Einblatt! August 2009


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Sept 5, Marian Turner's; Sept 19, Betsy Lundsten's


Correction to the Dead-Tree July Einblatt: Born 8 June 2009 @ 7:58am, Rebecca Judith Strait, daughter of Matt & Kelly Strait. (I caught this and corrected it for all the electronic editions.)


3: Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 6: Curtis Gibson, Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 9: Bob Berlien, Karen Schaffer; 11: Nate Bucklin; 16: Joyce Maetta Odum, Tony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judie Cilcain; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns

Publishing News:

Ruth Berman's "Cat Math" (August 2008) was #3 in Asimov's annual reader poll Best Poem category.

Neil Gaiman's Coraline was #2 bestselling trade pb on the Borders/Waldenbooks list in the July Locus.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman won the Audie for best audiobook of the year (as well as winning in the Children's Age 8-12 category). The print version is a British Fantasy Award Best Novel finalist, and Dave McKean is a BFA Best Artist finalist for his work on it.

P. Craig Russell's art for Gaiman's Coraline won the 2009 Locus award in the Best Non-Fiction/Art Book category. Ex-local Carolyn Ives Gilman finished 15th in Best Novella for "Arkfall" and ex-local Kij Johnson finished 8th in Best Short Story for "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss."

St. Martin's 2009 pb anthology Faeries Gone Wild is an all-Minnesota-authors anthology: MaryJanice Davidson ("Tall, Dark, and Not So Faery"), Lois Greiman ("Pixie Lust"), Michele Hauf ("Dust Me Baby, One More Time") and Leandra Logan ("A Little Bit Faery").

Lois McMaster Bujold, "Aftermaths," appears in Federations ed. John Joseph Adams (Prime tp).

Neil Gaiman, "Observing the Formalities," appears in Troll's Eye View, ed. Datlow/Windling, (Viking hc).

Year's Best SF 14, ed Hartwell & Cramer, includes "Orange" by Neil Gaiman and "Arkfall" by Carolyn Ives Gilman (Eos pb).

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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. 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/

Jun 18-20, 2010. DucKon, Naperville, IL. GoHs: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Scott Raun, Talis Kimberly. http://www.duckon.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).

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 August 27th, 2009 sharp!