Einblatt! December 2018


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: 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


Ken Fletcher won the 2018 Rotsler Award, per Geri Sullivan and File 770.

CoA: Joan Marie Verba, P O Box 22693, Mpls, MN 55422-0693

Janet Grouchy, former Fourth Street Fantasy board member, died on November 9th after heart surgery.

Dan Goodman was injured in an accident with the light rail around Nov 2nd. He is recovering at Galtier Nursing Home (Galtier near University and Marion). At last report he was in Room 206. Galtier Phone: 651-224-1848

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.


2: Martin McClure; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Ken Fletcher, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Scott Raun; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Emery

Publishing News

Work by locals or by (relatively) recentish ex-locals:
William Alexander, A Festival of Ghosts (McElderry hc/tp/eb)
Pete Hautman, Otherwood (Candlewick hc)
Jacqueline West, The Collectors (Greenwillow hc/eb)

Eleanor Arnason, "Loft the Sorceror," in The Book of Magic (ed. GDozois)

Scott Lynch, "The Rise and Fall of the House of the Wizard Malkuril," also in The Book of Magic

Marissa Lingen, "The Jagged Bones of See-Saw Town," Analog, Nov/Dec 2018

Naomi Kritzer was interviewed in the September 2018 Apex Magazine (#112)

Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, was #5 pb on the November Locus bestseller list. It was also #4 on the Audible.com "Fantasy" list in the same issue, and Gaiman's Neverwhere was |#10 on the Barnes & Noble tp list.

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).

Oct 18-20, 2019. Gaylaxicon 2019, DoubleTree Park Place, St Louis Park, MN. FFI: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaylaxicon-2019-registration-51438596226

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

Einblatt from July 95 to date is on the web at www.mnstf.org/einblatt/. Einblatt is distributed via e-mailing-list - sign up at the website (here). The Dead-tree Einblatt is available by subscription. Cost is $10, payable by check mailed to the Minn-StF PO Box, check or cash handed to YrHumbleEinblattEd (as of December 2009, Scott Raun), or PayPal to webmaster@minicon.org.

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 December 20th, 2018.