Airship Ambassador October Announcements

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


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.


Several conventions are coming up in the next few weeks, including Teslacon , Iowa Icon , Emerald City Steampunk Expo , and Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza .

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)

Paul Guinan

Richard Nagy

Haruo Suekichi

Jake von Slatt


Aural: Any aural piece of work, including but not limited to: Bands, songs, musicians, music videos, etc.

Abney Park

The Clockwork Dolls

Extraordinary Contraptions

The Men that Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing



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.

Captain Robert Brown of Abney Park

GD Falksen

Mike Perschon

Jake Von Slatt


Potpourri: Anything not yet covered, including but not limited to:  Game design/designer, acting troupes, short film (by a group), movie, television, etc.

Deadlands Role Playing Game

Girl Genius

The League of STEAM

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello


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!

Published in: on October 6, 2010 at 8:34 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. […] In which I am nominated for a Steamcon Airship Award — Cool! […]

  2. It would seem your are trying to curry favor those that are most public in the genre. Please do not take my comment so discourteous, but bootlicking is not very becoming. It seems you have chosen those in your categorious that everyone knows. This isnt to say they are deserving but it seems like you took the lowroad. It is easy to take those that are in the spotlight, maybe this is to draw attention to a convention or put you in good favor. Lets put it perspective. Just because Abney Park and Priest are everywhere and the most pbilicized, doesnt necessarily mean they are deserving, they are just the names people know off the top of their lazy head. It is like saying GaGa is the best pop princess since she is popping up in the mainstream while Madonna has done more than she will ever. I would hope in the future, you educate yourself and further dive into the world instead of taking the easy way out. Good Day

    • Thank you, Dr. Oblivion, for posting your comments. I’ll pass them along to Steamcon.

      Just to be clear, despite the similar name to my blog, these are the *Steamcon* Airship Awards, not mine. I’m just passing along information.

      Thanks for reading!

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