*artwork by MrXpk* Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017- Making Life Better is a month long event in February 2017 showing and sharing the great steampunk people, events, and things around the world that other people should know about. Through these means, we come together as a community to forge new connections and friendships, inspire … Continue reading #SteampunkHands Around the World 2017: Making Life Better – Aesthetics
The year 2016 has been a roller-coaster-ride of a year. Between wars, crazy politics, and the huge number of celebrity deaths (on that note, I'm not a religious person, but isn't there something in the bible about good people being sent to heaven right before the apocalypse, leaving only the sinners left on earth to … Continue reading Year in Review: 2016
I believe I've mentioned off-hand in previous blog posts that I'm participating in the Collaborative Writing Challenge Steampunk Challenge! I'm very excited about this project, which officially kicks off on December 30th. The Collaborative Writing Challenge is a project where multiple authors (approximately 30!) work on a story together, chapter-by-chapter. All participants were able to … Continue reading The Collaborative Writing Challenge
This weekend, December 17th and 18th, the Fantasy & Sci-Fi Network is hosting their annual Christmas Sale! All weekend, authors of fantasy and science fiction novels, novellas, and short stories will be having awesome deals. Books will be either discounted or free, and there will also be giveaways and chances to talk with the authors! … Continue reading Fantasy & Sci-Fi Network Christmas Sale
A couple weeks ago, I posted on the topic of What Is Steampunk?! Now I'd like to present a little case-study-of-sorts by analyzing a new, popular TV show - Westworld - to determine if it's steampunk or not. Westworld is a new show on HBO based on a 1973 film by the same name. The … Continue reading Westworld – Is It Steampunk?
Well, okay, today isn't Halloween, but since actual Halloween is on a Monday, a lot of people are celebrating today and tomorrow. I'll be attending a Halloween party tonight with the dance troupe I'm in. We're dressing up as elves from The Lord of the Rings! I've got some exciting things happening in the next … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
I realized recently, much to my chagrin, that I've never written a dedicated post about what "Steampunk" actually is. I get asked about it all the time; even though steampunk has grown a lot in recent years, it's still a lesser-known genre that leaves a lot of people scratching their heads. Part of the confusion … Continue reading What is Steampunk?!