There are a few Kickstarters underway that I wanted to share–a little something for everyone: Steampunk Universe is the long-anticipated follow-up to Sarah Hans‘ award-winning Steampunk World from Alliteration Ink. Like with World, this anthology is “a diverse steampunk anthology from your favorite award-winning authors featuring disabled and aneurotypical characters.” As far as I know, there …
Pleased as punch that my story “Body to Body to Body” will be part of Innsmouth Free Press’ SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS, the first all-ladies writing about Lovecraft’s ladies anthology. Each author was assigned a specific character to treat, and my challenge was extracting 4000 words out of Eunice Babson, who exists on the …
I am highly influenced and inspired by my friends. Over my life I have connected with a lot of awe-inducing geniuses, and I try to celebrate them as much as I can. It gets hard, of course, because as we get older, we all move away and shift focus, and evolve in our lives, but …
Kevin D. Steil’s brilliant Valentine initiative to Steampunk’s legacy and future rides again. I will be participating–still brainstorming on the how there–so I will blog more about this as it gets underway. Meanwhile, for details on what you can expect and how you can participate in this year’s STEAMPUNK HANDS AROUND THE WORLD, check out the deets at Kevin’s awesome blog, AIRSHIP AMBASSADOR, here.
January 20, 2015
“When you’re hanging with your roommate/’cause your roommate is your best friend/ and it’s party all the time/ FRIDGE AND OVEN!” Check out these 15 or so shorts from Gravy Boat Regatta. They begin to feel like every conversation you’ve ever had, but hilarious. And make you nostalgic for Adult Swim circa 2005.
She Walks In Shadows Stretch Goal Aims at Illustrators
A few days ago, the indiegogo campaign to fund the first all-ladies anthology featuring all stories about Lovecraft’s women was fully funded! Now, with about 66 hours left, the campaign has kicked into a stretch-goal of $9,000 before it closes. That extra grand will go towards commissioning illustrations from female artists, and it looks like there’s only about $500 more to go before that is achieved.
I am afraid I do not know details about artist selection/submission, and all that, and that should be taken up with editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia, but I am really looking forward to seeing women illustrators represented in this sandbox, as they are perhaps even more overlooked in Lovecraftiana than female writers.
I know I’ve said it before, but I am excited to be a part of a very impressive TOC, and I wouldn’t be doing it without Silvia’s leadership and our readers support–so, a big thank you to everyone who tolerated my blasting of this campaign, who shared and linked to it, and the biggest thanks of all to everyone who threw their money at it.
March 11, 2014
After ten years of keeping the fringe and avant-garde alive and well, Mungbeing magazine has launched its final year with Issue 54: New Directions. Editor Mark Givens has launched Pelekinesis, a small press that is specializing on promoting independent artists and writers across the myriad publishing platforms, and will be hanging the Mungbeing hat up …
Today is Edgar Allan Poe’s 205th birthday. This is one of those occasions where I make profuse apologies for not having a proper post prepared. Seriously, I do have some notes laying around about Poe’s ubiquitous presence in pop culture as well as some snarky remarks about recent Poe appearances in certain films that are …
There is a new blog on the block in Steampunklandia. Vaporiste!: Steampunk, Dieslepunk, and Retrofuturism in France was launched last week, and is edited by Arthur Morgan, co-author of Le Guide Steampunk (with Etienne Bariller), co-author of “Touring Steampunk Paris” (with meeeee!), and editor-in-chief of http://www.French-Steampunk.fr, where I wrote a series of guests posts in …