Einblatt! February 2020


Advance Warning

Minn-StF: Mar 7, GPS Event Horizon; Mar 21, Voting Meeting, Dreampark. Minicon: Mar 15, Mar 28.


CoA: Nate Bucklin. Walker Methodist, 3737 Bryant Ave S, Room 434, Minneapolis, MN 55409. Phone: 612-824-4764.

Queen of Swords Press will be at 13 Gears Steampunk (see Conventions).

Voting Eligibility Requirements have changed. They are now five meetings total, no more than three concom meetings. See By-Laws I.2.b and II.6.a.iv at http://mnstf.org/records/documents/MNstf-bylaws-July-2019.html

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

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


5: Faun Bonewits, Anna Dudda, Shelly Belsky; 8: Kathy Grantham; 11: Page Appelbaum; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl; 26: Matt Strait

Publishing News

Catfishing on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer is a "Best Young Adult" nominee for both the 2020 Edgar Awards and the Minnesota Book Awards.

Neil Gaiman, "I, Cthulhu. . ." from Dagon #16 in 1987 was reprinted by Tor.com for 24 December 2019

Kij Johnson, "Story Kit," from Eclipse Four (2011) was reprinted in Lightspeed #60 (January 2020)

Naomi Kritzer, "Monster," new novelette in Clarkesworld #160 (January 2020)

Marissa Lingen, "Some of Them Closer" from Analog Jan/Feb 2011 was reprinted in Forever Magazine #60 (January 2020)

Marissa Lingen, "Save Me a Seat on the Couch: Spoiler Culture, Inclusion, and Disability," article in Uncanny Magazine #32 (Jan/Feb 2020)

Good Omens by Terry Pratchet and (sometime semi-local) Neil Gaiman was #1 pb and #1 tp on the January 2020 Locus Bestsellers lists; it was also #1 pb and #2 tp on the Barnes & Noble list in the same issue; and Gaiman's Norse Mythology was #5 on the Audible.com (audio) "Fantasy" bestseller list.

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

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

Feb 15-16. 13 Gears Steampunk. $10 at the door. Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave NE, Mpls. FFI: https://www.13gearsmn.com/

Feb 28-Mar 1. MarsCon 2020. Hilton Minneapols/St. Paul Airport Mall of America. FFI: http://marscon.org/2020/

Apr 10-12. 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. CoNZealand. 78th WorldCon. FFI: https://conzealand.nz/

Aug 7-9. Diversicon 28. Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymough. GoH: Michael Merriam, Special Guest: Abra Staffin-Wiebe. http://www.diversicon.org/

Oct 2-4. Decongestant 5. Hilton Bloomington, MN. $50 Adult, $10 13-20, $10 under 12 free range, through Sept 21. FFI: http://mnstf.org/decongestant5/

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 February 27th, 2020.