Einblatt! May 2010


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jun 5, Matt+Kelly Strait's; Jun 26, David Wilford & Erin McKee's


12th Annual MISFITS Writing Contest - misfit.org/writingcontest/rules.htm

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

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


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

2010 Locus Award short story nominees include "An Invocation of Incuriosity" by Neil Gaiman and "Spar" by Kij Johnson.

"The Real Martian Chronicles," a previously unknown John Sladek short story, appears in the May/June 2010 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Odd and the Frost Giants, written and read by Neil Gaiman, is a finalist for the Audic Award for best audiobook with narration by the author.

Thunderbirds: Deadly Danger by Joan Marie Verba won International Association of Media Tie-In Writers Award in "Best Young Adult (Original & Adapted)" category.

Iorich by ex-local Steven Brust was #2 hardcover on the April Locus bestsellers list. Several Neil Gaiman tps appeared on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton and the Borders/Walden lists in the same issue: American Gods (#1 BN, #3 BW); Neverwhere (#2 both); and Good Omens (with TPratchett; #1 BW).

Neil Gaiman's Odd and the Frost Giants is a finalist in the "Middle Reader" category for an Indies Choice Award from the American Booksellers Association.

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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 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 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).

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 May 27th, 2010 sharp!