Einblatt! July 2015


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Aug 1, Irene & Scott Raun’s; Aug 15, TBA.


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

GPS is accepting donations for the Great Geek Garage Sale in September. FFI: http://www.geekpartnership.org/donation-page/fund-raising/great-geek-garage-sale/

# - 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, Chrisi Hansen & Mike Schneider, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Joel Phillips, 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.


1: Corwin Brust; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Tesla Aldrich; 10: Judy Rosenberg; 12: Benjamin Cox; 17: Floyd Henderson; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson

Publishing News

Eleanor Arnason tp/eb collection, Twelve Examples of Hwarhath Fiction, is scheduled for December by Aqueduct Press.

Lois McMaster Bujold hc novel, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, scheduled by Baen for February 2016

MaryJanice Davidson novel, Undead and Unforgiven, due as October hc from Berkley

Neil Gaiman: hc reprint of Chu's First Day of School (HarperFestival) is now out.

Naomi Kritzer's latest Seastead story, "The Silicon Curtain," appears in the July/August 2015 Magazine of F&SF.

Marissa Lingen: "Out of the Rose Hills" is in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #173 (May 2015) and "Potential Side Effects May Include" (with Alec Austin) is in the July/August 2015 Analog.

Clifford Simak: first eb reprints from Open Road due in July are All Flesh Is Grass; City; Enchanted Pilgrimage; Out Of Their Minds; Shakespeare's Planet; Time Is The Simplest Thing; Way Station; and The Werewolf Principle. Simak eb collections due October from Open Road are: The Big Front Yard; The Ghost of a Model T; and I Am Crying All Inside

Scott Lynch, tp omnibus Gentleman Bastard Sequence, due March 2016 from Orion (UK)

LOCAL PUBLISHERS: Coffee House tp/eb collection The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far by Quintan Ana Wikswo (June); LLEWELLYN tp novels Zeroboxer by Fiona Lee; Avalon Rising by Kathryn Rose; and Mania by J.R. Johansson should all be out by July

Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning was #1 hc on the June Locus Bestsellers list; it was also #4 hc on the B&N/B.Dalton list in the same issue.

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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/

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/

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

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 July 23rd, 2015.