May 2000


Advance Warning

June 3rd & 17th Minn-StF Meetings


New Minn-StF Officers: President: Lydia Nickerson, Vice President: Doug Wickstrom, Executive Vice President: Steven Brust, Vice President / Data Processing: Julie Johnson, Treasurer: Linda Lounsbury, Membership Secretary: Laura Krentz, Corresponding Secretary: David Schroth, Recording Secretary: Mitch Pockrandt, Einblatt Editor: Scott Raun, Hot Line Editor: Jonathan Adams, TOTU Editor: Eric Heideman, Rune Editor: Jeff Schalles, Botanist: Kim Huett, Archives: Kay Drache

Catherine Crook de Camp died quietly on April 9th.

CoA: Erin McKee and David Wilford, 549 E. 3rd St, New Richmond, WI 54017


1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Thomas Keeley, Todd McInroy; 11: Malcolm Heath, Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy, Ragnar Riley; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 19: Scott Imes; 24: Mike Heinsohn, Lydia Nickerson; 25: Doc Bonewits; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen, Ron Searby; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News

Ruth Berman's poem, "Holidays on the Planet with No Axial Tilt," in River Images, Spring 2000 (Millennium Issue: Beginnings).

John Calvin Rezerski has a new collection out in tp from Holy Cow Press! In Duluth: What Do I Know? New and Selected Poems (2000)

Neil Gaiman, "We Can Get Them For You Wholesale," reprinted in Bangs and Whimpers: Stories About the End of the World, ed. James Frenkel (Lowell House tp, 1999).

Earthlight (Simon & Schuster UK) will be bringing three of Lois McMaster Bujold's backlist books back into print in the British market: Shards of Honor, Barrayar, and The Warrior's Apprentice.

Jerry Stearns' production of "407 Arachne" won the 1999 Mark Time Award at Minicon 35 for Best Science Fiction Audio Production of the year. It was written by Canadian Brian d'Eon, and mixed at KFAI studios for the local SoundStories: audio theater company. For further info see: www.mtn.org/~jstearns/MarkTime.html.

Neil Gaiman's Stardust is #1 paperback on April Locus Bestsellers list; it's also #5 on Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton's list and #7 on Waldenbooks list reported in same issue.

Local Hugo Award Nominees: Best Novel: A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold; Best Novelette: Stellar Harvest, Eleanor Arnason; Best Related Book: Minicon 34 Restaurant Guide, Karen Cooper & Bruce Schneier, The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Neil Gaiman & Yoshitaka Amano

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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 $45 at the door. Children (6-12) $25 at the door. GOHs: Mark Allen Shepherd ("Morn" from DS9), Lisa Getto (DS9, B5, etc.), Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, artist Denise Boie, UFOlogist Donald R. Schmitt, Jack Borkowski (Head of the Klingon Assault Group), plus many more. FFI: MARSCON, P.O. Box 600458, St. Paul, MN 55106, 612-724-0687, marscon2k@hotmail.com, www.marscon.com.

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

May 26-29: WisCon 24, Madison, WI. GOHs: Charles de Lint, Jeanne Gomoll. http://www.sf3.org/wiscon

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

June 22-25: Midwestcon 51, Cincinnati, OH. http://www.cfg.org/midwestcon

July 1-4: Conolulu (The 53rd Westercon), Honolulu, HI. GOHs: Dan Simmons, Ctein, John Lorentz. http://www.maui.net/~tropo

July 7-9: CONVERGENCE 2000, Downtown St. Paul Radisson. $35 until 5/15/2000, $50 At the door. Children (6-12) $15 until 5/15/2000. 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 (near Boston MA). GOHs: Suzy McKee Charnas, Michael Moorcock. Memorial GoH: Mervyn Peake. http://www.readercon.org/

July 28-30: Diversicon 8, Holiday Inn Express--Bandana 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. $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

April 13-15, 2001: Minicon 36, Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. GoHs: Ken MacLeod, Jo Walton, Leslie Fish. Memberships: Adult, $30 until 15 Nov 2000, $40 until 15 Mar 2001, $70 At the Door; Children (under 12), $15 until ,15 Mar 2001, $30 At the Door; Supporting, $15. FFI: P.O. Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Mpls, MN 55408, www.mnstf.org/minicon36/

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 May 25th, 2000 sharp!


If this had been a dead-tree edition of the May 2000 Einblatt, it would have had Minicon 36 postmark somewhere around here.