Einblatt! June 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jul 2: cancelled in favor of Convergence unless someone explicitly volunteers; July 16: Minn-StF Picnic


Joel Rosenberg died on June 2nd.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Irene & Scott Raun, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Beth Friedman, 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.

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


5: Erik Elmshauser; 8: Rebecca Strait, 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Sybil Smith; 16: Roscoe Bendtsen; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 30: Erin Lorenz

Publishing News

Former locals Emma Bull ("Nine Oracles") and Kij Johnson ("Story Kit") have stories in Eclipse Four (ed. Jonathan Strahan; Night Shade tp)

New David Prill story, "A Pulp Named Joe," appears in Subterranean: Tales Of Dark Fantasy 2 (ed. William K. Schafer; Subterranean Press hc)

Finalists for the 2010 Shirley Jackson Awards include Stories (ed. Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio) in the Anthology category and Gaiman's "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" (from Stories) in the Novelette category. "From Homogenous to Honey" by Gaiman and Bryan Talbot is reprinted in Brave New Worlds (ed. John Joseph Adams; Nightshade tp).

The cover of the Australian prozine Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #48 is by Minneapolis artist Chris Mars.

The anthology Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories, edited by Catherine Lundoff (Lethe Press) was designated as a “Best Other Work” at the 2010 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards in Atlanta. 3 stories from the anthology also made the short fiction finalist list.

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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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