Einblatt! September 2006


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meeting: Oct 7, Irene & Scott Raun's. Convivial (Minn-StF FallCon): Oct 20-22.


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: 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


The server that has hosted mnstf.org for many years experienced a crash back in July and we lost the list of subscribers for all our email lists; if you were on any Minn-StF or Minicon related email lists, you'll need to rejoin them. To sign up for natter or events or the Einblatt email list, please visit www.mnstf.org. A new Minicon committee list is in the works; if you're on the concom, you should hear about it soon. A mutual decision was made to move mnstf.org from DDB's server (which he retired) to Laurel Krahn's web hosting plan with a web hosting provider. Laurel has taken over the Minn-StF sysadmin duties from DDB. Thanks to David Dyer-Bennet for hosting Minn-StF and Minicon websites and email for so many years!

South Minneapolis Clutterers Anonymous is taking a break - there will be no meetings in September. Watch for meetings in October.

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:

Tales of the Unanticipated #27 (Autumn 2006), special "Monsters" issue, contains work by following people with MN connections: stories from Ellen Kuhfeld, Brandon Sigrist, Laurel Winter and Bryan Thao Worra; poetry from Winter, Worra, and John Calvin Rezmerski; miscellaneous prose from Eric M. Heideman and Rebecca Marjesdatter; and art from Laramie Sasseville.

Alan De Niro's collection Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead is now out in tp from Small Beer Press.

Honorable Mentions in Year's Best Science Fiction: 23rd Annual (ed. Dozois) includes "Sunbird" by Neil Gaiman; "Back to Moab" and "Invasion of the Axbeaks" by Phillip C. Jennings; and "The Pitiless Stars" by Jim Young, along with three stories from Tales of the Unanticipated #26 ("Boywave" by Judy Klass; "A Book is a Journey" by David D. Levine; and "Piper" by Paul E. Martens.

Honorable Mentions in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: 19th Annual (ed. Datlow, Link and Grant) includes "Sunbird" by Neil Gaiman; "Rocket Falls" by David Prill; and "Cruel Sisters" by Patricia C. Wrede, along with "The Sky Green Box" by ex-local Rudi Dornemann (published locally in Rabid Transit: Menagerie); two stories and one poem from Tales of the Unanticipated #26: "The Captive Pleads with the Memory Carver" by Mike Allen (poem); "See How She Dances" by Martha A. Hood; and "Redemption" by Patricia Russo; and six stories from the Fedogan & Brenner anthology Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (those by Kiernan, Lumley, Lundberg, McAuley, Newman, and Smith).

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Sept 1-3. SF3 - MN Multi Media Festival. CANCELLED www.sf-3.com

Sept 22-24: Fantasycon, Nottingham, UK. GoH: Neil Gaiman, Juliet E. McKenna, Ramsey Campbell, Raymond E. Feist, Clive Barker. http://www.fantasycon.org.uk/

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/

February 2-4, 2007 SuperCon XIV, Rochester, MN. (Pre-registration deadline: December 31, 2006) http://supercon.info/

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. GoH: Charles de Lint, Charles Vess. (Pre-registration deadlines: November 15, 2006/February 15, 2007) http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

April 13-15, 2007 Odyssey Con VII, Madison, WI. GoH: Joan D. Vinge. (Pre-registration deadline: January 20, 2007) http://www.oddcon.com/index.php

May 18-20, 2007 DemiCon 18, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Theresa Mather, Steve "Wookie" Houle. http://www.demicon.org/

May 25-28, 2007 WisCon 31, Madison, WI. GoH: Kelly Link, Laurie J. Marks. (Pre-registration deadline: April 30, 2007) http://www.wiscon.info/

July 6-8, 2007 CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Brian Keene, Emily M. Hagins, Bernie Wrightson. (Pre-registration deadlines: December 31, 2006/May 15, 2007) http://www.convergence-con.org/

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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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Kevin Austin(conventions).

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