Einblatt! September 2018


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Oct 6, Irene & Scott Raun's; Oct 20, Blaisdell Polytechnic


The Minn-StF Board is soliciting bids for Minicon 55 or FallCon 2019.

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


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

SF/F from locals or former locals:
Neil Gaiman collection Fragile Things was reprinted in tp by HarperCollins/Morrow
Carolyn Ives Gilman, "We Will Be All Right," a new story in Lightspeed #96, May 2018
Kij Johnson's 1999 short story, "Chenting, in the Land of the Dead" was reprinted in Galaxy's Edge #32, May 2018
Marissa Lingen has an article, "The Seduction of Numbers, the Measures of Progress" in Uncanny Magazine #23, July/Aug 2018
Scott Lynch, “The Smoke of Gold is Glory”, reprint in Best Science Fiction & Fantasy v12 (ed. J. Strahan)
Joshua Mattson (former Brainerd native), A Short Film About Disappointment (novel, Penguin tp)

local publishers:
Bethany House: The Wounded Shadow, by Patrick W. Carr (novel, tp)
University of Minnesota Press: Hybrid Child, by Mariko Ohara (linked novellas; hc/tp)

Hugo for "Best Series" went to "World of the Five Gods" by Lois McMaster Bujold

British Fantasy Award nominees include Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology (Collection) and Anansi Boys (Audio)

World Fantasy award nominees include Greg Ketter, for DreamHaven Books (Special Award -- Professional)

Locus Bestsellers List for August includes Tiassa by Steven Brust (#6 pb) and Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (#8 tp); the Barnes & Noble list in same issue includes Gaiman's American Gods (#8 pb) and Audible.com list has Norse Mythology as #2 fantasy

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


Sept 7-9. Furry Migration. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. https://www.furrymigration.org/

Sept 28-30. Decongestant 3. Hilton Bloomington, MN. $50 Adult, $10 13-20, $10 under 12 free range, through Sept 10. FFI: http://mnstf.org/decongestant3/

Oct 12-14. Confabulous 2018. Crowne Plaza AiRE, Bloomington, MN. FFI: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confabulous-2018-tickets-38505602293

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/

Jun 13-16, 2019. 4th Street Fantasy, Hilton Doubletree, St Louis Park, MN. http://4thstreetfantasy.com/

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 August 27th, 2018.