Einblatt! June 2015


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: July 4 - cancelled in favor of Convergence; July 18 - Minn-StF Picnic


Used Book Sale at Uncle Hugo's & Uncle Edgar's: Fri, May 29-Sun, Jun 7.

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

# - 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: Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Joel Phillips, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Chrisi Hansen & Mike Schneider, Ann Totusek, Sidhe Brewing, Clay Harris & Hershey Lima, 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.


Erik Elmshauser; 8: Rebecca Strait, 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Sybil Smith; 16: Roscoe Bendtsen; 17: Eleanor Marian Strait; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 30: Erin Lorenz

Publishing News

Eternity's Wheel by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves is now out as a HarperCollins hc.

Naomi Kritzer's story "Wind" appeared in the April issue of Apex (online).

Carolyn Ives Gilman's "The Invisible Hand Rolls the Dice" was reprinted in the April Lightspeed (online).

Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning was #1 hc on the May Locus Bestsellers list; his American Gods was #4 pb and The Ocean at the End of the Lane #4 tp. Additionally Trigger Warning was #2 on the Barnes & Noble list in the same issue, and the audio version of The Ocean at the End of the Lane was #14 on the audible.com (fantasy) list.

All of Clifford Simak's short fiction and at least 18 of his novels will be coming out in digital editions from Open Road Media, edited and with introductions by Dave Wixon.

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century, an anthology of criticism ed. by Tara Prescott, is out in tp and eBook from McFarland.

The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell is a Locus Award finalist in the "Art Book" category.

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


Jun 19-21. World War Brick Minneapolis - displays created by LEGO enthusiasts (mainly in historical themes, but also a smattering of science fiction and other subjects). Public Exhibit Advance Ticket - $10.00 (for the merely curious; on Saturday & Sunday 10a-4p), Weekend Pass $75. http://worldwarbrick.com/minneapolis-2015/

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 June 25th, 2015.