Einblatt! February 2017


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Voting Meeting, Mar 18, Dreampark. Minicon Open Meeting, Mar 11.


Sarah Prince was found dead on 27 Jan. http://obituaries.pressrepublican.com/story/sarah-prince-1954-2017-871013592

2017 Hugo Nominations are now open. They will close March 18th at 1:59AM CST.

Minn-StF is an available charity for Amazon Smile. Search for "The Minnesota Science Fiction Society, Inc.".

Minicon 53 will be chaired by Kevin Austin and Emily Stewart.

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


5: Faun Bonewits, Anna 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

"Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories" by Catherine Lundoff was the first release from new local publisher Queen of Swords Press (Released 1/2/17).

Eleanor Arnason's Hwarhath Stories is a 2017 Philip K. Dick Award nominee. She also has a new story, "Checkerboard Planet," in the December Clarkesworld.

Ruth Berman and Terry A. Garey are two of this year's four Grandmaster nominees to be voted on by members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Andre Bertke won a 2016 (GLBT) "Community Award," voted on by readers of Lavender magazine; he was profiled in the Dec 8-21 issue.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition was #1 pb on the January Locus bestsellers list, and #10 on the Barnes & Noble list in the same issue. Gaiman also has a poem, "The Long Run," in the Nov/Dec Uncanny Magazine.

Terry Gilliam is one of the 2016 inductess to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Marissa Lingen has a story, "Drifting Like Leaves, Falling Like Acorns" in the Jan/Feb 2017 Analog.

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

Mar 3-5. Marscon 2017, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Benjamin & Cariann Higginbotham. Registration: : Teen/Adult $50, 6-12 $25, Supporting $30, through 1/31. FFI: http://marscon.org/2017/

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

Jun 16-18. 4th Street Fantasy 2017. St Louis Park, MN. Doubletree by Hilton. http://www.4thstreetfantasy.com

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/

July 21-23. Diversicon 25. Best Western Bandana Square, St Paul. GoHs: Eleanor Arnason, Melissa Scott. FFI http://www.diversicon.org/

Aug 9-13. 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 three countries. Local collations are every six weeks. Chat with fellow fans the classic way. FFI: Jeanne Mealy, 651-771-7226

Einblatt from July 95 to date is on the web at www.mnstf.org/einblatt/. Einblatt is distributed via e-mailing-list - sign up at the website (here). The Dead-tree Einblatt is available by subscription. Cost is $10, payable by check mailed to the Minn-StF PO Box, check or cash handed to YrHumbleEinblattEd (as of December 2009, Scott Raun), or PayPal to webmaster@minicon.org.

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 23rd, 2017.