Steampunk Extravaganza in NYC – With Electrocutions and Special Appearances!


(A pre­view of the means of my elec­tro­cu­tion by the League of S.T.E.A.M. I will nev­er, ever be the same…)

Mecha Under­wood is sad to miss this one…S.J. Cham­bers and Jeff Van­der­Meer will be in New York City Thurs­day night for a Steam­punk Bible Extrav­a­gan­za at the west side Barnes & Noble (at 82nd & Broad­way; 2289 Broad­way), where they will hope­ful­ly be debut­ing the Greg Bossert-pro­duced video of VanderMeer’s ter­ri­ble and hurt­ful elec­tro­cu­tion by the elec­tric baby eels raised from birth to be vicious killers by The League of S.T.E.A.M. They’ll also be shoot­ing some DIY video footage for the Steam­punk Bible web­site, so extra points for Steam­punk fash­ion. Not only that, we have it on good author­i­ty that some Very Impor­tant Peo­ple may be film­ing as well.

The audi­ence is going to be chock­ful of authors, too, like Jonathan Wood and Myke Cole, to name just the tip of the ice­berg, and we’ll be reward­ing everyone’s atten­dance by sug­gest­ing they join us at the Dead Poet bar after­wards, and pos­si­bly the Ams­ter­dam Ale House to fol­low the Dead Poet.

And look at this wealth of spe­cial guests, all of them con­trib­u­tors to the Steam­punk Bible! All of them show­ing off sneak pre­views of cur­rent and future projects. Mecha real­ly wish­es Mecha didn’t have to work on the blog…

—Ay-leen the Peace­mak­er, Beyond Vic­to­ri­ana founder
—G.D. Falk­sen, writer and vid-game devel­op­er
—Liz Gorin­sky, edi­tor at Tor
—Eka­te­ri­na Sedia, author of The Alche­my of Stone (ten­ta­tive)
—Eve­lyn Kri­ete (edi­tor, writer, music label founder, provo­ca­teur)
—Dex­ter Palmer, author of The Dream of Per­pet­u­al Motion
—Jaymee Goh, writer and founder of Sil­ver Gog­gles
—Aleks Sen­nwald, artist

Wow. What a line-up! And yes, folks, that’s right, they will be bring­ing the pret­ty-pret­ty of a pow­er­point. In addi­tion to the video and guest pre­views, we’ll show­case The Steam­punk Bible and give an exclu­sive (and some­what hilar­i­ous) look at the forth­com­ing The Thack­ery T. Lamb­shead Cab­i­net of Curiosi­ties.

How can you pass that up? I have no idea. There are some events that func­tion like mag­nets and can be dan­ger­ous to resist — so don’t deny the heavy met­als in your steam­punk bods and come out Thurs­day at 7pm for the won­drous, the bling-y, the mul­ti-media-ish. Should be lots and lots of fun.

Here’s the face­book events page.

Here’s a great review of the Steam­punk Bible in the Finan­cial Times.

To buy now while there’s still mon­ey, just click on the image…

“Steampunk Extravaganza in NYC – With Electrocutions and Special Appearances!” was published in Excursions.

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