Einblatt! July 2014


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Aug 2, Liz Fish;s; Aug 16: Irene & Scott Raun’s


Ellen Kuhfeld has cancer of the right kidney and had surgery on Friday, June 27th.

Our new president is Peer Dudda. He set up an e-mail address specifically for his duties - MNstf_Prez@comcast.net.

The Minn-StF Board has been informed that Joel and Matt have no interest in running Minicon 51. As such, we are soliciting bids to run Minicon 51. Bids should include enough budget to allow for rates to be set so as to allow for memberships to be purchased at Minicon 50, a timeline of events for the year, and qualifications of the Chair / Co-Chairs and any other currently known committee members.

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


1: Corwin Brust; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Tesla Aldrich; 10: Judy Rosenberg; 12: Benjamin Cox; 17: Floyd Henderson; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson

Publishing News

MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unsure (Berkley Sensation pb reprint) out now

Neil Gaiman: Hansel & Gretel (graphic novel, art by Lorenzo Mattotti, hc due October from Candlewick); The Graveyard Book (another tp reprint, September from HarperCollins)

Carl Jacobi, Carl Jacobi, massive hc collection from Centipede Press, out now

Kij Johnson (ed), Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 (Prometheus/Pyr tp/eb) out now (it also contains an article, "How to Read Gene Wolfe," by Neil Gaiman)

Bryan Thao Worra won the 2013 Strange Horizons Readers' Poll in poetry for "Full Metal Hanuman" and Eleanor Arnason finished fourth in that poll in the "Columns" category.

Neil Gaiman's audiobook of The Ocean at the End of the Lane was a finalist for the 2014 Audies in "Narration by the Author" category

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, is on final ballot for Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

William Alexander, Ghoulish Song, is on final ballot for Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature

The September Analog includes stories by Naomi Kritzer ("Artifice") and by Marissa K. Lingen and Alec Austin ("Calm"). Lingen also has a story ("The Salt Path") in the June Apex and one ("Maxwell's Demon Went Down to Georgia") in Nature Futures for 4 June 2014.

Elise Matthesen, "Reporting Harassment at a Convention: A First-Hand How To" is an article in Wiscon Chronicles v8 (Aqueduct Press tp, 2014)

LOCAL PUBLISHERS: Coffee House Press: How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales by Kate Bernheimer (tp/eb collection due August); Llewellyn (all tp, out now): Shinobi by Cole Gibsen; Hero Worship by Christopher Long; Resurrection by Amy Carol Reeves; and The Drowned Forest by Kristopher Reisz

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


Jul 3-6. Convergence 2014. GoHs: Amy Berg, Emma Bull, C. Robert Cargill, Sarah Clemens, Matthew Ebel, Greg Guler, Scott Lynch, Frank Paur, Marina Sirtis, Greg Weisman. Bloomington, MN. www.convergence-con.org/

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/

Oct 10-12. METHOD Con 2. Bloomington, MN. FFI: http://mnstf.org/methodcon2/

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/

May 22-24, 2015. MantiCon 2015, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: David Weber, Timothy Zahn. FFI: http://www.manticon.org/

June 26-28, 2015. Fourth Street Fantasy, St. Louis Park, MN. www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2015/ (I assume)

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Beth Friedman, Dean Gahlon, Lydia Nickerson, Scott Raun & Matt Strait - 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 July 24th, 2014.