January 2001


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Feb 3 & 17


2: Don Blyly, Ann Neset, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 6: Thomas Juntunen; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 23: Rachel Bendtsen; 24: Keith Hauer-Lowe; John Houghton, Katie Jennie; 26: John Slade; 30: Linda Lounsbury.


CoA: Judie Cilcain's work phone is now 612 626-9425, e-mail is cilcain@umn.edu.

CoA: Nate Bucklin and Louie Spooner, 3240 Fremont Ave S, #104, Mpls, MN 55408

Publishing News

Stone Dragon Press in early 2001 will release Autumn World, an sf novel co-authored by Joan Marie Verba, Tess Meara, Deborah K. Jones, Margaret Howes, and Ruth Berman.

Lois McMaster Bujold's A Civil Campaign is #10 on the LOCUS Paperback Bestsellers list (Dec. 2000) issue; the reissue of Stephen Brust's To Reign In Hell is #5 on the Amazon.com Trade Paperbacks list reported in same issue.

Local publisher Llewellyn lists Witches' Night Of Fear by Silver RavenWolf as a February tp.

Carolyn Ives Gilman's "Dreamseed" appeared in the Oct/Nov 2000 issue of Magazine Of F&SF (forgot to report a couple of months back; sorry).

P.C. Hodgell has sold a fourth book in the Godstalk series to Meisha Merlin.

Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse Of Chalion, HarperCollins/Eos hc, is scheduled for August.

Neil Gaiman, American Gods, HarperCollins/Morrow hc, is scheduled for May.

Gordon R. Dickson's The Dragon And The Fair Maid Of Kent was October Tor hc and is scheduled for January reprint by Science Fiction Book Club (hc) and and Sept 2001 reprint by Tor in pb.

Will Shetterly's Chimera is scheduled for June reprint by Tor in tp

Emma Bull's War For The Oaks is scheduled for July reprint in tp by Tor/Orb.

Pam Keesey is co-editor (with Forrest J. Ackerman) on Sci-Fi Womanthology (tp) and did preface for Dr. Acula's Thrilling Tales Of The Uncanny (ed. Ackerman) for same publisher; scheduled to be out by now, though not yet seen.

Ruth Berman, poem, "Renting the Overgrown Grounds," Asimov's, January 2001.

Pamela Dean is interviewed in the current issue (#48; Summer, 2000) issue of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine.

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


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$30. 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 12/31, $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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