Einblatt! September 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meeting – Oct 1, Irene & Scott Raun’s; Oct 29, Minn-StF Halloween, Dreampark.

Conjecture, Minn-StF Fallcon, Oct 14-16. Register Early & Often!


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


4: Kevin Austin; 5: Sharon Kahn; 8: Louie Bucklin; 12: Jean Mornard; 17: Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 20: David Schroth; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 25: T.J. Neumiller; 26: Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin; 30: Jon Singer

Publishing News

Eleanor Arnason, "Mammoths of the Great Plains," reprinted in Year's Best Science Fiction: 28th Annual (ed GDozois)

Honorable Mentions in the Dozois Year's Best 28th by locals and ex-locals include Arnason's "Tomb of the Fathers;" Neil Gaiman's "The Thing About Cassandra" and "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains;" and Kij Johnson's "Ponies" and "Names for Water"

Alan DeNiro, "Walking Stick Fires," short story in June 2011 Asimov's

Neil Gaiman, American Gods and Anansi Boys released as two-novel hc omnibus by Barnes & Noble (2011); also a solo version of American Gods was #9 hc bestseller for Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton per list in August 2011 Locus

Naomi Kritzer, "Isabella's Garden," Realms Of Fantasy for August 2011

Michael Levy reviews books by both Lyda Morehouse and "Tate Hallaway" (e.g. Morehouse) in the July 2011 New York Review of Science Fiction

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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/

Aug 30 – Sept 3, 2012. Chicon7. Chicago, IL. FFI: http://www.chicon.org/

Aug 29-Sept 2, 2013. LoneStarCon3. San Antonio, TX. FFI: http://www.lonestarcon3.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).

Einblatt is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local SF community. E-mail same to einblatt@mnstf.org, or send to Scott Raun, 3928 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407; or call him at 612-822-0451. Email submissions most preferred, no phone calls after 10pm. // Next Einblatt! Deadline: 11:59PM September 22nd, 2011.