Einblatt! January 2012


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Feb 4, Linda Lounsbury’s; Feb 18, Pool Party (tentative)


The Minn-StF Board will be accepting bids to run Minicon 48 at the next board meeting, on January 21st.

Uncle Hugo's & Uncle Edgar's Inventory Reduction Sale, 12/26-31.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Irene & Scott Raun, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Kevin Austin & Laurel Krahn, Linda Lounsbury, Bill Christ, Beth Friedman, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet.


2: Don Blyly, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 14: Lisa Sanders; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 24: John Houghton, Katie Krantz; 30: Linda Lounsbury.

Publishing News

ex-local Emma Bull, Tor pb out now, another reprint of Territory

MaryJanice Davidson, LittleBrown/Orbit UK pb reprint of Undead and Undetermined out now

Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins /Morrow, April, another tp reprint of American Gods

"Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse, Berkley pb, April: Tall, Dark & Dead; August tp, Precinct 13

Scott Lynch, Orion/Gollancz UK hc of The Republic of Thieves rescheduled to March 2012

Susan Sizemore, Prime tp, April, Living Dead Girl

Patricia Wrede, Scholastic hc, August 2012: The Far West; also July tp reprint of Across The Great Barrier

Local Publishers: Graywolf Press tp, Feb 2012: Red Plenty by Francis Spulford; Lerner/Carolrhoda hc, Feb: Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick; Llewellyn/Flux tp, Jan: The Fires of New Sun by Michael Kinch; Feb: The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney; March, Crimson Rising by Nick James.

Catherine Lundoff's anthology Haunted Hearts and Sapphic Shades won the 2011 "Best Other Work at Gaylactic Spectrum" award from Broad Universe.

Lois McMaster's Cryoburn was #8 on the December Locus pb bestseller list and also #8 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton pb list in the same issue.

pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue


Mar 9-11. Marscon 2012. FFI: http://marscon.org/2012/

Apr 6-8. Minicon 47. GoHs: Ted Chiang, Christopher J. Garcia, Frank Wu, Biranna Spacekat Wu. Pre-reg by 3/15: Adult $45, Student $30, Kid $20, Supporting $15. FFI: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon47/

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

Jul 5-8. Convergence 2012. FFI: www.convergence-con.org/

Aug 3-5. Diversicon 20. Twin Cities Hotel TBA. FFI: http://www.diversicon.org

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

Aug 31-Sept 2. Brit Con MN. Bloomington, MN. http://www.britconmn.org

Oct 5-7. Gaylaxicon 2012. St. Louis Park, MN. FFI: http://www.gaylaxicon2012.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).

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