Einblatt! June 2008


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Picnic: July 19


Local fan Margaret Howes died April 15th.

Science fiction artist John Berkey, born 1932, died April 29, 2008.

MISFITS Geek Physique organizes a walk every Wednesday at 7PM. http://www.misfit.org/geekphysique/

DreamHaven will be relocating late this summer to 2301 East 38th St in Mpls. More details when we have 'em!

Anticipation is hosting the Prix Aurora Awards http://www.prixaurorawards.ca

Assorted local & former local fen are bidding for the Worldcon in Reno in 2011


4: Timothy Julin, Jeri Pope; 5: Erik Elmshauser; 6: Jeff Peasley; 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Brian Leslie, Sybil Smith; 14: Patricia Ward; 16: David Stever, Roscoe Bendtsen; 19: Lori Chu; 20: Val Lies; 23: Donna Lang; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 29: Monica Jennie, Steve Perry; 30: Erin Lorenz

Publishing News:

Ruth Berman, "Time Travel Time," poem in June 2008 Asimov's

Ex-local Kij Johnson has a story, "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" in the July Asimov's

Local editor and at least some local contributors: Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories, ed. Catherine Lundoff (Lethe Press pb, May 2008); cover by local artist Randi Johnson; contributors include Elise Matthesen and Ka Vang.

Neil Gaiman's "The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds" has been reprinted in The Dragon Done It, ed. Flint and Resnick (Baen pb, 2008)

Neil Gaiman titles on tp bestseller lists: Fragile Things #2 on the May Locus list; Stardust #2 on Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list reported in same issue; American Gods #1 on B&N/B.D and #4 on Borders/Walden list.

Cat's Paw by L. A. Taylor was a finalist in the 2008 National Indie Excellence Awards.

The May 28 issue of Women's Press has an interview with Lyda Morehouse & Tate Halloway.

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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 $60 ATD. www.4thstreetfantasy.com

Jul 3-6, 2008. CONvergence 2008. GoHs: many. Attend $65 ATD, Child $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, Ralph Bakshi. (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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