Einblatt! July 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Aug 6, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz’; Aug 20, Irene & Scott Raun’s


CoA: Kenneth R Konkol, 9309 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837, 612-214-5544

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Beth Friedman, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Irene & Scott Raun, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Linda Lounsbury, Lisa Sanders, Carol Vandal, Doug Wickstrom, 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.


July: 1: Corwin Brust; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Tesla Aldrich; 10: Judy Rosenberg; 12: Benjamin Cox; 17: Floyd Henderson; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson

Publishing News

Michael Merriam's debut novel, Last Car to Annwn Station, was released by Carina Press in ebook format for Kindle and Nook on June 27th.

In response to a viewer poll, Neil Gaiman will be on the BBC4 show “World Book Club”, to be recorded the next time he is in England.

Lois McMaster Bujold, Cryoburn (Baen pb reprint due October)

MaryJanice Davidson: from Berkley Sensation -- Wolf at the Door (tp due October); Undead and Unemployed (tp reprint due December); Dying For You (tp due March 1912); also The Royal Mess (pb reprint from Kensington/Brava, out now)

Neil Gaiman, "The Troll Bridge" (a reprint) in Happily Ever After (ed JKlima; NightShade tp) and (with art by Bryan Talbot) "From Homogenous to Honey" in Brave New Worlds (ed JJ Adams, Nightshade tp)

Carolyn Ives Gilman (former local), tp reprint of Halfway Human out from Arc Manor/Phonenix Pick

Kij Johnson (former local), reprint of "Spar" in Nebula Award Stories 2011 (ed KJAnderson, Tor tp)

Marissa Lingen, "The Witch's Second Daughter," in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #49

Scott Lynch, The Republic Of Thieves, hc reprint from Orion/Gollancz in the UK, due November

Lethe Press has published a tp of Catharine Lundoff (and Joselle Vanderhouft), eds., Hellebore & Rue (previously available only as online book)

Local publisher: Llewellyn/flux: September tps -- Skyship Academy by Nick James; Bloodborn by Karen Kincy; Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey

Welcome To Bordertown (ed. HBlack and EKushner; Random tp) contains stories by locals or former locals Emma Bull ("Incunabulum"), Steven Brust ("Run Back Across the Border"), Neil Gaiman ("The Song of the Song"), and Will Shetterly (" The Sages of Elsewhere")

Teeth (ed. EDatlow and TWindling, Harper tp) includes "My Generation" by Emma Bull and "Bloody Sunrise" by Neil Gaiman)

Eleanor Arnason's Mammoths of the Great Plains is a finalist for the 2011 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award

MaryJanice Davidson won the 2010 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice "Career Award - Paranormal"

Kij Johnson won the 2010 Nebula short story award for "Ponies" (tying with a Harlan Ellison story)

"Dancing With the Star" by Susan Sizemore appears in Vampires: The Recent Undead (ed. PGuran; Prime tp, 2011)

"The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" by Neil Gaiman and "Names for Water" by Kij Johnson are reprinted in Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, vol. 5 (ed. RHorton; NightShade tp 2011)

Gaiman's "Bay Wolf" appears in Curse of the Full Moon (ed. JLowder, Ulysses Press tp, 2010); "Only the End of the World Again" in Werewolves and Shapeshifters (ed. JSkipp, Black Dog tp 2011); and "Eaten (Scenes from a Motion Picture") in Darkness (ed. EDatlow, Tachnyon tp, 2010).

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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 8-10. AniMinneapolis, Mpls, MN. FFI: animinneapolis.com/

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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