Tuesday, June 14, 2011

International Steampunk Day

June 14th is H. G. Wells’ birthday and in his honor it is also International Steampunk Day (and has been for several years).

This is a day to celebrate steampunk even more than normal and to share all the steampunky goodness with the uninitiated (or even those who were initiated but for whom it didn’t take the first time). -per Steampunk


Something to DO:

Excerpt from: Ten Ways to Celebrate National Steampunk Day! by Steamed!
10. Wear goggles to work (of if you’re already at work and have missed the opportunity wear them out to dinner). You’ll be amazed at the curious looks and questions you get, which is a perfect time to talk steampunk!

9. Try wearing a corset. That’s on the outside, please.

8. Wear a hat. Top hat, aviator cap, newspaper boy slouchy cap, bowler, it all counts!

7. Unplug and read a steampunk book – by lamplight. Okay you can use a candle if you must, but instead of watching the television tonight, why not escape into a great piece of steampunk fiction?

Read the rest of the list.


Something to READ:

Out of the Forest and Into the Fray
by Phaedra Mintun
kindle version is currently available for 99 cents
or read the story online for free

Debauchery and adventure are just the daily grind for skyman Scottie McKeel, Captain Stickywicket, and the indecorous crew of the Dread Ship Shirley, but after they pick up a cargo of strange flora in the amazon rain forest things take a turn for the weird. Climb aboard for the first high flying novella from this rollicking steampunk web series that mixes edge of your seat thrills with laugh out loud banter.


Something to WATCH:

Steampunk movie trailer: The Halsteadarian: Chronicles of the Colne Engine

The Halsteadarian: Chronicles of the Colne Engine from Zenithfilms on Vimeo.

Something to WIN:
The Burning Sky
by Joseph Robert Lewis
win this ebook at Joseph's site

It’s a steampunk thriller set in an alternate Morocco where the women rule with an iron fist and the men like to shoot first, no questions later. It’s about a conspiracy to overthrow the government, a high-speed chase on land and in the air, and a woman who is as dangerous with a wrench as she is with a revolver. And if that’s not enough, our heroine joins forces with a holy Spanish fencer, an exiled Incan princess, and a very hungry saber-toothed cat.

Dead Ironby Devon Monk
win this book (ends July 2)
at Fantasy & SciFi Lovin' News & Reviews

In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother's death. Then he's offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find the Holder: a powerful device created by mad devisers-and now in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk this Earth.

In a land shaped by magic, steam, and iron, where the only things a man can count on are his guns, gears, and grit, Cedar will have to depend on all three if he's going to save his brother and reclaim his soul once and for all...

For more steampunkyness...

Stay tuned: Other Punk event, June 14-16, begins in an hour
with a bit more steampunk (just a bit) and others

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