January 2002


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings, Feb 2 & 16. Minicon Meetings, Feb 10 & 24.


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, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 23: Rachel Bendtsen; 24: Keith Hauer-Lowe; John Houghton, Katie Jennie; 26: John Slade; 30: Linda Lounsbury


Scott Imes passed away on Tues, Dec 11th. See the Calendar for memorial gathering information. Plans are not yet final for those wanting to make memorial gifts – expect more next month.

CoA: Michael Mornard: e-mail: Michael.Mornard@pobox.com

CoA: M.K. Digre: Work Phone: 612-821-0135

M.K. Digre has a new internet/mail order business, Twin City Antiquarian Books. Check it out at www.abebooks.com/home/tcabooks. Cataloguing books for sale proceeds slowly--not much sf/fantasy as yet.

Patricia C. Wrede is one of the Writers-in-Residence for Clarion Workshop in June/July 2002 on campus of Michigan State University.

Publishing News

Laurel Winter's poem "Expedition" is in the Jan 02 ASIMOV'S.

John M. Ford's The Last Hot Time is on the "New York Times Editor's Choice and Notable Books of 2001," one of about a dozen sf titles on the list (which interpets "2001" a bit broadly...)

Kara Dalkey sold The Water Trilogy (Kara – "don't blame me, I didn't name it"), a middle-grade kids fantasy trilogy, to Harper Collins, to be published in 2002. Individual titles: Ascension, February, '02; Reunion, April '02; Transformation, June, '02. She likes to describe them as the Atlantis and Arthurian myths in a blender.

Neil Gaiman, "Other People," Oct/Nov 2001 Magazine Of F&SF

Carolyn Ives Gilman, "The Invisible Hand Rolls the Dice," Oct 2001 INTERZONE

Carolyn Ives Gilman, "The Real Thing," July 2001 Magazine Of F&SF (which I missed listing a few months back)

Jerry Stearns appeared with David Ossman of the Firesign Theater on a number of local Twin Cities Public Television "host" breaks during the December 4th showing of Firesign Theater's "Weirdly Cool" on PBS

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Jan 18-20, Astronomical ConFusion , Warren, MI. GOHs: George R.R. Martin, Br. Guy Consolmagno, Pete Abrams, Heather Alexander. www.stilyagi.org/cons/confusion.html

Jan 25-27, SuperCon 8, Rochester, MN. http://come.to/supercon

Feb 7-10, Capricon 22, Arlington Heights, IL. GOHs: Dr. Demento, James Ernest, Kaja Foglio, David Abzug. http://www.capricon.org

Feb 15-17, Boskone 39, Framingham, MA. GOHs: Neil Gaiman, Stephen Hickman, Marv Wolfman, Tom Holt. http://www.boskone.org

Feb 22-24, Con Petrol 13 (aka Czarkon), Independence, MO. GOHs: William & Joy Warren, Keith Stokes, Carol and Dennis Doms, Barb VanTilburg, Ross Hathaway. http://www.sff.net/people/sfreader/czarkon.htm

Mar 1-3, MarsCon 2002: The Magic of Fantasy, Airport Hilton, Bloomington, MN. GOHs: Peter Woodward, John Levine, Lyda Morehouse, Robin Wood. Adults $40 to 1/31, $50 ATD, $15 supporting. Child $15 to 1/31, $25 ATD, $15 supporting. FFI: 612-724-0687 or 2002info@marscon.org.

March 21-24, Aggiecon 33, Texas A&M. GOH: Neil Gaiman. http://aggiecon.tamu.edu

Mar 29-31, Minicon 37, Mpls Hilton & Towers, Mpls, MN. GoH’s: Emma Bull & Will Shetterly, Arthur Hlavaty, Rick Berry. Adults $30 to 12/31, $40 to 2/14, $70 ATD, $15 Supporting. Child $15 to 2/14, $30 ATD. www.mnstf.org/minicon/minicon37/

Jul 5-7, Convergence 2002, Radisson South, Mpls, MN. GoH’s; Mark Altman & Robert Meyer Burnett, Nene Thomas, Phil Hester. Adults $25 to 12/31, 2001; $35 1/1 – 5/15, 2002: $50 ATD. Children 6-12, $15, 5 and under, Free. www.convergence-con.org

Oct 31 – Nov 3. 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 Saturday at 5pm: 3236 Cedar Ave South; FFI: 612-721-6076. Cats.

Dagorhir is a medieval LARP similar in some ways to SCA, but using padded weapons. It is an active sport, is safe, and is great fun. Misc Area Parks on Sundays. FFI: belarionmaliwen@hotmail.com.

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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 January 24th, 2002 sharp!