Einblatt! August 2017


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Sept 2, Sept 16. Minicon 53 Open Meeting, Sept 23.


CoA: The Straits, 1409 Dean St, St Charles, IL 60174. HPhone: 630-377-0063. Matt is sometimes at 408 Lexington Pkwy N, #5, St Paul, MN 55104.

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


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

Joan Marie Verba's children's chapter book, Wondry Dragon Finds a Home, was the EPIC 2017 eBook winner in the Young Reader category. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A3V579E

"The Dream-quest of Vellitt Boe" by former local Kij Johnson is both a World Fantasy Award nominee and a Shirley Jackson Award nominee, in both cases in the Novella category.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: 34th (ed Dozois) reprints "Checkerboard Planet" by Eleanor Arnason and "Touring with the Alien" by former local Carolyn Ives Gilman. Its "Honorable Mentions: 2016" include "Zombies in Winter" by Naomi Kritzer; "Vishnu Summer" by David Prill; and two stories by Kij Johnson: "Coyote Invents the Land of the Dead" and "The Dream Quest of Vilett Boe."

Gilman's "Touring with the Alien" is also reprinted in Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 11 (ed. Jonathan Strahan, 2017)

"The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats" by Scott Lynch is reprinted in Swords Against Darkness (ed. Paula Guran, 2017)

Local author: Stories for a Lost Child by Carter Meland (Michigan State U Press tp)

Local Publisher: The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb (Lake Union Publishing tp)

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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/

Oct 20-22. Anime Fusion. DoubleTree Park Place, St. Louis Park, MN. FFI: https://www.animefusion.net/

Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2018. Minicon 53. DoubleTree Park Place, St Louis Park, MN. GoHs: Rachel Swirsky, Lyda Morehouse, Registration: Adult $45, Student, $20, Kid, $10, Supporting $15 through 9 Mar 2018. FFI: http://mnstf.org/minicon53/

Jun 22-24, 2018. 4th Street Fantasy 2018. St Louis Park, MN. Doubletree by Hilton. http://www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2018/

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 August 24th, 2017.