Einblatt! December 2014


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jan 10: David Wilford & Erin McKee's; Jan 24: Clay Harris'. Next Board Meeting: Jan 4.


Between 1 December and Christmas, Dreamhaven Books will be open every Wed (12N-6:30), Fri (12N-6:30, Sat (12N-6:30) & Sun (12N-5:00). FFI: http://dreamhavenbooks.com

Anniversary Sale at Uncle Hugo's & Uncle Edgar's - Fri, Nov 28-Sun, Dec 7

Inventory Reduction Sale at Uncle Hugo's & Uncle Edgar's: Fri, Dec 26-Wed, Dec 31

Daniel Panshin, a St. Paul resident, died November 17. Visitation will be Friday, December 5 from 5-8pm at St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 901 Portland Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104 An oceanographer & later an administrator in the U of MN's Center for Bioethics. He was the brother of sf writer Alexei Panshin.

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.

The Minn-StF Board is soliciting bids for FallCon 2015.

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


2: Martin McClure; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Ken Fletcher, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Scott Raun; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Emery

Publishing News

Scott Lynch's The Republic of Thieves was #3 pb and Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane was #2 tp on the November LOCUS Bestsellers list; the latter was also #3 tp on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list in the same issue.

Demonstra by Bryan Thao Worra won the "Best Full-Length Book" Elgin Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

New Eleanor Arnason collection Hidden Folk: Icelandic Fantasies (tp) now reportedly out from Many Worlds Press, which is also about to do reprints of her novels The Sword Smith; Daughter of the Bear Clan; and To The Resurrection Station.

Forthcoming title from Aqueduct Press, Prince of the Aquamarines by Louise Cavalier Levesque, is translated and introduced by Ruth Berman.

Recently published stories by Marissa K. Lingen: "Emma Goldman: A Biography for Space Aliens" in Daily SF for 20 October; "The New Girl" in Apex for 4 November; and "Boundary Waters" in Nature for 6 November.

Local Publisher: mixed story collection (some fantasies) See You in Paradise by J. Robert Lennon now out from Graywolf Press (tp).

Searchers after Horror ed. S.T. Joshi (hc, 2014) is the latest release from former local publisher Fedogan & Bremer, and is illustrated by former local Rodger Gerberding.

Allan Kornblum (1949-2014) founder of local publisher Coffee House Press (which has produced several books of sf/f interest, as did his earlier Toothpaste Press), died in St. Paul on 23 November.

Jason Glaser, "Double Jump" the first in the Lattice of Worlds Series. Independent MN author. Amazon in Kindle and print formats. (Self-Published, CreateSpace)

Sue Mason won the 2014 Rotsler Award.

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Feb 13-15, 2015. Boskone 52, Boston, MA. GoHs: Steven Brust, Charles Land & Wendy Snow-Lang, Maya & Jeff Bonhoff, Robert K. Wiener, Dave Clements, Vincent DiFate. FFI: http://www.nesfa.org/boskone/

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, Eric Flint. 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/

Oct 9-11, 2015. JOFCon Minneapolis 2015. St. Louis Park, MN. FFI: http://jofconmsp2015.blogspot.com/

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 December 25th, 2014.