February 2002


Advance Warning

Mar 16, Minn-StF Meeting.

Mar 10 & 24, Minicon Open Meetings

Mar 16, 7PM, John M. Ford Medical Trust Benefit Concert


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


CoA: David Cargo's work e-mail is now dcargo@marixtech.com.

CoA: Judie Cilcain's work phone is now 612-626-9425.

CoA: Joy L. Stahl, 309 E. 20th, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Jack Haldeman died January 1st, 2002.

Elwood Holmberg is undergoing hospice care at the Nile Health Care Center: 3720 23rd Ave. S. (Room 3309), Mpls MN 55407. Phone: 612 728-0469. Email: jeholmberg@mindspring.com.

There are plans for a new Rune. We're looking for stories, memories, drawings, poems, photos, anything we can run through the club mimeo. We also hope to have a small offset printed insert for photos of - and by - Scott Imes. Please mail you contributions, as soon as possible, to: Rune, P.O. Box 8583, Lake St. Station, Mpls, MN 55408, or email to: rune@mnstf.org.

Proposals to run Minicon 38 will be accepted at the next Board Meeting (Feb 18th). They should include enough budget to allow for rates to be set so as to allow for memberships to be purchased at Minicon 37, a timeline of events for the year, and qualifications of the Chair / Co-Chairs and any other committee members. Contact Larry Sanderson at 612-872-8468 or lsanderson@qwest.net if you would like past Minicon or Minn-StF budget information.

Publishing News

Lyda Morehouse sold three new novels to Laura Anne Gilman at Roc via the (now defunct) James Frenkel and Associates Literary Agency. The first two--Messiah Node and Apocalypse Array--are part of the "Archangel Protocol universe." The third is a stand-alone alternate history/urban fantasy that takes place in a 1930s St. Paul.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #1 hardcover on November LOCUS Bestsellers list; it was also #2 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton and the Amazon.com lists published in same issue. On the December lists, it was #2 for LOCUS, Amazon.com, and Borders/Walden, and #5 for Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton. It also spent all four weeks in August on the New York Times Book Review bestseller lists between positions 21 and 28.

Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse Of Chalion was #2 hc on November LOCUS list; #4 on Amazon.com list; #7 on both the Walden/Borders and Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton lists. On the December lists, it was #4 for LOCUS and #9 for Amazon.com

Neil Gaiman's Smoke And Mirrors was #4 on November LOCUS trade pb list

Stephen Brust's Issolawas #10 hc on November Walden/Borders list.

Terry A. Garey has a poem, "Mars Terraformed," in the current (April) Asimov's.

Local publisher: Arena by Karen Hancock, tp schedulted for May from Bethany House (of Minneapolis).

Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity, a new "Miles" novel, scheduled as Baen hc for May. The Curse Of Chailon scheduled as tp reprint in July by Voyager in UK

Neil Gaiman, Adventures In The Dream Trade, hc collection, scheduled for February as NESFA hc

Lyda Morehouse, Fallen Host, pb novel, scheduled for May by Penguin/Roc

Joel Rosenberg, Not Quite Scaramouche, scheduled for pb reprint in June by Tor

Will Shetterly, Dogland, scheduled for tp reprint in April by Tor/Starscape

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


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/

April 11-14, World Horror Convention 2002, Chicago, IL. GOHs: Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, Randy Broecker, Gahan Wilson, Jo Fletcher, Beth Gwinn, Melissa Ann Singer, Liz Mandeville Greeson, Jill Thompson, Pat Tallman - Rich "Svengoolie" Koz. http://www.whc2002.org

April 12-14, Odyssey Con 2002, Madison, WI. GOHs: Timothy Zahn, David B. Coe, Gary Gygax. http://www.oddcon.org

April 19-21, Congenial , Racine, WI. http://www.congenial.org

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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