Einblatt! May 2006


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: June 3rd & 17th


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


A Princess of Mars shows at The Playwrights Center, May 11 - June 4. http://www.hardcovertheater.org/

Mark Richards will be chairing Minicon 42. Contact him for more info, merichards@visi.com.

The old Minn-StF Directory is being tossed out. Here is the electronic version of the opt-in form. Note: there will NOT be electronic submission of the opt-in form - see the instructions on the form.

Publishing News:

Neil Gaiman, "In which an Entablature of Salamanders Performs a Myoclonic Can-Can, and Mary Livingston is Discussed," essay in Polder: A Festschrift For John Clute And Judith Clute (ed. Farra Mendlesoh; Old Earth Books, 2006)

Jack Zipes et al, The Norton Anthology Of Children's Literature: The Traditions In English (Norton hc, 2006)

Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth from local publisher Fedogan & Bremer is on the 2005 Stoker Award preliminary ballot for best anthology

Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys is #4 hc bestseller on April Locus list; also #8 hc on Borders/Waldenbooks list in same issue

Michael Merriam sold his spec fic poem "In the Void" to The Shantytown Anomaly #3.

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


May 12-14 To Be CONtinued 5, Downers Grove, IL GoH: Aaron Douglas, Weta Workshop, Robert J. Sawyer, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Bob Eggleton, Larry Elmore. http://www.2becontinued.com/

May 26-29 Balticon 40, Baltimore, MD. GoH: Neil Gaiman, Lisa Snellings-Clark, Lorraine a' Malena, Gene Wolfe. (Pre-registration deadline: Apr. 30). http://balticon.org/

June 9-11 DucKon XV, Naperville, IL GoH: Jo Walton, Theresa Mather, Jordin Kare, Brendan Lonehawk, Keith R.A. DeCandido. http://www.duckon.org/

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

Aug 11-13 Diversicon 14, Bloomington, MN GoH: Kelly Link (Pre-registration deadline: July 14th, 2006) http://www.diversicon.org/

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

Oct 13-15 The Fargo Fantasy Festival: ValleyCon 32, Fargo, ND GoH: William Shatner, Diane Duane & Peter Morwood, Janny Wurtz, Don Maitz, Rowena. (Pre-registration deadline: July 10) http://www.valleycon.com/

Oct 13-16 ICON 31, Cedar Rapids, IA GoH: C. S. Friedman, Larry Price. http://www.mindbridge.org/icon/

Oct 20-22 Convivial, Minneapolis, MN (Pre-registration deadlines: April 17/August 27) http://mnstf.org/convivial/

Nov 10-12 WindyCon 33, Rosemont, IL GoH: Jack McDevitt, Stephan Martiniere, Jacob Weisman, Seth Shostak, Mark & Priscilla Olson. (Pre-registration deadline: October 13) http://www.windycon.org/

Feb 8-11, 2007 Capricon XXVII, Arlington Heights, IL GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold, Erin McKee, Cat Faber. (Pre-registration deadline: December 31, 2006) http://capricon.org/capricon27/

Mar 2-4, 2007 MarsCon, Bloomington, MN GoH: Don S. Davis, Gary Jones, Todd Lockwood, Eric Larson, Eleanor Arnason. (Pre-registration deadlines: October 31, 2006/January 31, 2007) http://marscon.org/2007/index.php

Apr 6-8, 2007. Minicon 42. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Carol Kennedy, Laurle Krahn and Rachel Kronick. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meetings are typically the 1st Friday 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 & Kevin Austin(conventions).

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