Einblatt! September 2004


Advance Warning

Oct 2: Minn-StF Meeting & Anniversary Party - Irene & Scott Raun's; Oct 16: Minn-StF Meeting


3: Craig Jewell; 4: Michael Schneider, Kevin Austin; 5: Susan Champeny, Sharon Kahn, Dan Kolby; 6: Greg Foss; 7: Michael A. Zalar; 8: Louie Spooner Trainor; 11: Ed McGlaughlin; 12: Jean Mornard; 16: Jane Hausfeld, Kris Jensen; 17: Barbara Geraud, Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 20: David Schroth; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 22: Dave Wixon; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 26: Michael Flowers, Lon Levy, Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin, Anne Miller, Kurt Griesemer; 30: Jon Singer


CoA: Neil Rest, 1138 W. Farwell Ave, Chicago IL 60626-3810, 773-973-1238

CoA: Mark Richards, 1347 Maryland Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55106, HPhone: 651-774-1531

Publishing News

Ex-local Kij Johnson's Fudoki is a World Fantasy Award nominee for Best Novel

Locals listed as Honorable Mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror: 17th Annual Collection (ed. Ellen Datlow etc.) include Cezarija Abartis for "On Granmother's Farm" from Tales Of The Unanticipated #24; Eleanor Arnason for "On Seeing Bellni's Opera..." and "Song from the Kalevala," both also from TotU #24; Ruth Berman for "Tubishvat Ghost Story" from The Magazine Of Speculative Poetry; Neil Gaiman for "Bitter Grounds" from Mojo: Conjure Stories and for "Closing Time" from McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury Of Thrilling Tales; David Prill for "Big House on the Prairie" from Sci Fiction online and for "Carnyvore" from Dating Secrets Of The Dead; Howard Wandrei (posthumously) for "Diamondback" from The Eerie Mr. Murphy; and Laurel Winter for "Cracked Fortune" (from TotU #24).

Besides the four pieces by Abartis, Arnason and Winter, TotU #24 placed three other works on that list: "Unite and Conquer" by Patricia S. Bowne; "Shrimp Kabobs and Screaming Sheep" by Toiya Kristen Finley; and "Nowhere Far Enough" by Patricia Russo.

Asimov's Readers Award poll for 2003 lists Eleanor Arnason's "Big Ugly Mama and the Zk" as tied for #5 short story and Cathy Tacinelli's "When Burning Off Fingerprints is No Longer Enough" as #6 poem.

Steven Brust's Sethra Lavode is #7 on the August Locus hc bestseller list, and #9 on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list in the same issue.

Adam Stemple, as co-author with his mother Jane Yolen, sold young adult novel Troll Bride to Tor Books.

Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin Of Souls has been reprinted in pb in the UK by HarperCollins/Voyager.

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


Sep 2-6, Noreascon 4 (The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention), Boston, MA. GOHs: Terry Pratchett, William Tenn, Jack Speer, Peter Weston. http://www.noreascon.org

Oct 8-10, ICON 29, Cedar Rapids, IA. GOHs: Joe Haldeman, Beth Hansen, Gay Haldeman, Rusty Hevelin. http://www.mindbridge.org/icon/

Oct. 15-17, Consume/Relaxacon 2004, Comfort Inn, Plymouth, MN, GOHs: GODZILLA (celebrating his 50th birthday) & Eric M. Heideman. $30 to 10/5, $40 ATD, 11-16 $15, Supporting $5. Food, music, fun & more. FFI: consume@visi.com; http://www.relaxacon.tripod.com; Rick, 651-483-6290.

November 12-14, Fiddler's Green, Minneapolis, MN. GoHs: Neil Gaiman, Karen Berger, Todd Klein, Charles Vess, Caitlin R. Kiernan, others tba. Sandman-focused, with all proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. http://www.fiddlersgreencon.org

Mar 25-27, 2005, Minicon 40, Mpls, MN. GoHs: Terry Pratchett, Jim Young. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

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 September 23rd, 2004 sharp!