Einblatt! February 2016


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Mar 12, Voting Meeting, Dreampark


2016 Hugo Nominations are open. FFI: http://midamericon2.org/the-hugo-awards/hugo-nominations/

GPS Writing Contest is open through May 15. FFI: http://www.geekpartnership.org/programs/writing-contest/

GPS Pirate Cruise Fundraiser, June 4. FFI: http://www.geekpartnership.org/events/pirate-cruise/

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.


5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, Shelly Belsky; 8: Kathy Grantham; 11: Page Appelbaum; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl

Publishing News

Lois McMaster Bujold, reprints due of Penric's Demon (Subterranean hc, May) and The Vor Game (Baen tp, September)

Neil Gaiman reprints upcoming: Eternity's Wheel (with Reeves & Reeves; HarperTeen tp April & Subterranean hc May; Chu's Day At The Beach (w/Adam Rex; HarperFestival hc, May); Neverwhere (tp) and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (pb), both due June from HarperCollinsMorrow; Odd And The Frost Giants (Bloomsbury UK hc, September)

Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora, tp reprint scheduled for August 2016 from Orion/Gollancz (UK)

LOCAL PUBLISHERS: Coffee House Press, Last Days by Brian Evenson (tp); U of Minnesota Press, Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction; ed. Jennifer L. Feeley and Sara Ann Wells (hc/tp/eb)

Bryan Thao Worra has a poem, "Narrative of the Naga's Heirs," in Uncanny Magazine #8 (Jan/Feb 2016)

B&N/B. Dalton bestseller list in the January Locus includes Saturn Run by John Sandford & Ctein (#5 hc) and Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman (#4 tp). Trigger Warning also won the 2015 Goodreads Choice "Best Fantasy" Award.

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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 18-20. Vericon. Harvard, Cambridge, MA.GoHs: Ann Leckie, John Chu, Wesley Chu, Pamela Dean, Seth Dickinson, Greer Gilman, Malka Older, Ada Palmer, Jo Walton. FFI: http://www.vericon.org

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).

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 February 25th, 2016.