Einblatt! June 2013


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: July 6, cancelled in favor of Convergence; July 20, Minn-StF Picnic, Minnehaha Falls


# - Minn-StF Meetings start at 2pm, but there are rarely a lot of people showing up before 4pm. The business meeting will typically be between 5-6pm. This is a change from last month’s change of the standard start time.

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

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Rachel Kronick & Eric Forste, Linda Lounsbury, Joel Phillips, Ann Totusek & Kelly James, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Irene & Scott Raun, Mark Richards, Patricia Zetelumen, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Clay Harris, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Beth Friedman, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Bill Christ, Carole Vandal, Hershey Lima.


5: Erik Elmshauser; 8: Rebecca Strait, 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Sybil Smith; 16: Roscoe Bendtsen; 17: Eleanor Marian Strait; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 30: Erin Lorenz

Publishing News

Laramie Sasseville (as Naomi Stone) publications - from Champagne Book Group: Sweet Mercy, Dec 2012; Spirited, Apr 2013; from Lyrical Press, Wonder Guy, June, 2013.

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold is a 2013 Hugo nominee for Best Novel; "Mantis Wives" by ex-local Kij Johnson is a Best Short Story nominee. Bujold's Falling Free is a finalist for the 2013 Prometheus (Libertarian) Hall of Fame Award.

Kij Johnson will be the editor of the Nebula Awards Showcase 2014. Her "Schrodinger’s Cathouse" has been reprinted in the first issue of new sf magazine Galaxy's Edge, and alternate versions of her story "Spar" appear in online magazine Clarkesworld #79, both as text and as a podcast.

Neal Gaiman has a new poem, "House," on the Tor.com website; his "The Case of Death and Honey" is reprinted in Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (ed. Paula Guran; Prime tp, 2013).

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Jun 21-23. 4th Street Fantasy Convention. Spring Hill Suites, Marriott, St Louis 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. 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: Kevin Austin, Beth Friedman, Dean Gahlon, Hershey Lima and Scott Raun. 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 Sunday 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 June 27th, 2012.