July 2003


Advance Warning

Aug 2: Minn-StF Picnic. Aug 16: Minn-StF Meeting @ Doug Wickstrom’s. Aug 17, Minicon Meeting at Laura Jean Fish’s


1: Corwin Brust; 2: Neeters Hollister; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey, Kris Spiesz; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Doug Friauf, Tesla Aldrich; 14: Lalee Kerr; 15: Kay Roberts; 16: Chuck Holst; 17: Floyd Henderson, Christina Scholl; 18: Eleanor Fregni; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Mike Bakula, Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson; 28: John Johnson.


CoA: Laurel Krahn, 1200 W 7th Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301-1774, HPhone: 612-605-5336. All other addresses & phone numbers are now obsolete.

Publishing News

Emma Bull's column "Past Lives," already noted for the April Realms of Fantasy, appears also in the June and August issues

Eleanor Arnason's "Knapsack Poems" is reprinted in Year's Best SF #8, ed. Hartwell and Cramer (HarperCollins pb, now out).

Neil Gaiman's "October in the Chair" and Naomi Kritzer's "Comrade Grandmother" will appear in the forthcoming Year's Best Fantasy #3, ed. Hartwell and Cramer (forthcoming pb from HarperCollins)

Neil Gaiman's Coraline is a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy and Scholarship Award (Children's Fiction category)

Neil Gaiman's Coraline was a 2003 International Horror Guild Award nominee in the "Long Form" category

Neil Gaiman's Coraline was the Bram Stoker Award in "Work for Younger Readers" category.

Joel Rosenberg has sold Paladins and an untitled sequel to Baen

Neil Gaiman's Coraline won the 2002 British Science Fiction Achievement Award for Short Fiction.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #6 bestselling paperback on Book.Sense list published in June LOCUS.

Kij Johnson sold two novels-to-be-written to Bantam and one to Tor Forge

David Prill, Dating Secrets of the Dead, hc story collection, now out from Subterranean Press

Joan Marie Verba, Boldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987, now out in a second (updated) edition from FTL Publications (Minnetonka)

Carl Jacobi's "Revelations in Black" is reprinted in Vampire Slayers, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Cumberland House hc, 2003)

Carolyn Ives Gilman has a story in Land/Space: An Anthology of Prairie Speculative Fiction, ed. Judy McCrosky & Candas Jane Dorsey (Tesseract Books tp)

The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean due in hc from HarperCollins (in the US) by July and Bloomsbury (in the UK) in September

Neil Gaiman, Coraline, tp reprint from HarperTrophy, due August

Lois McMaster Bujold's Barrayar; Shards of Honor; and The Warrior's Apprentice on January 2004 schedule for pb reprints by Simon and Schuster/Earthlight (UK)

Pamela Dean's first three novels (The Secret Country; The Hidden Land; The Whim of the Dragon) scheduled by Penguin Firebird for September pb reprints

Katya Reimann's Prince of Fire and Ashes, pb reprint from Tor, due September

David Hagberg, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, July pb from TorForge (Hagberg, who lives in Duluth, is a prolific author but I think this is his first sf/f publication since the early 1980s)

Lois McMaster Bujold's Komarr won the 2003 Italia (Italian sf) award in the "International Novel" category

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


Aug 8-10: Diversicon 11, Bloomington MN. GOHs: Melissa Scott, Martha A. Hood. http://www.diversicon.org

Aug 28 - Sept 1: Torcon 3 (The 61st World Science Fiction Convention), , Toronto Ontario. GOHs: George R.R. Martin, Frank Kelly Freas, Mike Glyer, Spider Robinson. http://www.torcon3.on.ca

Aug 29 - Sept 1: Slotcon, Site: TBA. a Slovotsky's Laws (Unofficial Joel Rosenberg fan site) "Convention"/"Shindig"/"Get Together"

Sep 19-21: Midwest Construction 2, Ann Arbor, MI. http://www.midfan.org/mwc

Sep 26-28: Arcana 33, St Paul, MN. GOH: Gahan Wilson. http://www.theoldtimes.com/arcana

Oct. 17-19: CONsume/Relaxacon 2003, Ramada Inn NW. $30 until Oct. 1st. $40 ATD. $15 for kids 11 thru 16. Free if younger. $5 Supporting till Oct. 1st. Converting $25. One Day $20. $69 per room. 763-566-8855 for reservations. Honored Guests: the LESSINGER Clan--family & friends, Margie Lessinger, matriarch. FFI: http://relaxacon.tripod.com, relaxacon@hotmail.com, Rick @ 651-483-6290

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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