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Announcing: A Series of Talks on Victoriana and Steampunk at Kensington Palace

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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on September 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sounds of Steam Internet Radio Show Mention for SWAG!

A little bird (by the name of SWAG donor Christopher Meeker) has just told me that he's wangled us a mention on Travis Sivart's internet radio show, Sounds of Steam, reporting live from the…

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Added by Lia Keyes on May 19, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

A Goth Steampunk BENEFIT SHOW for GIL CNAAN—Anachronism 4.5: Dracula Meets The Clockwork Man

From Ay-leen the Peacemaker:

Hey guys,

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.…

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Added by Lia Keyes on March 27, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Fantasy Contest with Steampunk category

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Got fantasy, futuristic, or paranormal? Then the On the Far Side contest is

for you!!

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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on March 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

El Investigador magazine's 11th edition is out!

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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on February 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Call for Submissions: Steampunk Revolution

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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on February 1, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Gearing Up for 2012: Tor.com publishes its Steampunk Conventions List

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?

Added by Lia Keyes on January 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

It's Almost NaNoWriMo Time!

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:

  • Story Fix: Nail Your NaNoWriMo – a series of posts designed to help you through, from prep to finish.…
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Added by Lia Keyes on October 4, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Plot-Expanding Power of Consequences

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.

 

We…

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Added by Lia Keyes on September 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Steamcon III Airship Awards Nominees Announced

Airship Awards

Reposted from the Steamcon’s Airship Awards Facebook Group

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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on August 12, 2011 at 6:14pm — 4 Comments

Interview: Kevin Mowrer on World-Building

Guild member Kevin Mowrer is a two times Emmy award-winning, Gemini award-winning, and Leo award-nominated Intellectual Property (I.P.) creator with over 25 years of broad experience in the kids and all-family entertainment and entertainment product business. His background in television, motion picture, online web stories, publishing, card gaming,… Continue

Added by Lia Keyes on February 19, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Dr. Lyle's Class on Historical Forensics

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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on February 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SWAG visits the Lolitas at Steamed!

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!

 

 

Added by Lia Keyes on February 4, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Submission Guidelines: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk

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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on January 31, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Want A Book Signing Venue?

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!…

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Added by Lia Keyes on January 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sir Ken Robinson: Collaboration in 21st Century

Added by Lia Keyes on January 19, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

We're Looking for Volunteers!

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:



  • Post links of interest to…
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Added by Lia Keyes on January 17, 2011 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

SWAG Is Now On GOODREADS.COM!

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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on January 17, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

New Online Class: STEAMED UP: THE ANATOMY OF WRITING STEAMPUNK

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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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on January 16, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

BLOG POST POLICY - PLEASE READ

     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…

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Added by Lia Keyes on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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