June 2003


Advance Warning

July 19, Minn-StF Meeting. July 27, Minicon 39 Open Meeting. Aug 2, Minn-StF Picnic.


4: Timothy Julin, Jeri Pope; 5: Erik Elmshauser; 6: Jeff Peasley; 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Brian Leslie, Sybil Smith; 14: Patricia Ward; 16: David Stever, Roscoe Bendtsen; 19: Lori Chu; 20: Val Lies; 23: Donna Lang; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 29: Monica Jennie; 30: Erin Lorenz


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Erik Emery, nee Baker, married Nicole Emery on May 1st, 2003.

CoEA: Sharon Kahn, work e-mail, sharon_kahn@digi.com

CoEA: David Harsh: sheepdip@spacestar.net, sheepdip@amerytel.net

DreamHaven Dinkytown Closeout Sale, 1309 4th St. SE 612-379-8924. Now through 6/7 40% off through 6/7, 50% off 6/9 through 6/21. Our entire assortment of games, comics, books, t-shirts, etc. on sale (except new release paperbacks and new release comics)

Publishing News

Lyda Morehouse’s Fallen Host made the preliminary Nebula ballot.

Mary Monica Pulver's Murder at the War won First Place in the Adult Fiction category at the 2001-2002 Midwest Book Awards.

Steven Brust's The Paths of the Dead was #10 hardcover on April LOCUS bestseller list; his The Book of Athyra was #5 trade pb on the May LOCUS list.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #9 pb on April LOCUS bestseller list (its eighth month on the top ten list); it was also #3 pb on the BookSense.com list reported in April LOCUS and #12 pb on same list for May.

Neil Gaiman's Coraline is a 2003 BookSense Book of the Year finalist; it's also on the final ballot in two categories for the 2002 Bram Stoker Awards: Long Fiction and Work for Young Readers. And it was named a 2003 Young Adult Library Service Association "Best Book for Young Adults." Publishers Weekly listed it as #72 best-selling young adult book (not just sf/f) of the year.

Naomi Kritzer's Fires Of The Faithful was a runner-up for the Crawford Award for best first fantasy novel.

Gordon R. Dickson's Dorsai Spirit (tp omnibus) now out from Tor/Orb.

Eleanor Arnason's "Knapsack Poems" was on the 2002 Tiptree Award "short list" and her "The Potter of Bones" the "long list."

Laurel Winter won a McKnight Artist's Fellowship for Children's Literature for her not-yet-published (non-sf) novel Do Not Attempt This At Home.

John Sladek's last unpublished work, novella Wholly Smokes, is now available as an eBook from Ansible Editions or a POD volume from Cosmos/Wildside.

Sissajig and Other Surprises by Ruth Plumly Thompson, a selection of her fairytales & poems, co-editors Ruth Berman & Douglas G. Greene, published by the International Wizard of Oz Club. Paperback $15, hardback $25, + $3 s&h (+ $1 per additional copy) in US, $6 (+ $2 per ac) in Canada, or $9 (+ $2 per ac) elsewhere. IWOC, c/o Joel Harris, 1407 A Str #D, Antioch CA 94509

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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 – which also includes Polly Peterson, the Recording Secretary. 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).

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