Here’s a very interesting article about the reactions of the survivors of Japanese POW camps to the upcoming address by the Japanese Prime Minister Minister Shinzo Abe to the US Congress.
Critique Groups?Does anyone know of (or belong to) any good online writer critique groups?See More
"The Aether Chronicle Seeks Featured Columnist! Apply to Leslie Orton for Details"
"Thank You Leslie Orton for the review of The Journals of Thaddeaus Shockpocket - VICTORIA in your latest issue of The Aether Chronicle."
Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #25: Steampunk Gremlins Plague Machines of London!Extra! Extra! Read All About It!Suffragette Society Drops Drawers in Protest of Restrictive Undergarments!Steampunk Gremlins Plague Machines of London!Chronicle%20%2325.pdfTo Subscribe to The Aether Chronicle, click the link below and "Follow" this Discussion, which is kept updated with each new edition of The Aether Chronicle!http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/forum/topics/reign-of-giant-octopus-plaguing-london-comes-to-an-endSee More
Howdy Y'All!I don't ever actually say Howdy Y'All, but that alone is no better reason to say it, IMHO.Hello! I am a playwright and etc. (emphasis on etc.). For the past couple of years, I have been working on a steampunk epic adventure radio series! The Threads of Time is a three-parter serial tale up at my website www.threadsofadventure.com (threadsoftime.com was taken; go figure). I am also currently working on a novelization of said series, up at the companion blog for the series (http://talesoftheseamstress.weebly.com, there is a link to this from the series website but there have been problems with the link from time to time). I hope to eventually get the novel self-published, and the series itself up on iTunes; just as soon as I figure out the technical details...Although I'm not good at technical details. I even had trouble getting a profile pic up on this site. :(But I love steampunk. Love it! I found out about it five years ago and, YES. This was ME. Everything I loved tied up in one crazy-quilted stitched-together-with-bits-of-copper-wire-and-awesome-fabric-you-found-at-the-thrift-store package of goodness. I love the imagination it sparks in people, I love where it takes you. And, I look pretty hot in goggles, if I do say so myself. :)I also get carried away talking! Enough about me; I post on Twitter (@gamboliers) and Facebook (The Trusty Gamboliers) if you want to hear me yak. So, what about YOU? I'm gonna check it all out. I want to meet all you lovely folks!See More
For the latter half of April, I’m doing back-to-back conventions (wheeee!) Check out my schedule for both below.
And, as always, if you are an author/agent looking to have a meeting, please contact me.
5:30 PM Madison
Description: A discussion over what to include in your query letter and how to approaching publishers and agents as a newer author in general.
Panelists: Diana Pho, Michael Livingston
The Maharaja of Sweden hosts Sci-fi Mashups
10:00 PM Washington
Description: Join the Maharaja of Sweden as he serves chai and discusses the great stories that blend cultures. Explorers, subjects taken out of context, subversions of culture, misplacement of values, subjegation, historical inaccuracies, and twists of time. Confederates with atom bombs? Musketeers with airships? Amish Zombies? Where does it end?! And should it…
Panelists: Diana Pho, Peter B. Slayer, Emilie P. Bush
Turning Feedback into useful Critique
11:30 AM Madison
Description: So people have read your work and told you what they thought. Now what?
Panelists: Diana Pho, Saladin Ahmed, Jim Hodgson, Anthony Taylor
JordanCon Annual Pitch Critique
2:30 PM Madison
Description: Get practice on those first crucial moments with an agent or editor. No stakes, just honest feedback.
Panelists: Diana Pho, Saladin Ahmed, Harriett McDougal
2:30 PM Madison
Description: Prophecy, Thematic Hints, Ominous Portents, and everything in between. Come here some great ways and reasons to Foreshadow.
Panelists: Todd McCaffrey, Anthony Taylor, Diana Pho
Writer’s Workshop Part 1–Hemingway Happy Hour
6 PM in the Pompeii Room
Description: Mingle with fellow writers and other publishing folk. Hosted by Emilie P Bush
Safer Spaces for Steampunks: Addressing Harassment in Fandom
8pm in the Naples Room
Description: Join us in an upfront and forward-thinking conversation lead by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho) on how to create safer spaces in fandom against harassment, with a particular focus on sexual harassment awareness, reporting, and prevention tactics. All genders and orientations are encouraged to attend.
Writer’s Workshop Part 2–The Boiler Room
10:00 am in the Pompeii Room
Description: Discussion of the craft of writing with Emilie P Bush & Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho).
Beyond Victoriana: Multicultural Steampunk
7 pm in the Naples Room
Description: How does multicultural steampunk look Beyond Victoriana? Updated & expanded since its previous presentation at the Steampunk Symposium.
Filed under: Conventions Tagged: "steampunk communities", Ay-leen the Peacemaker
ALBION 77 makes way for the International Steampunk SymposiumShockpocket airship ALBION 77 sets out for the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati this April 24-26 where we will celebrate the launch of The Journals of Thaddeaus Shockpocket Book Two - VICTORIA with cake in the symposium book shop.See More
The official Popular Science web site posted and article on April 3, 2015 titled “Google Takes Over Airship Hangars In California: Dieselpunk ruins to cyber-realities.”
Postmodern Jukebox Music
Back on March 10, 2015, Postmodern Jukebox released a wonderful version of Gangsta’s Paradise with Robyn Adele Anderson once again singing.
"New Blog Post: The Victorian Adventure Enthusiast http://nickvalentino.blogspot.com/2015/04/victorian-adventure-enthusiast.html"