Einblatt! January 2016


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: 1st & 2nd Board Nominations. Presumably Feb 6 & 20, Locations TBD. One will probably be the Pool Party.


KIJ Johnson Interview - http://news.ku.edu/2015/12/03/professors-sci-fi-stories-go-international

Uncle Hugo's Inventory Reduction Sale - Dec 26-31.

Minn-StF is resurrecting the Quartermaster position, and trying to generate a list of everything we own. Joel Phillips has accepted the position, and will be organizing an inventory of the storage locker. If you have any items owned by Minn-StF in your possession, please let Joel know at the e-mail address quartermaster@mnstf.org.

The MidAmeriCon II Hugo Base Contest is open. Entries due by 18 January 2016. http://midamericon2.org/hugo-base-contest/

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


1: Peggy O’Neill; 2: Don Blyly, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 14: Lisa Sanders; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 24: John Houghton, Katie Krantz; 30: Linda Lounsbury.

Publishing News

SF fan and fanzine editor Doug Hoylman, 72, who was a long-time active Minneapa member (and a multi-time American Crossword Puzzle tournament winner) died in Washington D.C. on November 2nd.

SF/F artist (notably for his early 1950s Weird Tales covers) Jon Arfstrom died in Anoka on December 2nd; he was 87.

Lois McMaster Bujold, "Penric's Demon," eb novella has been out from Spectrum since July (but we'd missed listing it).

Marissa K. Lingen's "Points of Origin" appeared on Tor.com for November; her "Empty Monuments" (with Alec Austin) was published in the 2015 FableCroft (Australian) anthology Insert Title Here (ed. Tehani Wessely).

LOCAL PUBLISHERS: Coffee House Press: Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel (tp and eb collection); Buzz & Roar: Illusion by Christa Yelich-Koth (tp novel).

David W. Wixon has a brief article on "Editing The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak" in Black Gate (online) for December 10th, 2015.

Patricia Wrede's Dealing With Dragons and its three sequels have new tp editions out from Houghton Mifflin.

Eleanor Arnason's "Ruins" will appear in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois).

Naomi Kritzer's "Cat Pictures Please" will appear in both The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasty, 2016 (ed. Rich Horton) and in The Best Science Fiction Of The Year - Volume 1 (ed. Neil Clarke); her "So Much Cooking" will also be reprinted in the Clarke volume.

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere: Author's Prefered Text was #10 hc on the B&N/B. Dalton bestsellers list in the November Locus, and Saturn Run, by John Sandford and Ctein, was #3 on that list in the December issue, where Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane was #3 on the tp list.

Neil Gaiman, signed/limited/boxed ed of The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains is now out from HarperCollinsMorrow, with mp3-cd and other extras.

Neil Gaiman's "Click-Clack the Rattlebag" was reprinted in Ghostly, (ed. Audrey Niffenegger; Simon & Schster hc; also Random UK hc), and his "The Case of Death and Honey" in Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (ed Otto Penzler; Random hc/tp).

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Mar 4-6. Marscon “Parallel Dimensions”. GoHs: William Morgan Sheppard, Christine Mitzuk, Ruth Berman, Christopher R. Mihm, Eric Wile, The great Luke Ski, Dave Brown, Dave Duca, Michael Glielmi, Ann Neubauer. FFI: http://marscon.org/2016/

Mar 25-27. 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. MidAmeriCon II, Worldcon 2016. FFI: http://midamericon2.org/

Oct 7-9. Gaylaxicon 2016. St. Louis Park, MN. GoHs: Eleanor Arneson, Zack Karlsson, David Maxine, Eric Shanower, David Gaider. FFI: http://www.gaylaxicon2016.org/

Aug 9-13, 2017. Worldcon 75. Helsinki, Finland. GoHs: John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, Walter Jon Williams. FFI: 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).

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