|STEAMPUNK FORTNIGHT ON|
I have no doubt some of our readers were saddened to arrive at Tor.com’s doorstop on the first of October and not see the intrepid visage of the H.M.S. Stubbington gazing back at them. But Tor.com has not entirely lost its clockwork heart, and so I am pleased to announce that our little ætherweb community has decreed a Steampunk Fortnight, to be celebrated from 20 October to 3 November of the year two thousand and ten. The Fortnight will occasion the return of many of the features you remember fondly from last year’s Steampunk Month, including scintillating blog posts, engaging adventure fiction, copiuous giveaways, and much more.
But that’s not all! This year there will be a real-world analogue to our ætherweb event: Tor.com, in collaboration with our compatriots at Tor Books, is sponsoring a Literary Corner at this year’s Steampunk Indie Market in Brooklyn, New York on October 24th. The event will feature readings from original works by N. K. Jemisin, Felix Gilman, Genevieve Valentine, Lev AC Rosen, Leanna Renee Hieber, and G. D. Falksen; recitations of steampunk classics by Nina Lourie, Ay-Leen the Peacemaker, and Nasty Canasta; and free tea and scones (baked by yours truly). Please see the Steampunk Literary Corner page for all the information you could desire.
Last, but certainly not least: We’re looking for a few good souls to volunteer at the Steampunk Indie Mart, assisting models, merchants, and organizers from the steampunk community. You will be richly rewarded with an array of steampunk books and swag, the aforementioned refreshments, and the glory and honour of serving your local artisan community. If you’d like to help out, please send a letter of intent to (press.inquiries)(at)(gmail.com). It shall be glorious!