Einblatt! November 2006


Advance Warning

Dec 2 & 16: Minn-StF Meetings


1: Jane Freitag; 2: Don Fitch; 4: Kara Dalkey; 6: Jack Targonski; 7: Gerri Balter, Ed Eastman, Glen Hausfeld; 8: Myrna Sue Logan; 11: Marty Helgesen; 12: Linda Moss-Levin; 15: Rob Ihinger; 16: Ken Konkol; 17: Grace Riger; 19: Shahn David Dickson; 22: Diana Therese, Phil Vincent; 23: Steven Brust; 24: Alice Ableman; 25: Chris Grams


Publishing News:

Eleanor Arnason, "Big Green Mama Falls in Love," in Eidolon 1, ed Strahan/Byrne (2006 Australian tp anthology)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (a.k.a. the August Derleth Award)

Laurel Winter has a poem, "An Eccentric in Orbit," in the December 2006 Asimov's.

Michael Merriam's short story, "Far From the Fields" has sold to Ray Gun Revival.

Ruth Berman's poem, "Lucky Numbers," published in Bellowing Ark, Sept/Oct 2006, & the article, "Introduction," in reprint of Ruth Plumly Thompson's The Wonder Book (International Wizard of Oz Club, 2006).

Local publisher: Llewellyn has reissued in tp four series titles by Laura Faria Stolarz: Blue Is For Nightmares; White Is For Magic; Red Is For Remembrance; Silver Is For Secrets.

Minneapolis resident Brandon Sigrist won the 2006 Writers of the Future contest with "Life on the Voodoo Driving Range," which appears in Writers of the Future Vol. XXII, now out (pb).

Nominees for 2006 Israeli Geffen "Translated SF" Award include Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman and War For The Oaks by Emma Bull.

Nominees for the 2006 Quill Awards include Undead And Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson ("Romance" category), which also placed on the NY Time Book Review bestseller lists on July 2nd and 9th (at 25th and 34th place), per Locus.

Dzur by Steven Brust was #4 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton hc bestseller list and #6 on Borders/Waldenbooks list in October Locus.

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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/

Nov 10-12 OmegaCon, Siren, WI. http://www.omegacon.net/

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

Feb 8-11, 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, 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, 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

April 20-22, Penguicon 5.0, Troy, MI. GoH: Bruce Schneir. http://www.penguicon.org

May 4-6, Bacon, Brooklyn Center, MN. (Pre-reg deadlines: Jan 1/Apr 1) www.mooseparty.org/bacon/

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

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

July 6-8, 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/

Jul 6-8, Heinlein Centennial, Kansas City, MO. www.heinleincentennial.com/

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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