Einblatt! March 2008


Advance Warning

Apr 5: Minn-StF Meeting, Apr 19: Minn-StF Meeting at Carol Kennedy & Jonathan Adams'


The new Board is Kevin Austin, Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Scott Raun & Matt Strait.


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, "Snow Angels," in the March 2008 Asimov's

Neil Gaiman's story "Forbidden Brides..." has been reprinted in Exotic Gothic (Ash-Tree Press hc, 2008, ed. Daniel Olson)

Former local Kij Johnson's "The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change" is a Nebula Award short story nominee.

Locus's "2007 Recommended Reading List" includes "Clockwise" by Barth] Anderson (short story); "The Witch's Headstone" by Neil Gaiman (novelette); and two works by ex-locals: Territory by Emma Bull (fantasy novel) and the Kij Johnson novelette cited above.

Dead Sexy by "Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse) has been reprinted in pb in the UK by Headline Review.

Locus Bestsellers list (February issue) includes Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman (#2 tp) and Dzur by ex-local Steven Brust (#8 pb). Fragile Things is also #4 tp on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list in the same issue, and the Gaiman/Pratchett Good Omens is #8 pb on the Borders/Walden list. Fragile Things also made the NY Times Book Review bestseller list on 11 November at #32.

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


February 29 - March 2, 2008 MarsCon 10, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Eric Avari, Naomi Kritzer, Hot Waffles. http://marscon.org/ten/

March 21-23, 2008 Minicon 43, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Alastair Reynolds, Wayne Barlowe, Nate Bucklin, Shawna McCarthy. 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/

April 4-8..Odyssey Con, Madison, WI. GoH: Kage Baker, George R. R. Martin, Richard S. Russell. www.oddcon.com/

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/

May 2-4. DemiCon 19, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Steven Barnes, Mitchell Davidson Bentley, Joe & Inger Myers. http://www.demicon.org/19/main.html

May 16-19. KeyCon 2008/25th & CANvention 28th, Winnipeg, Manitoba. GoH: Eric Flint, Jane Yolen, David Mattingly, Other guests Jennifer Clarke Wilkes & the great Luke Ski. Attend $55 to April 30th, Child $35 www.keycon.org

May 23-25. ConQuest 39, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Joe R. Lansdale, The Klingers. (Pre-reg deadline: April 30) http://www.ksciencefiction.org/conquest/conquest.htm

May 23-26. WisCon 32, Madison, WI. GoH: Maureen McHugh, L. Timmel Duchamp. (Pre-reg deadline: April 30) http://www.wiscon.info/

June 13-15. DucKon, Naperville, IL. GoH: Elizabeth Bear, Peri Charlifu, Dr. Samual Conway (Uncle Kage), Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff, Dave McCarty. (Pre-reg deadline: May 1) http://www.duckon.org/

Jul 3-6, 2008. CONvergence 2008. GoHs: many. Attend $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 1-3. Diversicon 16, Mpls. GoH: Anne Frasier (Pre-reg deadline: July 14) http://www.diversicon.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/

Oct 1-Nov 2. Icon 33, Coralville, IA. GoH: Tanya Huff, Richard Klemensen. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Nov 14-16. WindyCon 35, Lombard, IL. GoH: John Ringo, David Mattingly, Ryan Yantis, Kim Williams. (Pre-reg deadline: October 24) http://www.windycon.org/

Aug 6-10, 2009. Anticipation/Worldcon 67, Montréal, QB, CA. GoH: Neil Gaiman, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Taral Wayne, David G. Hartwell, Tom Doherty. (Pre-reg deadline: July 31) http://www.anticipationsf.ca/English/Home

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin, Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Scott Raun & Matt Strait. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meeting minutes are posted at http://www.mnstf.org/records/board-minutes/, check there or on the events mailing list for the next board meeting.

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).

Einblatt is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local SF community. E-mail same to einblatt@mnstf.org, or send to Scott Raun, 3928 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407; or call him at 612-822-0451. Email submissions most preferred, no phone calls after 10pm. // Next Einblatt! Deadline: 11:59PM March 27th, 2008 sharp!