Einblatt! January 2010


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Mar 13, Board Election, Dreampark; Mar 27, Irene & Scott Raun’s

Minicon - Open Meetings: Mar 14 & 28, Joel Philips’; Work Party, Mar 31


The Frank Theatre is trying to organize a book club for March / early April to discuss the Metamorphisis Graphic Novel, in advance of their stage adaptation. Contact tessaflynn@gmail.com

Mog Decarnin, who for some years in the late 1980s lived in Minneapolis and attended MNStf functions, died on January 8 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. As "Camilla M. Decarnin," she was the 1985 Writers of the Future grand prize winner, published poetry in Tales Of The Unanticipated and elsewhere, co-edited the 1986 Alyson Books glbt sf anthology Worlds Apart, and was a well-known figure in slash fiction fandom.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Erin McKee & David Wilford, Blaisdell Polytechnic, Irene & Scott Raun, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Matt+Kelly Strait, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Betsy Lundsten, Marian Turner, Shaun Kelly, Bill Christ.

Subscription expiration dates for the Dead Tree Edition are printed above your name.


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

Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book won the (UK) Booktrust Teenage Prize, per Locus.

Borders/Waldenbooks tp bestseller list in January Locus has Gaiman's Coraline at #2 and Gaiman/Pratchett's Good Omens at #5

Eleanor Arnason, Tomb of the Fathers, Aqueduct Press tp novella due June

Lois McMaster Bujold (associational), The Vorkosigan Companion by Carl & Helfers, September Baen pb reprint

MayJanice Davidson, Undead and Unfinished, hc novel due July (Berkley Sensation); reprints of Dead and Loving It (Berkley Sensation pb) and Undead and Unworthy (Jove pb) out; UK pb of Undead and Unwelcome due from Little Brown Piatkus (June)

Alan Deniro, “(*_*) ~~~ (-_-): The Warp and the Woof,” (sic!), story in Interfictions 2 (ed.Sherman and Barzak), November tp from Small Beer Press

Neil Gaiman: Uk hc of The Tale of Odd (Bloomsbury) out; also reprints from same publisher of The Graveyard Book (regular and children's editions) and Coraline; reprint from Corgi of Good Omens due March; also his story "One Life, Furnished in Early Moorcock" was reprinted in Moorcock collection Elric in the Dream Realms (Del Rey 2009)

"Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse), Honeymoon Of The Dead, Berkley tp due May

Ex-local P.C. Hodgell: The God Stalker Chronicles and Seeker's Bane (Baen pb reprints, February and September); Bound in Blood (Baen tp March)

David Oppegaard (St Paul), Wormwood, Nevada (St. Martin's hc) out; we missed his previous novel, The Suicide Collectors (a Stoker nominee) last year

Ex-local Will Shetterly, Midnight Girl, new novel in various print and online formats, see http://shetterly.blogspot.com

Susan Sizemore, Dark Stranger, Pocket Star pb novel now out

Patricia Wrede, tp reprints of Thirteenth Child (Scholastic, May) and A Matter of Magic (Tor/Orb, June)

Ex-local Kij Johnson, "Spar," in October 2009 Clarkesworld (online)

Adam Stemple with Jane Yolen, "Swell," in Eclipse Three ed. J Strahan (Night Shade tp, 2009)

pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue


Feb 5-7. ConOfTheNorth, St. Paul. FFI: http://www.conofthenorth.org/

February 5-7 SuperCon XVII, Hastings, MN. http://supercon.info/

Feb 12-14, 2010. Boskone, Boston, MA. GoHs: Alastair Reynolds, John Picacio, Tom Shippey, Mary Crowell, Lois McMaster Bujold, Michael Whelan, Vernor Vinge. FFI: http://www.nesfa.org/boskone/

Feb 11-14 Capricon XXX, Wheeling, IL. GoHs: Frederik Pohl, Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, Lucy Synk, Alice Bentley. http://www.capricon.org/

Mar 5-7 MarsCon, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Gwynyth Walsh, John Garner, Loretta McKibben, The Nick Atoms. http://marscon.org/2010/index.php

Apr 2-4 Minicon 45, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Brandon Sanderson, Dan Dos Santos. (Pre-reg deadline: March 10) http://www.mnstf.org/minicon45/

Apr 16-18 Odyssey Con X, Madison, WI. GoHs: Harry Turtledove, Tobias Buckell, Monte Cook. http://www.oddcon.com/

May 14-16 DemiCon 21, Des Moines, IA. GoHs: Karl Schroeder, Don Maitz, Gregg Parmentier. http://www.demicon.org/21/index.html

May 28-30 ConQuest 41, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Michael Swanwick, Toni Weisskopf, Peri Charlifu, Geri Sullivan. http://www.conquestkc.org/

May 27-31 WisCon 34, Madison, WI. GoH: Mary Anne Mohanraj, Nnedi Okorafor. (Pre-reg deadline: April 30) http://www.wiscon.info/

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

Jun 25-27 Fourth Street Fantasy Convention, Minneapolis, MN. http://www.4thstreetfantasy.com/

July 1-4 CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: L. A. Banks, Jeremy Bulloch, Paul Cornell, Bridget Landry, Chuck McCann, Wally Wingert.(Pre-reg deadline: May 15) http://convergence-con.org/

Nov 5-7 Icon 35, Cedar Rapids, IA. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Nov 19-21, 2010. SFContario. Toronto, ON, Canada. GoHs: Michael Swanwick, Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Geri Sullivan, Karen Linsay. FFI: http://www.sfcontario.ca/

Aug 17-21, 2011. Renovation (69th WorldCon). Reno, NV. GoHs: Tim Powers, Ellen Asher, Boris Vallejo. FFI: www.renovationsf.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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