December 2002


Advance Warning

Minn-StF on Jan 4th cancelled. Minn-StF Jan 18th, Minicon Open Meeting Jan 19.

Minneapa 400 Collation Jan 18th.


2: Martin McClure, Rose Ellen Kuhfeld; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Marti Bancroft, Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 5: Tom Grewe; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Reen Brust, Ken Fletcher, Ruth Odren, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Garth Danielson, Scott Raun, Angie Zuber; 22: Jane Strauss; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Baker


Minneapa 400, to be collated Sat, Jan 18th, will be the last issue. Submissions from any interested parties are welcome and encouraged. Please let Dean Gahlon know that you are planning on contributing by Friday, Dec 20th, so he can announce the required copy count. FFI: Dean Gahlon, dean@visi.com, 612-929-2150.

Charles Sheffield died November 2nd.

CoA: David Cargo, work phone: 952-548-9218, work e-mail: dcargo@marix.com.

Publishing News

S.A. Gorden’s Eyes of and Eagle, January 2003, local publisher Taconite Runes. FFI: www.paulbunyan.net/users/gsirvio/taconiterunes

Interview with Neil Gaiman in the Autumn 2002 issue (#32) of the British magazine The Third Alternative

Audiobook (cd and cassette) versions of Neil Gaiman's Two Plays for Voices now available from HarperAudio

Lois McMaster Bujold sold German rights to The Curse Of Chalion

Neil Gaiman won copyright violation suit against Todd McFarlane (Image Comics) regarding characters Gaiman produced for SPAWN

Minnesota Fantasy Awards presented at Arcana to Greg Ketter (for life achievement) and to Lester Del Rey (posthumously)

Neil Gaiman's Coraline is #5 on November LOCUS hc bestseller list; his American Gods is #2 on same LOCUS pb list and #8 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton pb bestseller list in same issue.Coraline has also placed on a number of other bestseller lists; see this LOCUS site to trace such: http://www.locusmag.com/2002/Monitor/Bestsellers1117.html

Shelf Life : Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores, published by Dreamhaven Books. Signed by all contributors, limited to 1000 copies, $75. FFI: 612-823-6070, http://www.dreamhavenbooks.com/.

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


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

Mar 7-9, 2003. Congenial 13 (relaxicon), Racine, WI. Guests: Fred A Levy Haskell (confirmed), Steven Brust (possible), The Gunderson Corporation SF Comedy Troupe. http://www.congenial.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).

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