Einblatt! March 2007


Advance Warning

Apr 6-8: Minicon. Apr 14: Minn-StF meeting


Uncle Hugo's 33rd Anniversary Sale - Mar 2-11. Extra 10% off everything except gift certificates.

MISFITS Geek Prom tickets go on sale Mar 2. FFI: http://www.misfit.org/geekprom/index.htm


2: Linda Paul; 3: Peter Toluzzi, Keith Rockhold; 5: Phillip C. Jennings; 8: Joella Bonser, Steve Cox; 9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek; 18: Bruce Krafft; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 24: Ken Hardwick, Pat Beckfield; 26: Jason Hollister; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder

Publishing News:

Ruth Berman has a poem, "Cat Spacesuit," in the March 2007 Asimov's.

Scott Lynch's The Lies Of Locke Lamora was chosen as Fantasy Book of the Year by the Science Fiction Book Club.

Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife 1: Beguilement is a Romantic Times 2006 Reviewer's Choice Award nominee for best fantasy novel.

Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things is the #1 hc on the February Locus bestseller list; it's also the #2 at Borders/Walden and #7 at Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton, per same issue. His Anansi Boys is #1 pb on February Locus list; it's also #3 on the Borders/Waldon list. His American Gods is #2 tp on the B&N/B.Dalton list and #10 pb on the B/W list. His Good Omens (with Pratchett) is #2 pb on both the B/W and B&N/B.Dalton lists.

Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife 1: Beguilement is #4 hc on the Feburary Locus list.

The "2006 Recommended Reading" summary in the February 2007 Locus includes The Patron Saint of Plagues by Barth Anderson and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (First Novels); "What Used to Be Good Still Is" by ex-local Emma Bull and "Okanoggan Falls" by ex-local Carolyn Ives Gilman (Novelettes) and "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" by Neil Gaiman (Short Stories).

There was an article on Don Blyly and Uncle Hugo's in the February 13, 2007 Star Tribune.

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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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