Einblatt! February 2012


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Mar 3rd, 2nd Nominations, Blaisdell Poly; Mar 17th, Board Elections, TBA.


Rusty Hevelin died Dec 28th.

Minn-StF Picnic, July 14th.

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


5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, Shelly Belsky; 8: Kathy Grantham; 11: Page Appelbaum; 14: Blue Petal; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl

Publishing News

Andrea R. Cramer, Bloodrose: A Nightshade Novel (Philomel hc, 2012)

Catherine Lundoff, A Day At The Inn, A Night At The Palace And Other Stories (Lethe Press tp, 2011)

Recent interviews wre published with Lois McMaster Bujold in the January 2012 Locus and with Andrea Cremer in the January 4, 2012 Star Tribune.

Local publishers: Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman (Llewellyn/Flux tp); Deadly Treats: Halloween Tales of Mystery, Magic and Mayhem ed. Anne Frasier (Nodin Press tp); Journey To Virginland, Epistle 1 by Arman Melikian (Two Harbors Press hc); and (associational) a new tp edition of Styrbiorn The Strong by E.R. Eddison (University of Minnesota Press).

Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold was #6 on the January Paperbacks bestseller list and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman was #5 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton tp list in the same issue.

Neil Gaiman's "The Case of Death and Honey" from A Study In Sherlock is a Best Short Story nominee for the Edgar Awards. His "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" was reprinted in Alien Contact, ed. Marty Halpern (Night Shade tp).

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Feb 9-12. Capricon, Wheeling, IL. GoH: Cory Doctorow, Les McClain, Steven H Silver. www.capricon.org/

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/

Apr 13-15. Constellation, Lincoln, NE. GoH: Elizabeth Bear, W.J. Hodgson, Ron Vick. (Pre-reg Deadline 3/1) http://constellationne.net/

Apr 20-22. Odyssey Con, Madison, WI GoH: Larry Niven, Steven Barnes, Kenneth Hite. (Pre-reg Deadline 4/7) http://www.oddcon.com/

May 4-6. DemiCon, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Patricia Briggs, Allen Williams, Ange & Brian Anderson (Pre-reg Deadline 4/1. http://www.demicon.org/

May 25-27. ConQuesT, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee, Gardner Dozois, Ursula Vernon, Tim Miller. (Pre-registration Deadline 2/28) http://www.conquestkc.org/

May 25-28. WisCon, Madison, WI. GoH: Andrea Hairston, Debbie Notkin. http://www.wiscon.info/

Jun 1-3. DucKon, St. Charles, IL. GoH: Robert J. Sawyer, Bedlam Bards, Ann & Dr. Bob Passovoy. www.duckon.org/

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/

Oct 19-21. Conjecture. Bloomington, MN. http://www.mnstf.org/conjecture/

Nov 9-11. WindyCon, Lombard, IL. GoH: Seanan McGuire, Amy McNally. http://www.windycon.org/

Nov 9-11. OmegaCon, Siren, WI. http://www.omegacon.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 February 2rd, 2012.