Einblatt! June 2016


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: July 2: probably cancelled in favor of Convergence; July 16: Minn-StF Picnic


There will be a Minn-StF Fallcon – Decongestant. See the Conventions section for more info.

The Minn-StF Board is soliciting bids for Minicon 53.

GPS Drink For A Cause Fundraiser, June 1. FFI: http://www.northgatebrew.com/tap-room-event/drink-for-a-cause-geek-partnership/

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

Minn-StF has resurrected 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: Erin McKee & David Wilford, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Marian Turner & Michael Kauper, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Mark Richards, Robin Severson, 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.


5: Erik Elmshauser; 8: Rebecca Strait, 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Sybil Smith; 16: Roscoe Bendtsen; 17: Eleanor Marian Strait; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 30: Erin Lorenz

Publishing News

Naomi Kritzer’s "Cat Pictures Please" is a Hugo nominee for Best Short Story. It can be read (or listened to) at http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_01_15/

Hugo nominees include "Penric's Demon" by Lois McMaster Bujold (Novella) and The Sandman: Overture, written by Neil Gaiman (Graphic Story).

Bujold's Gentleman Jolie and the Red Queen was the #2 hardcover bestseller on the May Locus lists and #10 on the Barnes&Noble/ B.Dalton list in the same issue; Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane was #10 trade paperback on the same list.

DreamHaven Books (w/ The Otherside Gallery) has published and is selling Jon Arfstrom: 2016 Exhibition Catalog.

Carolyn Ives Gilman's "Touring with the Alien" appears in the April Clarkesworld (as story and podcast).

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

Jun 30 - Jul 3. Convergence 2016. Bloomington, MN. http://www.convergence-con.org/

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 14-16, Decongestant. Bloomington, MN. $50 adults, $10 young fans, $0 kids. FFI: http://mnstf.org/decongestant/

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).

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 June 23rd, 2016.