May was a very busy month for steampunk events
Aside from Steampunk University in Seattle, I only made it to the Victoria Steam Expo in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Organized and produced by Jordan and Zandra Stratford, the event focused on authors and artists, not only speakers and performers such as Cherie Priest and Erica Mulkey, but also in vendors like Ian Fitch-Field, Professor Whovianart, and Thin Gypsy Thief.
Victoria is a great place to visit, and the Empress Hotel added great ambiance to the event. Even better were the new people I got to meet, especially those from Vancouver. I also got to meet people from the Steampunk Canada group. Several neighbors from the Seattle Steamrats were also in attendance.
My friend, Nolan, put together a video using clips he took during the weekend.
Have a look here
Start planning now for the conventions happening during the remainder of this year and early next year!
VSteam – mini-con, July 10, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia
Dragon-Con – Atlanta, GA September 3-6, 2010
The Asylum: The UK Steampunk Festival, Lincoln, England, September 10-12, 2010
VCON – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 1-3, 2010 (general sci-fi con with a steampunk theme this year)
Iowa Icon – Cedar Rapids, IA, November 5-7, 2010,
TeslaCon – Madison, WI, November 5-7, 2010
Steamcon – Seattle, WA, November 19-21, 2010
Nova Albion Exhibition – San Francisco, CA, March 2011