February 2011 Blog Posts (7)

The Roots of Steampunk Research Project

(Cross posted from Free the Princess)

If you've been following my writings here for awhile, you'll remember the Roots of Steampunk series that I put together in April of last year going through the development of…

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Added by Matthew Delman on February 26, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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

Western Steampunk Comes into its Own

     The March issue of True West Magazine has a strong Steampunk component. I am proud to say I contributed a 7-page article to this, reporting on the increasing interest not only in the Steampunk…

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Added by Michelle Black on February 17, 2011 at 7:30am — 7 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

Yet another attempt at figuring out what steampunk is, or was, or could be

Last spring I was very interested in trying to outline what "steampunk" means, at least for my own writing. What I came up with was a division between a literary genre with certain recognizable elements and a social phenomenon with certain cultural and physical touchstones.

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Added by Joseph Robert Lewis on February 7, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Automatic restaurant

This is a photo of an "automatic restaurant" in Stockholm in 1905. If anyone knows anything about this kind of restaurant I'd like to learn more. It seems they were quite popular one hundred years ago.

Added by Anna Chen on February 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 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

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