June 2002


Advance Warning

The Minn-StF Meeting that would normally be July 6th has been moved to June 29th. For all who are going, have fun at Convergence.

Minn-StF Meeting: July 20. Minicon Meeting: July 21.


4: Timothy Julin, Jeri Pope; 5: Erik Elmshauser; 6: Jeff Peasley; 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Brian Leslie, Sybil Smith; 14: Patricia Ward; 16: David Stever, Roscoe Bendtsen; 19: Lori Chu; 20: Val Lies; 23: Donna Lang; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 29: Monica Jennie; 30: Erin Lorenz


Bruce Pelz, Fanzine Archivist, Fanhistorian, Fellow of NESFA, Worldcon Chair, "The Elephant," Fandom's Institutional Memory, died the evening of May 9th.

CoEA: Larry Sanderson, larry@lsanderson.net.

CoEA: Fred Levy Haskell, falh@falh.net, http://www.falh.net/

There is an e-mail list for the local Ladies Sewing Circle & Terrorist Society. Contact Irene (realitychallenged@fireopal.org) or Scott (sraun@fireopal.org) for details.

Publishing News

David Prill, "Dating Secrets of the Dead," in June 2002 Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction

Neil Gaiman, "Chivalry," reprinted in A Quest-Lover's Treasury Of The Fantastic (Aspect tp 2002, ed. Margaret Weis)

Theodora Fair, The Jewels Of Allarion, Book One: The Double Crown (Infinity tp, 2001)

2002 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Finalists for Adult Literature include Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion & Neil Gaiman, American Gods

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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

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

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

Jul 5-7, Convergence 2002, Radisson South, Mpls, MN. GoHís; Mark Altman, Robert Meyer Burnett, Nene Thomas, Phil Hester, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood. Adults $35 1/1 Ė 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 Ė Nov 3. World Fantasy Convention 2002, Minneapolis, MN. GoHís: 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. GoHs: Robert J. Sawyer & Carolyn Clink, Sue Mason, 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.

Artists and Writers: Get your art and thoughts in print in Stipple-Apa, small-and-cozy general-interest publication. FFI Jeanne Mealy 651-771-7226

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