Einblatt! August 2012


Advance Warning

Minn-Stf Meetings: Sept 1, Dreampark; Sept 15, Linda Lounsbury’s


Brit Con has moved in Time & Space. It is now Memorial Day weekend of 2013 at the Double Tree Park Place in St. Louis Park. See http://www.britconmn.org for more info.

Rune Lives! See the request for contributions at http://mnstf.org/Rune

Videos on the Eaton Collection at UC Riverside, the world’s largest, publicly-accessible science fiction and fantasy collection, are available at http://www.youtube.com/uctvprime

SF Anthology Project on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1221138915/alien-gods-card-foster-haldeman-rusch-barnes-steel

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Bill Christ, Carole Vandal, Hershey Lima, & Patricia Zetalumen. Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Corwin & Dee Brust, Becca & Graham Leathers, Irene & Scott Raun, Emily Stewart & Aaron Vander Giessen, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Linda Lounsbury, Josh More & Bonnie Somdahl, Clay Harris, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Kevin Austin & Laurel Krahn.


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

Wizard's Tower Press will be publishing eBook editions of Lyda Morehouse's four AngelLink novels (Archangel Protocol and its sequels).

Terry A. Garey's Joy of Home Winemaking will have its first eBook edition from HarperCollins in late July.

Extreme Hazard, a licensed Thunderbirds novel by Joan Marie Verba, won the 2012 Scribe Award in the Young Adult category.

Jack Zipes' The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films is a Mythopoeic Award nominee in the Scholarship in Myth and Fantasy Studies category

"Changes" by Neil Gaiman has been reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (tp, ed. Kane & O'Regan)

"The Case of Death and Honey" by Neil Gaiman won the 2012 Locus Poll for "Best Short Story" (and his "And Weep Like Alexander" finished 6th). Other results for locals or ex-locals include Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede (#9 Young Adult Book); "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" by Kij Johnson and "The Ice Owl" by Carolyn Ives Gilman (#2 and #8 Novella); and "My Husband Steinn" by Eleanor Arnason (#20 Novelette).

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Aug 3-5. Diversicon 20. Twin Cities Hotel St Paul. Best Western Bandana Square. FFI: http://www.diversicon.org

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

Oct 19-21. Anime Fusion. Bloomington, MN. FFI: www.animefusion.net/home/

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/

Mar 29-31, 2013. Minicon 48, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Julie Czernada, Richard Tatge. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon48/

May 24-26, 2013. Brit Con MN. Double Tree Park Place. St. Louis Park, MN. http://www.britconmn.org

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

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Beth Friedman, Dean Gahlon, Hershey Lima, 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.org

PRINT FANDOM LIVES! Stipple-Apa is a healthy general-interest publication with members in six 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 Aug 23rd, 2012.