July 2000


Advance Warning

Minn-StF, Aug 5th & 19th.


CoA: Joel Halpern's e-mail address is now joel@longsys.com.

CoA: Jon Singer is now at 418 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707-4116, Phone: 240-604-4495

Fri 11 Aug-Sun 13 Aug. Summer Bash at the home of Dean Dierschow and Kathy Mar, 2154 Estabrook Circle, San Leandro, CA 94577. FFI 510 351 0614 or look at http://www.xocolatl.com/party/

The current Einblatt is now available as a custom AvantGo channel - please see the web page (http://www.mnstf.org/einblatt/)


1: Corwin Brust; 2: Neeters Hollister; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey, Kris Spiesz; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Doug Friauf, Tesla Aldrich; 14: Lalee Kerr; 15: Kay Roberts; 16: Chuck Holst; 17: Floyd Henderson, Christina Scholl; 18: Eleanor Fregni; 21: Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Mike Bakula, Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson; 28: John Johnson.

Publishing News

Lyda Morehouse just sold Archangel Protocol to Laura Anne Gilman at Roc via the James Frenkel Literary Agency.

Peg Kerr's The Wild Swans is a finalist for The Mythopoeic Award, and The Spectrum Award, sponsored by the Gaylactic Network.

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


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 14-16: Concussion 5, Omaha, NE. GOHs: P.N. Elrod, C.S. Friedman, L.E. Modesitt, Michael Sheard, http://www.straylight.unl.edu/concussion

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"

July 28-30: Rivercon XXV (The Last One!), Louisville, KY. http://members.aol.com/rivercon

August 31-September 4: Chicon 2000 (The 58th World Science Fiction Convention), Chicago, IL. GOHs: Ben Bova, Bob Eggelton, Jim Baen, Bob and Anne Passovoy,Harry Turtledove. http://www.chicon.org

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

Oct. 20-22: RELAXACON 2000, The Millennial Munchcon, a fall relaxacon with food, Northwest Inn and Conference Center, Brooklyn Park. 763-588-8855. Rates: Adults-$20 till July 9th (the end of Convergence), $25 till Oct. 1st, $30 at the door. Children: 10 and under, and under parental control, FREE. Children 11-16 and under control-$10. One day (24 hour) membership-$15. One night (7pm to 7am) membership-$10. Supporting-$5, convertible to attending at the door for $20. $5 rebate for anyone bringing a dish of food for the con suite. Make checks payable to Rick Gellman. (We haven't set up a bank account yet.) 3700 1st Ave S, Mpls, MN 55409. FFI Rick Gellman, 612-825-8010.

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 July 27th, 2000 sharp!