Einblatt! November 2003


Advance Warning

Minn-StF: Dec 6 @ Erin McKee's & David Wilford's; Dec 20 @ Doug Wickstrom's; Dec 31 New Year's Eve @ Laura Jean Fish's & David Schroth's


1: Jane Freitag; 2: Don Fitch; 4: Kara Dalkey; 6: Jack Targonski; 7: Gerri Balter, Ed Eastman, Glen Hausfeld; 8: Myrna Sue Logan; 11: Marty Helgesen; 12: Linda Moss-Levin; 15: Rob Ihinger; 16: Ken Konkol; 17: Grace Riger; 19: Shahn David Dickson; 22: Diana Therese, Phil Vincent; 23: Steven Brust; 24: Alice Ableman; 25: Chris Grams


CoEA: Claudette Hegel, chegel@comcast.com

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Lois McMaster Bujold's Diplomatic Immunity tied for #7 on LOCUS BESTSELLERS: PAPERBACKS list (October).

Steven Brust's The Lord Of Castle Black was #8 hardcover from BookSense.com, as reported in same issue.

Katya Reimann will finish the late Cherry Wilder's The Wanderer for publication by Tor. (source: LOCUS)

Naomi Kritzer delivered Freedom's Gate to Bantam Spectra (source: LOCUS)

The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean has been resold to HarperCollins Children's Books (source: LOCUS)

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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. 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 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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