Einblatt! February 2004


Advance Warning

Mar 13: Minn-StF Voting Meeting. Mar 20: Minn-StF Meeting. Mar 7 & 21: Minicon Open Meetings


2: Don Fitch; 4: Shandra Duval; 5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, Miranda Novack; 6: Elizabeth Cooper; 8: Mark Abbott, Kathy Grantham; 10: Bill Colsher; 11: Page Appelbaum; 14: Blue Petal; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 18: Linda Novack, Mary Boyom; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Bev Elmshauser, Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl, Steve St. Onge; 28: Steven Bush


Call for Minicon Proposals! Proposals to run Minicon 40 will be accepted at the next Board Meeting (Feb 25th). They should include enough budget to allow for rates to be set so as to allow for memberships to be purchased at Minicon 39, a timeline of events for the year, and qualifications of the Chair / Co-Chairs and any other committee members. Contact Larry Sanderson at 612-872-8468 or lsanderson@qwest.net if you would like past Minicon or Minn-StF budget information.

The Minn-StF Board is in search of a new Speaker to Insurance - Kaye is resigning, the new Board will have to find a replacement. Volunteers?

The Minn-StF Archives need a new home, and we need a new Archivist. Either three or four four-drawer file cabinets need a new home by April. Volunteers?

Ruth Berman's father, Dr. Reuben Berman, died January 4, 2004. (He was born February 8, 1908.) He had been in poor health for several months.

Neeters and Jason Hollister are divorcing - Neeters is now at 215 Red Oak Dr W, #I, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, 408-655-5529

Publishing News

Ruth Berman has a poem, "TV Tea," in the February Asimov's.

Emma Bull (with art by Charles Vess), "The Black Fox," graphic fiction in Firebirds ed. Sharyn November (Firebird/Puffin hc, 2003), also include Kara Dalkey, "The Lady of the Ice Garden," & Laurel Winter, "The Flying Woman"

Phillip C. Jennings, "The Saint," in the March 2004 Asimov's

Kij Johnson, "At the Mouth of the River of Bees," online on Sci Fiction site (www.scifi.com)

Jim Young, "Ultraviolet Night," in the March 2004 Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction

Will Shetterly, "Brian and the Aliens," reprinted in New Skies (ed P Nielsen Hayden), 2003 hc

Will Shetterly, "Little Red and the Big Bad," in Swan Sister (ed Datlow/Windling), 2003 hc, also includes Neil Gaiman, "Inventing Aladdin" (a poem)

Neil Gaiman, "The Monarch of the Glen," in Legends II (ed Silverberg), 2004 Del Rey hc

Neil Gaiman, "Chivalry," reprinted in New Magics (ed Patrick Nielsen Hayden), 2004 hc

Gaiman also has short pieces in Little Lit II: It Was A Dark And Silly Night (ed Spiegelman and Mouly), 2003 Cotler hc; and in The Thackerery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric And Discredited Diseases (ed VanderMeer and Roberts), 2003 Night Shade hc); he also has a new introduction in the American reprint hc of M.J. Simpson's Hitchhiker: A Biography Of Douglas Adams; also there's an article on Gaiman in the January 2004 issue of Starlog

Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin Of Souls was #4 hc on January Locus Bestseller list, and #8 on Borders/Walden list in same issue.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #4 pb on January Locus list and #2 pb on Borders/Walden list in same issue; additionally, the tp version was #3 on B&N/B Dalton tp list

Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin Of Souls is one of five nominees (and the only sf/f one) in the Minnesota Book Awards "Popular Fiction" category; winners announced April 25th

Neil Gaiman's American Gods won a Geffen Award as best fantasy novel published in 2003 in Israel; other nominees included Gaiman's Coraline and Stephen Brust's Jhereg

Lois McMaster Bujold, Falling Free, June hc reprint from NESFA Press

Steven Brust, Sethra Lavode, April hc novel from Tor; also August tp reprint of Agyar from Tor/Orb

Neil Gaiman, Sandman: Endless Nights, January hc reprint by Science Fiction Book Club

Lyda Morehouse, Apocalypse Array, June pb novel from Roc

Joel Rosenberg, Not Really The Prisoner Of Zenda, August pb reprint from Tor

local publisher: Llewellyn has The Raven's Ring Pin by John Anacker (ya tp) due February

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


Feb 13-15, Boskone 41, Boston, MA. GOHs: Stephen Baxter, Richard Hescox, Betsy Mitchell, Brenda & Bill Sutton. FFI: http://www.nesfa.org/boskone

Mar 5-7, Congenial (relaxacon), Racine, WI. http://www.congenial.org/

Mar 5-7, MarsCon 2004, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: John M. Ford, Dr. Demento, Richard Biggs, Davina, David E Romm, the Great Luke Ski. Adult $42, Child $15 to 1/31; Adult $55, Child $25 ATD. Supporting $20. FFI: http://www.marscon.org

April 2-4, OdysseyCon IV, Madison, WI. GOHs: Joe Haldeman, David Weber, Eric Larson. www.oddcon.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/

April 30-May 2, DemiCon XV, Des Moines, IA. GOHs: Emma Bull & Will Shetterly, Frank Kelly Freas, Rusty Hevelin, Tadao Tomomatsu. http://www.demicon.org

Jul 30-Aug 2, Mythcon 35, Ann Arbor, MI. University of Michigan. GoHs: Neil Gaiman, Charles A. Huttar. FFI: www.mythsoc.org

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 4th 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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