Einblatt! March 2010


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Apr 3 cancelled in favor of Minicon, Apr 17 TBD.

Minicon Meetings: Apr 10, Postmortem & Devonian Ductina, Matt+Kelly Strait’s


CoEA: Ann Totusek’s e-mail address is now toad@hauntedfrog.com

The Rivendell Group is bidding to hold the Mythopoeic Society's annual Mythcon in the Twin Cities in the summer of 2011, with a theme of "Humor in Fantasy". Mythcon is a small fantasy-oriented convention with particular emphasis on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the like. Anyone interested in being on the con committee please contact David Emerson at 612-724-4491.

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

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


9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder, 31: Seven Anderson

Publishing News

2009 Nebula Awards final ballot includes two works by former locals: "Arkfall" by Carolyn Ives Gilman (novella) and "Spar" by Kij Johnson (short story); also a nominee for the Bradbury (media) award is the film version of Coraline, based on Neil Gaiman's novel.

The Locus 2009 "Recommendated Reading List" includes these by locals and ex-locals: Total Oblivion, More Or Less by Alan DeNiro (First Novel): "Cuckoo" by Emma Bull (and Elizabeth Ber and Leah Bobet) (Novella); "Economancer" by Carolyn Ives Gilman (Novelette); "An Invocation of Incuriosity" by Neil Gaiman and "Spar" by Kij Johnson; (Short Story)

Joan Marie Verba's 2nd Thunderbirds novel, Action Alert!, is a Mom's Choice Award Silver Recipient for 2010.

"The Allah Stairs" by Jamil Nasir, first published in Tales Of The Unanticipated #7, has been reprinted in The Apex Book Of World SF (ed. Lavie Tidhar, 2009).

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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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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Kevin Austin(conventions).

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