Einblatt! July 2019


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: 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.


Geri Sullivan won the four-person TAFF race to be funded to travel to the August Dublin worldcon.

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


1: Corwin Brust; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Tesla Aldrich; 10: Judy Rosenberg; 12: Benjamin Cox; 17: Floyd Henderson; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson

Publishing News

Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric's Progress (Baen, collection, hc/eb due January 2020); Knife Children (Subterranean, hc reprint, due February)

Gordon Dickson (& Ben Bova), Gremlins Go Home!, Baen tp/eb reprint due December

Neil Gaiman, reprints of Coraline (tp, August) and The Sleeper And The Spindle (tp, now out) from Harper; UK tp reprint of Art Matters (Headline, September); Headline graphic story hc versions of American Gods: My Ainsel (now out; art by P. Craig Russell) and Snow, Glass, Apples (August; art by Colleen Doran); and more reprint/reissue/special edition versions of Good Omens than I can cope with

Gaiman as subject: The Artistry of Neil Gaiman, ed. Sommers & Eveleth (tp from U Press of Mississippi, now out)

Naomi Kritzer, Catfishing on Catnet, TorTeen hc/eb due November

Neil Gaiman, "Feeders and Eaters," reprinted in Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories (ed. Stephen Jones; Skyhorse)

Kij Johnson, "The Man Who Bridged the Mist," reprinted in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: A Decade of Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Stories, 2005-2015 (ed. Sheila Williams; Prime Books)

Marissa Lingen, "Painting the Massive Planet," Analog May/June 2019

Coffee House Press: Song For the Unraveling of the World, by Brian Evenson (collection; tp/eb)
Graywolf: She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore (September tp reprint); In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (nf; October tp/eb); Suicide Woods by Benjamin Percy (collection; October tp)
Lerner/Carolrhoda: Jane Doe and The Cradle of All Worlds, by Jeremy Lachlan (now out; hc/eb)

Locus June Bestseller lists include Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James (#1 on Locus hc list and #4 on Barnes & Noble); American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Locus pb #6; B&N pb #10); and Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Gaiman (Locus pb #4; B&N pb #5 and tp #5; Audible.com Fantasy #5)

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


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

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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 July 25th, 2019.