Einblatt! October 2011


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Nov 5, cancelled in favor of the Halloween Party; Nov 19, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz’


Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Kevin Austin & Laurel Krahn, Linda Lounsbury, 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, Lisa Sanders, Carol Vandal, Doug Wickstrom, Marian Turner.


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 14: Barb Jensen; 17: Andy Anda; 18: Jeff Schalles; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 25: Sue Grandys

Publishing News

Ellen Kuhfeld’s Secret Murder, an alternate-world mystery, due late September 2011 from FTL Press.

Ruth Berman’s poem "Monster Love," in the August Silver Blade Magazine

The October/November 2011 Asimov's includes stories by Eleanor Arnason ("My Husband Steinn") and former local Kij Johnson ("The Man Who Bridged the Mist") and two poems by Ruth Berman ("Being One With Your Broom" and "Vampire Politics")

The Secret History of Fantasy (ed. Peter Beagle) reprints "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" by Kij Johnson and "Snow, Glass, Apple" by Neil Gaiman. The Urban Fantasy Anthology (ed. Beagle and Joe R. Lansdale) reprints "The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories" by Gaiman and "A Bird That Whistles" by former local Emma Bull.

Neil Gaiman, "The [Backspace] Merchants" is a new story in Gateways (the Pohl tribute anthology; ed. Elizabeth Anne Hull) and his "Eaten (Scenes from a Motion Picture" is reprinted in Darkness (ed. Ellen Datlow), his "The Thing About Cassandra" is reprinted in Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011 (ed. Rich Horton); the "recommended reading" list in the same volume cites Gaiman's "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" and two Eleanor Arnason stories, "Tomb of the Fathers" and "Mammoths of the Great Plains"

Steven Brust, The Paths Of The Dead, Tor/Orb tp reprint, May 2012; Tiassa, Tor tp reprint, April 2012

MaryJanice Davidson, Undead And Unstable, Berkley Sensation hc, June 2012

Neil Gaiman, a hc reissue of American Gods was an August 2011 SFBC offering.

Carolyn Ives Gilman, Ison Of The Isles, Chizine tp, April 2012

"Tate Hallaway," Almost Everything, Penguin/NAL tp, February 2012

P.C. Hodgell, Honor's Paradox, Baen hc, December 2011

Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Orion/Gollancz (UK), hc reprint September 2011

Donald Wandrei, The Complete Frost Mysteries, Haffner Press hc, March 2012

Local publishers: September tp from Llewellyn: Bloodborn by Karen Kincy; Baited Blood by Sue Ann Jaffarian; October tp from Coffee House Press: Sleight by Kirsten Kaschock; April 2012 tps from Bethany House: Prophet by R.J. Larson and Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

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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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