Einblatt! February 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meeting & 2nd Board Nominations, Mar 12, Beth Friedman’s. Minn-StF Voting Meeting, Mar 26, Dreampark


Charles Stross will be unable to attend Minicon 46 due to family medical issues. John Scalzi has graciously agreed to fill in for him.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Doug Wickstrom, Erin McKee & David Wilford, 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.

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


5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, 8: Kathy Grantham; 11: Page Appelbaum; 14: Blue Petal; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl

Publishing News

Holly Day of Minneapolis had a poem, "Rabbit," in the June 2010 issue of Australian horror magazine Midnight Echo.

"The Whirlwind" by sometime-local Jim Young is in the Jan/Feb 2011 Magazine of F&SF

Neil Gaiman, "The Problem of Susan," reprinted in People Of The Book (ed Peter Beagle; Prime tp 2010); "Murder Mysteries," reprinted in Visitants (ed Stephen Jones; Ulysses Press tp, 2010); "The Thing About Cassandra," in Songs Of Love And Death (ed. George R.R. Martin, Gallery hc, 2010)

Kij Johnson, "Names for Water," Asimov's Oct/Nov 2011

Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold is #1 hc bestseller on the January Locus list; it's also #3 on the Barnes and Noble/B.Dalton and #5 on the Borders/Waldenbooks lists in the same issue

MaryJanice Davidson is a 2010 Romantic Times "Career Achievement Award" nominee

Kij Johnson will be an instructor at this summer's Clarion workshop in San Diego

Lyda Morehouse, "Jawbone of an Ass," in She Nailed A Stake Through His Head (ed. Tim Lider, Dybbuk Press tp, 2010)

Susan Sizemore, "Dazed and Confused," in Fangs For The Mammaries (ed. Esther Friesner, Baen pb, 2010)

The 2010 Locus "Recommended Readings" list includes these by locals and ex-locals: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (science fiction novels); Instructions by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess (art books); "Mammoths of the Great Plains" by Eleanor Arnason (novellas); "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" by Gaiman (novelettes); "The Thing About Cassandra" by Gaiman and "Names for Water" by Kij Johnson (short stories).

Local Press: Drollerie Press, www.Drollerie.com - Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic, edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff.

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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: John Scalzi, 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

PRINT FANDOM LIVES! Stipple-Apa is a healthy general-interest publication with members in five countries. Local collations are every six weeks. Chat with fellow fans the classic way. FFI: Jeanne Mealy, 651-771-7226

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