Einblatt! April 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: May 7, Irene & Scott Raun’s; May 21, TBA


The new Minn-StF Board is Kevin Austin, Eric Forste, Dean Gahlon, Scott Raun, and Emily Stewart.

Geek Prom will be June 4th.

MPR WITS series presents Neil Gaiman and Josh Ritter. Fri, Jun 24, 8:00-10:00PM. Tickets $32. FFI: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/mpr/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=1099765

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Beth Friedman, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Irene & Scott Raun, Linda Lounsbury, Lisa Sanders, Carol Vandal, Doug Wickstrom, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Marian Turner, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Kat & Ralph Krantz, Hershey Lima & Rachel Kronick, Bill Christ, Matt+Kelly Strait.

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


1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 9: Julie Johnson; 13: Dave Romm; 16: Carole Vandal, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger; 29: Martin Schafer

Publishing News

Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold was #3 hardcover on the February Locus Bestsellers list and again #3 on the March list; it was also #9 on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list reported in the February issue. In the March issue, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman (and Terry Pratchett) was #9 on the Locus paperback list.

Steven Brust: two tp omnibi, The Book of Dzur and a reprint of The Book of Dragon, from Tor in June

Lois McMaster Bujold: The Sharing Knife, reprint in 4 pb volumes, from HarperVoyager in November; also the NESFA hc reprint of Barrayar has been rescheduled for July

Emma Bull: Territory, December tp reprint from Tor

MaryJanice Davidson: reprints of Undead and Unfinished (Jove pb, May) and Derik's Bane (Berkley tp, August)

P.C. Hodgell: Honor's Paradox, new Baen hc novel, December

Lyda Morehouse: new novels Resurrection Code (tp out now from Mad Norwegian Press) and (as "Tate Hallaway") Almost Final Curtain (tp from NAL due in April)

Clifford Simak: forthcoming UK tp reprint of City from Orion/Gollancz

Caroline Stevermer: tp reprint of Magic Below Stairs from Penguin/Puffin in June

Patricia C. Wrede: new ya novel, Across The Great Barrier, August hc from Scholastic

Local Publishers: Savannah Gray by Cliff McLish (April hc from Lerner/Carolrhoda); and three tps from Llewellyn/Flux: After Midnight by Lynn Viehl (May); The Quicksilver Fairy by Gillian Summers (June), and The Serpent's Coil by Christy Raedeke (July)

Jim Young has a story, "Spamhead," online

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April 8-10. Odyssey Con, Madison, WI. GoH: J. V. Jones, Robin D. Laws, Sarah Monette. http://www.oddcon.com/

April 15-17. Constellation, Lincoln, NE. GoH: Christopher R. Mihm, Jim C. Hines. http://constellationne.net/

Apr 22-24. Minicon 46. GoHs: John Scalzi, Chas Somdahl. FFI: www.mnstf.org/minicon46/

April 29-May 1. DemiCon, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Sarah Prineas, Sarah Clemens, John & Denise Garner. (Pre-reg Deadline April 1, 2011) http://www.demicon.org/

May 26-30. WisCon, Madison, WI. GoH: Elizabeth Moon, Nisi Shawl. (Pre-registration Deadline April 30, 2011) http://www.wiscon.info/

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/

June 17-19. DucKon, Schaumburg, IL. GoH: Tamora Pierce, Ursula Vernon, Gary Hanak, William & Trudi Puda. http://www.duckon.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

Oct 28-30. ICON, Cedar Rapids, IA. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Oct 27-30. World Fantasy Convention, San Diego, CA. GoH: Neil Gaiman, Graeme Base, Parke Godwin, Shawna McCarthy. http://www.wfc2011.org/

Nov 11-13. WindyCon, Lombard, IL. GoH: Catherine Asaro, Mike Brotherton, Joe Bergeron, Frank Hayes, Hugh Daniel. http://www.windycon.org/windy38/

Nov 11-13. OmegaCon, Siren, WI. http://www.omegacon.org/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin, Eric Forste, Dean Gahlon, Scott Raun, and Emily Stewart. 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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