Einblatt! April 2019


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: : May 4, Emily Stewart and Aaron Vander Geissen; May 18, Linda Lounsbury; July 20, Minn-StF Picnic


The new Minn-StF Board is Eric Forste, Clay Harris, Scott Raun, Scott Raun, Matt Strait & Aaron Vander Giessen.

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: Joel Phillips and Christine, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, 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, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Ann Totusek, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, David Cargo.


1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 9: Julie Johnson; 16: Carole Vandal, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger; 29: Martin Schafer

Publishing News

Eleanor Arnason, "The Potter of Bones" is reprinted as leadoff story in The Very Best of The Best: 35 Years Of The Year's Best Science Fiction (ed. Dozois, 2019)

Carolyn Ives Gilman, "On the Shores of Ligeia," Lightspeed #106 (March 2019)

Marissa Lingen, "The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum," Beneath Ceaseless Skies #269 (17 January 2019)

John Sladek, New Maps: More Uncollected John Sladek (ed. Dave Langford; Ansible tp, 2019) is now out

Francis Stevens, a reprint of her 1919 novel The Heads of Cerberus (Penguin tp, 2019) due out in May ("Stevens" was the first notable female MN-based sf/f author)

Local Publisher:
Queen of Swords Press: Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks (tp/eb, out 4/10)
Graywolf Press: The Silk Road, by Kathryn Davis (tp, now out)

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


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

Jan 17-19, 2020. CONsole Room 2020. Hilton Minneapolis St. Paul Airport. FFI: http://console-room.com/

Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020. MarsCon 2020. Hilton Minneapols/St. Paul Airport Mall of America. FFI: http://marscon.org/2020/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Eric Forste, Clay Harris, Scott Raun, Scott Raun, Matt Strait & Aaron Vander Giessen - 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 April 25th, 2019.