Einblatt! April 2016


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: May 7, TBD; May 21, Erin McKee & David Wilford's.


St. Paul bookdealer and sometime Minicon huckster Mark Goodman (Green Lion Books) died last October.

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


1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 9: Julie Johnson; 13: Dave Romm; 16: Carole Vandal, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger; 29: Martin Schafer

Publishing News

Steven Brust, Hawk, tp reprint due November from Tor

Lois McMaster Bujold, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, tp reprint due November from Baen

Pamela Dean, tp/eb reissues of The Dubious Hills and Juniper, Gentian, And Rosemary now out from Blaisdell Press

Gordon R. Dickson, The Right to Arm Bears, tp omnibus reprint due November from Baen

Neil Gaiman: his ICFA GoH speech is reprinted in Journal Of The Fantastic In The Arts #89; hc/eb nonfiction volume The View From The Cheap Seats is scheduled for May from HarperCollins/Morrow, which also has forthcoming pb reprints of American Gods and Anansi Boys in August and September, while a pb reprint of Stardust is due from Morrow in October. Graphic novel hc versions (with various artists) of How to Talk to Girls at Parties (June) and Troll Bridge (September) are scheduled by Dark Horse; and a UK hc reprint of Odd and the Frost Giants is due from Bloomsbury in October

Kij Johnson, The Dream-Quest of Velitt Boe, tp/eb novella due October from Tor.Com

Scott Lynch, The Thorn Of Emberlain, UK hc/tp reprint due July from Orion/Gollancz

Upcoming from Local Publishers:
BETHANY HOUSE: Jill Williamson, King's Folly, April tp;
COFFEE HOUSE: Daniel Saldano Paris, Among Strange Victims, June tp;
GRAYWOLF: Max Porter, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, June tp reprint;
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: Carl H. Sederholm & Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock (eds.), The Age of Lovecraft, April nf tp

Bestsellers Lists in March Locus include Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning (#3 tp) and his Good Omens (w/Terry Pratchett) tied for #8 pb; the Barnes&Noble list in same issue lists Saturn Run by John Sandford & Ctein as #6 hc.

pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue


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

Jul 29-31. Diversicon. St. Paul, MN. http://www.diversicon.org/

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/

Oct 21-23. Arcana. St. Paul, MN. http://arcanacon.com/

Feb 16-19, 2017. Capricon 37. Wheeling, IL. GoHs: Beth Revis, Meg Frank. FFI: http://capricon.org/capricon37/

Apr 14-17, 2017. Minicon 52. GoHs: Jim C. Hines, Brother Guy Consolmagno, Mark Oshiro. Registration: Adults, $40 to 3/17/17; Student, $20 to 3/17/17; Kid, $10 to 3/17/17; Supporting: $15. FFI: http://mnstf.org/minicon52/

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: Aaron Vande Giessen, Lydia Nickerson, Scott Raun, Matt Strait & Hershey Harris - 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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