Greeting fellow travelers, here is some news for you.
Airship Ambassador is now on Twitter! Follow tweets for steampunk news and information at @AirshipEmbassy.
The Airship Ambassador website continues to expand with links to steampunk resources of all kinds.
News bites are on the Home page.
Conventions, local groups, and one day events are listed on the Events page.
Links to websites and Twitter names are on the Resources page.
Paper and online books, stories and narratives are on the Literature page.
Art, movies, music and games are listed on the Media page.
If there are websites you would like to suggest, an event to add, or news to share, please send the information to Kevin@AirshipAmbassador.com.
Congratulations to James Ng, who we interviewed a few months ago, on his awards at the VCON convention’s art show last weekend – Artist Guest of Honor Choice and Writer Guest of Honor Choice. Artist Kyle Miller also won awards at the show for Fan Choice – Best Artist, and Best Use of Theme.
The big one will be Steamcon II : Weird Weird West in Seattle, WA. There’s only six weeks left so pre-register for the weekend membership now and book your hotel room quickly! Once registered, you can buy tickets for one of two Tea events, and a special concert. Pre-registered attendees can also vote in the inaugural Steamcon Airship Awards, which celebrate achievement and contribution to the steampunk community. A special ticket for the Awards banquet dinner is also available for purchase by pre-registered attendees.
The five categories and nominees for the Steamcon Airship Awards are:
Written: Any written piece of work, including but not limited to: novels, short stories, blogs, screen plays, etc.
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
Mainspring by Jay Lake
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Visual: Any visual piece of work, including but not limited to: 2D art, 3D art, digital art, fashion design, website design, making/modding, short film (by an individual)
Aural: Any aural piece of work, including but not limited to: Bands, songs, musicians, music videos, etc.
Community Contributor: An individual who is outspoken and supportive in the steampunk community, including but not limited to: Blogger, event organizer, convention runner, scholar, speaker etc.
Potpourri: Anything not yet covered, including but not limited to: Game design/designer, acting troupes, short film (by a group), movie, television, etc.
Lastly, I will be interviewing several people during the convention, and I hope all of you will be able to attend if you are at Steamcon. Please say “Hi” during the convention, anyway, and I’ll have an Airship Ambassador badge ribbon for you.
Coming up next on this blog, our interview with Mike Perschon, the Steampunk Scholar.
Thanks for reading and your continued support!