Einblatt! September 2010


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meeting, Oct 2nd, Irene & Scott Raun’s. Conjecture, Oct 16th


Uncle Hugo’s is having a sale through Sunday, Sept 5th. FFI: 612-824-6347

As he is moving out of town, Matt Strait has resigned from the Minn-StF Board. The remainder of the Board will be considering options.

Maximum Verbosity presents the play Yellow Kings and Darker Things, a double-dosage of Terror, Oct 28-30. FFI: www.maximumverbosityonline.org

Turning Pages in The Magician's Book, a Mini-conference on Narnia. Dec 10, 1:00-6:00PM. If you have ideas for a presentation, or want additional information, contact David Lenander, d-lena@umn.edu.

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

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


4: Kevin Austin; 5: Sharon Kahn; 8: Louie Bucklin; 12: Jean Mornard; 17: Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 20: David Schroth; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 25: T.J. Neumiller; 26: Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin; 30: Jon Singer

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman won the 2010 Carnegie Medal for The Graveyard Book, and his "An Invocation of Incuriosity" (from Songs Of The Dying Earth) won the Locus Short Story Award.

Stories, ed. by Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, is #8 hc bestseller on the Barnes & Noble list in the August Locus.

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


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. 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 September 23rd, 2010 sharp!