Einblatt! March 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: 2 Apr, TBA; 16 Apr, Blaisdell Polytechnic.


CoEA: Andre Guirard, {deleted per request}

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.


9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder, 31: Seven Anderson

Publishing News

Lois McMaster Bujold won the 2011 Skylark Award, an honor bestowed by the New England Science Fiction Association.

"Ponies" by ex-local Kij Johnson (from Tor.com) is a 2010 Nebula Award nominee for short story.

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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. 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 - 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. 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. 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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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Kevin Austin(conventions).

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