Einblatt! October 2012


Advance Warning

Minn-Stf Meetings: Nov 3, TBA; Nov 17, Beth Friedman's


GPS will be having a Haunted House October 26th-28th at the Event Horizon, Room 135. FFI: http://beta.geekpartnership.org/wp/haunted-house/

I apologize to Patricia Zetelumen for misspelling her name in recent Einblatts.

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


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

Hugo Awards include Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife (written by Neil Gaiman) as Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) and "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" (by Kij Johnson) as Best Novella; "The Ice Owl" by Carolyn Ives Gilman was also a novella nominee.

Mythopoeic Awards include The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films (by Jack Zipes) for Scholarship in Myth and Fantasy Studies

Neil Gaiman, new stories "Witch War" in Under My Hat (ed JStrahan; Random House hc) and "The Man Who Forgot Bradbury," in Shadow Show (ed SWeller & MCastle; Morrow hc); reprints of "And Weep Like Alexander" in Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012 (ed RHorton, Prime tp) and in Year's Best SF 17 (ed. DHartwell/KCramer, Harper pb)

Carolyn Ives Gilman, reprints of "The Ice Owl" in Year's Best Science Fiction: 29th Annual (ed GDozois; St.Martin's hc/tp) and in Year's Best SF 17; also released as an eBook from Arc Manor

Kij Johnson, reprints of "The Man Who Bridged the Mist," in the Horton 2012 Best and in the Dozois 29th BEST, and of "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" in Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (ed ESedia, Prime tp)

Marissa Lingen, "Blood Man Calls the Whale" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #53

Susan Sizemore: Black Snow (Living Dead Girl) due from Prime in February and Blood2blood from Ace in May

Neil Gaiman: Chu's Day (with Adam Rex) due January; The Silver Dream due May; and a reprint of Interworld (with Michael Reaves) also due May, all from HarperCollins

Jo Walton's Among Others won the best fantasy novel British Fantasy Award.

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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/

Aug 14-18, 2014. Loncon 3. London, England. FFI: http://www.loncon3.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 Oct 25th, 2012.