Einblatt! October 2006


Advance Warning

Nov 4: Minn-StF Meeting & Halloween Party, Dreampark. Nov 18: Minn-StF Meeting, TBA


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Kashia LeBeau, Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman, Barry Watson; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 13: Lisa Bah, Rosie Konkol; 14: Barb Jensen; 16: Ryan Alexander; 17: Andy Anda, Mauricette Keeley; 18: Jeff Schalles; 19: Hewitt Schaefer; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman, 28: Slugger, 30: Shaun Tancheff


John M. (Mike) Ford was found dead at 2AM on Monday, September 25th. There will be a memorial service October 27th.

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!

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:

David Prill, "The Mask of '67," is in Salon Fantastique (ed Datlow and Windling, Night Shade hc, now out).

Rebecca Marjesdatter has a poem, "Preponderance of the Small," in the October/November 2006 Asimov's.

Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches, ed. Mike Resnick and Joe Siclair (now out from ISFIC Press) includes Clifford D. Simak's 1971 speech.

Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys won the 2006 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

Lois McMaster Bujold, The Sharing Knife, Book One: Beguilement, pb reprint due from HarperCollinsEos, May 2007.

Steven Brust, Dragon, pb reprint from Tor is now out.

Steven Brust and Emma Bull, Freedom & Necessity, tp reprint from Tor/Orb, April 2007.

Kara Dalkey, Euryale, tp reprint from Wildside, April 2007.

MaryJanice Davidson, Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace (with Anthony Alongi), pb reprint from Ace due Feb 2007; The White Moon Elm (also with Alongi), tp due from Berkeley Jam, June 2007; Undead and Unpopular, pb reprint due from Berkley, June 2007.

Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things (collection), reprinted in hc by SFBC, October 2006.

P.C. Hodgell, To Ride A Rathorn, hc from Mesha Merlin, published August 2006.

Scott Lynch, The Lies Of Locke Lamora, pb reprint due from Bantam Spectra, May 2007

Susan Sizemore, pb reprint in four volumes of Laws Of The Blood (subtitles The Hunt; Companions; Deceptions; Heroes) due from Ace, Feb-June 2007. Primal Heat is now out in pb from Pocket Star and in hc from the SFBC.

Local publisher: Breathe by Cliff McNish (hc) and reprint of The Silver Child by McNish (tp) listed from Lerner as September 2006 releases.

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


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 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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