Einblatt! December 2012


Advance Warning

Minn-Stf Meetings: Minn-StF Meetings: Jan 5: maybe?; Jan 19: TBD


LoneStarCon3 is selling Attending Memberships for $170 through 12M on December 2nd.

Uncle Edgar's & Uncle Hugo's. Anniversary Sale - Fri, Nov 30 - Sun, Dec 9. 2864 Chicago Ave S, Mpls. FFI: 612-824-6347, unclehugo@aol.com

Uncle Edgar's & Uncle Hugo's. Inventory Reduction Sale - Wed, Dec 26 - Mon, Dec 31. 2864 Chicago Ave S, Mpls. FFI: 612-824-6347, unclehugo@aol.com

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Beth Friedman, Irene & Scott Raun, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, 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, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Josh More & Bonnie Somdahl, Clay Harris.


2: Martin McClure; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Ken Fletcher, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Scott Raun; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Emery

Publishing News

Eleanor Arnason, article "Me and Science Fiction" online at 19 Nov. Strange Horizons: http://tinyurl.com/ckrulvx

Neil Gaiman, poem "Witch Work" in Under My Hat (Random hc, ed. Jonathan Strahan)

Former local Kij Johnson: story "Mantis Wives" in the August Clarkesworld; reprint of "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" in Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (Prime tp, ed. Ekaterina Sedia)

Neil Gaiman, "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar," reprinted in The Book of Cthulhu II (ed. Ross Lokhart; Night Shade tp)

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was #4 audiobook bestseller as listed in the November Locus

Eleanor Arnason, "Ace 167" in Lightspeed - http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/ace-167/

William Alexander's Goblin Secrets won the 2012 National Book Award in the "Young People's Literature" category

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


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 Dec 20th, 2012.