Einblatt! May 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jun 4, TBA; Jun 18, Erin McKee & David Wilford’s.


Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, 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: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Todd McInroy; 11: Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 24: Lydia Nickerson; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News

2011 Hugo nominees include Lois McMaster Bujold for Cryoburn (novel) and former local Kij Johnson for "Ponies" (short story).

2010 Shirley Jackson "short list" nominees include Neil Gaiman for "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" (novelette); Stories, co-edited by Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, is nominated for Edited Anthology.

Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold is a finalist for the 2011 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award (given out by the Libertarian Futurist Society)

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

May 26-30. WisCon, Madison, WI. GoH: Nisi Shawl. (Pre-reg 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. FFI: http://www.conquestkc.org/

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

June 24-26. 4th Street Fantasy. St. Louis Park, MN. FFI: http://www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2011

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: $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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