Einblatt! January 2008


Advance Warning

USE A VERY LIGHT PENCIL! Feb 9th, Minn-StF Meeting & 2nd Board Nominations, Feb 23rd, Pool Party & Board Elections - information on these is subject to change pending discussion with the hotel!


Denvention 3 is having a 'write a filk' contest - http://www.denvention3.org/press/pr071220.songcontest.php

CoA: Neil Rest, 918 Main St., Evanston IL 60202-4942, 773/339-4302

University of Minnesota Libraries present Worlds Within: An Exhibit of Works of Fantasy from the Children's Literature Research Collections, through 2 Jan '08. Elmer L. Andersen Library, Exhibit Gallery, 222 21st Ave. S, Mpls


2: Don Blyly, Ann Neset, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 6: Thomas Juntunen; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 14: Lisa Sanders; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 23: Rachel Bendtsen; 24: Keith Hauer-Lowe; John Houghton, Katie Jennie; 26: John Slade; 30: Linda Lounsbury

Publishing News:

Neil Gaiman will be guest of honor at the Montreal WorldCon (2009)

Bestsellers listed in December Locus, all Neil Gaiman titles: Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett) is #3 tp and #5 pb on the Locus list; Fragile Things is #1 tp on B&N/B. Dalton list and #3 tp on the Borders/Walden list in same issue; Beowulf (with Caitlin R. Kiernan) is #5 on the B&N/B.Dalton "Media Related" list. Also, the pb of Stardust was on the NY Times Book Review best seller list throughout September, ranging from #6 to #2, and the tp was #3 tp (tied with Good Omens) on the Locus list.

David Prill has a story, "Show in Hands," in the Fall 2007 Subterranean Online

Local publishers: Llewellyn/Flux tp, Sensitive by Nina Wright, should be out now; Bethany House July hc, Merciless by Robin Parrish.

Barth Anderson, The Magician and the Fool (BantamSpectra tp) is now rescheduled for April.

Steven Brust, Jhegaala, new hc novel, July Tor list

Lois McMaster Bujold, HarperCollins Eos May titles: The Sharing Knife: Passage (new hc novel) and The Sharing Knife: Legacy (pb reprint); also tp and hc omnibus Miles In Love from Baen, February

MaryJanice Davidson: The Silver Moon Elm (with Anthony Alongi); pb reprint in June from Ace. The Seraph of Sorrow (with Alongi); tp from Berkley Jam in September. Undead and Unworthy, new hc, Berkley Sensation in July; Undead and Uneasy, Jove pb reprint in April. British editions, all from Penguin/Puffin UK: Derik's Bane, May pb; Undead and Uneasy, June pb; Undead and Unworthy, new tp in July.

Gordon R. Dickson and David W. Wixon, Antagonist, pb reprint on March Tor list.

John M. Ford, The Dragon Waiting, April UK pb reprint from Orion/Gollancz

Neil Gaiman: Beowulf: The Script Book (with Roger Avery); Harper tp, out now. The Dangerous Alphabet (with Gris Grimly art), HarperCollins May; Interworld and M Is For Magic (both tp reprints), HarperCollins May; Coraline (with P. Craig Russell art), HarperCollins July hc; also hc from Subterranean Press, should be out now; Anansi Boys and Smoke and Mirrors (both tp reprints), HarperPerennial, February; Interworld (with Michael Reeves), May hc reprint from Subterranean Press. Also UK reprints (Bloomsbury tp) of Coraline (with Russell art), July, and The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish (with McKean art), September; and graphic novel tp (McKean art), Signal To Noise, out now. New ya tp from Bloomsbury (UK): Odd and the Frost Giants, March.

Carolyn Ives Gilman, Aliens of the Heart (pb collection) should be out now from Aqueduct Press.

Pete Hautman, Rash, tp reprint from Simon Pulse, out now.

Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies, hc reprint from Subterranean Press, should be out by now; pb reprint due August from Bantam Spectra.

Joel Rosenberg (and Raymond E. Feist), Murder in Lamut, July pb reprint from HarperCollinsEos; Rosenberg alone, Paladins Ii: Knight Moves, July Baen pb reprint.

Adam Stemple, Steward of Song, new hc on March Tor list.

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


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 deadline: Jan 31) http://marscon.org/ten/

March 21-23, 2008 Minicon 43, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Alastair Reynolds, Wayne Barlowe, Nate Bucklin (Pre-reg deadline: 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/

Apr 11-13, 2008. Apple Con. Holiday Inn, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Stephen Leigh. Attend $40 (Pre-reg deadline: Feb 14), Support $20, Child $10. FFI: www.minneapplecon.com/

Jul 3-6, 2008. CONvergence 2008. GoHs: many. Attend $40 to Dec 31, $50 to May 15, $65 ATD, Support $30 to May 15, Convert $20, Child $25 to May 15, $30 ATD. FFI: http://www.convergence-con.org/

Aug 6-10, 2008. Denvention 3, 66th World Con. GoHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Rick Sternbach, Tom Whitmore, Wil McCarthy, Kathy Mar. 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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