December 2000


Advance Warning

Minn-StF New Year's Eve? Minn-StF Meetings, Jan 6 & 20.


CoA: Paul Richards, 265 Dayton Ave, #U, St Paul, MN 55102, 651-227-8278

Mike Ford got a new kidney on 20 November. It is known to be working.

Local fan and author Kevin Hancer died suddenly of a heart attack on November 19th. Kevin was the author of three paperback price guides; the first two editions in 1980 and 1982 and the third (Hancer's Price Guide To Paperback Books) in 1990.


2: Martin McClure, Rose Ellen Kuhfeld; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Marti Bancroft, Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 5: Tom Grewe; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Reen Brust, Ken Fletcher, Ruth Odren, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Garth Danielson, Scott Raun, Angie Zuber; 22: Jane Strauss; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Baker

Publishing News

Geffen Award (Israeli) for Best Fantasy: Stardust, Neil Gaiman (Opus Press)

John M. Ford's The Last Hot Time (Tor hc) is now out

Kara Dalkey's Genpei (Tor hc) should be out by time Einblatt goes to press

Caroline Stevermer - When the King Comes Home 1st Ed. HC (Tor 2000 / HPS)

John Crowley - An Earthly Mother Sits and Sings 1st Ed. Chapbook (DreamHaven Books 2000)

Phillip C. Jennings - Concourse of Dreams, Trade PB (Xlibris 2000).

Laurel Winter tied for World Fantasy Award Best Novella for Sky Eyes.

Gaylactic Network Spectrum Awards: Best Novel: The Wild Swans, Peg Kerr (Warner Aspect); Best Short Fiction: 'Dapple, Eleanor Arnason (Asimov's Sep 1999)

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Nov 24-26, Chambanacon 30, Champaign, IL. GOHs: Andrew J. Offutt, Kim Williams, Wilson "Bob" Tucker. FFI: turkey@chambanacon.org

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

Jan 12-14, Arisia '01, Boston MA. GOHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Wojtek Siudmak, Wombat. http://www.arisia.org

Jan 19-21, Mystery God ConFusion, Warren MI. GOHs: Sarah Zettel, Bruce Schneier, Carla Speed McNeil, Tom Barber, Kathy Becker, http://www.stilyagi.org/cons/confusion.html

Jan 26-28, Supercon Eight , Rochester MN. Best Western Fifth Avenue, (507-289-3987 for reservations, $59/night). Membership: US$25 by December 1, 2000, $30 after. Web: http://come.to/supercon, Email: supercon@iname.com

Feb 8-11, Capricon 21, Chicago, IL. GOHs: Allen Steele, Geri Sullivan. http://www.capricon.org

Feb 16-18, Boskone 38, Framingham, MA. GOHs: George R.R. Martin, Charles Vess, Jack Cohen, Juanita Coulson. www.nesfa.org/boskone/index.html

Feb 23-25, Gamicon 2001 (gaming con), Iowa City, IA. GOHs: Jonathan Tweet, Cathy Klessig. http://www.mindbridge.org/gamicon/

Mar 30 – Apr 1, 2001. Odd Con, Madison, WI. GoHs: Vernor Vinge and Jack Chalker. Edgewater Hotel, 666 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI 53703, 800 922-5512, Room rates: $79.00. Mail registrations payable to "Odd Con" to: Jerome Van Epps, 901 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53703. FFI: oddcon@venture-1.com, http://www.venture-1.com/~oddcon/

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/

Apr 26, The University of St. Thomas' Tolkien Conference. Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Mpls, MN. FFI: http://www.stthomas.edu/engl/English/tolkien.htm

Apr 27-29, Bree Moot 5. University of St. Thomas, Mpls, MN.

May 11-13, 2001, MarsCon 2001: A Space Oddity, 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.

June 13-15, 2001, InConJunction 2001. GoHs: Joel Rosenberg, Stephen Hickman, Catherine Asaro, Steve Jackson. FFI: http://www.inconjunction.org/

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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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 December 21st, 2000 sharp!