Einblatt! May 2015


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: June 6 & 20, locations TBA


The new Minn-StF President is Dean Gahlon. He can be reached at president@mnstf.org.

GPS Writing Contest is accepting entries through May 15th. FFI: http://geekpartnership.org/writing-contest/

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: Joel Phillips, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Chrisi Hansen & Mike Schneider, Ann Totusek, Sidhe Brewing, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Clay Harris & Hershey Lima, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, 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, Corwin & Dee Brust, Linda Lounsbury, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz.


3: David Cargo; 8: Todd McInroy; 11: Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 24: Lydia Nickerson; 26: Liza Furr; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News

Ruth Berman has two poems, "Finding Aliens" and "The Words of Mars," in the March Tales of the Talisman.

Alan DeNiro's story "The Wolf and Saint Carnival of Joy" appeared in the March Bourbon Penn (#10).

Neil Gaiman has a poem, "Kissing Song," in the first issue of Uncanny Magazine (Nov/Dec 2014).

Naomi Kritzer's story "The Good Son" was published in Lightspeed for March 2015.

Benjamin Percy, The Dead Lands (novel; Grand Central hc, 2015; also UK hc Hodder & Stoughton); Grand Central also did pb reprint of his Red Moon

Bruce Schneier, Data and Goliath (nonficton; Norton hc/eb, 2015)

Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane is #3 on the April Locus Trade Paperback Bestsellers list, and his Trigger Warning is #1 hardcover on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list in the same issue.

David M. Higgins is a member of the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award jury.

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May 1-3. DemiCon, Des Moines, IA. GoHs: Jim C. Hines, Megan Lara, Michelle Clark. FFI: http://www.demicon.org/

May 22-24. ConQuest, Kansas City, MO. GoHs: Brandon Sanderson, Nene Thomas, George R. R. Martin, Mark Oshiro. FFI: http://www.conquestkc.org/

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

May 22-25. WisCon, Madison, WI. GoHs: Alaya Dawn Johnson, Kim Stanley Robinson. FFI: http://www.wiscon.info/

Jun 26-28. Fourth Street Fantasy, St. Louis Park, MN. www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2015/

Jul 2-5. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Wesley Chu, Nicole Dubus, Chad Frey, Charlotte Fullerton, Lee Harris, Jennifer Ouellette, Gordon Smuder, Toni Weisskopf, Bryan Thao Worra. FFI: http://www.convergence-con.org/

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

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

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

Oct 16-18. ICON, Cedar Rapids, IA. GoHs: David Gerrold, Sara Clemens, Ann Leckie, Kalli McCandless. FFI: http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Oct 23-25. Arcana, St. Paul, MN. GoH: Catherine Lundoff. FFI: http://arcanacon.com/

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

Mar 25-27, 2016. Minicon 51. GoHs: Seanan McGuire, Sara Butcher Burrier. Registration: Adults, $40 to 2/29/16; Student, $20 to 2/29/16; Kid, $10 to 2/29/16; Supporting: $15. FFI: http://mnstf.org/minicon51/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin, Lydia Nickerson, Scott Raun, Matt Strait & Ann Totusek - 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 May 28th, 2015.