The Year that Almost Wouldn’t Die

Some highlights and lowlights of 2008 This year, particularly the second half, has seen a lot of people turn very pessimistic about, well, everything. Yeah, the economy’s slowing down. Yeah, people like me are scrambling just to make ends meet – when money goes slow everywhere, it hits the arts… Continue reading

Steampunk Education, part 2

Continuing my prep for Steamcon, It’s time for round two in the furthering my steampunk education. I’m still blogging on the Indamixx – going to try recording an Antithesis episode later today to really put it through its paces — once I figure out how to get NFS working on… Continue reading

Steampunk Education, part 1

So, with Steamcon coming soon, and me sitting on a couple panels, I’ve got to bone up on a genre that I’ve hereto only been passingly familiar with. This involves an extensive reading list, which I’m honestly not going to have time for. Fortunately, I’m not giving a talk on… Continue reading

SteamCon, Here I Come

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, SteamCon is the first anual Bay Area Steampunk Convention. It happens Halloween Weekend at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale CA. I will be on the following panels: Engines of Empire: Real Science and Gadgets of Victorian Times – Saturday 1:30-2:30 and… Continue reading