May 2002


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jun 1, 15 & 29. Minicon Meeting: Jun 23.


1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Thomas Keeley, Todd McInroy; 11: Malcolm Heath, Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy, Ragnar Riley; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 24: Mike Heinsohn, Lydia Nickerson; 25: Doc Bonewits; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen, Ron Searby; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier


John Elwood Holmberg died on March 10th of pancreatic cancer.

Damon Knight died April 14th.

Carol Stodolka died April 14th.

George Alec Effinger died April 27th.

The deadline for submissions for MISFITS 4th Annual Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Contest is May 17th. FFI: www.misfits.org

Publishing News

Eleanor Arnason's "Knapsack Poems" is in the May Asimov's. Her "Stellar Harvest" is reprinted in Nebula Awards Showcase 2002 (ed. Kim Stanley Robinson)

Bram Stoker Awards novel shortlists: From the Dust Returned, Ray Bradbury; American Gods, Neil Gaiman; The Lost, Jack Ketchum; Black House, Stephen King & Peter Straub

Lyda Morehouse’s Archangel Protocol is this year's winner of the Barnes & Noble "Maiden Voyage Award" for science fiction novels debuting in 2001. Her newest novel, Fallen Host, hits the shelves May 7, 2002.

Hugo Award Finalists for Best Novel include The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (HarperCollins/Eos) and American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Morrow).

Joel Rosenberg resold nine existing novels, including the first seven of his Guardians of the Flame series, to Baen Books.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was a "best novel" nominee for the 2001 International Horror Guild Award.

Lois McMaster Bujold's Cetaganda is one of ten nominees for "Best Translated Novel" for the (Japanese) Seiun Award

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May 3-5, DemiCon The 13th, Des Moines, IA. GOHs: F. Paul Wilson, Alan M. Clark, Dennis Lynch, Rusty Hevelin. http://www.demicon.org

May 24-26, ConQuest 33 1/3, Kansas City, MO. GOHs: Connie Willis, Patrick Nielsen hayden, Kelly Freas and Laura Freas, Michael J. Walsh, Frank M. Robinson. www.kcsciencefiction.org

May 24-27, WisCon 26, Madison, WI. GOHs: Nalo Hopkinson & Nina Kiriki Hoffman. http://www.sf3.org/wiscon

Jun 7-9, Duckon 11, Schaumburg, IL. GOHs: Joan D. Vinge, J.D. Illiad Frazer, Robin Wood, Dr. Samuel Conway, Admiral q'lDar, Alice Bentley, Dandelion Wine. www.duckon.org

June 27-30, Midwestcon 53 (the original relaxicon), Florence, KY (near Cincinnati). www.cfg.org/midwestcon/index.htm

July 4-7, Westercon 55: Conagerie , Los Angeles, CA. GOHs: Harry Turtledove, Beth Meacham, Robert Lichtman, Ross Chamberlain. http://www.westercon.org/55

Jul 5-7, Convergence 2002, Radisson South, Mpls, MN. GoH’s; Mark Altman, Robert Meyer Burnett, Nene Thomas, Phil Hester, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, Adam "Mojo" Lebowitz, Daren Dochterman. Adults $35 1/1 – 5/15, 2002: $50 ATD. Children 6-12, $15, 5 and under, Free. Supporting $15 to 5/15. www.convergence-con.org

Oct 25-27: CONsume/Relaxacon 2002, Ramada Inn Northwest, Brooklyn Park. Adults $25 till July 15th, $30 till Oct. 1st, $40 ATD. Supporting $5 convertible for $20 till Oct. 1st. Rooms $69 per night. Posthumous GoH: Scott Imes. FFI: Rick Gellman, 651-483-6290, relaxacon@hotmail.com, or www.relaxacon.tripod.com.

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. FFI: wfc@dreamhavenbooks.com

Apr 18-20, 2003. Minicon 38, Mpls. Fan GoH: Sue Mason, Musician GoH: Steve Macdonald. $30 early bird (see your local con for Minn-StF/Minicon party for this rate through 10/31, $35 through 10/31, $45 through 3/17, $70 ATD. $15 Supporting, Child: $15 through 3/17, $30 ATD. FFI: www.mnstf.org/minicon/minicon38/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Laura Jean Fish, Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn, Scott Raun, and Larry Sanderson. 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.

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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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