April 2001


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings – May 5 & 19


1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 7: Bill Bader, Bruce Bethke; 9: Julie Johnson; 10: John M. Ford; 13: Dave Romm; 15: Sean Novack, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 24: Oleg Volk; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger, Theresa Roden; 29: Martin Schafer


The new Minn-StF Board of Directors is Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn, Scott Raun, Larry Sanderson, and Martin Schafer. The new President will be Andrew Bertke.

CoA: Dave Wixon, PO Box 240726, Apple Valley, MN 55124

CoA: Paula & Erik Biever, 1803 Lake Street, Lauderdale, MN 55113, 651-297-4813

CoA, E-Mail: Lisa Bah, inaki@mn.mediaone.net

Rick Gellman is looking for room in a fannish household to move into by May 1st of this year. Barring that, he is looking to join other fans renting a house or apartment. Or, he is looking for a roommate to moving into his current residence. He can be contacted at 3700 1st. Ave. So., Mpls., MN 55409-1318 or at 612-825-8010 or at benandrick@tcinternet.net or relaxacon2001@hotmail.com

Publishing News

Gordon R. Dickson's The Right To Arm Bears was #8 paperback on the March 2001 LOCUS Bestsellers list.

The March LOCUS has a long obituary of and numerous tributes to Gordon R. Dickson, including pieces by Dave Wixon and Terry Garey.

Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors is on the shortlist ballot fot the Macmillan Silver PEN Award. (source LOCUS)

Caroline Stevermer sold Scholar of Magics, a sequel to College of Magics, to Tor.

The "preliminary ballot" for the Bram Stoker Awards includes ex-local Kij Johnson's The Fox Woman (in First Novel categoy) and local press DreamHaven Books' The Death Artist by Dennis Etchison (in Fiction Collection categoy). Final ballot will be announced circa April 1st.

Local publisher Coffee House Press has reprinted Captain Blackman by John A. Williams, a 1972 novel about a centuries-old African-American soldier who fought in all of the USA's wars.

The 2000 Final Nebula Ballot includes A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold (novel); "Stellar Harvest" by Eleanor Arnason (novelette); and Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki and Neil Gaiman (script).

Local publisher: Due May from Llewellyn Publications, Witches' Key To Terror by Silver RavenWolf (ya novel in trade pb)

Poul Anderson and Gordon R.. Dickson, The Sound and the Furry: The Complete Hoka Stories (hc omnibus), due in April from Science Fiction Book Club

Steven Brust, Issola, April hc novel from Tor

Kara Dalkey, Genpei, October tp novel reprint from Tor

John M. Ford, The Last Hot Time, November tp novel reprint from Tor

Neil Gaiman, American Gods, July hc and tp novel reprint from Hodder Headline (UK)

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

Peg Kerr, The Wild Swans, November pb novel reprint from Warner Aspect

Lyda Morehouse, Archangel Protocol, May pb novel from Penguin/Roc

John Sladek, Roderick & Roderick At Random, two-novel reprint omnibus in tp, due September from Orion/Gollancz (UK)

Caroline Stevermer, When The King Comes Home, November pb novel reprint from Tor

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


April 13-15. Minicon 36, Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. GoHs: Ken MacLeod, Jo Walton, Leslie Fish. Memberships: $70 At the Door. 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: 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: 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: Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn, Scott Raun, Larry Sanderson, 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).

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