Einblatt! November 2018


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Dec 1, TBD; Dec 15, Scott & Irene Raun’s, Dec 31, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy’s; Jan 5, Erin McKee & David Wilford’s; Jan 19, Clay & Hershey Harris’; Feb 2, TBD; Feb 16, Pool Party


Nate Bucklin & Lisa Sanders are getting married on Nov 3rd.

Dan Goodman has a new e-mail address: DanGoodman@gmx.com

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.


1: Jane Freitag; 2: Don Fitch; 4: Kara Dalkey; 6: Jack Targonski; 11: Marty Helgesen; 23: Steven Brust

Publishing News

Catherine Lundoff, editor. Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space). (tp/ep from Queen of Swords Press. December, 2018)

Ruth Berman, poem, "Escaping the Ogre," F&SF, November/December 2018

Eleanor Arnason, "Ruins" (story) reprinted in Forever Magazine #44 (September)

Neil Gaiman tp reprints of Good Omens (w/Pratchett) and The Graveyard Book from Harper in December; and Stardust (w/Vess) from DC/Vertigo in Feb 2019

Kij Johnson, "The Privilege of the Happy Ending," (story) in Clarkesworld #143 (August)

Naomi Kritzer, stories "Field Biology of the Wee Fairies," in Apex Magazine #112 (September) and "Prophet of the Roads," in Infinity's End, ed. J. Strahan

Marissa Lingen, "This Will Not Happen to You" (story) and "Malfunctioning Space Stations" (article), both in Uncanny Magazine #24 (Sept/Oct)

Elise Matthesen, "The Only Thing Faster Than Tonight: Mr. Darkness" (article) in Uncanny Magazine #24

Michael Merriam, "We Are Not Daredevil, Except When We Are Daredevil" (article) in Uncanny Magazine #24

Kaethe Schwen, The Rending and The Nest (Bloomsbury hc, out since earlier this year)

Wendy Webb, Daughters of The Lake (Amazon tp, due early November)

British Fantasy Award winner (Audio category) was Radio 4 adapation of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys

October Locus bestseller lists include Gaiman titles #3 pb Good Omens and #5 pb American Gods; Audible.com list in same issue (Fantasy category) included #2 The Ocean at The End of The Lane; #3 Norse Mythology; #8 Good Omens

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


Mar 1-3, 2019. MarsCon 2019, Hilton Minneapols/St. Paul Airport Mall of America. GoHs: Bill Blair, J.G Hertzler, A. Merc Rustad, Luke Ski. FFI: marscon.org/2019/index.php

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/

Jul 4-7, 2019. Convergence 2019. Hyatt Regency, Mpls. FFI: http://www.convergence-con.org/

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 November 22nd, 2018.