven, Chris Luchini, Joseph "Uncle Vlad" Stockman. http://www.capricon.org

Jan 28-30: SuperCon VII, Rochester MN. PO Box 14355, Dinkytown, MN 55414. Registration: $30. http://come.to/supercon

Feb 18-20: Boskone 37, Framingham MA. GOHs: Michael Swanwick, Peter Weston. www.nesfa.org/boskone/

Feb 18-20: Gamicon Kappa (gaming con), Iowa City IA. www.sflis.org/gamicon

Apr 21-23, 2000. Minicon 35, Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. GoH: Maureen F. McHugh, Lenny Bailes, John Berkey. Memberships: $30 thru Nov 15, $40 thru Mar 15, $15 Supporting or Child. FFI: P.O. Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Mpls, MN 55408, www.mnstf.org/minicon35/

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

May 12-14, 2000: MARSCON 2000, Radisson South, Bloomington. $25 until 12/31/99. GOHs: Mark Allen Shepherd ("Morn" from DS9), Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, Jack Borkowski (head of the Klingon Assault Group). More GOHs to follow. FFI: MARSCON, P.O.Box 600458, St. Paul, MN 55106, marscon2k@hotmail.com, www.marscon.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

July 28-30, 2000. Diversicon 8, Holiday Inn Express--Bandanda Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul. Guest of Honor: Lois McMaster Bujold; Special Guest: Laurel Winter; Posthumous GOH: Leigh Brackett. Diversicon 8 is the host of the 2000 James Tiptree, Jr., Award Ceremonies. $25 Adult/$20 Child (ages 2-12) through 2/14/2000; $20 Adult/$25 Child February 15-July 4, 2000; $40 Adult, $35 Child At-the-Door. Diversicon 8, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408. FFI: Andrew, 612-798-5880; www.SFMinnesota.com diversicon@SFMinnesota.com

Sept 15-17, 2000. Arcana 30, Holiday Inn Express—Bandana Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul. Guest of Honor: David Drake. $20 through December 31, 1999; $25 January 1-August 1, 2000; $30 At-the-Door. Arcana, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408. FFI: Eric, 612-721-5959; www.inergy.com/JBROWER, eheideman@uswest.net


2: Don Blyly, Ann Neset, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 6: Thomas Juntunen; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 23: Rachel Bendtsen; 24: Keith Hauer-Lowe; John Houghton; 26: John Slade; 30: Linda Lounsbury.


Ann Totusek & Mark Hagerman’s son, Michael William Hagerman, was born: 1999-12-01.

Kathy Grantham’s (nee Marshall) mother died December 12, 1999.

Ken Konkol set up a Yahoo club for Minneapolis Fandom – see clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/sciencefictionminneapolis

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Scott Raun, 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 612-827-3228.

Filk Circle: open to all who like to participate in music with f/sf lyrics. 4th Sunday at 5pm: 3236 Cedar Ave South; FFI: 612-721-6076. 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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