Sat
Oct 31 2009 6:00pm

Thanks To All At Once, and To Each One

We’ve had a wonderful time with Steampunk Month, and we hope you have, too. It would never have come together without a little help from our generous friends, old and new, so we’d like to extend our thanks to them! Visiting their homepages and Etsy stores will definitely whiten teeth,* cure all manner of diseases,* and continue the steampunk love after Steampunk Month’s official end.

*Statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

G. D. Falksen and Evelyn Kriete for hosting the Tor.com meetup/afterparty at The Way Station, and for their general steampunky moxie. Evelyn is responsible for connecting us to many of the incredible steampunk artists and creators out there that so generously donated their wares to give away to you. We owe her, and so do you.

Ross MacDonald, for helping us with the letterpress poster.

Greg Manchess, for designing the rocket logo.

Jamie Stafford-Hill for designing the rest of the logo, some gorgeous calling cards and steampunk buttons, and, you know, the whole site you see before you.

Scholastic Books, Eddie Schneider, Kat Richardson, and Abrams Books, for donating books to our meetup, and Andy Heidel, owner of The Way Station, where we held the meetup.

Heather Kahn and Jeff Witkavitch of Chrononaut Mercantile for a DIY in accessorizing.

Cherie Priest, for teaching us how to be stylish.

Jaymee Goh, for blogging like a madwoman.

S. J. Chambers, for her fascinating Poe retrospective.

The Museum of the History of Science and Sydney Padua for letting us reprint her comic.

Tor Books, for donating books for the meetup and for online giveaways.

Subterranean Press, publishers of many dark and lovely tales.

Sarah of Sweet Libertine, for donating some of her incredibly vibrant handmade eyeshadows.

Laura of Retroscope Fashions, home of sexy vests and strappy pinstripe skirts, for donating a gift certificate.

Sock Dreams, for donating two luxurious pairs of legwear and two gift certificates.

Chet Phillips, for donating a set of his beautiful and hilarious Steampunk Monkey Cards.

The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, for donating scents from their intoxicating Steamworks line.

Clockwork Couture, for donating the gift certificate that will be a photo contest prize.

Steampunk World’s Fair, for donating two passes as a photo contest prize.

RockLove, for donating the keyhole plate pendant.

LondonsGate, home of the crystal pendant.

VividWhimsy, maker of the book locket.

19Moons, mistress of wind-up bird rings.

QA Trading, with clockwork rings and typewriter jewelry galore.

TrashAndTrinkets, maker of the deliciously creepy spider brooch.

And last but not least: an extremely special thanks to all of you for following along and making this month so much fun. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have.

16 comments
Ben Wert
1. bennyrex
Tor.com without steampunk? This is so weird... I became a regular reader in the time since Steampunk month started. I came for the WoT reread, but I stayed for the overall awesomeness. I've never really known Tor.com *without* a Steampunk overlay. Is every month a themed month of some sort? Or will it just be more awesome stories and interviews and blog posts without a central focus?

I knew almost nothing about Steampunk before reading all the posts and articles and stories here. It's been a lot of fun, and introduced me to Scott Westerfeld. I wouldn't have bought Leviathan (or Uglies, for that matter) if it hadn't been for this site. And as soon as my book buying patterns allow, I'll probably be picking up Boneshaker too.

Yeah, there's been a whole lot to love here. Thanks a lot everyone who worked so hard to make the month happen, and I look forward with eagerness and some trepidation to the re-transformation of the H.M.S Stubbington to Stubby, and what that'll bring to the site.
drunes
2. drunes
Steampunk month was great. Can't wait to do it again!
Pablo Defendini
3. pablodefendini
@bennyrex #1

We're so glad you enjoyed it! We'll be doing more themed months—Steampunk Month was a big hit for us, and it allowed us to focus on one aspect of SF/F/Geekdom/Fandom and really really explore it in-depth. Personally, I learned a whole helluva lot about Steampunk, and I'm pretty sure most of the rest of the Tor.com staff did too (except for Liz, probably. She *is* our resident Steampunk queen, after all. Many of our contributors are her confederates in the scene). It's been fun!

However, future themed months will be on a much smaller scale (for example, the H.M.S. Stubbington was a one-time thing. For the foreseeable future, we'll be sticking with good ol' Stubby for our logo).

Also, big thanks and mad props to Torie Atkinson. She did a large majority of the Steampunk Month heavy lifting, and she's done a kickass job.
Jacqueline L.
4. Pissenlit
Awww, I'm going to miss the H.M.S. Stubbington but it'll be nice to have Stubby back again.

Thanks for having Steampunk Month and thanks to all the contributors! It was loads of fun! Looking foward to future themed months!
drunes
5. kab1
yes! yes! thanks for steampunk month. I learned alot, cause I didn't even know what steampunk was before this month! Looking forward to future themes...
Patrick Garson
6. patrickg
Yes Pablo et al, a theme month was tremendously good fun, I enjoyed it very much.
Miriam Best
7. Rutt
I never cared much about steampunk before (I was always more of a cyberpunk fan), but you guys made me discover my love for it! I enjoyed reading all those entries last month very much, and I thank all the contributors.
Agnes Kormendi
8. tapsi
Thank you, it was a great month full of fun and excitement, I loved it and I linked many a post to friends who weren't Tor.com lovers -- until now. Thank you for introducing and exploring so many aspects of steampunk, for sharing fun tips and thank you for the giveaways!
alessandro montagner
9. black_swan
Can we start it over again?
Even w/o the giveaways.
It was great fun, and you all did a fantastic job.
Cheers!
drunes
10. Other Alias
Thank you all at Tor, and all who contributed to making this such a great month, with awesome articles, awesome giveaways, and awesome books added to my (already too long) to read list.

Love this site - keep up the good work!
Nicole Cantwell
11. NclCntwll
Now if only we could make this a nation-wide event for everyone to know about kind of like talk like a pirate day....ah the dreams of mad scientists.
Sassy Brit
12. Sassy
I'm going to miss Tor featuring Steampunk!

Thank you too, for such a fun month! I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

You all did a fantastic job - THANK YOU!

Guess what is on the telly now. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

:)
Aimee Stewart
14. Foxfires
Thank YOU so much for a splendidly fun month to bask in the Steampunk goodness. It was a truly impressive display, down to the very last little detail. It arrived just in time to coincide with Seattle's Steamcon, where I had the great pleasure of exhibiting artwork. Talk about a great month, through and through! Had I realized Tor.com was going to be doing this, I would have loved to donate a prize to the works! Keep me in mind for next year...huzzah!!

http://foxfires.com/steampunk.cfm

I am actually going to miss the wonderful steampunk feel around here when it's gone. It seems so suited to the place!
Sarah Wilson
15. Wilson
Just want to say that this was a great month. I loved all the neat giveaways. They were great for Christmas gift ideas.

Keep up the always great work at Tor dot com!
Ay-leen the Peacemaker
16. Ay-leen_the_Peacemaker
Aw, I guess I have no reason to visit this site anymore! ^-~

But seriously, major thanks to the Tor.com staff and all the contributors here. I had a ton of fun reading everyone's stuff, and I'm looking forward to whatever Tor.com plans next.

You guys have definitely earned a spot on my bookmarks toolbar ^-^
drunes
17. JohnFrost
Aww, how come I got an email from Tor when Steampunk month was over, but not when it began?
Now I'm going to have to go through all the archives... I hope I didn't miss anything :(

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