Einblatt! August 2005


Advance Warning

Sept 3 - Minn-StF Meeting; Sept 17 - possible Minn-StF Pool Party.

Sept 17 - Kevin & Laurel's Wedding


2: Charles Anderson, M. Renata Fossett; 3: Curtis Hoffmann, Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 5: Beth Colsher, Gerry Wassenaar; 6: Curtis Gibson, Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 8: Ginger Emgott; 9: Bob Berlien, Karen Schaffer, Kevin Stahl; 10: Deb Schouten; 11: Nate Bucklin; 12: Margaret Eastman; 13: Lori Schaefer; 15: Caryl Eschweiler; 16: Nancy Klock, Joyce Maetta Odum, Tony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judie Cilcain; 19: Sally Morem; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns; 31: Jacque Marshall


Jane Strauss has art on display now through Aug 7 at Theater in the Round. Then in late July through mid-August at the Center for Independent Artists at 42nd & Bloomington. In October the display will be at the Seward Cafe.

Publishing News

Year's Best Fantasy #5 (ed Hartwell & Cramer; 2005 Eos pb) reprints Neil Gaiman's "The Problem of Susan" and Steven Brust's "The Man From Shemhaza"

Neil Gaiman's "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire" won the Locus award voting for best short story of the year

Lyda Morehouse sold the novel Tall, Dark and Dead, as by "Tate Hallaway," to Penguin.

Eleanor Arnason's WisCon guest of honor speech is printed in Extrapolation for Spring 2005

Arnason's "The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance" is reprinted in Year's Best Science Fiction: 22nd Annual Volume (ed Dozois) and also in Best Short Novels 2005 (ed Strahan); it also finished at #22 for year's best novelette in Locus poll.

Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin Of Souls was #10 pb bestseller at Walden/Borders per July Locus. There are interviews with Bujold in the July Locus and in Postscripts #3.

Neil Gaiman's "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire" is reprinted in Fantasy: The Best Of 2004 (ed Haber & Strahan).

Adam Stemple's "A Piece of Flesh" reprinted in Year's Best Science Fiction And Fantasy For Teens (ed Yolen and P Nielsen Hayden).

Honorable Mentions in the 2005 Dozois Year's Best SF: 22nd include Ruth Berman's "The Buried Sword;" Emma Bull's "De La Tierre;" Neil Gaiman's "The Problem of Susan;" Philip C. Jennings' "The Saint;" Kij Johnson's "Elfrithe's Ghost" and "The Empress Jingu Fishes;" and Jim Young's "Ultraviolet Night."

Louie Bucklin's Curious Manor productions released the CD At the Edge of the World by Howard Ashby Kranz, which includes harmony vocals by Louie and lead guitar and bass tracks by Nate Bucklin.

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July 1-3, Convergence. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington. http://www.CONvergence-con.org

Aug. 19-21, Diversicon 13. Holiday Inn Select, Airport--Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Sheree R. Thomas, Special Guest: Minister Faust. $30 till July 14th, $40 ATD, Student (5-17) $20. Eric-612-721-5959, www.diversicon.org, info@diversicon.org

Oct. 7-9, Arcana 35. Holiday Inn Express, Bandana Square, St. Paul, MN, GoH: Stephen Jones. $25 through Labor Day, $35 ATD. Eric-612-721-5959, http://pages.prodigy.net/rekal, eheideman@dhzone.com

Oct. 14-16, Consume/Relaxacon 2005. Holiday Inn Select, Airport-Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. PGoHs: Frank Kelly Freas & Andre Norton. $35 till Oct. 7th, $45 ATD, Teens (11-16) $15. http://relaxacon.tripod.com, consume@visi.com, Rick-651-483-6290

Nov. 11-13, Windycon 32. GoH's include Nate & Louie Bucklin. http://www.windycon.org/

Apr 14-16, 2006, Minicon 41, Mpls, MN. GoH: Harlan Ellison. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Carol Kennedy, and Scott Raun. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meetings are typically the 1st Thursday 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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