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Wendy L. Callahan added a discussion to the group Sounds Of Steam

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 22, 2014 - 8:42pm
Wendy L. Callahan added a discussion to the group Sounds Of Steam
Sounds of Steam, Adventures at Steampunk Empire Symposium, April 26, 2014Note: This event will be for BOTH Saturday the 26th live recording at Steampunk Empire Symposium AND the show on Monday the 28th! https://www.facebook.com/events/887517111273776/ Join Travis and Wendy LIVE at Steampunk Empire Symposium where we shall record a show in front of you and others as our first live and interactive audience! We will have guests join us, including Calamity Dawn of Calamity Labs, Gandersnitch the Goblin, and many others! We will be playing the recorded live show on Monday, April 28th and responding as normal via Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to follow along on this event page for both events!See More
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Ava Morgan is now a member of S.W.A.G

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 21, 2014 - 10:02pm
Ava Morgan is now a member of S.W.A.G
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Wendy L. Callahan posted a blog post

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 21, 2014 - 7:25pm
Wendy L. Callahan posted a blog post
The Indie Steampunk Lit Extravaganza!13 authors...13 steampunk books... 50% off!  Visit this link or look for the #steamlit tag on Twitter. This is a lovely little event organized by S. C. Barrus, author of Discovering Aberration. In fact, we have the pleasure of speaking with the man himself on tonight's episode of Sounds of Steam! So pop over to the site, read the descriptions, and see if any of these books catch your fancy. ~Steampunk Snark~  "If there is one good thing I can say about Aunt Verti, it is that she is always prompt, particularly when the goal of an activity is the seditious undermining of polite society.” -- The Daemon Device ~Next Episodes of Sounds of Steam~ April 21, 2014 - Props - Real or Fantastic - BANNED! April 28, 2014 - Adventures at Steampunk Empire SymposiumSee More
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Wendy L. Callahan posted an event

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 20, 2014 - 9:44pm
Wendy L. Callahan posted an event
Sounds of Steam, Props - Real or Fantastic - BANNED! April 21, 2014 at Online, at your computer, every Monday at 9 p.m. EDTApril 21, 2014 at 9pm to April 22, 2014 at 12amSounds of Steam, Props - Real or Fantastic - BANNED! April 21, 2014https://www.facebook.com/events/307083292775518/Have you noticed that some conventions, renaissance faires, or events banning certain props, such as weapons? Some of them only allow props that are obviously fake or toys, not even making an exception for a wonderful replica that couldn't fire no matter how much you might try. Is this fair? Should we be allowed to carry any prop we like, even in these modern days of random shootings? Join Thee Bluebeard and Beth Jankowski as they join us to discuss the pros and cons of both sides.Music by Metropolis, The Aeronauts, Andrew Bird, BB Blackdog, Abney Park, BirdEatsBaby, The Bewitched, The Bog Hoppers, The Cassettes, Ceiling Demons, Crimson Clocks, Escape the Clouds, The Folks Below, Ghostfire, Harlequin Jones, and Hellblinki.***Share this weekly event on your page, groups, twitter, and more! Let your friends know and invite others to join in! Make sure to "Like" and "Share" our page for all updates!What is Sounds of Steam? The weekly Steampunk Con(vention) on your computer, hosted by Travis I. Sivart and Wendy L. Callahan.Check out our media sites for more info! Website: http://www.SoundsOfSteam.com/ Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/SoundsOfSteam Pinterest: http://www.Pinterest.com/SoundsOfSteam Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/SoundsOfSteam To listen to Sounds of Steam live broadcast, tune in to http://wightpartyradio.com/radio-player/ OR To listen on Radio Riel, go to http://64.34.173.110:8402/listen.pls Download/save and open the file (or open it with iTunes). OR To listen on an iPhone, https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tunein-radio/id418987775?mt=8 AND search for "Wightpartyradio" To listen on an Android phone, http://tunein.com/radio/Wightparty-Radio-s182957/ To download Sounds of Steam's previous episodes: http://www.SoundsOfSteam.com/episodes/See More
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Wendy L. Callahan added a discussion to the group Sounds Of Steam

