Einblatt! August 2006


Advance Warning

Sept 2 & 16 - Minn-StF Meetings


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


Science Fiction Movie Fest, 18-20 Aug. FFI: http://www.moundstheatre.org/MoundsTheatre/2006_SF_Movie_Fest.html

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:

Laurel Winter, "The Dying Physicist Tells Her Why Good-Bye is Meaningless," poem, in the August 2006 Asimov's

The reissue of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is #5 on the hc bestseller list for Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton and #8 on the list for Borders/Waldenbooks as reported in the July Locus

Locus Poll results (besides the winners reported last issue) include The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold (#4 Best Fantasy Novel); Singer Of Souls by Adam Stemple (#13 Best First Novel); and Hanging Out With The Dream King (by Joseph McCabe, about Neil Gaiman) #6 Best Non-Fiction book.

Pete Hauptman, sf novel Rash (Simon and Schuster hc), now out.

Scott Lynch, fantasy novel The Lies Of Locke Lamora (Bantam Spectra hc in US; Gollancz hc in UK), now out.

(Ex-local) Carolyn Ives Gilman, "Okanoggan Falls," F&SF August 2006.

Two stories from the locally-published (Fedogan & Bremer) anthology Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth were reprinted in year's best collections: Brian Lumley's "The Taint" in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 17th (ed Stephen Jones) and Michael Marshall Smith's "Fair Exchange" in Horror: The Best Of The Year -- 2006 (ed. Betancourt and Wallace).

Neil Gaiman's "Sunbird" is reprinted in Year's Best Fantasy 6 (ed. Hartwell & Cramer); in Fantasy: The Very Best Of 2005 (ed. Jonathan Strahan); and in Fantasy: The Best Of The Year - 2006 (ed. Rich Horton).

Local SF&F writer Michael Merriam sold his novelette "Melpomene Run" to Ray Gun Revival; his children's fantasy poem, "Where the Leftovers Go," to Beyond Centauri, an SF&F magazine for children; & paranormal romance novelette, "Stopping By," to appear in two parts in the September 2006 and December 2006 issues of Lyrica

Anthony Tollin will be reprinting the original Shadow & Doc Savage pulps in tp in partnership with Nostalgia Ventures, Inc. FFI: sanctumotr@earthlink.net, 210-679-8556

Naomi Kritzer's Freedom's Sisters & Kelly McCullough WebMage are out July 25th.

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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, Laurel 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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