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Sparks Of Steampunk From Herland

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early women sci-fi  authors - inspiration and Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian view points for Steampunk writers to utilize - today's post focuses on Charlotte Perkins Gillman -…Continue

Tags: Perkins, Gillman, books, Charlotte, Herland

Never Judge A Monster By Her Tentacles - interview of Tentacle Kitty's Creator

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I interviewed Tentacle Kitty's creator at Steamed at…Continue

Tags: Maeve, Alpin, Kitty, Tentacle, Stuffed

FireFly - Technology mixed with an old west feel – gives it a tie in to Steampunk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maeve Alpin Oct 3, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm blogging at Smart Girls Love SiciFi today about Firefly -…Continue

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Sparks Of Steampunk From Herland

early women sci-fi  authors - inspiration and Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian view points for Steampunk writers to utilize - today's post focuses on Charlotte Perkins Gillman - http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/sparks-of-steampunk-from-herland/See More
Dec 4, 2013
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Mary Griffith’s, 1835 - Three Hundred Years Hence, the 1st utopia story written by an American woman.

At SteamedBy reading early sci-fi books, you gather wonderful steampunk ideas, as well as a Victorian and Regency perspective on their vision of the future. Contrary to what I’ve heard some people say, women have written Sci-Fi books for hundreds of years. Including several published in the Regency and Victorian eras. One example is Mary Griffith’s, Three Hundred Years Hence, the…See More
Nov 20, 2013
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"at Steamed - Mary Griffin wrote 300 Years Hence in 1835. Women - reading and writing Sci-Fi for hundreds of years. http://ning.it/1h2AHHG"
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"Up, Up And Away In A Union Corp Balloon http://ning.it/1grk8EU at Steamed - Balloon corp history tidbits for Steampunk"
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"I'm at Steamed today blogging on Gail Carriger and World Building panels at Worldcon http://ning.it/19HYLss Please stop by"
Oct 16, 2013
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Oct 3, 2013
Maeve Alpin replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion FireFly - Technology mixed with an old west feel – gives it a tie in to Steampunk
"Dear M. Morria Nickles, Thank you so much for your comment. I appreciate it so much. That's so interesting that the show inspired you as a teen to historical re-enacting at Wichita Cowtown. If you have netflix, it's on there. If not you…"
Oct 3, 2013
M. Morria Nickles replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion FireFly - Technology mixed with an old west feel – gives it a tie in to Steampunk
"This show gave me alot of creative ideas and it along with my reacting at Historical Wichita Cowtown (as a teen),  and living in the Southwest on in Dine Bikeyah (Navajo Nation).  ^_^  Need to watch some again... been a while.…"
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Introduce yourself!
Under my name, Cornelia Amiri, I have 10 published Celtic/Romance books and a Hippie/romance book under that name. I have one published Steampunk/romance, As Timeless As Stone under the name Maeve Alpin and To Love A London Ghost and As Timeless As Magic will be released in October 2011. I live in Houston Texas, I have a grown son, a granddaughter, and a cat.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
To network with other Steampunk Writers and find out more about the genre to improve my writing, to find books I'd like to read, as well as conventions, and other events that will help me grow as a writer and promote my writing better.
How did you hear about us?
I believe it was on facebook

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Steampunk Media

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 2:32am 0 Comments

The captain and members of the Steamship Isabella along with Steam Powered Giraffe: The Spine, The John, and Rabbit in their robot makeup discussed Steampunk media at Clockwork.con. As fellow artist there are a lot of similarities between musicians and writers. The Steam Powered Giraffes said, “We write what we write and the Steampunk community embraced it.” To a novelist that would be the same as saying, I write from the heart. I love people who write from the heart whether it be literature…

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Multicultural Steampunk Ficiton

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 9:00am 2 Comments

As the hub of the industrial revolution, Victorian Britain and its culture will continue to be one of the strongest settings for Steampunk fiction. That said, it is not the only legitimate setting. After all, even Jules Verne’s most memorial character, Captain Nemo, mentioned more than western European aristocrats in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. "Do you think I'm unaware of the suffering people and oppressed races of this planet, the poor to be comforted, the victims to be avenged?"…

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Lost Cities and Unexplored Lands by Maeve Alpin

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Many 19th century world explorers and their discoveries made a tremendous impact on history. One of my favorite Egyptologist, Jean François Champollion, journeyed to Egypt, as one of the four members of the Franco-Tuscan Expedition, in 1827.  Of course he is primarily known for deciphering the rosette stone and unlocking the knowledge and history of the ancients Egyptians. Jean Francois Champollion is also the first curator of the Egyptian collection at the Louvre.…

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Steamplus Costuming DOs and Don'ts

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Whether your costume is a Steampunk version of a ghost, vampire, mechanic, a Victorian lady, an airship crew member or pirate , a world explorer or something all together different,  you might benefit from some advice in regard to costuming issues plus sized men and women run into.  Here’s some great advice I picked up on costuming DOs and DON’Ts, specifically for plus size ladies and gentlemen, at a panel at the Steampunk Con, Aetherfest.  Starting with hats, as cute as the tiny top hats…

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At 9:51am on February 9, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Welcome to the Guild, Maeve! And good luck with your submission. Let me know you get on. We're a supportive bunch, here. :)
At 11:24am on February 9, 2011, Maeve Alpin said…
Thank you so much Lia. I really appreciate it. I'm so glad to be a member of the guild.
At 12:34am on June 6, 2012, Ray Dean said…
I'vebeen enjoying your posts on the steamed blog...
At 4:21am on June 18, 2012, Ray Dean said…
Posted a few topics in the bloggers discussion.. I think we would benefit from your perspective when you have a spare minute or two, please!
At 3:38am on June 20, 2012, Maeve Alpin said…

Thank you so much Miss Rave. I appreciate it. I'll take a look at the bloggers discussion. Thanks.

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Elizabeth Schechter replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"I never said the history books are wrong. They're just not telling you everything. A single source of history never tells the entire story. There simply isn't enough room! Likewise, you cannot base your learning of history on a single…"
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Leslie Orton replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"Ms. Schechter, You are passionately defending a point that no one is disputing. No one is claiming that sex didn't exist in the Victorian era. You are missing the point. The question that started this thread was whether sex scenes are…"
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Elizabeth Schechter replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"And just because an era is modest and decorous in the history books doesn't make it so. To say that sex in steampunk appears too modern is to deny that there was a heavily sexual aspect to the Victorian era. The Pearl is still in print. Man…"
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Leslie Orton replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"Ms. Schechter, You see only what you want to see. The Victorian era certainly did have a racy underbelly, but all of it took place in the shadows, beneath a carefully cultivated mask of manners and protocols. Certain individuals made their mark upon…"
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Elizabeth Schechter replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"Modesty and decorum? Are we talking about the same Victorian era? The Victorian era that produced "The Pearl" among other classes of erotic literature? The Victorian era that produced Dante Rosetti and his coterie, who would trade wives,…"
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Leslie Orton replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
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