Einblatt! June 2019


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: July 6; Laramie Sasseville; July 20, Minn-StF Picnic; Aug 3, Irene & Scott Raun; Aug 17, Brian Lundgren & Susan Philbrook, Sept 7, Liz Fish, Sept 14, Blaisdell Poly; Oct 5, Irene & Scott Raun, Oct 26, Halloween, Dreampark; Nov 2, Emily Stewart & Aaron vander Giessen.


Due to the new Minnehaha Falls Art Fair happening 10AM-5PM the same day as the Minn-StF Picnic, Bill Christ is looking for people to show up by 9am to help save our space. Breakfast food will be provided. Contact Bill to volunteer: billc@visi.com. https://www.minnehahafallsartfair.com/

Red Balloon Books in St Paul is having fannish kid's summer camps. FFI: https://www.redballoonbookshop.com/summer-camps

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.


5: Erik Elmshauser; 8: Rebecca Strait, 11: David Lenander; 12: Joyce Scrivner; 13: Sybil Smith; 16: Roscoe Bendtsen; 17: Nora Strait; 25: Rick Gellman, Eric Heideman; 26: Erin McKee; 28: Deborah Halpern; 30: Erin Lorenz

Publishing News

"Smith's Point" by Steven Brust and Skyler White appeared in Dreamforge magazine #1 (February 2019)

Scott Lynch wrote the introduction to Cugel the Clever from the Spatterlight Press Jack Vance reprint program

Otherwood by Pete Hautman won the 2019 Edgar award for "Best Juvenile"

"The Corflu 35 Bheer Tasting Guide" by Geri Sullivan won the 2019 FAAN Award for Best Cover (Design/Photography)

Locus May Bestseller lists include works by these local or ex-local authors: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James; #1 on Locus hc list and #2 Barnes&Noble hc; and many Neil Gaiman titles: Good Omens (w/Pratchet) #3 Locus pb & #2 B&N tp; American Gods B&N #4 pb & #8 tp; Stardust #7 Audible.com Fantasy

March Bestseller lists (failed to list them at the time); all Neil Gaiman -- Barnes&Noble -- Good Omens #7 pb and #7 tp; American Gods #9 pb Audible.com (audio bestsellers) -- Neverwhere #2 Fantasy

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


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/

Jul 12-14. Narrativity. Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth. $55 to June 21. FFI: https://www.narrativity.fun/

Jul 26-28, 2019. Diversicon 27. Best Western Como Park, St. Paul. Nisi Shawl, Ben Huset. FFI: http://www.diversicon.org/

Aug 15-19, 2019. Dublin 2019 (WorldCon), Dublin, Ireland. FFI: http://dublin2019.com/ (I think).

Sept 27-29. Decongestant 4 partnering with Arcana. Hilton Bloomington, MN. $50 Adult, $10 13-20, $10 under 12 free range, through Sept 19. FFI: http://mnstf.org/decongestant4/

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/

Jul 29 - 2 Aug, 2020. CoNZealand. 78th WorldCon. FFI: https://conzealand.nz/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Eric Forste, Clay Harris, 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 June 273th, 2019.