July 2002


Advance Warning

Aug 3 Minn-StF Meeting postponed to the 10th. Host needed for Aug 17 Minn-StF Meeting.

Aug 10 – Minn-StF & Minicon Picnic, Minnehaha (Wabun) Park. Bring your own meat and something to share – A‑H, appetizer; I‑Q, salad; R‑Z, dessert. Beverages & condiments provided. There will be Survivor themed games. FFI: Laura Jean Fish, 612-724-2514.

Aug 18 – Minicon Open Meeting


1: Corwin Brust; 2: Neeters Hollister; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey, Kris Spiesz; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Doug Friauf, Tesla Aldrich; 14: Lalee Kerr; 15: Kay Roberts; 16: Chuck Holst; 17: Floyd Henderson, Christina Scholl; 18: Eleanor Fregni; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Mike Bakula, Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson; 28: John Johnson


Carolyn Brust graduated from High School on 6/13/2002.

Nate & Louie Bucklin (nee Spooner) married on May 30th.

Bedlam Theatre produces an experimental play based on Walter Jon Williams' short story "Dinosaurs". Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 28th, 8pm, at Bedlam Studio, 514 1/2 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. Tickets $8.00. For more information call (612) 341-1038.

Publishing News

Autumn World, by Joan Marie Verba, Tess Meara, Deborah K. Jones, Margaret Howes, & Ruth Berman, has been reprinted by FTL Publications (tp, original copyright date 2000, reprinted 2002).

Hilary Moon Murphy, "The Run of the Fiery Horse," Realms of Fantasy, July 2002

Emma Bull, "Joshua Tree," and Neil Gaiman, "Going Woodwo" (a poem), both in The Green Man, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (Viking hc)

Lyda Morehouse's Archangel Protocol won the "Maiden Voyage Award" (from Barnes and Noble) for debut sf/f novel of 2001. It's also a nominee for the Shamus Award for best pb private investigator novel of 2001 and is a finalist in the sf category for the Romantic Times "Reviewer's Choice Award."

Neil Gaiman's American Gods won the Bram Stoker Award for best novel of 2001

Hilary Moon Murphy short stories: "The Grand Cheat" TOTU 23; "Run of the Fiery Horse" Realms of Fantasy, June 2002 (cover story); "Nine-Fingered Maria," will appear in Mike Resnick's anthology, New Faces in Science Fiction, DAW, 2003.

Jerry Stearns & Great Northern Audio Theatre release another Great Northern Audio Double Header CD of silly science fiction stories. "The Velveteen Submission" tells of the adventures aboard a deep space light house as it is about to collide with a runaway star cruiser. & "Drummer's Dome" is the story of an old hippie who is building his dream home, a geodesic dome house, but finds that the inside of the dome isn't in the same place as the outside. Plus a bonus CD track, Available at Dreamhaven or Uncle Hugo's bookstores.

Neil Gaiman's audio play, "Snow Glass Apples", produced by the Sci-Fi Channel's Seeing Ear Theater, won a Gold Ogle Award for Best Fantasy Audio Production of 2001 (part of the Mark Time Awards), to be announced at Convergence, July 5th, and released this fall by Harper Collins Audio.

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


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. GoH’s; Mark Altman, Robert Meyer Burnett, Nene Thomas, Phil Hester, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood. 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. 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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