May 2003


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jun 7 & 21. Minicon 39 Open Meetings: Jun 1 & 29


1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Thomas Keeley, Todd McInroy; 11: Malcolm Heath, Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy, Ragnar Riley; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 19: Scott Imes; 24: Mike Heinsohn, Lydia Nickerson; 25: Doc Bonewits; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen, Ron Searby; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier


Minnesota Monthly 2003 Tamarack Award for short original fiction – submissions must be postmarked by May 26, 2003. FFI: http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/edit/Tamarack_2002.htm

Ray Bradbury’s The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit is being performed as a play by the Mixed Blood Theatre through May 10th. Group tickets available. FFI: 612-338-6131, www.mixedblood.com

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman's Coraline is on the Hugo ballot in Best Novella category.

Neil Gaiman won the Best Novel 2002 Nebula for American Gods.

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May 2-4, DemiCon 14, Des Moines, IA. GOHs: Octavia E. Butler, Lubov, Lynda Sherman, Rusty Hevelin. http://www.demicon.org

May 23-25, ConQuest 34, Kansas City, MO. GOHs: Elizabeth Moon, Ellen Datlow, Vincent DiFate, John Ringo, Suzanne Carnival-Reece. www.kcsciencefiction.org/con34.htm

May 23-26, Wiscon, Madison, WI. GOHs: China Mieville, Carol Emshwiller. http://www.sf3.org/wiscon

Jun 6-8, Duckon 12, Chicago, IL. GOHs: Tanya Huff, Patricia D. Breeding-Black, Beill and Brenda Sutton, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Rittenhouse. http://www.duckon.org

Jun 26-29, Midwestcon 54, Cincinnati, OH. www.cfg.org/midwestcon/

July 3-6, Westercon 56, SeaTac, WA. GOHs: Bruce Sterling, Lisa Snellings, Saul Jaffe, Claire Eddy, Dr. Michael Kaku, Connie Willis. http://www.wester56.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

Apr 9-11, 2004. Minicon 39. GoHs: Walter Jon Williams, Sharyn November, Deb Geisler. $35 to 10/31, $45 to 3/8, $70 ATD. Child $15, Supporting $15. FFI: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/minicon39/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin, Laura Jean Fish, Dean Gahlon, Scott Raun, and Larry Sanderson. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meetings are typically the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: 612-824-5559; web site at: www.mnstf.org/. Minicon web site at: 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 May 29th, 2003 sharp!