Conventional Undertakings

I just got back from Geneva Steam http://genevasteam.com/ this week, and boy, conventions can take a lot out of you — especially when you have a stomach issue of some type that pops up on Friday and doesn’t leave until Saturday afternoon. Makes for kind of a short convention experience. I really like Geneva Steam. […]

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A Helping Hand

In honor (belatedly) of National Author’s Day (November 1) I’d like to share with you links to some books I recommend. They are by author friends, works I enjoyed, and a couple are even my own work. With the Holidays coming up — and one just past — these make perfect gifts for someone on […]

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Trip Report: Geneva Steam

I’ve attended EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Geneva Steam conventions! Okay, that’s only three so far, and since it’s a mere hour’s drive from my home, it’s not really that much of an accomplishment. Even so, Geneva Steam is a small but growing steampunk convention, and I find I’m enjoying it more every year. The […]

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Geneva Steam Coming Up!

Two well turned-out Steampunks in the Vendor’s Room from last year’s Geneva Steam. I’ll be attending steampunk convention Geneva Steam Con the weekend of March 10-12. The convention is being held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. I’ll be participating in two events at the convention, both on Saturday. At 3 PM I’ll […]

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Why Steampunk?

Four Steampunks cosplaying at Gen Con, August 2015 Because I’m a fan of Steampunk — both the literary movement and Steampunk-oriented fandom — I get asked from time to time to define steampunk as concept. To quote Reference.com: “Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction literature that uses the aesthetics and technology from 19th-century industrial […]

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The Steamy Motor City Affair

The author with Sarah Hans, author, editor, and all-around snazzy dresser I just returned from Motor City Steam Con in Livonia, Michigan, and man, are my gears tired. Motor City Steam is a first-year convention with a Steampunk theme. This was my first time taking my enthusiasm for Steampunk out of state, and I wasn’t […]

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