It’s been a great nine months for us here at the 2.0 Factory! So great that we are brimming—brimming!—with affectionate appreciation just begging to be shown! Alas, I have neither legs nor mouth, but I can type, by Jove, and post, and I can send parcels to whence my legless body can’t roam. So, it seems that all this points to one celebratory option: a Valentine’s GIVEAWAY! Oh, how grand! How I can’t wait to send three lucky winners a Valentine as well as a signed copy of THE STEAMPUNK BIBLE. But in order to select my three lucky winners, we need a contest, don’t we?
Hmmm…well, I imagine by now it is pretty obvious that our affections lie with Steampunk, but I want to know what you, Dearest Reader, heart most about the movement? Is it the worlds created by writers such as Cherie Priest and Gail Carringer? The dialogue between past and present? The beats and riffs of Professor Elemental and the Vernian Process? The clothes; the gadgets; the innovative art? Perhaps you have a favorite figure, a favorite blog, a favorite establishment or convention? Anything and everything under the Steampunk Umbrella is up for courting, and we want to hear wooing from you!
To pay court to your efforts, three winners will be randomly selected from these sundries, and will receive a signed copy of THE STEAMPUNK BIBLE. We will have comments open starting today through February 14th, where readers can post their own Steampunk Valentines. There is one teeny, tiny caveat, and that is this contest is only open to U.S. participants for postage reasons. Don’t misunderstand me, Dear Reader, we adore and welcome our International friends to join the discussion. However, it is impossible for them to be eligible at this time because, alas, I only have a United States parcel sending Do-Fob 660. Perhaps one day there will be an upgrade for me.
The Rules of Courtly Love: Only open to participants in the United States. To enter, just tell us what it is you love about Steampunk and why. You can post as many times as you like in the natural course of the discussion, of course. Keep in mind this is a love fest, so any SPAM or hating will be eliminated. A winner will be randomly selected by Tuesday, February 14th at teatime (4 o’clock). Please check your email Wednesday or Thursday following; winners who have not responded to us within 24 hours shall be eliminated, and a new winner selected. Official announcements of the winner will go live Friday, February 17th.