So, yes, I’ll be at Steamcon next weekend. And on Friday I’ll be on two of the early panels. They both look like fun, and I enjoy early panels at a convention as a great way to meet people at the start of the convention.
So, the panels are:
When the Sun Sets on the British Empire
What happens when you take steampunk out of its archetypal British or British-inspired milieu? What possibilities do a Wild West, Asian, African, Middle Eastern setting offer, whether they are intriguing twists on old themes or new ideas entirely?
The panelists (besides me) are:
Paul Guinan, Cat Rambo, Suzanne Jachim
That’s at 2 PM Friday in the Olympia Room.
Also on Friday:
The attraction of Victorian London
If steampunk had a capital, Victorian London would likely be it; but why? What is the secret of the city’s mystique? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of the recurring emphasis on the Big Smoke? Join us for a lively discussion of the complex fascinations of Anglophilia, colonialism – and a time so like and unlike our own.
Panelists (other than me) are Tim Powers(!!!) and Caitlin Kittredge.
Looking forward already, which means that I’m looking at all the stuff I have to get ready to be away from the house for most of the days of the weekend.