I'm delighted to have been invited to attend a series of talks on Victoriana and Steampunk at Kensington Palace in London, but sadly have my hands full at the moment. Next time!
If any of you are curious about the impact of Queen Victoria’s…Continue
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From Ay-leen the Peacemaker:
I wanted to give a heads-up about this event coming up this Sunday. It's a fundraiser to help out Gil Cnaan, the producer behind Dorian's Parlor in Philly, who's been hospitalized and now has bills he cannot pay :( He's a fantastic man and such a sweetheart and deserves all the support the community can give. I'd greatly appreciate it if you can help signal-boost this any way you can.…Continue
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Got fantasy, futuristic, or paranormal? Then the On the Far Side contest is
Welcome dragons, witches, ghosts, vampires, shape shifters, unicorns, or
any creature your imagination can conjure up in a galaxy far, far away,
from a time long ago past, or in your very own…Continue
Added by Lia Keyes on March 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
The Spanish language steampunk magazine El Investigador released a retrofuturistic pirate-themed eleventh edition this month.
There's a review of Mireille Calmel's Lady Pirate: Les valets du roi, a Victoriana role-playing game, and an article about ghost ships like The Flying Dutchmen.
Visually lush and packed with fascinating ideas and facts, you can download it for…Continue
Added by Lia Keyes on February 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Steampunk Revolution, edited by Ann VanderMeer (co-editor of both Steampunk and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded) to be published in the Fall 2012 by Tachyon Publications, announces an open reading period.
Steampunk Revolution features a renegade collective of writers and artists—including steampunk legends as well as hot, new talents—who are rebooting the steam-driven past and powering it into the future with originality, wit, and…Continue
Looking to get more into steampunk for 2012? Tor.com has included 32 events in its round-up of upcoming events, including several outside the United States. Pop over to see the complete list!
I'd love a volunteer to add these to our events tab -- any takers?
Whether you’re on the fence about leaping in, or steadily preparing with the precision of a military campaign general, here are a couple of sites to help you through October prep and November doubts:
Added by Lia Keyes on October 4, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Reposted from my blog at liakeyes.com
Have you ever started writing a novel or short story but lost impetus after the opening act, unsure what should happen next, but sensing that the arc you pre-planned doesn’t work for some mysterious reason? Then maybe you need to take another look at what your protagonist does after the incident that gets the story started.
Steamcon® is proud to present the second annual Airship Award nominations! The steampunk community has so many fabulously creative individuals, and we wish to honor them by celebrating their achievements and contributions to the steampunk community.
The nominees for the 2011…Continue
Added by Lia Keyes on February 19, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I thought this might be of interest to those of you writing steampunk mysteries, who need to know what forensics were possible in the past. RWA's Mystery/Suspense Chapter has announced its COFFIN College of Felony and Intrigue MURDER ONE online Workshop for the month of March 2011.
The deadline also approaches for RWA's prestigious…Continue
Added by Lia Keyes on February 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
SWAG founder Lia Keyes contributed a guest post on Steamed! this week to promote the Guild. Skip on over and say hi if you have a moment!
New from Sean Wallace:
"I'm now taking original submissions for The Mammoth Book of Steampunk,
to be published by Robinson in the UK and Running Press in the US in…
Added by Lia Keyes on January 31, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Ray Hemphill is looking for Steampunk authors interested in doing a book signing in San Diego before Abney Park perform on February 12th, 2011. If you're interested, feel free to contact him on his SWAG page by private mail. Book signings done as a group can be a lot of fun!…Continue
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It goes without saying that running a Facebook Page, Twitter account, social network, Tumblr, Blog, and GoodReads forum is more than one person should try to do alone, so if any of you would like to get involved, here's a list of easy ways you can help:
The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild now has its own discussion group on GoodReads!
For those of you who aren't on GoodReads yet, you should really consider the tremendous benefits…Continue
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OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce our CAMPUS online workshop/class for the month of February
STEAMED UP: THE ANATOMY OF WRITING STEAMPUNK
INSTRUCTOR: Beth Daniels
DATES: February 1st – 28th, 2011
COST: $20 - Members, $25 - Non…
Added by Lia Keyes on January 16, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
I'd like to request that the blog feature be used for instructional posts only, not self-promotion. If you'd like to showcase your work, please do so as a "new discussion" at The Emporium group. An obvious advantage of this is that any publishing professionals scouting for talent will only have to look in one place, instead of seeking out…Continue
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