Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another Steampunk Round-up

It's been a month of many wonderful steampunk events, including the Steampunk World's Fair in New Jersey and the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, MI. Of course, it seems like every comic, fantasy, gaming (etc.) Con out there has some form of steampunk representation. Even romance gatherings have taken a shine to anachronistic costumes and steampunk discussion panels. Here are a few events to look out for in June:

Combat Con is a multi-genre convention; steampunk, horror, scif-fi, fantasy, and pirates all with a unifying theme of the Western Martial Arts.Las Vegas, NV, June 24-26th.

Con Carolinas covers just about everything. And there's a costume contest, so you know the steampunks will put on a show. Charlotte, NC, June 3-5th.

Davenport and Winkleperry is host to many steampunk-flavored events all year round, including the Clockwork Ball , the Davenport Follies and more. If you haven't heard the Clockwork Cabaret radio program on Monday nights, you are missing out on some really great fun.

As far as reading material, the list of steampunk releases just keeps growing. Here are a few of the gems from April, May and June:

Mechanique by Genevieve Valentine - who doesn't love the circus?

Camera Obscura by Lavie Tidhar - I must direct you to a wonderfully mixed and intriguing review by Mike Perschon.

The Falling Machine by Andrew Mayer - the first installment of a new series which takes place in Victorian New York.

How To Draw Steampunk by Ben Dunn - pretty self-explanatory.

Check out last month's Round-up if you need more. I'll be posting my first ever review in next month's RU of Devon Monk's first steampunk title, Dead Iron. Anyone with additional suggestions or tales from recent SP events, I'd love to hear them. Or let us know what steampunk you're looking forward to. Till next time, may your tea always be hot and biscuits plentiful.

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