Einblatt! February 2007


Advance Warning

Mar 10 - Minn-StF Meeting & Board Elections, Dreampark. Mar 17 - Minn-StF Meeting.


2: Don Fitch; 4: Shandra Duval; 5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, Miranda Novack; 6: Elizabeth Cooper; 8: Mark Abbott, Kathy Grantham; 10: Bill Colsher; 11: Page Appelbaum; 14: Blue Petal; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 18: Linda Novack, Mary Boyom; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Bev Elmshauser, Peter Larsen; 25: Lewis Hotchkiss, Charles Piehl, Steve St. Onge; 28: Steven Bush

Publishing News:

Michael Merriam sold his dark urban fantasy short story "Over the Bridge" to The Harrow.

Charles Midwinter (of Minneapolis; a first published story), "A Portrait of the Artist," Asimov's, February 2007

Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things is #1 hc on the January Locus bestsellers list; his Anansi Boys is #2 pb, and his Coraline is #5 tp. Additionally, Fragile Things is #2 hc on the Borders/Walden list and #4 hc on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list in the same issue, while Anansi Boys is #1 pb on B/W and #3 on B&N/BD and his American Gods is #1 tp on B&N/BD. Fragile Things also made the bestseller lists at the New York Times, Washington Post; and Publishers Weekly (Anansi Boys also charted at the Times).

Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife 1: Beguilement was #3 hc on the January Locus bestsellers list; it also made the NY Times list.

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Feb 8-11. Capricon XXVII, Arlington Heights, IL GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold, Erin McKee, Cat Faber. http://capricon.org/capricon27/

Mar 2-4. MarsCon, Bloomington, MN GoH: Don S. Davis, Gary Jones, Todd Lockwood, Eric Larson, Eleanor Arnason. http://marscon.org/2007/index.php

Mar 30-Apr 1,.Congenial, Racine, WI. GoH: Steven Brust. (Pre-reg deadline: Mar 17) http://www.congenial.org/

Apr 6-8. Minicon 42. GoH: Charles de Lint, Charles Vess. (Pre-reg deadline: Feb 15) http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

Apr 13-15. Odyssey Con VII, Madison, WI. GoH: Joan D. Vinge. http://www.oddcon.com/index.php

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

May 4-6. Bacon, Brooklyn Center, MN. (Pre-reg deadline: 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/

Jun 8-10. DucKon 16, Naperville, IL. GoH: Alan Dean Foster, Jim Plaxco, Moifa, Michael "Moonwolf" Longcor, Greg Ketter. http://www.duckon.org/

July 6-8. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Brian Keene, Emily M. Hagins, Bernie Wrightson. (Pre-reg deadline: May 15) http://www.convergence-con.org/

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

Aug 3-5. Diversicon, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Andrea Hairston, Christopher Jones, Melissa S. Kaercher. (Pre-registration deadlines: Mar 15/Jul 14) http://www.diversicon.org/

Oct 19-21. Convivial 2, Bloomington, MN. (Pre-reg deadlines: Apr 9/Sept 16) http://www.mnstf.org/convivial/

Nov 2-4. ICON 32, Coralville, IA. http://www.mindbridge.org/icon/

Nov 9-11. WindyCon 34, Rosemont, IL GoH: Tanya Huff. http://www.windycon.org/

Aug 6-10, 2008. Denvention 3, 66th World Con. GoHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Rick Sternbach, Tom Whitmore, Wil McCarthy. FFI: http://www.denvention3.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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