Einblatt! September 2008


Advance Warning

Oct 14: Lois McMaster Bujold at the Maple Grove Community Library.

Minicon Meeting: Oct 4, Irene & Scott Raun's. Minn-StF Meeting: Oct 4, Irene & Scott Raun's. Minn-StF Meeting Oct 18 cancelled in favor of Convivial - register now!


Minn-StF Pool Party will be Valentine's Day, Feb 14, 2009.

Anticipation will present a Special Category Hugo for Best Graphic Story


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: Lon Levy, Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin, Anne Miller, Kurt Griesemer; 30: Jon Singer

Publishing News:

Ruth Berman has an article, "'Spirituous Consolation': Alcott's Jokes on Drinking and Religion," in the September 2008 "Children's Literautre in Education."

Hugo Winner for Dramatic Presentation - Long Form was Stardust, the movie based on the Neil Gaiman story.

World Fantasy Award Nominees include three by former locals: The Gospel of the Knife by Will Shetterly and Territory by Emma Bull on the Novel ballot, and Kij Johnson's "The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change" as Short Story

Kelly Barnhill (Minneapolis) "The Stone-Hearted Queen" in Weird Tales for July/August 2008

Susan Sizemore, "Cave Cane," in First Blood (ed Anon; Berkley pb 2008); also, with Denise Little, "(Like a) Virgin of the Spring" in Hotter Than Hell (Harper pb 2008, ed Harrison/Greenberg)

"Honorable Mentions" in the 25th Years's Best Science Fiction (ed Dozois) include Neil Gaiman's "The Witch's Headstone" and Kij Johnson's "The Evolution of Trickster Stories..."

Locus Bestsellers list in the August issue includes Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife: Passage (#4 hc) and The Sharing Knife: Legacy (#4 pb)

Ex-local Laurel Winter has a story, "Going Back in Time," in the Oct/Nov Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Oct 17-19. Convivial 3, Bloomington, MN. $35 to Sept 17, $45 ATD. 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/

Feb 19-22, 2009. Camp Capricon 29, Wheeling, IL. GoH: Sharon Shinn, Gary Lippincott, Christian McGuire. (Pre-reg deadlines: Dec 31, Jan 31) http://www.capricon.org/

Apr 10-12, 2009. Minicon 44. Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Karl Schroeder, Stephan Martiniere, Seth Shostak. Atd: $40, Student: $25, Kid: $20, Support: $15. (Pre-reg deadlines: Nov 15, Mar 15). http://www.mnstf.org/minicon44/

Apr 24-26, 2009. Odyssey Con 9, Madison, WI. GoH: Emma Bull. $35 to 4/10, $45, ATD, more rates on web site. http://www.oddcon.com/about.php

Jun 19-21, 2009. Fourth Street Fantasy Con, Mpls, MN. GoH: Cory Doctorow. http://www.4thstreetfantasy.com/

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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