March 2001


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: April 7 & 21; Minicon: April 13-15


2: Linda Paul; 3: Peter Toluzzi, Keith Rockhold; 5: Phillip C. Jennings; 8: Joella Bonser, Steve Cox; 9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek, Kate Worley; 18: Bruce Krafft; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 24: Ken Hardwick, Pat Beckfield; 26: Jason Hollister; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder


Gordon R. Dickson died 31 January 2001.

CoA: Slugger, 5192 McGregor Rd, Saginaw, MN 55779, 218-729-7054

CoE-mail: Scott Raun’s primary e-mail address is now sraun@fireopal.org.

CoE-mail: Lisa Bah, inaki@uswest.net is now inaki@qwest.net; Fred Levy Haskell, falh@uswest.net is now falh@qwest.net; Sean Novack, snovack@uswest.net is now snovack@qwest.net;, Larry Sanderson, lsanderson@uswest.net is now lsanderson@qwest.net; and Doug Wickstrom, nimshubur@uswest.net is now nimshubur@qwest.net.

New Officers: Kevin Austin is now the Hotline Editor. Larry Sanderson will be taking over as Minn-StF Treasurer.

Publishing News

The WB network will have a program based on Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books next fall. FFI: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2001-02/07/12.00.tv.

The February 2001 LOCUS includes an interview with Lois McMaster Bujold

The 2000 "Preliminary" (long) Nebula ballot includes A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold (one of fifteen novels) and "Stellar Harvest" by Eleanor Arnason (one of nine novelettes). Final (short) ballot will be released in March; awards will be presented at Nebula Awards Weekend in Los Angelese 27-29 April, for which Neil Gaiman is serving as Toastmaster.

Bujold's A Civil Campaign was also a finalist (in the sf novel category) for the Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice Award.

The "2000 Recommended Reading" list in the Feb. LOCUS includes Growing Wings by Laurel Winter ("First Novels" category) and "The Cloud Man" by Eleanor Arnason (Novelette category).

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

Mar 30 – Apr 1. 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. 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 4-6, DemiCon 12, Des Moines, IA. GOHs: Harry Harrison, Sergey Poyarkov, Tadao Tomomatsu, Rusty Hevelin. http://www.dmsfs.org/demicon

May 11-13, 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.

May 18-20, DucKon X , Lisle, IL. GOHs: Margaret Weis & Don Perrin, Ray Van Tilburgh, Bruce Schneier, Barry Childs-Helton and Murray Porath, Hal Clement. http://www.duckon.org

May 25-27, ConQuest 32, Kansas City, MO. GOHs: James Morrow, Bill Hodgson, Stephen Pagel, Roger "Pinky" Tener. http://www.kcsciencefiction.org

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

July 6-8, CONvergence 2001. Radisson South, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Harry Knowles, Michael Sheard, Crist Balas, Jay "Father Geek" Knowles. Adults $35 through May 15, $50 at the door, children $15. FFI: http://www.convergence-con.org/

Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2002. World Fantasy Convention 2002, Minneapolis, MN. GoH’s: Dennis Etchison, Jonathan Carroll, Kathe Koja. Stephen Jones, Dave McKean. Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. Memberships $100 through 11/4/2001, more thereafter. FFI: wfc@dreamhavenbooks.com

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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