Einblatt! October 2016


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings:


GPS is accepting Space Camp Scholarship applications through December 15th. FFI: http://www.geekpartnership.org/programs/spacecamp/

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.

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: Robin Severson, 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, Clay & Hershey Harris, Blaisdell Polytechnic.


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 14: Barb Jensen; 17: Andy Anda; 18: Jeff Schalles; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 25: Sue Grandys

Publishing News

A long interview with Eleanor Arnason, "Unfolding," appears in the September Locus. Her latest Strange Horizons column, in the July/August issue, is "Me and Science Fiction: The Marvel Project."

Out now or upcoming books by locals and former locals:
MaryJanice Davidson, Deja Who (tp/eb) and Undead And Done (hc) now out from Berkley
Gordon R. Dickson, The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Vol. I (Baen tp/eb) scheduled for April
Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology (hc collection) due February 2017 from Norton; hc graphic story version of Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire (art by Shane Oakley) due February from Dark Horse; The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book, tp scheduled for May by HarperFestival;
Pete Hautman, The Flinkwater Factor (Simon & Schuster hc/eb), now out
Kij Johnson, The River Bank (Small Beer Press hc/eb) due May
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora,(hc UK reprint from Orion/Gollancz) due out now
James Patterson & Ctein, Saturn Run, tp reprint from Penguin/Putnam) due February
Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple, The Seelie King's War (Penguin/Viking hc/eb) due November

Out now or upcoming from local or formerly local (F&B) publishers: FEDOGAN & BREMER: John Pelan, Darkness, My Old Friend (hc collection)
GRAYWOLF PRESS: Benjamin Percy, Thrill Me (tp nf collection)
LERNER: Lex Thomas, The Giant; Bree Despain, The Immortal Throne; Kristen Lippert-Martin (all hc); Vanessa Acton, Radioactive and Skeleton Tour; Kathryn J. Beherns, Breakdown and The Gateway; K.R. Coleman, Deadman Anchor and Director's Cut (all tp/eb)
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: Hugo Gernsback, The Perversity of Things (tp nf collection); Rebekah Sheldon, The Child To Come: Life After the Human Catastrophy (tp nf).

Neil Gaiman reprints: Neverwhere (HarperCollinsMorrow tp, November; also a UK hc from Headline is already out); The Sleeper and the Spindle (art by Chris Riddle; "Deluxe" hc out from UK Bloomsbury); UK editions of The View from the Cheap Seats (UK Headline hc now out; its tp due February)

Neil Gaiman has the #5 hc bestseller, The View from the Cheap Seats, in the September Locus list; in the Barnes & Noble list in the same issue it's the #9 hc, and he also has the #9 tp (American Gods) and the #5 and 6 pb (The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods); audio version of American Gods is also the #5 fantasy on the audible.com list.

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


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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