Einblatt! May 2012


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: June 2 & 16; Picnic, July 14th.


CoA: Neil Rest, 1728 W. Juneway Ter., Chicago IL 60626-1014

GPS Team Trivia Challenge May 5th. FFI: http://geekpartnership.org/evt_triviaChallenge.htm

GPS 14th Annual Writing Contest deadline May 15th. FFI: http://geekpartnership.org/evt_writingContest.htm

Art-a-Whirl - 12M 5/18 to 12M 5/20. NE Mpls.

Steampunk Delusions at Open Eye Figure Theater, Apr 17 - May 12. FFI: http://www.hardcovertheater.org/wordpress/?page_id=122, http://englishscrimshaw.com/future-amusements.html

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: 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, Irene & Scott Raun, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Kevin Austin & Laurel Krahn, Bill Christ, Beth Friedman.


3: David Cargo; 8: Todd McInroy; 11: Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 24: Lydia Nickerson; 26: Liza Furr; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News

Alan DeNiro, "The Flowering Ape," short story in June 2012 Asimov's.

Citiscape II: The Twin Cities (2012 tp from Onyx Neon Press) is an anthology of original sf stories by Minnesota authors. We missed listing Citiscape I: The Twin Cities (also an Onyx Neon Press tp) back in 2010.

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


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

May 4-6. CoreCon. Moorhead, MN. GoHs: S.M. Stirling, Michelle Bredeson, Kevin Lenagh, Lovern Kindzierski. www.fargocorecon.org/index.html

May 25-27. ConQuesT, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee, Gardner Dozois, Ursula Vernon, Tim Miller. 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. GoHs: Sophie Aldred, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, Lyda Morehouse, Sharyn November, Tamora Pierce, Ruth Thompson. (Pre-reg Deadline 5/15) 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/

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/

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.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 May 24th, 2012.