Einblatt! November 2019


Advance Warning

Minn-StF: Dec 7: Brian Lundgren & Susan Philbrook; Dec 21, Irene & Scott Raun; Dec 31: New Year’s Eve, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy.


Terry A. Garey is having medical issues. FFI: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/terrygarey

GPS 2020 Space Camp Scholarship Applications open Oct 20 - https://geekpartnership.org/programs/spacecamp/

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

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: Irene & Scott Raun, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Liz Fish & Richard Beaver, David Dyer-Bennet, Brian Lundgren & Susan Philbrook, Laramie Sasseville, Bill Christ, Clay & Hershey Harris, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Aaron Vander Giessen & Emily Stewart, Linda Lounsbury, Ann Totusek & Lisa Sanders, Joel Phillips & Christine, Robin Severson, Mark Richards, Blaisdell Polytechnic, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy.


1: Jane Freitag; 2: Don Fitch; 4: Kara Dalkey; 6: Jack Targonski; 11: Marty Helgesen; 23: Steven Brust

Publishing News

Naomi Kritzer, "Prophet of the Roads," reprinted in Forever Magazine #57 (October 2019)

Marissa Lingen, "Purposeful" in Daily Science Fiction for October 9, 2019; "Filaments of Hope" in the November/December Analog; and "Beware the Lifeboat" (an article) in Uncanny Magazine #29 (July/August)

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & (former sort-of local) Neil Gaiman was #1 pb and tp on the Locus bestseller lists in both the October and November issues, and #1 pb and #2 tp on the Barnes & Noble list in the November issue (Denny replaced his October notes but will catch them up next month). Audiobook of Gaiman's Neverwhere was also #3 Fantasy on the audible.com list in the November issue.

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


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

Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020. SuperCon 2020. Hastings Country Inn, Hastings, MN. FFI: http://supercon.info/

Feb 14-16, 2020. Con of the North. Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, MN. FFI: http://conofthenorth.org/

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, Elise Matthesen. 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 November 28th, 2019.