Einblatt! October 2008


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Halloween Party, Nov 1, Dreampark; Meeting, Nov 15, Betsy Lundsten's; New Year's Eve, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy's; Pool Party, Feb 14.


Anyone want to volunteer to host the Minn-StF Pool Party on 14 Feb. '09? Please contact Lydia or any board member.

Dreamhaven will probably be no longer subsidizing the dead-tree Einblatt by paying postage. This runs about $900/year, and Minn-StF can't afford it. We are researching the possibility of another sponsor, but may be forced to go to a paid subscription model for (only!) the dead tree edition. If so, subscriptions would be approximately $10/year. Comments may be sent to board@mnstf.org or einblatt@mnstf.org.

SF novelist Donald Callander died July 26th. He was born in Minneapolis in 1930 and grew up in Duluth, but moved away long before his writing career began.

Dave Harsh died in Cleveland, GA on August 26th.

Marscon PR1 available at marscon.org/2009/PR1_MC09.pdf


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Kashia LeBeau, Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman, Barry Watson; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 13: Lisa Bah, Rosie Konkol; 14: Barb Jensen; 16: Ryan Alexander; 17: Andy Anda, Mauricette Keeley; 18: Jeff Schalles; 19: Hewitt Schaefer; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman, 28: Slugger, 30: Shaun Tancheff

Publishing News:

Lois McMaster Bujold, The Sharing Knife: Horizon, hc from Berkeley Sensation due January

Steven Brust, Five Hundred Years After, Tor/Orb tp reprint due June 2009

MaryJanice Davidson, Fish Out Of Water due in pb from Jove in US and Piatkus in UK, both December; Undead and Unwelcome due June 2009 in hc from Berkley Sensation in US and tp from Piatkus in UK; Undead and Unworthy due June 2009 as pb reprint in UK from Piatkus

Susan Sizemore, Primal Needs, Pocket Star pb due December

Patricia Wrede, tp reprints from Firebird of The Seven Towers and Snow White and Rose Red, both February

local publishers: Silver World by Cliff McNish, tp reprint from Lerner/Carolrhoda; Holding Pattern by Jeffrey Renard Allen, tp from Graywolf; both should be out now

Scott Lynch won the "Best Newcomer" award at the 2008 British Fantasy Awards.

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


Oct 17-19. Convivial 3, Bloomington, MN. $45 ATD, child 5 & under free. http://www.mnstf.org/convivial3/

Oct 31-Nov 2. Icon 33, Coralville, IA. GoH: Tanya Huff, Richard Klemensen. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Oct 31-Nov 2. ValleyCon 34, Fargo, ND. GoH: Tracy Scoggins, Erin McKee. www.valleycon.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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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 Oct 23rd, 2008 sharp!