October 2000


  • Sat, Oct 28, 2PM. Minn-StF Halloween Party. Dreampark. FFI: Sharon Kahn or Richard Tatge. entry updated for historical reference
  • Advance Warning

    Nov 4, 18: Minn-StF Meetings


    CoA: Peer Dudda’s e-mail address is now pgdt@earthlink.net. His netcom address is no longer valid.

    Marty Helgesen had a heart attack in mid-September.


    2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Kashia Ferguson, Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman, Barry Watson; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 13: Lisa Bah; 14: Barb Jensen; 16: Ryan Alexander; 17: Andy Anda, Mauricette Keeley; 18: Jeff Schalles; 19: Hewitt Schaefer; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman, 28: Slugger, 30: Shaun Tancheff

    Publishing News

    Oct/Nov 2000 issue of Magazine of F&SF includes "The Goddamned Tooth Fairy" by Minneapolis resident Tina Kuzminski (a.k.a. Tina Stevens), a first story sale.

    Steven Brust has sold two more "Vlad" novels to Tor.

    Reprint rights sold to Del Rey Books for three anthologies first produced by local publisher Fedogan & Bremer (Shadows Over Innsmouth; The New Lovecraft Circle; and Tales Of The Lovecraft Mythos).

    Recent titles from local publishers:

    Lerner Books--Blueprint by Charlotte Kerner (young adult hc).

    Llewellyn Publications--Murder At Witches' Bluff by Silver Ravenwolf (young adult tp).

    Fedogan & Bremer--Bottled In Blonde by Hugh B. Cave (hc; detective story collection by a fantasy author).

    Upcoming titles from local or ex-local authors not already noted:

    Steven Brust, Issola, hc from Tor, scheduled for April 2001

    Neil Gaiman (and Yoshitaka Amano), The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, reprinted in tp by Titan in the UK. (Hy Bender's The Sandman Companion, about Gaiman's series, also out in tp from Titan.)

    P.C. Hodgell, Seekers Mask, hc and tp reprints from Meisha Merlin scheduled for June 2001

    Lyda Morehouse, Archangel Protocol, pb from Penguin/Roc, scheduled for May 2001

    Will Shetterly, Voyage Of The Bassett: Thor's Hammer, young adult tp from Random House, scheduled for November

    John Sladek, Tik-Tok, reprint tp from Orion (UK), scheduled for February 2001

    Laurel Winter, Growing Wings, young adult hc from Houghton Mifflin, out momentarily

    Jack Zipes, Sticks And Stones: The Troublesome Success Of Children's Literature From Slovenly Peter To Harry Potter, nonfiction hc from Routledge, scheduled for December

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


    Oct 6-8, Valleycon 25, Fargo, ND. GOHs: Stephen Hickman, Melanie Rawn. www.netcenter.net/~jnelson/vc

    Oct 13-15, ICON 25, Iowa City, IA. GOHs: Harry Turtledove, Mike Lowrey, Rusty Hevelin, FFI: http://www.mindbridge.org/icon

    Oct 20-22, ConClave XXV, Lansing, MI. GOHs: David Weber, David & Cindy Manship, Todd Cameron Hamilton, Michael Longcor. FFI: http://www.conclavesf.org

    Oct. 20-22: RELAXACON 2000, The Millennial Munchcon, a fall relaxacon with food, Northwest Inn and Conference Center, Brooklyn Park. 763-566-8855, Rooms $69 flat rate. 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.

    Oct 26-29, World Fantasy Convention , Corpus Christi, TX. GoH's: K.W. Jeter & John Crowley, Charles Vess, Joe R. Lansdale. FFI: http://2000.worldfantasy.org

    Nov 10-12, WindyCon 0027, Chicago, IL. GOHs: Terry Brooks, Lubov, Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Sally Kobee and Larry Smith, Phyllis Eisenstein, Barry B. Longyear, Christian Ready, Laurell Hamilton. http://www.windycon.org

    Nov 10-12, Tropicon 19 and FanHistoricon 10, Hollywood, FL. GOHs: Vernor Vinge, David Cherry, Dave Langford. FFI: sfsfs.org/Tropicon/Tropicon19.html

    Dec 1-3, SMOFcon 2000, Cocoa Beach, FL. www.sfsfs.org/SMOFcon

    April 13-15, 2001. Minicon 36, Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. GoHs: Ken MacLeod, Jo Walton, Leslie Fish. Memberships: Adults $30 to 11/15, $40 to 3/15/01, $70 ATD, children $15, Supporting $15. 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 600458, 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. Board meetings are usually the second Monday of the month at 7:30PM. 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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