Einblatt! May 2018


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: June 2, Emily Stewart and Aaron Vander Geissen's; 16, TPD.


The Minn-StF Picnic will be on Saturday, 21 July, starting at 12N. It will be at the same location as last year. Bill Christ would like a couple of volunteers to help set up starting about 11am. FFI: billc@visi.com.

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

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


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

"World of the Five Gods" by Lois McMaster Bujold is a "Best Series" Hugo nominee.

Uncle Hugo's was named "Best Bookstore (Used)" in the 18th April annual "Best of the Twin Cities" issue of City Pages.

DreamHaven had favorable mentions ("street cred"!) in recent Star Tribune stories on Neil Gaiman.

Recent publications by locals and ex-locals:

Eleanor Arnason, "Mines," appeared in Infinity Wars (ed. JStrahan, 2017) and is an Honorable Mention in Best Science Fiction Of The Year #3 (ed. Neil Clarke)

Carolyn Ives Gilman, "Umbernight", in Clarkesworld #137 (Feb 2018)

Kij Johnson, "Tool-Using Mimics," in Clarkesworld #138 (March 2018)

Marissa Lingen
"Flow" in Fireside Magazine #53 (March 2018)
"Lines of Growth, Lines of Passage" in Uncanny Magazine #20 (Jan/Feb 2018)
"Hard Enough (article) in Uncanny Magazine #21 (M/A 2018)
"Two Point Three Children" in Analog Jan/Feb 2018
"Seven Point Two" in Nature, Feb. 1, 2018

Scott Lynch,
"In the Stacks" was reprinted in Ex Libris (ed. Paula Givens, 2017);
and was podcast on 3 April as PodCastle #516b
"The Smoke of Gold is Glory" in The Book of Swords (ed. Gardner Dozois, 2017)

Clifford D. Simak, "The Planet That Couldn't Be" (reprint of 1958 story "The World That Couldn't Be") in Black Infinity #1 (Fall 2017)

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May 11-13. CONsole Room 2018. Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. FFI: http://console-room.com/

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

Jul 5-8. CONvergence 2018. FFI: www.convergence-con.org/

Aug 16-20. WorldCon76. San Jose, CA. FFI: http://www.worldcon76.org/

Apr 19-21, 2019. Minicon 54. DoubleTree Park Place, St Louis Park. GoHs: Naomi Kritzer, Dave DeVries. Adults $45, student $20, kid $10, supporting $15. FFI: http://mnstf.org/minicon54/

Aug 15-19, 2019. Dublin 2019 (WorldCon), Dublin, Ireland. FFI: http://dublin2019.com/ (I think).

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Anna Dudda, Aaron Vander Giessen, Scott Raun, Matt Strait & Hershey Harris - board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are generally held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meeting minutes are posted at http://www.mnstf.org/records/, 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 April 26th, 2018.