Einblatt! February 2006


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Board Elections, 11 Mar, Dreampark. Minn-StF Meeting, 18 Mar.


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


Starting with the January 7th Minn-StF meeting, the standard starting time will be 4PM. This is a test that will continue through approximately Minicon. Please let the board, president, or vice-president know what you think of it!

Anyone interested in Chairing Minicon 42, please contact either the Minn-StF Board or Greg Ketter ASAP.

MISFITS Team Trivia Challenge, Apr 1. FFI: http://misfit.org/trivia/index.htm

New Minn-StF Directory: Scott Raun is planning on publishing a new directory for the 2006 Voting Meeting. He will have a draft copy of the directory at the Nominations Meetings. Please send CoA's to sraun@fireopal.org.

Publishing News

Naomi Kritzer, Freedom's Sisters, Bantam Spectra pb, due August 2006

Susan Sizemore, Master Of Darkness, pb, due February from Pocket Star

Adam Stemple (with Jane Yolen), Troll Bridge, hc; also tp reprint of Pay The Piper; both due July from Tor/Starscape

Local Publishers:

Fedogan & Bremer, Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth, hc ed. Stephen Jones, now out.

Lerner/Carolrhoda, Silver City by Cliff McNish, hc, due April.

Llewellyn, The Seer: Witch Bait, by Linda Joy Singleton, pb; and Diadem: Words Of Magic: Book Of Reality, by John Peel; Escape From Arylon by JoAnne Whittemore; and The Shining Isle, by Ly de Angeles, all tp, due February, March, and April.

Neil Gaiman (and Dave McKean), The Alchemy Of Mirror Mask (HarperCollins hc) now out -- McKean artbook with commentary by Gaiman

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Themes, Works, And Wonders (3 vol hc, ed Gary Westfahl) includes contributions from locals Neil Gaiman, Joyce Scrivner, Jeff D'Anastasio (Red Wing), Marissa Lingen (Eagan) and Matthew Wolf-Meyer (Minneapolis)

Michael Merriam has sold his short story, "And A Song In Her Hair," to Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine for their October 2006 issue.

Ruth Berman has a poem, "Werefir," in the Autumn 2005 issue of The Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Lois McMaster Bujold's The Hallowed Hunt is one of fifteen novels on the preliminary ("long list") Nebula ballot

MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi sold two more "Jennifer Scales" YA books to Ace, per January Locus

Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys was #2 on January Locus hc bestseller list; also #6 on Borders/Walden and #7 on Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton lists in same issue (and high on various weekly lists for Washington Post; Publishers Weekly; and NY Times Book Review). Gaiman's American Gods and Smoke And Mirrors were tied for #8 on same January Locus hc bestseller list. A stop-motion version of Gaiman's Coraline is planned by Laika Pictures.

Ruth Berman has a poem, "Wendy Waiting" in Dreams and Nightmares #73 (the 20th year anniversary issue), January 2006.

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


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

July 7-9. Convergence 2006. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington, MN. GoH: David Weber, Miles Teves, Kenneth Hite, Greg Weisman. Pre-reg deadline May 15. www.convergence-con.org

Aug 4-7. MythCon 37, Norman, OK. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. www.mythsoc.org/mythcon37.html

Sept 1-3. SF3 - MN Multi Media Festival. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington, MN. GOH: John Noble, Debi Derryberry, Daniel Falconer, Todd Coss, Stephanie Gannaway-Osborn www.sf-3.com

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 February 23rd, 2006 sharp!