Tuesday, May 31st, S. J. gave a lecture before Library of Congress, as part of their “LCPA What If…Science Fiction & Fantasy Forum” lecture series. It being S. J., of course the lecture regarded the far-reaching influences of Edgar Allan Poe, not only on Steampunk, but on SF&F (horror and mystery too!) as a whole. At the end of the lecture, they presented S. J. with a t-shirt version of the flyer advertising the event (see below). It was a thrilling experience for S. J. and she would like to thank the series organizer Helen Ossa-Hester for having her (and for lunch), the Library of Congress bookstore and staff for stocking books, those who came out and participated, and Hope O’Keefe for giving a great and informative tour of the grand Library.
Flyer for the event, created by Hope O’Keefe.