Einblatt! May 2019


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: June 1, TBD; June 15, TBD; July 20, Minn-StF Picnic. Minicon Meetings: June 8, M54 Postmortem


Geri Sullivan is the 2019 TAFF Winner.

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 Sharon Kahn. She can be reached at president@mnstf.org.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Ann Totusek & Lisa Sanders, Joel Phillips & 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.


3: David Cargo; 8: Todd McInroy; 11: Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 24: Lydia Nickerson; 26: Liza Furr; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News

Naomi Kritzer's "The Thing About Ghost Stories" (from the Nov/Dec 2018 Uncanny Magazine) is a Hugo "Best Novelette" nominee.

Eleanor Arnason, "The Potter of Bones," reprinted in Forever Magazine #51 (April 2019)

Kij Johnson, "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss," reprinted in Clarkesworld #150 (March 2019)

P.M.F. Johnson, "The Cook," poem in Star*Line for Winter 2019

Marissa Lingen, "That Never Happened: Misplaced Skepticism and the Mechanisms of Suspension of Disbelief," article in Uncanny Magazine for March/April 2019

Clifford D. Simak, "Hellhounds of the Cosmos," reprinted in Black Infinity Magazine #4 (Spring 2019)

Bestseller lists, per April Locus: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman (and Terry Pratchett) is #6 pb on the Locus list; Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James is #1 hc on the Barnes & Noble list; Good Omens is #4 pb and #2 tp on that list, and Gaiman's American Gods is #8 pb; also Gaiman's Norse Gods is #1 in the Audible.com "Fantasy" list and James' Black Leopard, Red Wolf is #9 there.

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


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/

Apr 10-12, 2020. Minicon 55. DoubleTree Park Place, St Louis Park. GoHs: Jo Walton, TBA. Adults $45, student $20, kid $10, supporting $15. FFI: http://mnstf.org/minicon55/

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

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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 May 23rd, 2019.