Einblatt! October 2010


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Nov 6 cancelled in favor of Minn-StF Halloween; Nov 20, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz


Eric Forste has joined the Minn-StF Board.

Oct 8th-30th - Ctein: The Dye Transfer Series. Minneapolis Photo Center, 2400 N 2nd St, Mpls. FFI: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits.php

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

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


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 14: Barb Jensen; 17: Andy Anda; 18: Jeff Schalles; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 25: Sue Grandys

Publishing News

Local Publishers: Coffee House Press's edition of Brian Evenson's Fugue State is a World Fantasy Award nominee for Best Collection.

Llewellyn tp out now or soon: The Dream World of H.P. Lovecraft by Donald Tyson; Other by Karen Kincy; The Blending Time by Michael Kinch; The Seer: Magician's Muse by Linda Joy Singleton.

Lois McMaster Bujold, Barrayar, hc reprint due February from NESFA Press

Stephen Brust (ex-local), Tiassa, hc due April; The Book of Dragon, tp omnibus due June, both from Tor

Scott Lynch, The Republic Of Thieves, hc from Ballantine Spectra, due March

Susan Sizemore, Primal Instincts, pb from Pocket Star out now

Neil Gaiman, The Bluebbery Girl, HarperCollins tp reprint due March. His story "The Price" is reprinted in a cat story anthology, Tales of Wonder and Imagination (ed Ellen Datlow, Night Shade tp); it's also reprinted in Sympathy For The Devil (ed. Tim Pratt, Night Shade tp), and that anthology also includes Gaiman's "We Can Get Them for You Wholesale."

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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, Philcon 2010. Cherry Hill, NJ. FFI: www.philcon.org

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, Eric Forste, 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).

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