February 2001


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Feb 3, 17. Minn-StF Pool Party: Mar 17.


2: Don Fitch; 4: Shandra Duval; 5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, Miranda Novack; 6: Elizabeth Cooper; 8: Mark Abbott, Kathy Grantham; 10: Bill Colsher; 11: Page Appelbaum; 14: Blue Petal; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 18: Linda Novack, Mary Boyom; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Bev Elmshauser, Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl, Steve St. Onge; 28: Steven Bush


The Minn-StF Board is looking for volunteers for Hotline Editor, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Vice-President / Data Processing (AKA Keeper of the One True Mailing List). We would like a One True Mailing List to come back into existence, we assume that the VP/DP would be working closely with the Minicon Registration Department Head.

CoA: Mike Bakula, 839 E Glencoe St, Palatine, IL 60067-6434, (847) 359 4663, lensman@enteract.com

Publishing News

DreamHaven Books has published a John Crowley short story, "An Earthly Mother Sits and Sings," as a pamphlet/chapbook.

January Locus reports Neil Gaiman has signed with Miramax to write and direct a film titled The Confessions Of William Henry Ireland. (Ireland was a famous forger of literary manuscripts.)

Ruth Berman, poem, "Weekend Cottage in the Woods," Asimov's, February 2001.

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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/

March 23-25, Congenial (relaxicon), Racine WI. http://www.congenial.org/

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/

March 30-April 1, Conviction I , Omaha NE. GOHs: Selina Rosen, David Lee Anderson, Susan Stewart, Little Jimmy. http://www.osff.org

April 13-15, 2001. Minicon 36, Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. GoHs: Ken MacLeod, Jo Walton, Leslie Fish. Memberships: Adults $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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