Making Mecha Happy: Hello from the NYC Event

Well, bless my keys and carriage, the audience at the New York City Barnes & Noble Steampunk Bible event was kind enough to say hello to poor mechanical me…sitting here working away on the blog, never able to travel to any of these amazing events. I have to say seeing this friendly hello almost caused my keys to stick. (Although, could it be they’re not saying hello? It sounds like “Mecha” but it could be “badecha” or “bodocka”. Hmmm.)

And, look: Jon Decker was kind enough to review the event: “On Thursday of last week I attended the Manhattan signing of Jeff Vandermeer and S.J. Chambers’ newest release The Steampunk Bible. The book’s cover summary classifies it as “a fully illustrated compendium tracing the roots and history of this subculture, from the works of its godfathers, Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, to the key figures who first coined the word that would spawn a literary genre, to the vast community of craftsmen and artists that has translated the spark into a lifestyle with clothing, accessories, and a backstory to match.” A varied group of genre fans and contributors to the compendium showed up in everything from street clothes to full Steampunk regalia surprising and confounding some of the book store regular patrons, which I found devilishly humorous. Several of the attendees at the signing were representatives of the NY Steampunk Meet-up Group in Manhattan. Other personalities such as Dexter Palmer, Aleks Sennwald, Jaymee Goh, Ekaterina Sedia, Liz Gorinsky and Ay-Leen the Peacemaker were also in attendance per their contributions to the compendium.”

(Image by Jon Decker.)

“Making Mecha Happy: Hello from the NYC Event” was published in Excursions.

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