Einblatt! March 2014


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meeting: Apr 5, TBD


Official Minn-StF Announcements:

By-Law Amendments:
The following shall be added to By-Law II

7. The society shall have an anti-harassment policy, applicable to meetings of members, that has been approved by the board of directors, and shall publish that policy on a web page that is prominently linked to from the main page of the society's web site, and shall be available in printed form at meetings of members.
The following shall be added to By-Law VI
7. Each convention, as defined above, to be held shall have an anti-harassment policy that has been approved by the board of directors, and shall publish that policy on a web page that is prominently linked to from the convention's main page, and in convention publications as appropriate.

Host Right of Exclusion Policy:

While it is true that all sentient beings are eligible for Minn-stf membership, most Minn-stf meetings take place at the private houses of members, rather than in public space. There are circumstances where, for one reason or another, other members are not welcome at some members' houses. Minn-stf is choosing to recognize that this situation exists, as opposed to only hosting meetings at places where the hosts have a completely open door policy. In such a situation where a member is not welcome in a host's house, said member shall be allowed to use the sign-in book to sign in, and such a signature shall be deemed as attendance for voting purposes. It is expected that meeting hosts will use discretion in applying such an exclusion. It is the host's responsibility to inform anyone being excluded, the host may request a board member to serve as go-between if desired.

This policy shall not apply to meetings held in public spaces.

Minn-StF Anti-Harassment Policy:
Anyone who is interested in writing, or in the exact wording of, the Minn-StF Anti-Harassment, please contact Scott Raun, sraun@fireopal.org

Other Announcements:

The Minn-StF Picnic will be Saturday, July 19th, starting at 12N.

# - 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.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: : Josh More, Irene & Scott Raun, Shaun Kelly, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Clay Harris, Ann Totusek & Kelly James, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Corwin & Dee Brust, Linda Lounsbury, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Liz Fish, Bill Christ, Beth Friedman, Emily Stewart & Aaron Vander Giessen, Rachel Kronick & Eric Forste, Joel Phillips, Mark Richards.


9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder, 31: Seven Anderson

Publishing News

Eric M. Heideman and Roy C. Booth's parodic novel Raiders of the Seventh Planet is due out later in 2014 from Harren Press.

PMF Johnson, "Golfing on the Moon," a poem in the March 2014 Asimov's

Neil Gaiman, "Down to a Sunless Sea," to be reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year, V.6 (ed. Ellen Datlow; Night Shade tp)

Eleanor Arnason's Big Mama Stories made the "Honor List" for the 2014 Tiptree Award.

Eleanor Arnason, "Kormak the Lucky," and Alan De Niro, "The Wildfires of Antarctica," will be reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2014 (ed. Rich Horton; Prime tp)

Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a Nebula ballot finalist for Best Novel of 2013.

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


Apr 17½-20. Minicon 49, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Catherynne M. Valente, Janny Wurts & Don Maitz. Adult $40, Student $20, Kid (6-12) $10, Supporting $15 until 17 March. FFI: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon49/

May 16-18. CONsoleRoom. Bloomington, MN. FFI: http://console-room.mpls.cx/

May 23-25, Brit Con MN, St Louis Park, MN. GoHs: Martin Powell, Fastner & Larson, Steve Roberts. FFI: http://www.britconmn.org

June 20-22. Fourth Street Fantasy, St. Louis Park, MN. Adult: $65 (though May 31); child: $30 http://www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2014/

Jul 17-20. Detcon 1 (NASFIC). Detroit, MI. FFI: http://detcon1.org/

Jul 25-27. Diversicon 22. GoHs; Carolyn Ives Gilman, Terry A. Garey. Best Western Bandana Square, St Paul. FFI: http://www.diversicon.org/

Aug 14-18. Loncon 3. London, England. FFI: http://www.loncon3.org/

Apr 2-5, 2015. Minicon 50, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Jane Yolen, Larry Niven, Brandon Sanderson, Adam Stemple & Tom Doherty. FFI: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon50/

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

Einblatt from July 95 to date is on the web at www.mnstf.org/einblatt/. Einblatt is distributed via e-mailing-list - sign up at the website (here). The Dead-tree Einblatt is available by subscription. Cost is $10, payable by check mailed to the Minn-StF PO Box, check or cash handed to YrHumbleEinblattEd (as of December 2009, Scott Raun), or PayPal to webmaster@minicon.org.

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 March 27th, 2014.