Einblatt! September 2007


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Oct 6, Irene & Scott Raun's; Oct 20, TBD


CoA: Jim Young, 5232 Irving Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55419, 612-836-1004


3: Craig Jewell; 4: Michael Schneider, Kevin Austin; 5: Susan Champeny, Sharon Kahn, Dan Kolby; 6: Greg Foss; 7: Michael A. Zalar; 8: Louie Bucklin; 11: Ed McGlaughlin; 12: Jean Mornard; 16: Jane Hausfeld, Kris Jensen; 17: Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 20: David Schroth; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 22: Dave Wixon; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 26: Michael Flowers, Lon Levy, Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin, Anne Miller, Kurt Griesemer; 30: Jon Singer

Publishing News:

Former local Kij Johnson was again on the jury for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.

The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch is a shortlist "best novel" nominee for the current British Fantasy Awards.

Naomi Kritzer has a story, "Honest Man," in the October 2007 Realms Of Fantasy.

"Okanoggan Falls" by ex-local Caroline Ives Gilman is reprinted in Year's Best Science Fiction: 24th (ed. Dozois); the "Honorable Mention" list in this volume also cites Eleanor Arnason's "Big Green Mama Falls in Love," Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," and ex-local Emma Bull's "What Used to Be Good Still Is," along with two stories from Tales Of The Unanticipated #27: "Katabasis: Seraphic Trains" by Sarah Monette and "The Ogre's Wife" by Patricia Russo.

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (ed. Datlow and Windling) includes "Uncle Bob Visits" by Caroline Stevermer and "Black Rock Blues" by ex-local Will Shetterly.

The Space Opera Renaissance (ed. Hartwell and Cramer) inclues "Weatherman" by Lois McMaster Bujold.

The James Tiptree Award Anthology #3 (ed. Fowler et al) includes "Knapsack Poems" by Eleanor Arnason.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 1 (ed. Strahan) includes "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" by Neil Gaiman

Nominess for the 2007 World Fantasy Awards include Scott Lynch for The Lies Of Locke Lamora (Novel) and Greg Ketter, for DreamHaven (Special Award: Professional).

The Sharing Knife: Beguilement was #2 paperback on the August Locus Bestsellers list; MaryJanice Davidson's Undead And Unpopular was #11. The Bujold title was also #7 pb on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton list and #10 on the Borders/Walden list reported in the same issue.

The Summer 2007 issue of Tales Of The Unanticipated (#28) includes material from these local writers: short stories from S.N. Arly, Jeff Koube, and Ka Vang; poetry from Ruth Berman, John Calvin Rezmerski, and Bryan Thao Worra; and miscellaneous nonfiction from editors Eric M. Heideman and Rebecca Marjesdatter Korvo. Among the other contributors are at least three former Minnesotans: Laurel Winter (poetry) and Suzaane Clarke and Roger Gerberding (artwork).

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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, Nate Bucklin (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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