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Monthly archive August, 2011
Abaddon Books' Summer of Steampunk

Abaddon Books’ Summer of Steampunk

By Matt Delman, Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders Abaddon Books is declaring the next two weeks The Summer of Steampunk in honor of their Pax Brittania series of novels, the world’s longest-running series of Steampunk novels. Starting today, they’re launching the promotion that’ll mark a new direction in the series at the dedicated Pax Britannia...
Girl Genius Wins Third Straight Hugo

Girl Genius Wins Third Straight Hugo

I am always pleased when a steampunk work is nominated for a major award, and even more so when it wins. But when a steampunk, er, gaslamp fantasy work wins the same category three years in a row, I was thrilled. The work in question is the ongoing adventures of Agatha Heterodyne, Girl Genius, by...
Steamcon III Airship Awards Nominees Announced

Steamcon III Airship Awards Nominees Announced

Reposted from the Steamcon’s Airship Awards Facebook Group Steamcon® is proud to present the second annual Airship Award nominations! The steampunk community has so many fabulously creative individuals, and we wish to honor them by celebrating their achievements and contributions to the steampunk community. The nominees for the 2011 Airship Awards are:
Help Save Parsifal the Steampig

Help Save Parsifal the Steampig

The 2010 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, MI drew 1700 entries, but the big news for steampunk aficionados was Parsifal, the Steampig. And “big” is the key word in that sentence. Steampig is a giant sculpture, measuring 55′ long, 25′ wide, and 36′ tall. For all that size, the work is beautifully crafted and was...