Einblatt! September 2014


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meeting: Oct 4, Irene & Scott Raun’s; Oct 18, cancelled in favor of METHODCon unless someone really wants to host it.


Ellen Kuhfeld reports I'm not dead yet. Actually, I'm doing quite well. It was a strenuous surgery. First time I've ever been stapled back together - I hope the collating party assembled everything in the right order. I spent about a month in hospital and rehab, but I've been home for some time now. I feel quite back to normal, though I do still have to recover some energy.

MN Book Awards is accepting applications for judges through 12 Sept. See http://thefriends.org/events/mnba/nominations-applications/judge-application/ for more info.

The GPS Great Geek Garage Sale will be Sept 20. Watch http://geekpartnership.org for donation drop-off times.

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.

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


4: Kevin Austin; 5: Sharon Kahn; 8: Louie Bucklin; 12: Jean Mornard; 17: Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 20: David Schroth; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 25: T.J. Neumiller; 26: Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin; 30: Jon Singer

Publishing News

Ruth Berman, poem "Science fiction (with apologies to Marianne Moore's 'Poetry')", Dreams and Nightmares, May 2014.

Eleanor Arnason's "Knapsack Poem," was reprinted in the hardcopy version of Lightspeed #49 (the "Women Destroy Science Fiction!" issue)

Emma Bull's "De La Tierra" was reprinted in Lightspeed #50

Terry Garey's poems "Elephants in the Alley" and "Cave Discovery" appeared in the July 2014 issue of The Cascadia Subduction Zone, along with a long article by Mark Rich: "Imaginary Junctions: On Terry A. Garey and Speculative Poetry"

Lois McMaster Bujold's Falling Free was this year's Prometheus Award (Libertarian Futurist Society) "Hall of Fame" winner

Clifford Simak's "Rule 18" was the Winner of the 1939 Retro Hugo for Best Novelette

Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane was #3 trade pb on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton bestsellers list, as reported in the August Locus.

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


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)

Aug 19-23, 2015. Sasquan, Worldcon 2015. Spokane, WA. FFI: http://sasquan.org/

Aug 17-21, 2016. MidAmeriCon II, Worldcon 2016. FFI: http://midamericon2.org/

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

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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 September 25th, 2014.