October 2003


Advance Warning

Minn-StF: Nov 1: Halloween at Dream Park; Nov 15: Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz’

Minicon Open Meeting: Nov 16: Larry Sanderson’s


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Kashia LeBeau, Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman, Barry Watson; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 13: Lisa Bah; 14: Barb Jensen; 16: Ryan Alexander; 17: Andy Anda, Mauricette Keeley; 18: Jeff Schalles; 19: Hewitt Schaefer; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman, 28: Slugger, 30: Shaun Tancheff


CoA: Gregg & Myrna Parmentier, home phone 651-772-9735.

CoA: Thomas & Mary Keeley, 321 Heritage Tr, Circle Pines, MN 55014

CoA: Claudette Hegel, 7317 39˝th Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55427, HPhone: 763-537-9385, E-mail: chegel@comcast.net

Publishing News

2003 Rhysling Award for poetry: "Potherb Gardening" by Ruth Berman (First appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Dec. 2002)

Steven Brust, The Lord of Castle Black, pb reprint (Tor) due April 2004

Lois McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos hc reprint (NESFA Press) out; Paladin of Souls hc reprint (SFBC) due October and UK pb reprint of same (HarperCollins UK) due May 2004

Gordon R. Dickson, Hour of the Gremlins (with Ben Bova), pb omnibus (Baen), due May 2004

John M. Ford, Heat Of Fusion And Other Stories, hc collection (Tor), due February 2004

Joel Rosenberg, Guardians of the Flame II, hc omnibus (Baen), due June 2004; also his Home Front, pb reprint (Tor Forge) due May 2004

Caroline Stevermer, A Scholar of Magics, hc novel (Tor), due April 2004

Howard Wandrei, The Eerie Mr. Murphy, hc collection (local press Fedogan & Bremer), has been out for some months but we missed listing it earlier

Jack Zipes, The Oxford Companion To Fairy Tales, tp nf reprint (OUP), now out

Lois McMaster Bujold's Diplomatic Immunity is #2 pb on Locus Bestseller list in September issue; also #5 on Borders/Walden and #7 on Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton lists in same issue

Neil Gaiman's American Gods is #3 pb on Locus September Bestseller list

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


Oct 10-12, ICON 28, Cedar Rapids, IA. GOHs: David Drake, Lee Seed, Gregg Parmentier, Rusty Hevelin. http://www.mindbridge.org/icon

Oct 10-12: Albacon 2003, Schenectady, NY. GoHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Allen Koszowski, Oz Fontecchio, Leslie Fish. FFI: http://www.albacon.org/

Oct. 17-19: CONsume/Relaxacon 2003, The Travelodge Hotel, 1870 Old Hudson Rd., St. Paul – I-94 & White Bear Ave (changed 25 Sept). $30 extended to Oct. 8th. $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

Oct 31-Nov 2, ValleyCon 28, Moorhead, MN. GOHs: Fastner & Larson. http://www.valleycon.com

Nov 7-9, Windycon XXX , Schaumburg, IL. GOHs: Gregory Benford, Vincent Di Fate, Tom Doherty, Mark & Lynne Aronson, John G. Cramer, Phyllis Eisenstein. http://www.windycon.org

Nov 7-9, Contraception 15 (adults-only relaxicon), Kansas City, MO. GOHs: Brian A. Hopkins, Monte Moore, Joyce Downing, Karla Weaver. http://www.sff.net/people/sfreader/contraception.htm

Dec 5-7, SMOFcon 21, Rosemont, IL. http://www.midfan.org/Smofcon.html

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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