June 2000


Advance Warning

Jul 1 & 15, Minn-StF


My apologies to Peg Ihinger for misspelling her name in the May 2000 Einblatt, and for leaving an "m" out of John Calvin Rezmerski's last name.

CoA: Rachael Lininger moved from 3928 11th Ave S., Mpls, to 3523 Grand Ave S, #7, Minneapolis, MN 55408, 612-823-5329

CoA: Doug Wickstrom moved from 3300 Louisiana Ave N, Crystal, to 3400 Harriet Ave S, #203, Mpls, MN 55408-4231, 612-823-1251

CoA: Reed & JJ Waller's phone number changed to 507-463-3736.


4: Timothy Julin, Jeri Pope; 5: Erik Elmshauser; 6: Jeff Peasley; 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Brian Leslie, Sybil Smith; 14: Patricia Ward; 16: David Stever, Roscoe Bendtsen; 19: Lori Chu; 20: Val Lies; 23: Donna Lang; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 30: Erin Lorenz

Publishing News

Stardust by Neil Gaiman was #2 paperback on May Locus Bestsellers list and #7 on Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton list in same issue.

Not Exactly the Three Musketeers by Joel Rosenberg was #7 paperback on May Locus Bestsellers list and #10 on Waldenbooks list in same issue.

Patricia Wrede's Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace (the juvenile novelization) was #13 selling young adult trade paperback of the year (at 535,000 copies), per Publisher's Weekly (April 10th) article as reported in Locus.

Neil Gaiman's The Dream Hunters won the 1999 Stoker Awards nominee for best Comic Book/Graphic Novel/Illustrated Narrative.

John Berkey is a 1999 nominee for the "Chesley" Award for Artistic Achievement.

Macalester student Lena DeTar was both Second Runner-Up and an Honorable Mention (different stories) in the 2000 Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing.

Nominees for the HOMer Awards (Compuserve) include Lois McMaster Bujold's A Civil Campaign (novel); Eleanor Arnason's "Stellar Harvest" (novelete) and Neil Gaiman's "Goliath" (short story)

1999 Tiptree Award committee's "recommended reading" list includes Eleanor Arnason's "The Actors" and "Dapple;" Lois McMaster Bujold's A Civil Campaign; and L.A. Taylor's The Fathergod Experiment.

Lois McMaster Bujold sold a new Vorkosigan novel to Baen and a two-book fantasy to Eos, per May Locus.

May Locus also has notes on sale of Japanese, French and Bulgarian rights to various Bujold books, and on sale of Czech and Polish writes to Joel Rosenberg titles.

May Locus also has a story on problems of several writers, including Peg Kerr, in combatting a Russian website posting her work without permission.

Ruth Berman's poem, "Pet Fossil," in the June 2000 Asimov's (vol. 24 no. 6).

Kij Johnson stories, "The Horse Raiders," in the May 2000 Analog. "Chenting, in the Land of the Dead," in the October 1999 Realms of Fantasy

"Dapple: A Hwarhath Historical Romance" by Eleanor Arnason (Asimov's, 9/99) is a Sturgeon Award Finalist

Colors magazine has a bit from Dan Goodman on Clutterers Anonymous

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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. 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--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. $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: tbd, see the web page FFI: P.O. Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Mpls, MN 55408, www.mnstf.org/minicon36/

MarsCon 2001: A Space Oddity, May 11-13, 2001, Radisson South, Bloomington. GOH: Jane Yolen, more to be announced later. Adults $25, Children (6-12) $15, Supporting $15 until December 31, 2000. FFI: MarsCon, P.O. Box 600459, St. Paul, MN 55106, info@marscon.org, www.marscon.org. Phone messages: 612-724-0687.

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 June 22nd, 2000 sharp!