Einblatt! September 2016


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Oct 8, Irene & Scott Raun’s; Oct 29, Dreampark


CoA: The Straits, 420 S 4th St #3, St Charles, IL 60174, 630-377-0063. Additionally, Matt Strait will be living in the Twin Cities part-time at 408 Lexington Pkwy S, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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

Donations for Great Geek Garage Sale – through Sept 21: every Thursday, 7-9PM, every Saturday & Sunday, 12N-4PM. Waterbury Building, 1121 Jackson St NE, Mpls.

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

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: Irene & Scott Raun, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Rachel Kronick, Bill Christ, Aaron Vander Giessen & Emily Stewart, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Marian Turner & Michael Kauper, Mark Richards, Robin Severson, Clay & Hershey Harris, Blaisdell Polytechnic.


4: Kevin Austin; 5: Sharon Kahn; 12: Jean Mornard; 17: Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 20: David Schroth; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 25: T.J. Neumiller; 26: Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin; 30: Jon Singer

Publishing News

Naomi Kritzer's "Cat Pictures Please" won the Hugo for "Best Short Story."

The Sandman: Overture, written by Neil Gaiman, won the Hugo for "Best Graphic Story" and is also a Dragon Awards nominee for "Best Graphic Novel."

Gaiman's The View From The Cheap Seats was #1 sf/f hc Barnes & Noble bestseller, per the list in the August Locus; it was also hc "runner-up" (e.g. #11) on Locus's own list in that issue. And the audiobook of his American Gods was #2 fantasy bestseller on that month's audible.com list.

Recent publications by local authors include:
Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Algonquin hc) – and apologies for missing listing her 2014 The Witch's Boy
Thom Sandberg, Lylian: Lost Land Of The Lytles (Whizbang Press, tp) -- local author, publisher, and setting, inspired by the "Lake Harriet elf"

Ellen and Mary Kuhfeld have an e-book on Amazon, Minnesota Vice. Ten short stories, six by Mary and Ellen, four by Ellen, all reprints from previous publication.

Ruth Berman has a poem, "We Are All Dragons," in the Summer 2016 issue of "Spillway" (#24, theme of "seasons").

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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/

Nov 5, 1-9PM 13 Gears Steampunk Event. Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave NE, Mpls. FFI: http://13gears.yolasite.com/

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

Mar 3-5, 2017. Marscon 2017, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Benjamin & Cariann Higginbotham. Registration: Teen/Adult $40, 6-12 $20, Supporting $25, through 10/31. FFI: http://marscon.org/2017/

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/

July 6-9. CONvergence 2017, Bloomington, MN. Registration: Adults $60, 13-17 $40, 6-12, $20, all to 1/25. FFI: http://www.convergence-con.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: 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 September 22nd, 2016.