Einblatt! December 2010


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meeting: Jan 15, Erin McKee & David Wilford’s


Now – Dec 5th - Anniversary Sale at Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's: 10% off everything except gift certificates, discount cards, and stuff that's already marked way down.

Sun, Dec 26th - Fri, Dec 31st: Inventory Reduction Sale at Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's: Big discounts on selected items

Irene is in search of hosts for the Pool Party on Feb 19th. Please talk to her at a Minn-StF Meeting or call her at 612-822-0451.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Irene & Scott Raun, Linda Lounsbury, Kat & Ralph Krantz, Hershey Lima & Rachel Kronick, Bill Christ, 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: Martin McClure; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Reen Brust, Ken Fletcher, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Scott Raun; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Emery

Publishing News

Joan Marie Verba's latest novel, Situation: Critical, was published in November by FTL Publications. http://www.ftlpublications.com

Neil Gaiman (script, with art by Andy Kubert), Batman — Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader? won the 2010 British Fantasy Award for Best Comic or Graphic Novel, and was the runner-up for the 2010 "Graphic Story" Hugo Award

Gaiman short story reprints: "Bitter Grounds" in Zombies: Encounters With The Hungry Dead (ed. John Skipp) and "Orange" in My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me (ed. Kate Bernheimer and Carmen Gimenez Smith)

Eleanor Arnason, "Seven Ways of Looking at Ursula K. Le Guin," in 80! Memories And Reflections On Ursula K. LeGuin (ed. Karen Joy Fowler and Debbie Notkin)

U of Minnesota Press has reprinted four Thomas M. Disch novels in tp: The Businessman; The M.D.; The Priest; and The Sub

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Apr 22-24, 2011. Minicon 46.GoHs: Charles Stross, Chas Somdahl. Registration: $40 Adult, $25 Student, $20 Child to Mar 31. FFI: www.mnstf.org/minicon46/

May 27-29, 2011 - ConQuesT 42, Kansas City, MO. GoHs: Tamora Pierce, Rachel Caine, Tadao Tomomatsu, Luke Ski, Erin McKee. Registration $30 Adult, $15 Child to Jan 1st. FFI: http://www.conquestkc.org/

Jul 29-31, 2011. Diversicon 19, Twin Cities, MN. GoHs: David G. Hartwell, John Calvin Rezmerski, Lyda Morehouse.Registration: $25 Adult, $15 Student (ages 12-21) to Mar 15; $30 Adult, $20 Student, $5 Supporting to Jul 14; $40 Adult, $30 Student, $25 Converting ATD. $5 Child (ages 5-11). FFI: http://www.diversicon.org/

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).

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 December 23rd, 2010 sharp!