Einblatt! May 2009


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: June 6, Shaun Kelly's; June 20, Erin McKee & David Wilford's. Minn-StF Picnic - July 18.


Dave Arneson, best known as the co-creater of Dungeons and Dragons, died on April 7th.

Lynn Anderson's wife Donna died April 7th at 10pm.

Works and portfolio samples from a number of individuals under consideration for the 2009 Hugo and Campbell Awards are now available at http://members.anticipationsf.ca for download by those eligible to vote for the 2009 Hugo Awards.

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1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Todd McInroy; 11: Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 24: Lydia Nickerson; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News:

Firebirds Soaring ed. Sharyn November (Firebird hc, 2009) includes "Little Red" by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, plus stories by two former locals: "Flatland" by Kara Dalkey and "The Myth of Fenix" by Laurel Winter.

Barth Anderson's The Magician and the Fool is a nominee for the Lambda Literary Award (sf/fantasy/horror category)

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May 1-3 DemiCon 20, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Joe Haldeman, Sara Butcher, Roger Tener. 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-reg deadline: April 30) http://www.wiscon.info/

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

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

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

Jul 31-Aug 2 Diversicon 17, St. Paul, MN. GoH: Kay Kenyon (Pre-reg deadline: 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 15) 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-reg 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 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).

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