Einblatt! October 2015


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Nov 5: cancelled in favor of Oct 31; Nov 21: TBD.


The Minn-StF Board is soliciting bids for a FallCon for 2016.

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: Irene & Scott Raun, Liz Fish, 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, Emily Stewart & Aaron Vander Giessen, 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.


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 14: Barb Jensen; 17: Andy Anda; 18: Jeff Schalles; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 25: Sue Grandys

Publishing News

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman was #7 hc on the September Locus Bestsellers list.

Eleanor Arnason: tp/eb collection, Twelve Examples of Hwarhath Fiction, now rescheduled for May 2016 by Aqueduct Press. Eleanor also wrote the introduction to Pamela Sargent's recent Wildside Press collection Puss in D.C. and Other Stories.

Ruth Berman has translated and edited the tp collection Trilby The Crumb Fairy by Charles Nodier (Black Coat Press, 2015).

Lois McMaster Bujold: tp reissues are scheduled from Baen for Barrayar (Jan) and The Warrior's Apprentice (May).

Another hc reprint of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman (and Terry Pratchett) is due November from Orion/Gollancz (UK).

Neil Gaiman's "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back" is reprinted in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hc; guest editor Joe Hill); additionally, Eleanor Arnason's "The Scrivener" is cited in its honorable mentions listing

Carolyn Ives Gilman: tp reprint of Dark Orbit is scheduled by Tor for May 2016.

Saturn Run, by former Minnesotan John Sandford and frequent MN visitor Ctein, is out in hc from Penguin/Putnam

Clifford D. Simak, all eb from Open Road Media, Oct-Nov: reprints of novels A Choice Of Gods; Fellowship Of The Talisman; Goblin Reservation; A Heritage Of Stars; Highway Of Eternity; Mastodonia; Our Children's Children; Project Pope; Special Deliverance; and Time And Again; and new collections The Big Front Yard; The Ghost Of A Model T; The Grotto Of The Dancing Deer; I Am Crying All Inside; New Folks' Home; And No Life Of Their Own

Local publishers (all tp, due Sept-Nov): Carolrhoda Lab: The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton & Brenna Yovanoff; Graywolf Press: The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth; Llewellyn/Flux: Hardwired by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie, and The Last Faerie Queen by Chelsea Pitcher

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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, 2016. Fourth Street Fantasy, St. Louis Park, MN. www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2016/

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

Aug 9-13, 2017. Worldcon 75. Helsinki, Finland. GoHs: John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, Walter Jon WilliamsFFI: http://www.worldcon.fi/

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 October 22nd, 2015.