Einblatt! February 2013


Advance Warning

Minn-Stf Meetings: Mar 2, TBD; Voting Meeting Mar 16, Dream Park


The Minn-StF Picnic will be July 20th, starting at 12N.

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


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

Eleanor Arnason has a Hwarhath story, "Holmes Sherlock," in the November 2012 Eclipse Online.

Forthcoming Books:

William Alexander, Goblin Secrets, tp reprint due March from Simon & Schuster/McElderry

Steven Brust (with Skyler White), The Incrementalists, September hc from Tor

Lois McMaster Bujold, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, tp reprint due from Baen in September

MaryJanice Davidson, due from Berkley Sensation: Undead And Underwater, tp in March; Undead And Unsure, hc in August

Neil Gaiman: another pb reprint of American Gods (Feb); tp anthology Unnatural Creatures edited by NG, May; The Ocean At The End Of The Lane (hc) June; Fortunately, The Milk (ya hc), September; all from Harper

Scott Lynch, The Republic Of Thieves, currently rescheduled for July (UK Orion/Gollancz hc)

Adam Stemple (both with Jane Yolen and from Penguin): B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy), ya hc March; The Hostage Prince, ya hc June

Local Publisher -- Bethany House: The Hero's Lot by Patrick W. Carr; King by R.J. Larson; Dragonwitch by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, all July, all tp

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


Feb 7-10. Capricon, Wheeling, IL. GoH: Daniel H. Wilson, Karen Ann Hollingsworth, Helen Montgomery http://www.capricon.org/

Feb 15-17. Con of the North. Holiday Inn St. Paul East. http://www.conofthenorth.org/

Mar 1-3. MarsCon 2013, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington, MN. http://marscon.org/2013/index.php

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

April 12-14. Odyssey Con, Madison, WI. (Pre-reg Deadline Mar 23.) www.odysseycon.org/

April 19-21. Constellation, Lincoln, NE. GoH: Connie Willis, Tara Ruepling (Pre-reg Deadline Mar 1.) http://constellationne.net/

April 26-28. OmegaCon, Siren, WI. (Pre-reg Deadline Mar 15.) http://www.omegacon.org/

May 3-5. DemiCon, Des Moines, IA. GoH: David Weber, Scott Ross, Mitch & Mary Thompson (Pre-reg Deadline Apr 1, Hotel Reservation Deadline Apr 12.) http://www.demicon.org/

May 17-19. Keycon Winnipeg, MB CA

May 24-26. ConQuest 44, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Patrick Rothfuss, Chris Garcia, Patricia C. Wrede, John Picacio, Teresa Nielsen Hayden http://conquestkc.org/

May 24-27. BayCon, Santa Clara, CA. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold, Chris and John O'Halloran http://www.baycon.org/2013/

May 24-27. WisCon, Madison, WI. GoH: Joan Slonczewski, Jo Walton http://www.wiscon.info/

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

Jun 21-23. 4th Street Fantasy Convention. Spring Hill Suites, Marriott, St Lous Park, MN. www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2013/

Jun 28-30. DucKon, Wheeling, IL. GoH: Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Bill Higgins, Cheryl Storm, Lee Darrow (Pre-reg Deadline May 15.) http://www.duckon.org/

Jul 4-7. CONvergence 2013. Doubletree by Hilton, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Charlie Jane Anders, Lou Anders, Caitlin Blackwood, Bill Corbett, Paul Cornell, James Moran, Kevin Murphy, John Picacio, Melinda Snodgrass (Pre-reg Deadline May 15.) http://convergence-con.org/

Aug 2-4. Diversicon, St. Paul, MN GoH: Jack McDevitt (Pre-reg Deadlines Mar 15/Jul 14.) http://www.diversicon.org/

Aug 29-Sept 2. 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).

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