April 2000


  • Sun, Apr 30, 2PM. Ladies Sewing Circle & Terrorist Society Meeting. Myrna Parmentier's, 1628 York Ave, St. Paul. FFI: Myrna, 651-772-9695
  • Advance Warning

    May 6: Minn-StF Meeting, May 20: Minn-StF Meeting.


    The new Minn-StF Board is David Dyer-Bennet, Dean Gahlon, Carol Kennedy, Scott Raun, and Martin Schafer.

    CoA: Mike Pins, 3932 Blaisdell Ave S, Mpls, MN 55409

    John Sladek died in Edina on Fri, Mar 10th.

    Kashia Ferguson gave birth on Feb 23rd to a son, Tristen Fox LeBeau.

    The e-mail lists natter@mnstf.org and events@mnstf.org were activated March 5th. Contact Dean Gahlon or Karen Cooper for additional details, or see the Minn-StF Website (www.mnstf.org).

    Star Wars Exhibit at the Mpls Institute of Art through June. $10 Adult, $8 Seniors and Children 6-12, Free for children 5 and under. 12N-9PM Thursdays, 12N-5PM Saturdays & Sundays.

    There is a new mailing list for Kara Dalkey fans. For info, email alipkin@emory.edu or see www.onelist.com/group/karadalkey.


    1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 7: Bill Bader, Bruce Bethke; 9: Julie Johnson; 10: John M. Ford; 13: Dave Romm; 15: Sean Novack, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 24: Oleg Volk, Rachael Lininger; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger, Theresa Roden; 29: Martin Schafer

    Publishing News

    Margaret Howes, The Wrong World, April 2000 tp novel from FTL Publications

    Laurel Winter sold a young adult novel, Growing Wings, to Houghton Mifflin

    Gordon R. Dickson's Dorsai! and The Spirit of Dorsai will appear as a tp omnibus from Tor Orb (date not set)

    Stardust by Neil Gaiman was Borders Books #9 bestselling hardcover for 1999, Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton bestseller list in March 2000 LOCUS has The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Gaiman and Amano as #10 hardcover; the Amazon.com list in same issue has it as #7 hardcover

    Stoker Award preliminary ballot (long list) includes Neil Gaiman's "Keepsakes and Treasures: A Love Story" on the Short Fiction list (of 20) and Dark Detectives ed. Stephen Jones and published by local publisher Fedogan & Bremer on the Anthology list (of 16).

    Lars Walker's The Year of the Warrior, published by Baen Books, was released in March.

    Steven Brust, Five Hundred Years After, pb novel reprint from Tor, due November

    Lois McMaster Bujold sold her most recent novel, The Curse of Chalion, to Avon/Eos, for a 2001 hc publication.

    Lois McMaster Bujold, The Spirit Ring, pb novel reprint from Baen, due May; A Civil Campaign, pb novel reprint from Baen, due August; pb novel reprint from Simon & Schuster UK due June; Shards of Honor, hc novel reprint from NESFA Press, due April

    Kara Dalkey, Ganpel, hc novel from Tor, due December

    John M. Ford, The Last Hot Time, hc novel from Tor, due December

    Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pb novel reprint from Hodder Headline (UK) was due January.

    The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (with art of Yoshitaka Amano), hc graphic novel reprint from SFBC, was due February

    P.C. Hodgell, Dark Of The Gods, omnibus in hc and tp from Meisha Merlin, due June.

    Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman, hc novel reprint from SFBC, due May

    John Sladek, The Reproductive System, tp novel reprint from Orion/Gollancz (UK), due July

    Caroline Stevermer, When the King Comes Home, hc novel from Tor, due November

    Jack Zipes (editor), The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, hc reference due March in the UK and April in the US

    Local Publishers:

    Fedogan & Bremer — Acolytes of Cthulhu, ed. Robert M. Price, hc anthology scheduled for March

    Llewellyn Publications — Witches' Night Out by Silver Ravenwolf, tp young adult novel, scheduled for March

    University of Minnesota Press — Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-Garde by Joan Hawkins, hc nonfiction scheduled for May

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


    April 7-9: Contraption Why...2K?, Southfield, MI. Canceled citing difficulties with the hotel; et.al. they promise to be back next year in newer facilities. http://www.contraption.org

    April 14-16: Name That Con 13: Moo Goo Gai Con, St Louis, MO. GOHs: Joe Haldeman, Robin Bailey, Lubov, Michael Henry, Mickey Zucker Reichert, http://www.stlf.org/ntc

    April 21-23: Minicon 35, Mpls, MN. GOHs: Maureen F McHugh, Lenny Bailes, John Berkey, www.mnstf.org/minicon35

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

    May 5-7: Demicon XI, Des Moines IA. GOHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Susan Van Camp, Alois & Wendy Tschampl, Rusty Hevelin http://www.dmsfs.org/demicon

    May 12-14: MARSCON 2000, Radisson South, Bloomington. Adults $35 through 4/17/00, $45 at the door. Children (6-12) $15 through 4/17/00, $25 at the door. Supporting $15 through 4/17/00, plus $20 at the door. GOHs: Mark Allen Shepherd, Lisa Getto, Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, Denise Boie, Donald R. Schmitt, Jack Borkowski, plus many more. FFI: MARSCON, P.O. Box 600458, St. Paul, MN 55106, marscon2k@hotmail.com, www.marscon.com, 612-724-0687.

    May 26-28: ConQuest 31, Kansas City MO. GOHs: Walter Jon Williams, Darrell K Sweet, Brad Foster, Dick & Leah Zeldes Smith www.kcsiencefiction.org

    June 16-18: DucKon IX, Chicago, IL. GOHs: Catherine Asaro, James Wappel, Barry B. Longyear, Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Charles "DC" Nelson. http://www.duckon.org/

    June 16-18: ConJuration, Columbia, MO. GOHs: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Erin McKee, Chris 'Klinger' Felknor, Keith Berdak. http://home1.gte.net/conjure

    July 7-9: 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 21-23: Readercon 12. Burlington MA. GOHs: Suzy McKee Charnas, Michael Moorcock. Memorial GoH: Mervyn Peake. www.readercon.org/

    July 28-30. Diversicon 8, Holiday Inn Express--Bandanda Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul. GoH's: Lois McMaster Bujold, Laurel Winter, Posthumous: Leigh Brackett. Also hosting the 2000 James Tiptree, Jr., Award Ceremonies. $30 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

    July 28-30, ESE (European Smoffing Event) Darmstadt, Germany. Attending membership DM 35/GBP12/Eur 17.90. FFI: Fiona Anderson, 129 Colegrave Road, Stratford, London , E15 1EA, England, email fiona@intersec.demon.co.uk, UK or Euro Cheques payable to "European Conventions"

    Sept 15-17. 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

    Ongoing Information

    Board of Directors: David Dyer-Bennet, Dean Gahlon, Carol Kennedy, Scott Raun, and Martin Schafer. 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).

    Einblatt is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local SF community. E-mail same to einblatt@mnstf.org, or send to Scott Raun, 3928 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407; or call him at 612-822-0451. Email submissions most preferred, no phone calls after 10pm. // Next Einblatt! Deadline: 11:59PM April 27th, 2000 sharp!