Einblatt! November 2008


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings - Dec 6, Irene & Scott Raun's, Dec 20, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz', New Year's Eve, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy's; Feb 14: Pool Party.


The December issue will be the last free Dead Tree version of Einblatt. If you want to continue to receive a Dead Tree version, it will be available by subscription at $10/year. Subscription submittal information will be announced next month. The various electronic versions will continue to be free. Note: the PDF version is configured to nicely printable on 8.5x11 paper.

We hope to send the new paper edition of the Minn-StF Directory out with the December Einblatt. This means the December Einblatt will be going to anyone who is currently receiving the Dead Tree version or is listed in the new directory.

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


1: Jane Freitag; 2: Don Fitch; 4: Kara Dalkey; 6: Jack Targonski; 8: Myrna Sue Logan; 11: Marty Helgesen; 15: Rob Ihinger; 16: Ken Konkol; 23: Steven Brust

Publishing News:

Ex-local Steven Brust's Jhegaala was #3 hc on the Locus bestseller list in October issue, and #9 hc on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton list in the same issue.

MaryJanice Davidson's Undead And Unworthy made the New York Times Book Review bestseller list in July, peaking at #22.

Local publisher (Minneapolis): Bascom Hill has released The Bird Shaman by Judith Moffett as a tp.

Catherine Lundoff's story "Medusa's Touch" (from Crave: Tales of Lust, Love and Longing, Lethe Press, 2007) was short-listed for the 2008 Spectrum Awards, Short Fiction Category. www.spectrumawards.org/2008.htm

Countdown to Action! by Joan Marie Verba, FTL Publications, is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category of the National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. More information at http://blog.ftlpublications.info

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Nov 14-16. WindyCon 35, Lombard, IL. GoH: John Ringo, David Mattingly, Ryan Yantis, Kim Williams.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 November 27th, 2008 sharp!