Update to the Update (tidied up)

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. 


10 Responses to Update to the Update (tidied up)

  1. Hey Robin

    Unfortunately my other half has procured work for next weekend, and since he is borrowing my car it makes the trip north from California somewhat impossible. I’m really dejected about missing the convention and possible lunch with you, but if you are willing I’d love to let you know next time I can make it into town, and grab a bite or a cuppa.

    Have a great time.

  2. Hi Margaux!

    I’ve come to learn that I can enjoy something, but not be good at it. Like French cooking! And acrobatics!

    Steam Punk is related to all sorts of books and stories I’ve enjoyed. I read The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne many decades ago. And when steam punk appeared on the scene, I thought, ‘Oh, I know what your roots are!’ There was also a television series, recreated in a movie, called The Wild Wild West. To my thinking, it was very steam punk.

    Will I try to write it? Not without a much more in depth knowledge of the Victorian era! But I’ll continue to enjoy reading it.


  3. off topic :3

    Hey! I found a few diamonds in the rough! …and no, not just the nifty dragon jewelry box and black capped conure…
    I actually got these from two different local used book stores. 🙂

    I have just started the Limbreth Gate and I must say that I have greatly enjoyed the world of Ki and Vandien
    thus far! ^-^

  4. I am -a josh- from MySpace. I didn’t know you had an LJ.
    I’m the one that gave you a list if Arizona conventions.

    I’m adding you here too.
    You are definitely one of my favorite authors.