Einblatt! October 2014


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Nov 1: Minn-StF Halloween, Dreampark; Nov 15: TBD


Our president Peer Dudda has 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.


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 14: Barb Jensen; 17: Andy Anda; 18: Jeff Schalles; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 25: Sue Grandys

Publishing News

Laramie Sasseville (writing as Naomi Stone)'s novella 'Shining Hope,' third in the Team Guardian series, will be released October 6th by Champagne Books.

Ursula K. Le Guin is being awarded the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Agent and anthologist Kirby McCauley, who started his career in Minnesota, died August 30th. George R.R. Martin has a memoir for him here: http://grrm.livejournal.com/382006.html

Naomi Kritzer's "The Wall" tied for best short story in the 2014 Asimov's Readers' Awards.

Neil Gaiman's The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountain was runner-up (e.g. #11) on the September Locus hc bestseller list; his The Ocean at the End of the Lane was #1 tp on the Locus list, and was #3 tp on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list in the same issue.

William Alexander's new hc novel, Ambassador, is now out from Simon & Schuster.

The July/August Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction includes two stories from Minnesota authors: "The Only Known Law" by William Alexander, and "Belly" by Haddayr Copley-Woods. Popular Science Monthly for August includes a short-short, "Icebergs," by Scott Lynch. "Magic Shop" by Neil Gaiman (a play) appears in Smoke and Mirrors, ed. Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance hc).

Neil Gaiman, upcoming: Hansel & Gretel (art by Lorenzo Mattotti, hc graphic novel from Candlewick due October); Trigger Warning (tp collection from Harper/Morrow, due February 1915); Instructions (art by Charles Vess; tp due April 2015 from Harper).

Neil Gaiman's "Click-Clack the Rattlebag" is reprinted in Mammoth Book of Best New Horror V.25 (ed SJones); his "A Lunar Labyrinth" is reprinted in Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 2014 (ed. PGuran).

Local publisher Llewellyn/Flux, tp out now: Wordless by Adrianne Stickland.

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/

Mar 6-8, 2015. MarsCon 2015. Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Robert Odegard, Richard Tatge, Dave Duca. FFI: http://marscon.org/2015

Mar 12-15, 2015. OperaCon w/ Somtow Sucharitkul. Milwaukee, WI. FFI: http://www.fijagdh.com/operacon

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)

Jul 24-26, 2015. Diversicon 23. Twin Cities, MN. GoH: Yatasha L Womack. FFI: http://diversicon.org

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 October 23rd, 2014.