Einblatt! March 2019


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Apr 6, TBD; Apr 20, cancelled in favor of Minicon; May 4, TBD; July 20, Minn-StF Picnic

Minicon Meetings: Apr 6, Augsburg Park Library; Apr 17, Work Party


GPS Board Elections, May 14. FFI: https://geekpartnership.org/about-gps/board-elections/

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


9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Frank; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 22: Kelly Strait; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder, 31: Seven Anderson

Publishing News

Forthcoming Books by Locals/Ex-Locals and/or Local Setting:
Steven Brust: The Baron of Magister Valley (Tor hc/eb, due September); Valista (Tor tp reprint, due August)
Lois McMaster Bujold: Flowers of Vashnoi (Subterranean hc reprint, due July)
Gordon Dickson: Hour of The Horde (Baen tp reprint, due August)
Neil Gaiman: Don't Panic (biography of Douglas Adams, Open Road eb reprint now out); Annotated American Gods (w/Leslie Klinger, hc reprint from Harper, due June); The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book (Harper tp/eb, also Headline UK hc, due April); Art Matters (Headline UK tp reprint, September)
Marlon James: Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Riverhead hc, now out)
Kelly McCullough: Spirits, Spells, and Snark (Feiwel hc/tp/eb, now out) is set in St. Paul

Local Publisher:
Graywolf Press: Trump Sky Alpha by Mark Dolen (tp/eb, now out) and Lanny by Max Porter (hc/eb, due May)

Recent(-ish) bestseller lists --
December: Locus -- Hawk, by Steve Brust, #9 pb; Barnes & Noble: Good Omens by Pratchett & Gaiman #2 pb & #5 tp; American Gods by Gaiman, #10 pb;
January: LOCUS -- Good Omens, #2 pb; B&N -- Good Omens, #4 pb; American Gods #9 pb;
February: Locus -- Good Omens #4 pb; B&N -- American Gods #6 pb; Good Omens #9 pb;
AUDIBLE.COM (audio; Fantasy): Good Omens Oct/Nov/Dec #7, #3, #9; Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Gaiman #6 for October

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/

May 18-19. MSP Spring Con MN State Fair Grounds. FFI: https://squareup.com/store/MCBA

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 March 28th, 2019.