Einblatt! July 2007


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings - Aug 4, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz's; Aug 16, TBD. Minicon Open Meeting - Aug 26, Matt & Kelly Strait's


Rebecca Hubbard, long known in fandom as Rebecca Marjesdatter, has legally changed her name to Rebecca Marjesdatter Korvo


1: Corwin Brust; 2: Neeters Hollister; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey, Kris Spiesz; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Tesla Aldrich; 10: Judy Rosenberg; 14: Lalee Kerr; 15: Kay Roberts; 16: Chuck Holst; 17: Floyd Henderson, Christina Scholl; 18: Eleanor Fregni; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Mike Bakula, Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson; 28: John Johnson

Publishing News:

Barth Anderson's second novel, The Magician and the Fool, is due in January 2008 from Bantam/Dell.

Alan De Niro also has a story, "Plight of the Sycophant," in the Bantam anthology Logorrhea, whose editor is John Klima (not "Kline," as we had it last time). De Niro's "Have You Any Wool," from Twenty Epics, will is reprinted in Space Opera, ed. Rich Horton (Prime tp).

Ex-local Carolyn Ives Gilman's "Okanoggan Falls" is reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of 2007, ed. Rich Horton (Prime tp).

Neil Gaiman won two of this year's Locus Awards -- his Fragile Things for Best Collection, and "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," from Fragile Things, for Best Short Story.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods is #2 trade pb on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton bestseller list reported in the June Locus.

Susan Sizemore: besides the four Laws of the Blood series titles listed months ago, Ace also did one subtitled Partners (June 07). Also, pb Primal Desires scheduled for August from Pocket Star.

MaryJanice Davidson: Dead Over Heels - Berkley Sensation tp, March 2008; and Swimming Without A Net, Jove pb, December & Penguin/Puffin pb, October.

Neil Gaiman: Fragile Things scheduled for October tp reprint by HarperPerennial; June hc reprint of Stardust (with Charles Vess art) from DC/Vertigo. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett has a hc reprint scheduled for October from Orion/Gollancz in UK

Clifford D. Simak: three more hc Collected Stories volumes from Darkside Press: The Big Front Yard (June); Shadow Show (December); City And Other Writings (March 2008)

Local publishers:

Bethany House: Fearless by Robin Parrish (hc, July 2007)

Lerner/Carolrhoda: Silver World by Cliff McNish (hc, April 2007)

Llewelleyn: The Seer: Fatal Charm by Linda Joy Singleton (pb, April) and these tps (June/Sept): Springfire by Teri Garrison; Wonders Of The World by Brianhy Yansky; Epoch by Timothy Carter; Summerdanse by Teri Garrison; and The Tree Shepherd's Daughter by Gillian Summers

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


July 6-8. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold, Brian Keene, Emily M. Hagins, Bernie Wrightson, John Kovalic. http://www.convergence-con.org/

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

Aug 3-5. Diversicon co-exists with Relaxacon/Consume, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Andrea Hairston, Christopher Jones, Melissa S. Kaercher. (Pre-reg deadline: Jul 14) http://relaxacon.tripod.com/, http://www.diversicon.org/

Oct 12-14. Arcana, St. Paul, MN. GoH: George Clayton Johnson. http://pages.prodigy.net/rekal

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

Nov 2-4. ICON 32, Coralville, IA. GoH: Ralph J. Ryan. (Pre-reg deadline: Oct 13). http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Nov 9-11. WindyCon 34, Rosemont, IL GoH: Tanya Huff, Jody Lee, Toni Weisskopf, George Price. (Pre-reg deadline: Oct 12) http://www.windycon.org/

February 1-3, 2008 SuperCon XV, Rochester, MN. (Pre-reg deadline: Dec 31) http://www.supercon.info/

February 14-17, 2008 Capricon XXVIII, Arlington Heights, IL. GoH: Mike Resnik, Don Maitz, Steve Jackson, John Baur, Mark Summers. (Pre-reg deadline: Dec 31) http://www.capricon.org/

February 29 - March 2, 2008 MarsCon 10, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Eric Avari, Naomi Kritzer, Hot Waffles (Pre-reg deadlines: Oct 31/ Jan 31) http://marscon.org/10/

March 21-23, 2008 Minicon 43, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Alastair Reynolds, Wayne Barlowe (Pre-reg deadlines: Nov 15/ Feb 14) http://www.mnstf.org/minicon43/

March 21-24, 2008 Orbital 2008/59th Eastercon, Heathrow, London, UK. GoH: Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, China Miéville, Charles Stross, Rog Peyton. http://www.orbital2008.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, Sharon Kahn, 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. FFI: Rich Brown, 651-646-2159, rab@freemars.com

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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