Only one more week until TempleCon! I’m scrambling to get my panels ready and will be there with The Wandering Legion of the Thomas Tew. TempleCon has a special place in my heart, particularly because it was there that the co-chair Madame Ximon suggested that I turn Beyond Victoriana into a presentation panel. It was talking with her that planted the idea in my head to start speaking specifically about steampunk & social issues at conventions. And so, after a year touring the country speaking about these topics, it’s really great to come back to the place that inspired it all.
See below for panels & events I will be hosting/attending:
Steam Around the World: Steampunk Beyond Victoriana
Saturday, February 5th, 3-4:30pm Convention Suite 2 – Rm. #632
Retro-Futurists’ Fashion Show
Saturday, February 5th, noon-1pm The Rotunda
Modeling for Festooned Butterfly
“What’s So Feminist About Steampunk?” hosted by Jocelyn Stengel Ahern
Saturday, February 5th, 1pm-2pm Convention Suite 2 – Room #632
Steampunk Photo Shoot with The Wandering Legion of the Thomas Tew
Saturday, February 5th, 2pm-3pm The Rotunda
Envisioning a Better Steam Society: Social Issues & Steampunk
Sunday, February 6th, 1-2:30pm Convention Suite 1 – Rm. #637
Featuring guest panelists Leanna Renee Hieber, Lucretia Dearfour, Monqiue Poirier, and Samara Martin.
In other con news, Nova Albion 2011 is my next big convention. They kindly posted a spotlight of me on their site as a featured speaker.
And, I’d like to announce a new convention that I will be attending: the International Steampunk City in Waltham, MA!
Recently, I also wanted to highlight this interview I had as part of Doc Fantastiques’ Ladies of Steampunk series.
And, something else that I’m really excited about:
I’ve been included in nominations for #steampunk! Please click on the link if you’re interested in voting as well.
For February, I have several special features in the works. There will be two convention reports this month: TempleCon & AnachroCon. So because this month is “con heavy” for the Sunday updates, we will have another set of Friday Features this month in celebration of African & African-American histories.
Also, this coming Thursday is a special celebration for me: Lunar New Year’s! I’ll actually be spending time with my family then, but will be posting a special linkspam/highlight of how Lunar New Year’s has been celebrated: across the globe, by the Asian immigrant diaspora, back during the nineteenth century and its parallels with celebrations today.