Einblatt! August 2019


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Sept 7, Liz Fish, Sept 21, DDB / DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South; Oct 5, Irene & Scott Raun, Oct 26, Halloween, Dreampark; Nov 9, Emily Stewart & Aaron vander Giessen, Nov 23, GPS Event Horizon.


CoEA: Bill Christ, bill@starbase505.com

Minn-StF Logo clothing and bags are available at https://business.landsend.com/store/mnstf/

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: Laramie Sasseville, Bill Christ, Clay & Hershey Harris, 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, Irene & Scott Raun, Blaisdell Polytechnic, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy.


3: Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 6: Curtis Gibson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 9: Bob Berlien, Karen Schaffer; 11: Nate Bucklin; 16: Joyce Maetta Odum, Tony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 19: Hershey Lima; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns

Publishing News

Jack Zipes is a recipient of the 2019 World Fantasy "Lifetime Achievement Award."

Kij Johnson's "The Privilege of the Happy Ending" is a World Fantasy Award "Novella" finalist.

Carolyn Ives Gilman's "Umbernight," is a finalist for the 2019 Theodore A. Sturgeon Memorial Award.

Locals and former locals placing in the 2019 Locus Awards Poll include:
Carolyn Ives Gilman, #10 Novella, "Umbernight"
Kij Johnson, #17 Novelette, "The Privilege of the Happy Ending"
Naomi Kritzer, #27 Short Story, "Field Biology of the Wee Fairies"
Marissa Lingen, #32 Short Story, "Flow"
and one local publisher:
U of Minnesota Press, #8 Non-Fiction Book, None of This Is Normal: The Fiction of Jeff Vandermeer, by Benjamin J. Robertson

Bestseller lists in the July Locus include: Neil Gaiman, American Gods, #9 pb on the Locus list; and Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: #2 pb Locus; B&N #2 pb and #3 tp; #6 fantasy on audible.com

Ruth Berman has a poem, "Spring Run-Off," in Whistling Shade, Spring/Summer 2019

Carolyn Ives Gilman's "Umbernight" was also reprinted in Best Science Fiction of the Year, V4 (ed NClarke)

Naomi Kritzer has stories reprinted in three "year's best" anthologies: "Field Biology of the Wee Fairies" in Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, V13 (ed. JStrahan); "Prophet of the Roads," in Best Science Fiction of the Year, V4 (ed. |NClarke); and "The Thing About Ghost Stories" in Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2019 (ed. PGuran)

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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 August 29th, 2019.