Einblatt! April 2009


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: May 2 & 16. Minn-StF Picnic July 18.

MISFITS Geek Prom, May 16


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1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 9: Julie Johnson; 13: Dave Romm; 16: Carole Vandal, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger; 29: Martin Schafer

Publishing News:

P.C. Hodgell's The Godstalker Chronicles (two-novel omnibus) now out as Baen hc

Ex-local Kij Johnson's "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" is on the Nebula Awards short story ballot.

Locus 2008 Recommended Reading list includes Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (novel); ex-local Caroline Gilman's "Arkfall" (novella); the Kij Johnson story (short story); and two nonfiction titles about area authors: The Vorkosigan Companion by Carl & Helfers and Prince Of Stories: The Many Worlds Of Neil Gaiman by Hank Wagner et al.

PMF Johnson has a poem, "We Ignore Him," in the April/May Asimov's.

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book, another tp reprint from Bloomsbury UK due October

"Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse), Dead If I Do, Berkley tp due May

Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, The Mislaid Magician, Or Ten Years After (tp reprint from Harcourt/Graphia & pb reprint from Magic Carpet) due May; Thirteenth Child by Wrede alone, hc novel from Scholastic scheduled for April

Local Publisher: Elisha's Bones by Don Hoesel (Bethany House tp) should be out now

Naomi Kritzer has a story, "The Good Son," on the Baen's Universe website

Borders/Walden trade pb bestseller list reported in the March Locus includes two Neil Gaiman titles: Coraline at #1 and American Gods at #3

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Apr 10-12, 2009. Minicon 44. Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Karl Schroeder, Seth Shostak. ATD: $60, Student: $35, Kid: $20, Day Memberships available. 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: Seven (Jennifer) Anderson, Dean Gahlon, Betsy Lundsten, 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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