Einblatt! August 2015


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Sept 5 & 19, Locations TBD


William Ketter performs the title role in The Windmill Company show "Bartleby: A Musical." Based on the Melville story "Bartleby the Scrivener." Part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, five performances from 7/30 to 8/8, at the Mixed Blood Theater. http://fringefestival.org/show/?id=20150459

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


3: Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 6: Curtis Gibson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 9: Bob Berlien, Karen Schaffer; 11: Nate Bucklin; 16: Joyce Maetta Odum, Tony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 19: Hershey Lima; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns

Publishing News

Ruth Berman recently had poems published - "Herschel Harmony" in Eye to the Telescope, #16, April 2015 (ed. Diane Severson, http://eyetothetelescope.com/), and "Siren Song" & "Venus Pyrites", Illumen, Spring 2015, & "The Turvy Mirrors", Outposts of Beyond, Vol. 3 #1, July 2015.

Eleanor Arnason's "The Scrivener" is reprinted in both Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Vol. 9 (Solaris; ed. Jonathan Strahan) and The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015 (Prime Books; ed. Rich Horton).

The ebook version (only) of Lightspeed #62 (July 2015) includes reprints of "Dapple" by Eleanor Arnason and an excerpt from Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman.

Locus Bestsellers list in the July issue include Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman (#2 hc), which is also #8 hc on the B&N/B.Dalton list in the same issue.

The audio version of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book won 2015 Audie Awards in three categories.

2015 Locus POLL results involving locals and ex-locals include Hawk by Steven Brust (#13 Fantasy Novel); "A Year and a Day in Old Theradane" by Scott Lynch (#4 Novelette); and "The Scrivener" by Eleanor Arnason (#23 Short Story). Additionally, The Art of Neil Gaiman ed. Hayley Campbell was #2 Art Book.

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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/

Jun 17-19. Fourth Street Fantasy, St. Louis Park, MN. www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2016/

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 August 27th, 2015.