Einblatt! January 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meeting, Feb 5, Irene & Scott Raun’s. Minn-StF Pool Party and 1st Board Nominations, Feb 19.


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

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2: Don Blyly, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 14: Lisa Sanders; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 24: John Houghton, Katie Krantz; 30: Linda Lounsbury

Publishing News

Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold was #6 on the B&N/ B.Dalton hc best seller list and #10 on the Borders/Walden list reported in the December Locus.

Neverwhere and American Gods by Neil Gaiman were #1 and 2 on the B&N/B. Dalton tp list in the same issue.

Local Publishers: Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, tp due July from Bethany House; Shadow Makers by Brent Hartinger and The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney, tps due February from Llewellyn Flux.

Ex-local Kij Johnson's "Spar" and "The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles" were reprinted in Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 4, ed. Jonathan Strahan.

Honorable Mentions in Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 2, ed. Ellen Datlow, included "Feminine Endings" by Neil Gaiman and "Little Red" by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple.

Forthcoming books by locals and ex-locals:
MaryJanice Davidson, Undead And Undetermined, hc due July, and Undead And Unwed, tp reprint due June, both from Berkley Sensation; a UK pb reprint of Undead And Unfinished due June from Little, BrownUK/ Piatkus; and Evangelina Scales (with Anthony Alongi), pb due September from Ace

Neil Gaiman, reprints of American Gods (hc, HarperCollins/Morrow, June) and of his co-edited anthology Stories in the US (tp, Harper Perennial, June) and in the UK (Headline Review, tp, April)

Carolyn Ives Gilman, The Isles of the Forsaken, hc/tp due July from ChiZine

P.C. Hodgell, Bound In Blood, pb reprint due February from Baen

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Feb 18-20. Con of the North, St. Paul, MN. Gaming Con. FFI: http://www.conofthenorth.org/

Mar 4-6. MarsCon 2011, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Alexis Cruz, Lois McMaster Bujold, Joe & Megan Rheault, Bjo & John Trimble, Worm Quartet. FFI: http://marscon.org/2011/index.php

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/

Jun 30-Jul 3. Convergence 2011, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Lynne Thomas, Catherynne Valente, Anthony Tollin, Brian Keene, Seanan McGuire, Greg Weisman. FFI: www.convergence-con.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).

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