Einblatt! February 2009


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings - Mar 7, Irene & Scott Raun's; PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE CORRECTION! Mar 21 Board Election. Minicon Meetings - Mar 15 & 29. Minn-StF Picnic - July 18.


The nominating period for the 2008 Hugo Awards has begun. All nomination ballots must be postmarked by February 28, 2009. FYI: http://anticipationsf.ca/English/Membership & http://www.anticipationsf.ca/English/Hugos

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5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, 8: Kathy Grantham; 11: Page Appelbaum; 14: Blue Petal; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl

Publishing News:

Ruth Berman, "Regular Riders" (poem) is in the February 2009 Asimov's

Preliminary Nebula ballot includes two works by former locals: Territory by Emma Bull (novel) and "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" by Kij Johnson

Local publisher: Into The Wildwood by Gilliam Summers, tp from Llewellyn/Flux, now out

Thunderbirds: Countdown to Action! by Joan Marie Verba is a Mom's Choice Awards Silver Recipient in the Young Adult - Fantasy, Myths, & Legends category

Neil Gaiman won the 2009 Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book

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February 6-8 SuperCon XVI, Rochester, MN. http://supercon.info/

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

Mar 6-8 MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Musetta Vander, Scott Rosema, Suzanne Hiza-Rosema, Jeanne Cavelos, Wally Pleasant. http://marscon.org/2009/index.php

Apr 10-12, 2009. Minicon 44. Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Karl Schroeder, Stephan Martiniere, Seth Shostak. Atnd: $44, Student: $25, Kid: $20, Support: $15. (Pre-reg deadlines: 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

May 1-3 DemiCon 20, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Joe Haldeman, Sara Butcher, Roger Tener. (Pre-reg deadline: Apr 1) http://www.demicon.org/current/

May 22-24 ConQuest 40, Kansas City, MO. GoH: John Scalzi, Oberon Zell, Jerry Gelb, Ed deGruy. http://www.conquestkc.org/

May 22-25 WisCon 33, Madison, WI. GoH: Ellen Klages, Geoff Ryman. (Pre-registration deadline: April 30) http://www.wiscon.info/

June 12-14 DucKon, Naperville, IL. GoH: Jim Butcher, Loren Damewood, Seanan McGuire. (Pre-registration deadline: April 30) http://www.duckon.org/

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

Jul 2-5 CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Dwayne McDuffie, Kelly McCullough, Pat Rothfuss, Brian Keene (Pre-registration deadline: May 15) http://www.convergence-con.org/

Jul 31-Aug 2 Diversicon 17, St. Paul, MN. GoH: Kay Kenyon (Pre-registration deadlines: March 15/July 14) http://www.diversicon.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

Oct 9-11. Gaylaxicon 2009, St Louis Park, MN. GoHs: Margaret Weis, Andy Mangels, Lawrence Schimel, Terrance "Spider Baby" Griep. $70 to 8/11, $35 supporting. http://www.gaylaxicon2009.org

Oct 23-25 Icon 34, Cedar Rapids, IA. GoH: Jim C. Hines, Heather Bruton. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Nov 13-15 WindyCon 36, Lombard, IL. GoH: Phil & Kaja Foglio. (Pre-registration deadline: Oct 24) http://www.windycon.org/

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 February 26th, 2009 sharp!