Einblatt! September 2005


Advance Warning

Minn-StF meetings, October 1 (Irene & Scott Raun's) & 15


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

Publishing News

John M. Ford's Heat Of Fusion and Other Stories is a World Fantasy Award nominee for Best Collection

Past Rhysling Award-winning poems, including those by Ruth Berman, John M. Ford, Terry Garey, Rebecca Marjesdatter, John Calvin Rezmerski, and Laurel Winter (two), have been collected and reprinted in The Alchemy Of Stars (ed. Dutcher and Allen), a 2005 tp from SFPA/Prime Books

Honorable Mentions list in the Year's Best Fantasy And Horror: 18th Annual (ed Datlow, Link, and Grant) include Neil Gaiman's "Forbidden Brides..." and Kij Johnson's "The Empress Jingu Fishes." Also listed, from Tales Of The Unanticipated #25, are one poem ("Flounder" by Christine Butterworth) and four stories ("Father Muerte and the Theft" by Lee Battersby; "The Correct Response" by Manfred Gabriel; "Dark Drug" by S.c. Lofton; and "The Job" by Whitt Pond); and from Rabid Transit: Petting Zoo (published by Velocity Press of St. Paul) the stories "How to Write an Epic Fantasy Novel" by David Lomax; "Five Irrational Histories" by David Moles; "Art is Not a Violent Subject" by M. Rickert; and "Storyville" by Amber van Dyk. (There are also two pieces listed from Minnesota Review, but in spite of the title, that's no longer edited or published in Minnesota....)

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman et al is a nominee for the Quills Award in the Graphic Novel category

Giovanni Fregni has an article, "Sacred Travel & Far Out Vacations," in the first issue (Summer 2005) of Center Circle (published by Magus Books)

Ruth Berman's story, "The Buried Sword," is listed among the Honorable Mentions in Gardner Dozois' 2005 Best SF of the Year.

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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).

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 22nd, 2005 sharp!