Einblatt! May 2017


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jun 3, Aaron vander Giessen & Emily Stewart's; Jun 17, TBD


William Ketter's performance of Hamlet at Hofstra University was professionally recorded by the Hofstra film department, and is available for free viewing at http://livestream.com/hofstraU/Hamlet2017. The stage set is a 7/8 replica of the thrust stage at the Globe Theater, researched to be as exact as possible.

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. 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 Minn-StF President is Ann Totusek. 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: Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Mark Richards, Joel Phillips and Christine, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Clay & Hershey Harris, Blaisdell Polytechnic, Irene & Scott Raun, Aaron Vander Giessen & Emily Stewart, David Cargo, Robin Severson, Rachel Kronick, Bill Christ.


3: David Cargo; 8: Todd McInroy; 11: Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 24: Lydia Nickerson; 26: Liza Furr; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News

Ruth Berman, poems "The Road to Long-Ago" and "Dark Shuttle" in Spectral Realm #6 (Winter 2016)

Gordon R. Dickson, The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Vol. I, new tp collection from Baen; ed. Hank Davis)

Naomi Kritzer, story "Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty's Place Cafe" in Clarkesworld #126 (March)

Marissa Lingen, stories "Out of the Woods" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies (#218, Feb.2) and "Vulture's Nest" in Analog (May/June)

Dark Orbit by former local Carolyn Ives Gilman is a Canopus Award finalist for the "100 Year Starship" Award ("For Excellence in Interstellar Writing")

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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 $75, 13-17 $40, 6-12, $20, all to 6/1. 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/

Oct 6-8. Decongestant 2, Bloomington, MN. Registration: Adults, $50, 13-20, $10. FFI: http://mnstf.org/decongestant2/

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

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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 May 25th, 2017.