Einblatt! May 2004


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jun 5 @ Irene & Scott Raun's, Jun 19 @ TBA


1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Thomas Keeley, Todd McInroy; 11: Malcolm Heath, Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy, Ragnar Riley; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 19: Scott Imes; 24: Mike Heinsohn, Lydia Nickerson; 25: Doc Bonewits; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen, Ron Searby; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier


CoA: Faun & Doc Bonewits, PO Box 24, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, 715-485-9742 Faun: stitch@bonewits.net, Doc: Doxxx@bonewits.net

Publishing News

Year's Best Fantasy #3 (ed Hartwell & Cramer), 2003 Eos pb, included "October in the Chair" by Neal Gaiman, "Comrade Grandmother" by Naomi Kritzer, and two stories from Tales of the Unanticipated #23: "Want's Master" by Patricia S. Bowne and "Greaves, This Is Serious" by William Mingin.

Ruth Berman, "The Buried Sword," June Asimov's

Ruth Berman and Douglas Greene have co-edited Sissijig and Other Surprises by Ruth Plumly Thompson (hc from International Wizard of Oz Club)

Neil Gaiman, "A Study in Emerald," reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of 2003, ed Habert and Strahan (ibooks pb, 2004)

Kij Johnson, "The Empress Jingu Fishes," in Conqueror Fantastic, ed. Pamela Sargent (DAW pb, 2004)

Scott Wyatt is one of the five judges for this year's World Fantasy Awards

2003 Stoker Awards ballot includes Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Endless Nights (illustrated narrative) and the Gaiman/Dave McKean The Wolves in the Walls (work for younger readers); Gaiman's "Bitter Grounds" was also on the preliminary (long) ballot (short fiction)

The Wolves in the Walls also won the British Science Fiction Associaton Award in "short fiction" category; while The Sandman: Endless Nights is a nominee for 2003 Eisner Award (anthology) as is the Gaiman/Russell story "Death" in that collection (short story category)

Laurel Winter, A Galaxy in a Jar, poetry pb pbook from Dark Regions Press, 2003

Local Publisher: Laura Faria Stolarz, Blue is for Nightmares, Llewellyn pb, 2004

Barb Jensen, "Across the Great Divide", essay in What's Class Got To Do With It, edited by Michael Zweig, Cornell University Press, June 2004.

Strange Horizons, week of 4/29 (www.strangehorizons.com): "The Grammarian's Five Daughters" by Eleanor Arnason; Precious Metals: Eleanor Arnason's A Woman Of The Iron People, by John Garrison; Humour in Eleanor Arnason's Ring of Hwarhath Stories, by Ruth Berman; nterview: Eleanor Arnason, by Lyda Morehouse

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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

Aug 13-15, Diversicon 12, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: S.P. Somtow, Mark Rich. Adult $30, Child $25 to 7/4; Adult $40, Child $35 ATD. www.diversicon.org

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Joe Agee, Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn and Scott Raun. 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).

Einblatt is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local SF community. E-mail same to einblatt@mnstf.org, or send to Scott Raun, 3928 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407; or call him at 612-822-0451. Email submissions most preferred, no phone calls after 10pm. // Next Einblatt! Deadline: 11:59PM May 27th, 2004 sharp!