Einblatt! August 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Sept 3rd, Fall Pool Party at The Usual Location, hosted by Kevin Austin & Laurel Krahn; Sept 17: Minn-StF Meeting at Linda Lounsbury’s.


CoEA: Joel Phillips, optymystyc1@gmail.com

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Bill Christ, 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.


3: Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 6: Curtis Gibson, Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 9: Bob Berlien, Karen Schaffer; 11: Nate Bucklin; 16: Joyce Maetta Odum, Tony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judie Cilcain; 19: Hershey Lima; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman won Locus Awards for both novelette ("The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains") and short story ("The Thing About Cassandra")

Eleanor Arnason's Mammoths Of The Great Plains is a finalist (in the "Short" category) for the Sideways Award for alternate history fiction

Per the July issue, 2011 Locus Poll results included works by these locals and ex-locals: Neil Gaiman #1 for both Best Novelette ("The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains") and Best Short Story ("The Thing About Cassandra"); also Instructions (text by NG, art by Charles Vess was #2 for Best Art Book. Lois McMaster Bujold had #2 Best SF Novel (Cryoburn); Eleanor Arnason #12 Best Novella ("Mammoths of the Great Plains"); Scott Lynch #9 Best Novelette ("In the Stacks"") and Kij Johnson #5 Best Short Story ("Names for Water").

July Locus bestseller list: #2 hc was Tiassa by Steven Brust

The World Fantasy Award ballot finalists include "Ponies" by Kij Johnson (short story) and Stories: All New Tales co-edited by Neil Gaiman (anthology).

P.M.F. Johnson has a poem, "Elvin Alvin," in the September 2011 Asimov's. The October/November Asimov's will contain "My Husband Steinn" by Eleanor Arnason and a novella, "The Man Who Bridged the Mist," by Kij Johnson.

Stories (ed. Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio) is a 2010 Shirley Jackson Award winner for Edited Anthology.

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Aug 17-21. Renovation (69th WorldCon). Reno, NV. GoHs: Tim Powers, Ellen Asher, Boris Vallejo. FFI: www.renovationsf.org

Oct 14-16. Conjecture 2. Bloomington, MN. Pre-reg: $40. http://www.mnstf.org/conjecture/

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/

Jun 22-24, 2012. 4th Street Fantasy Convention. St. Louis Park, MN FFI: www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2012/

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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