March 2003


Advance Warning

Apr 5: Minn-StF Meeting, Apr 6 & 16: Minicon Meetings, Apr 18-20: Minicon


2: Linda Paul; 3: Peter Toluzzi, Keith Rockhold; 5: Phillip C. Jennings; 8: Joella Bonser, Steve Cox; 9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek, Kate Worley; 18: Bruce Krafft; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 24: Ken Hardwick, Pat Beckfield; 26: Jason Hollister; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder


CoEA: Neil Rest, neilrest@rcn.com

CoA: David Emerson, 1318 Powderhorn Terrace #109, Mpls, MN 55407, 612-724-4491

CoA: Linda Lounsbury, 4125 Dupont Ave S, Mpls, MN 55409, 612-824-6336

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman received the "Most Collectible Author of the Year" award for 2002 (presented by bookseller Barry R. Levin)

Emma Bull's first sale, "The Rending Dark," has been reprinted in Magical Beginnings (ed. Silver and Greenberg), current DAW pb

Neil Gaiman's American Gods is on the 2002 Nebula "Best Novel" final ballot. Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse Of Chalion had also made the "Preliminary" (long) ballot.

Neil Gaiman's Coraline is #8 hc on Feb. Locus Bestsellers list and his American Gods is #6 pb and also #4 pb on BookSense.com list also reported in Feb. Locus.

The 2002 Recommended Reading List in the Feb. 2003 Locus includes Neil Gaimon's Coraline (Young Adult Novels), Naomi Kritzer's Fires Of The Faithful (First Novels), Maps: The Uncollected John Sladek (Collections), Eleanor Arnason's "The Potter of Bones" (Novellas), Gaiman's (and Gene Wolfe's) A Walking Tour Of The Shambles (Novelettes), and Arnason's "Knapsack Poems" and Gaiman's "October in the Chair" (Short Stories)

Neil Gaiman's Coraline also made annual recommended lists from Amazon.com "Editors' Picks" and "Editors' Choice Teen" lists (#20 and #4 respectively of all books, not just sf/f); also listed on unranked "Borders Kids List," on Publishers' Weekly children's list, and on Book Magazine's Young Adult list, all listed in Feb. 2003 Locus.

Lois McMaster Bujold's Diplomatic Immunity was listed by Publishers' Weekly year's best sf/f list (same source).

Lois McMaster Bujold's Diplomatic Immunity is #5 hc and Neil Gaiman's American Gods #3 pb in "2002 ANNUAL LOCUS BESTSELLERS" list (published in Feb. issue); Gaiman's Coraline was #17 sf/f bestselling sf/f title for the year at BookSense.com and #8 on Amazon.com's sf/f Teens list; also reported in Feb. Locus

Eleanor Arnason's "The Potter of Bones" will be reprinted in the forthcoming Year's Best Science Fiction: 20th Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois)

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


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

Apr 18-20, Minicon 38, Mpls. GoHs: Robert J. Sawyer & Carolyn Clink, Sue Mason, Steve Macdonald. $45 through 3/17, $70 ATD. $15 Supporting, Child: $15 through 3/17, $30 ATD. FFI: www.mnstf.org/minicon/minicon38/

Apr 18-21, Seacon 03 (54th UK National Easter SF Convention), Hinckley, GB. www.seacon03.org.uk

Apr 17-20, Norwescon 26, SeaTac, WA. GOHs: Jane Yolen, Jim Burns, Geoffrey Landis, Michael Whelan. www.norwescon.org

Apr 17-20, World Horror Con 2003, Kansas City, MO. GOHs: Graham Masterton, Laurell K. Hamilton, Forrest J Ackerman, Don D'Auria, Nick Smith. www.whc2003.org

July 4-6, CONvergence 2003: Time Flies, Radisson Hotel South, Bloomington, MN. $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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