November 2002


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings Dec 7 & 21, Minn-StF New Year’s Eve, Minicon Open Meeting Dec 15


1: Jane Freitag; 2: Don Fitch; 4: Kara Dalkey; 6: Jack Targonski; 7: Gerri Balter, Ed Eastman, Glen Hausfeld; 8: Myrna Sue Logan; 11: Marty Helgesen; 12: Linda Moss-Levin; 15: Rob Ihinger; 16: Ken Konkol; 17: Grace Riger; 19: Shahn David Dickson; 22: Diana Therese, Phil Vincent; 23: Steven Brust; 24: Alice Ableman; 25: Chris Grams


Mitchell Pockrandt & Cass Marshall married on the side of a Colorado mountain on Wednesday, August 7th. They report that their elopement was successful, and that they're planning on hosting a reception/party sometime in the next couple of years.

"The Twin Cities Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy" is at www.tcmsff.com - they are looking for local authors and regionally focused work. They pay authors a small fee for their work.

Kate Worley is currently undergoing treatment for lung cancer. Any old friends who would like to get in touch can reach her at scriptist@aol.com or via snail at 323 S. Yorktown, Tulsa, OK 74104 (918) 583-7390

CoEA: Gregg & Myrna Pamentier, gregg@parmentier.us, myrna@parmentier.us

CoA: Larry Sanderson’s work phone – 952-698-4249

Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones plays at the Minnesota Zoo IMAX starting Nov 1.

Publishing News

Ruth Berman, poem, "Potherb Gardening," in "Asimov's Science Fiction," December 2002.

Lyda Morehouse’s Archangel Protocol walked away with the Shamus for Best Paperback P.I. Novel for 2001. FFI: hometown.aol.com/rrandisi/myhomepage/writing.html

Coralineby Neil Gaiman was #3 hc bestseller on Locus list in October issue and #5 on Borders/Waldenbooks list in same issue

American Gods by Neil Gaiman was #1 pb bestseller on Locus and Borders/ Waldenbooks list in same issue; it was also #3 on Barnes & Noble/ B. Dalton list and #2 on BookSense.com list

Locals swept top two places in Hugo voting for Best Novel--not only did Neil Gaiman's American Gods win, but the first runner-up was The Curse Of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

Local free literary journal/tabloid Whistling Shade put out a special science fiction issue (Summer 2002)

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


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

Nov 1-3, Kansas City, MO. Contraception 14 (adults only relaxicon). GOHs: Paula Helm Murray, Beverly Hof-Miller, Linnea Holton, Jenny Overcamp. www.sff.net/people/sfreader/contraception.htm

Nov 8-10, Schaumburg, IL. WindyCon XXIX, GOHs: Charles de Lint, Lisa Snellings, Shawna McCarthy, Evelyn and Mark Leeper, Bob Eggleton. http://www.windycon.org

Dec 6-8, San Diego, CA. SMOFDiego (SMOFcon 20). www.fopaws.com/smofdiego

Feb28-Mar 2, 2003. Marscon 2003, Holiday Inn Select, Bloomington, MN. GoH’s: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Julie Caitlin Brown, Lev Mailer, John Garner, David Mendez, & The Nick Atoms. $40 to 1/31/03, $50 ATD, Supporting $15 to 1/31/03, Converting $25, Child $15 to 1/31/03, $25 ATD. FFI: www.marscon.org

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/

July 4-6, 2003: CONvergence 2003: Time Flies, Radisson Hotel South, Bloomington, MN. $30 through 12/31, $40 through 5/15, $55 ATD. Children 6-12, $15 through 5/15, $20 ATD. Supporting $20 through 5/15, converting $20. FFI: www.convergence-con.org

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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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 Nov 28th, 2002 sharp!