Einblatt! May 2008


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: June 14, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz; June 28, Marian Turner. (Note: these are 2nd & 4th Saturdays!) Minn-StF Picnic: July 19


Your editor apologizes for not getting the electronic edition of the April Einblatt out until after his own Minn-StF meeting.


1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Thomas Keeley, Todd McInroy; 11: Malcolm Heath, Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy, Ragnar Riley; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 19: Scott Imes; 24: Mike Heinsohn, Lydia Nickerson; 25: Doc Bonewits; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen, Ron Searby; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News:

Ruth Berman's poem, "Knowledge Of," reprinted in Nebula Awards Showcase 2008: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy, ed. Ben Bova, NY: Roc, 2008.

Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories (Lethe Press). Edited by Catherine Lundoff and including stories by Melissa Scott, Lyn McConchie, Elise Matthesen, Ka Vang and others.

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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. www.keycon.org

May 23-25. ConQuest 39, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Joe R. Lansdale, The Klingers. http://www.ksciencefiction.org/conquest/conquest.htm

May 23-26. WisCon 32, Madison, WI. GoH: Maureen McHugh, L. Timmel Duchamp. 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. http://www.duckon.org/

June 20-22, Fourth Street Fantasy Con, Holiday Inn Select Airport, Bloomington. GoH: Elizabeth Bear. Attend $40 to May 15, $60 ATD. www.4thstreetfantasy.com

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 17-19. Convivial 3, Bloomington, MN. $30 to July 4. http://www.mnstf.org/convivial3/

Oct 31-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 May 30th, 2008 sharp!