Einblatt! June 2010


Advance Warning

July 17: Minn-StF Picnic. July 24: Minn-StF Meeting: Irene & Scott Raun's.


Jeanne Robinson died on the afternoon of 30 March. FFI: http://www.spiderrobinson.com/index2.html

Former pulp and pb artist Ernest Chiriacka, who split his retirement years between Minneapolis and New York, died on April 27th. See http://www.pulpartists.com/Chiriacka.html.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Kat & Ralph Krantz, Beth Friedman, Matt+Kelly Strait, Irene & Scott Raun, Linda Lounsbury, Seven Anderson & Dorf, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz.

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


5: Erik Elmshauser; 8: Rebecca Strait, 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Sybil Smith; 16: Roscoe Bendtsen; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 30: Erin Lorenz

Publishing News

Kij Johnson's "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" has been reprinted in the May/June 2010 issue of World Literature Today.

Michael Merriam sold a reprint of his short story "Jenny's Magic" to Hazard Cat.

Michael Merriam's The Horror at Cold Springs, tp, Sam's Dot Publishing, May 2010.

Narrative Power ed. L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press tp, 2010) includes essays by Eleanor Arnason, Alan DeNiro, and ex-local Carolyn Ives Gilman.

Local publisher (missed last year): Brian Evenson's Fugue State, from Coffee House Press, 2009.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #4 trade pb on the May Locus bestseller list; Iorich by ex-local Steven Brust tied for #5 hc. Gaiman's American Gods and Good Omens (the latter with Terry Pratchett) were #2 and #4 tp on the Borders/Waldenbooks list in the same issue.

"Spar" by Kij Johnson won the Nebula for Best Short Story of 2009. Also, it was nominated for a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, but as she is an award juror she removed it from consideration.

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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. http://convergence-con.org/

Oct 15-17 Conjecture (AKA Minn-StF Fall-Con), Bloomington, MN.

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 June 24th, 2010 sharp!