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 20, 2014 - 9:30pm
Wendy L. Callahan added a discussion to the group Sounds Of Steam
Sounds of Steam, Props - Real or Fantastic - BANNED! April 21, 2014Sounds of Steam, Props - Real or Fantastic - BANNED! April 21, 2014https://www.facebook.com/events/307083292775518/Have you noticed that some conventions, renaissance faires, or events banning certain props, such as weapons? Some of them only allow props that are obviously fake or toys, not even making an exception for a wonderful replica that couldn't fire no matter how much you might try. Is this fair? Should we be allowed to carry any prop we like, even in these modern days of random shootings? Join Thee Bluebeard and Beth Jankowski as they join us to discuss the pros and cons of both sides.Music by Metropolis, The Aeronauts, Andrew Bird, BB Blackdog, Abney Park, BirdEatsBaby, The Bewitched, The Bog Hoppers, The Cassettes, Ceiling Demons, Crimson Clocks, Escape the Clouds, The Folks Below, Ghostfire, Harlequin Jones, and Hellblinki.***Share this weekly event on your page, groups, twitter, and more! Let your friends know and invite others to join in! Make sure to "Like" and "Share" our page for all updates!What is Sounds of Steam? The weekly Steampunk Con(vention) on your computer, hosted by Travis I. Sivart and Wendy L. Callahan.Check out our media sites for more info! Website: http://www.SoundsOfSteam.com/ Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/SoundsOfSteam Pinterest: http://www.Pinterest.com/SoundsOfSteam Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/SoundsOfSteam To listen to Sounds of Steam live broadcast, tune in to http://wightpartyradio.com/radio-player/ OR To listen on Radio Riel, go to http://64.34.173.110:8402/listen.pls Download/save and open the file (or open it with iTunes). OR To listen on an iPhone, https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tunein-radio/id418987775?mt=8 AND search for "Wightpartyradio" To listen on an Android phone, http://tunein.com/radio/Wightparty-Radio-s182957/ To download Sounds of Steam's previous episodes: http://www.SoundsOfSteam.com/episodes/See More
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Jack Tyler posted a status

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 20, 2014 - 1:02am
Jack Tyler posted a status
"Just posted Episode 7 of Beyond the Rails as a free sample at http://steampunkjack.weebly.com"
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Aidana WillowRaven posted a blog post

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 18, 2014 - 8:08pm
Aidana WillowRaven posted a blog post
Good Friday SALE!!! -- Offering a special rate, specially focused on Steampunk book covers and art.I am offering a special rate for all authors this weekend, with an added discount for all steampunk genres.I wish to incorporate more punk in my portfolio.  I have a good bit of fantasy, and a sprinkling of sci-fi, but I want more period and 'Punk' inspired pieces. Not just steampunk, but cyberpunk, dieselpunk, clockwork punk, and all of the sub-genres often grouped with steampunk.It's a dilemma because many authors won't hire me if they think I can't successfully portray this amazing genre, and all of it's sub-genres, only because there are so few, if any, in my folio.Since I can't justify taking time away from paid projects to just build my folio, I am offering an automatic 30% off, on top of all of my regular discount incentives to authors specializing in punk.Along side punk, I also need more ethnic diversity (which will get you an added discount), so why not combine the two needs into some great book cover art at a great discount?While looking at my VidFolio, keep in mind that I am painfully aware that very little of it could be interpreted as punk.If you have a project in mind,  let's talk about your book cover needs via Live Chat on my website, so we don't need to stress over that little window below, lol.Onto wrapping up the next book :DUntil next time ...Aidana WillowRavenhttp://WillowRaven.weebly.comThis post edited by*:*Blurbs and quotes provided are not edited by WillowRaven, but posted as provided by author/publisher.See More
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Wendy L. Callahan posted a blog post

Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild - April 18, 2014 - 7:10pm
Wendy L. Callahan posted a blog post
Interview with Steve TurnbullToday I have the pleasure of interviewing Steve Turnbull, author of a number of fantasy works. Let the games begin! Is there something you never leave the house without – be it a specific item from your wardrobe or an accessory, or something less tangible than that?My writer's scarf. It's important to appear to be the thing you're being, and as I am being an author I have to look the part.What does an adventurous gentleman such as yourself drink? I ought to say something like absinthe, or even just beer. But sadly the answer is that I don't drink alcohol. It's not a religious thing but I learned in my youth that alcohol and I were destined never to be friends.But I drink tea. And that's quite delightful. Are you a cat person, dog person, or other, and why? I would say, by preference, that I am a cat person but my wife is a dog person. So we have both and currently we have two particularly needy cats who won't just sit quietly being cats. One demands attention because she's queen and the other demands attention because he's ... just needy. The dog, on the other hand, will lie down and be a foot warmer. What is the most exotic place you have been? The Copenhagen red light district when I was eleven years old. It was an educational school trip around coastal Scandinavian bits of Europe. And that part was shockingly educational. Tell me about an incident you were involved in that is so funny or shocking, it cannot possibly be true, yet is. Not so much an incident, more of a period of time. I am technically a cockney and spent my first five years living in what was essentially a slum consisting of two rooms (well, one room with a partition) with my parents and two sisters. Gas lighting. Cold water from a tap down the hall. And this was the late 50s - early 60s. People don't believe it, but it's true. Word association: I say “steampunk”, you say…?SPACESHIP!Now, why don't you tell me about your book.What, you mean Murder out of the Blue and its sequel Blood Sky at Night? Those old things? (They're novellas so together they just about make a novel.) With which character do you most identify?Every character is part of me and most of my characters are female. I'm not sure what that says about me - perhaps I'm in touch with my feminine side, you'll have to ask my wife about that.The protagonist, Maliha Anderson, is a Holmesianly brilliant young woman whose intelligence (and the fact she's mixed race) makes her an outcast from society. This is something I identify with (the clever outcast bit, as I'm neither female or mixed race).Her male associate, William Albert Valentine Crier (Bill to his friends), has difficulty coping with women and especially her. That would also be me.Mrs. Makepeace-Flynn is arrogant, aloof, and doesn't suffer fools gladly. That would also be me.I tend not to identify too much with the people who get murdered. This has not yet happened to me. Is there a particular character you love more than any of the others? I'm probably desperately in love with Maliha. Oh wait, you didn't mean that ... sorry, embarrassing. But then how can you not love someone so tortured? What do you hope readers take away from your story?Now that's a deadly serious question. While I'm sure most people who would read steampunk wouldn't be racist or sexist (or any other type of bigot), I hope people will have a deeper understanding of how bad these things can be. I hope I can be one of those writers who is dragging steampunk kicking and screaming away from British-centric stories.It's true my stories take place in the British Empire - but I am not uncritical of that institution. Why don’t you wrap this up by telling me about your upcoming projects and where we can find you!Oh right well. The next Maliha Anderson story (Halo Round the Moon) takes us to another new place in this world with a focus on female sexuality, and I'm afraid I am particularly cruel to my protagonist (but she's very stubborn and refuses to learn). Bill doesn't enjoy this story either. That should be out in a couple of months, it's fully plotted so I just need to get the words down.I've also just published the first in a straight fantasy trilogy called Elona (yes, I write female protagonist almost exclusively, I want to be Joss Whedon when I grow up). Of course, when I say "straight" it's anything but that.Back to the steampunk, and set in the same universe, I'm working with the wondrous Theamat (check her out on deviantArt) creating a comic book called The Lazarus Device. This is a five-part story, the first part should also be out in May.I also have stories planned for Miss Winifred Churchill (in my universe Winston Churchill was born female), an investigating journalist.In addition I am serialising a free (yes free) story called Frozen Beauty for people who sign up to my newsletter. You get a new part every two weeks, plus all the news about what I'm doing, and other general steampunk things. (I try to play down what I'm doing - people who sign up don't want me trying to sell to them every other week.)My website is http://steveturnbull.me/ and you can sign up for the newsletter at http://voidships.com/ that last website is a kind of Wiki which describes the alternate historical timeline of my steampunk universe. I'm on Twitter at http://twitter.com/adaddinsane, and I do have a FB page but it's not worth the effort since I'd have to pay to ensure everybody got the notifications. The newsletter is better.Anyway buy my books, tell everybody you know to buy my books too, because at the moment I have a day job and it gets in the way of the writing - and I have so many stories I want to tell you.  ~Steampunk Snark~ “Well, such an incompatibility would give a whole new meaning to bedroom relations if the result was explosive.” -- The Daemon Device  ~Next Episodes of Sounds of Steam~ April 21, 2014 - Props - Real or Fantastic - BANNED! April 28, 2014 - Adventures at Steampunk Empire SymposiumSee More
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